Tag: high-frequency trading

Investment lessons from Ed Thorp

Here I summarise the financial market lessons imparted by Ed Thorp in his book “A man for all markets”. My first three sections cover his views on investing, risk and market inefficiencies. My last two sections describe the hedge fund strategies Dr Thorp employed as well as his views on hedge funds in general.

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Does high-frequency trading benefit investors?

Market participants can have a variety of legal competitive advantageous in public security markets. One of the more controversial ones is speed which is exploited by high-frequency traders (HFTs). Should the activities of latency arbitrageurs, such as HFTs, be curtailed or are they beneficial to markets?

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