You are viewing:-
you're reading...
0.General, 1.Trading HFT more

20 Oct 2012 (AFR) – Decipher the fast-trade static

(20 Oct 2012, AFR, John Wasiliev)

‘A battle is taking place in the Australian sharemarket between investors and traders that all investors should understand, given the potential for them to be caught up in it. The tussle is between mainly larger investors like fund managers and a breed of speculators who engage in what is described as high-frequency trading (HFT).’

‘Most investors – including fund managers – buy shares to hold for their dividends, dividend imputation franking credits and eventually some capital gains. Most speculators buy or sell share derivatives like contracts for difference, mini warrants and exchange-traded options for short-term-leveraged profits.’

‘But high-frequency traders are another market group entirely.’

Read more at (might need AFR login access)

About robertbrain

Brainy's Share Market Toolbox. Read the honest truth about the sharemarket. Develop or fine tune your investing/trading strategies using share price charts (technical analysis), or learn about the investment strategies of others. Melbourne (Australia) based - supporting share market investors and traders to build wealth through smarter investing using my Share Market Toolbox arsenal of weapons to tackle the market.


No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: