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Big data paper shows stock market trades behave like light bulbs

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Jul 23, 2016.

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    In the stock market, electronic trading (AKA “etrading”) originally started so people could buy and sell stocks and other financial instruments more easily. No more hanging out on the floor of a stock exchange or calling your orders into your broker; you could do it all from your desktop. This was good because it made markets more accessible and reduced costs.

    Then, in the 1980’s, because the electronic trading platforms had application programming interfaces to allow new client-side interfaces to be developed, the inevitable happened, the next generation of electronic trading appeared. Algorithmic trading (AKA “algo trading” or “black box trading”) removed humans from the equation and exploded as the latest, greatest stock market money-making strategy.

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