05.09.2016 - Keeping up with high-frequency traders
Market regulators charged with overseeing orderly trading are fighting a losing battle when it comes to keeping up with super fast technology. Modern trading can take place in barely comprehendible measurements of time. Banks and high-frequency traders often boast of executing orders on stocks and futures exchanges in milliseconds, or thousandths of a second. The bar is constantly being raised and already some trade in microseconds (millionths of a second) and even nanoseconds — billionths of a second. To put this into perspective, the average time it takes a human finger to click a mouse is a leisurely 150,000 microseconds...............................................Full Article: Source
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