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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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4. Downward Pressure

Eladian's failure demonstrates how difficult it is for market-making firms to prosper in current market conditions.

-- Douglas Cifu, president of HFT player Virtu Financial

Source: NY Times Dealbook: High Speed Trading Executives Shut Firm

 

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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