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Algorithmic Trading Review

stock market data visualization

Stock market data, as visualized by artist Marius Watz, using a program he created to represent the fast-paced "flows" of data as virtual landscapes.

Credit: Marius Watz

Algorithmic trading1,9,13,14 is growing rapidly across all types of financial instruments, accounting for over 73% of U.S. equity volumes in 2011 (Reuters and Bloomberg). This has been a fascinating research area at University College London, where for eight years algorithmic trading systems and an Algorithmic Trading/Risk platform7 have been developed with leading investment banks/funds.


John Switlik

Shared this on Facebook with comments. Happy that it's open for public read.

Do we put the public on experimental planes? How is it that financial engineering can take such risks with our economic basis? Oh wait, Ben has been experimenting, too.

Where is the sandbox and other ways to cloak these things?

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