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Dark Pools and High Frequency Trading For Dummies by Jay Vaananen

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Introduction

Really only a few completely understand the domain of dark pools and high frequency trading (HFT). Even experienced finance professionals have a limited understanding of how both work. In fact, many still remain baffled. However, because dark pools and HFT have gone mainstream, more and more professionals and investors are interested in discovering as much as they can. Now you can’t read the business pages without someone discussing dark pools or HFT.

The discussion around dark pools and HFT is the most divisive in finance at the moment. Despite the fact that the operators of dark pools and the traders behind HFT algorithms are slowly being forced out into the open to discuss their actions, much remains a mystery.

From flash crashes to theories about rigged markets and billions in profits made out of tiny changes in prices, dark pools and HFT are a part of modern markets. If you aren’t knowledgeable in how they work and affect your trading, you’ll be bait for the sharks.

I’ve spent my career as a private banker, dealing with and managing large amounts of money, finding myself and my clients up against high frequency traders, and using dark pools to get the best possible price for my clients.

Dark Pools and High Frequency Trading For Dummies shows you the ins and outs of dark pools, including what dark pools are, how they differ from a traditional stock market and how HFT has made day trading next to impossible. I have written this book for the savvy investor who ...

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