In defense of high-frequency trading: regulate it, don’t destroy it

Yet the data show that, for the most part, HFT benefits long-term investors. And while it has been shown to make markets fall sharply in sporadic events, the real problem isn’t the use of HFT; it’s that the rules haven’t been brought up to date with the technology. >>> Read the full article @ Quartz

Colocation: The Root of All High-Frequency Trading Evil?

While a multitude of data is being transferred from exchange to exchange and then onto a trader’s computer, high-frequency and other traders can access prices a split second faster through direct feeds. This practice is known as collocation, and it’s employed by nearly every exchange in the U.S. >>> Read the full article @ Wall Street Journal