Challenges and rewards for high frequency, quant, and algorithmic trading in Hong Kong with the Experts
It has not gone unnoticed that algorithmic trading has taken a large portion of the market volumes in the U.S. and Europe, a development that is about to be mirrored in Asia. While quant trading, high frequency trading and algorithmic trading are in the end all quantitative, they are often talked about as the same thing. High frequency trading (HFT) is a subset of quantitative trading, and in fact many low frequency trading strategies are traded via algorithms, which distribute orders in slices. Even minimal execution timings aren’t just loved by the HFT ambassadors, also low frequency traders may be interested in reducing their execution to 50 milliseconds or even less.
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Most high frequency trading consists of market making and spreading and will therefore make market movements less extreme while at the same time providing liquidity and bringing trading and execution costs down. These strategies are being supported by exchanges in both Tokyo and Singapore which have recently recognized the relevance and positive benefits.
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