Why traditional equity day trading is dying out? You can thank high frequency trading

(Last Updated On: August 17, 2012)

Hi there,

Do you do equity day trading? Are you a swing trader? Are you a discretionary day trader?

If you answered yes to these questions then you should read this.

Today’s discretionary equity day trader will likely be wiped out in the coming months and years. Simply because high-frequency trading is taking over the entire stock exchange market. This is a global phenomenon that is making news everywhere. Retail day traders and investors are suffering accordingly.

But do the regulators care about this?

Of course not, because they’re indirectly making money from the huge trading volumes on large stock exchanges including NASDAQ, NYSE, and the London Stock Exchange. Many professionals today realize that high-frequency trading provides so much liquidity in the markets (a good thing) that it may never be regulated.

Here’s another important fact you might not know:

Over 85% of today’s equity day trading activity is represented by automated or high-frequency trading platforms. And that’s why you see huge price volatility in the markets as well including outsized swings in market asset pricing. This is why PIMCO’s Bill Gross referred to the death of equities as well as other markets.

To stay competitive with these platforms that you’ll need a variety of skill sets. Including advanced math and in-depth computer science knowledge! Here’s why:

* Proprietary Idea Security: You’ll no longer be able to rely on emerging market software developers for cheaper rates as they’ll easily steal your ideas. Only you should ever see the most proprietary code of your own models.

* Avoid the Sheep: Models and strategies (including Expert Advisors) for popular platforms like Metatrader or NinjaTrader will have you following the sheep to get slaughtered by the big operations.

To be truly successful, you’ll need to ‘do it yourself’ with your own tools.

And fortunately I have exactly the type of learning environment you need to learn this with minimum fuss and no wasted time.

In fact, some of the most advanced business executives found in the banking industry are part of my membership. They’re with me so they can stay competitive in today’s markets. We work on software development via open-source trading projects as well as unique trading models that not available anywhere else.

No one else is teaching do-it-yourself quant trading for equity day traders. And you won’t find these kind of resources anywhere else but inside the QuantLabs.net Premium members’ area.

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Good trading,
Quantlabs.net Editor
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