Latency Arbitrage with Predatory Algorithm for Trading

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Latency arbitrage is the practice of one party, perhaps a predatory HFT firm, exploiting a time disparity and earning profits with a computer algorithm for trading, when that trade is executed solely because of a latency advantage.  Latency arbitrage has raised many heated discussions among all market participants, the SEC…

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Day Trading Guide to Stock Order Types

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A day trading guide on stock order types is a dynamic volume, as new order types are continuously proposed, revoked or falsely justified.  As Nasdaq continues to develop, propose, then either revoke or justify new stock order types that continually benefit the select few, let’s review some of these recent…

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Top on Trader’s Wish List – Limit Payment for Order Flow

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History After speaking with several experienced traders, one thing stands out as top of their wish list: limits on payments for order flow.  Payment for order flow (POF) is a widespread arrangement, and one that’s been around in US Markets for quite some time.  In fact, this practice dates back…

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Weighing In on Trade-At Rule

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History Many factors and opinions come into play when discussing the need for a Trade-at Rule, but most agree it warrants evaluating.   Practices such as Payment for Order Flow (POF) are causing Traders, Exchanges and Regulators to review the current market structure and consider implementing a Trade-at Rule, while traders…

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Trading Stocks From Home vs. Trading From the Office

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Most traders begin their career as an individual, discretionary Day Trader.   An individual learns from experience, and that couldn’t be more true for a trader.  Once a trader has some experience under their belt, they may consider trading stocks from home.  Certain circumstances could prompt this desire to work from…

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How IEX Will Change Markets for Day Traders

IEX – The Investors Exchange IEX, also known as The Investors Exchange, was given final approval by the Securities and Exchange Commission in June of 2016 to become the thirteenth stock exchange in the United States.   IEX was originally formed as an Alternative Trading System, or a dark pool, in…

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May 26, 2016 New Offices!

Our new home at 200 W Jackson is looking great! It may not always be obvious how important the right environment is for a trader. A great team can make individual players perform better, and the same is true with trading. Being around great traders can elevate your game. A…

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