CFTC working group defines high-frequency trading

10/30/2012 | AutomatedTrader.net

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Technical Advisory Committee has hammered out a definition of what constitutes high-frequency trading. It entails four criteria: use of algorithms, low-latency technology, a fast connection to markets and a high volume of activity. Greg Wood, a committee member, said the definition will be applied objectively by regulators.

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