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HFT Players Struggle to Survive

High-frequency trading shops are having a difficult time in the current marketplace, as trading volumes remain extremely low. This week, Eladian closed its doors due to the weak market. Who will be next?
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3. HFT Tax

Transaction taxes could very quickly put a brake on numerous undesirable activities: high frequency trading, the explosion in derivatives and overuse of repo financing. You might collectively think of these things as "junk liquidity" or "junk trading."

-- Nakedcapitalism.com

Source: It's Time for a Tax to Kill High Frequency Trading

 

Greg MacSweeney is editorial director of InformationWeek Financial Services, whose brands include Wall Street & Technology, Bank Systems & Technology, Advanced Trading, and Insurance & Technology. View Full Bio

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