Do HFT firms like Citadel or Rentech use leverage?

(Last Updated On: August 9, 2016)

Do HFT firms like Citadel or Rentech use leverage?

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Never thought of this?

Also, Rentech, Citadel amd others are using
very high leverage 1to 10, enhancing x5 their returns….
Totally inaccessible to retails..
It’s Pareto Law game….
Top 5 probably getting the 80% of return in that space.

Ren Tech limits their fund to 5 bioUSD, because of over-capacity…..

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