Why move your strategies to HFT?

Why would you need to move into a HFT environment if you don’t do HFT? There are a few key reasons why, and I would suggest to read my article on “Why speed is key on your trading decisions?” and maybe “The 10 Best Forex Strategies” I’m not going to propose you to translate your …

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Latency Comparison Numbers

L1 cache reference 0.5 ns Branch mispredict 5 ns L2 cache reference 7 ns 14x L1 cache Mutex lock/unlock 25 ns Main memory reference 100 ns 20x L2 cache, 200x L1 cache Compress 1K bytes with Zippy 3,000 ns 3 us Send 1K bytes over 1 Gbps network 10,000 ns 10 us Read 4K randomly …

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How easy is to make money as HFT startup?

Short story, is not easy at all. Recently I’ve been approached for many startups looking for setup their own HFT shop because they’ve heard how profitable this business is. And they are right! I know for a fact that serious firms are making fortunes (look what Virtu Financial or Citadel are doing). One firm called …

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