The Possibilities and Limitations of Algorithmic Trading (Forefactor Inc.)

December 2011

KEYWORDS: Algorithmic Trading, High-Frequency Trading


Renee Colyer

  • Forefactor Inc.


Algorithms have long been used by the capital markets industry.  In the beginning, and still today, algorithms are created on spreadsheets by some and other more complex methods are used by  others.  What has evolved is not necessarily the tool used to do the programming, but the complexity of the algorithm itself, both in terms of technological requirements to execute the algorithm and the intelligence weaved into the program.

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