A Dysfunctional Role Of High Frequency Trading In Electronic Markets
AbstractThis paper shows that high frequency trading may play a dysfunctional role in financial markets. Contrary to arbitrageurs who make financial markets more efficient by taking advantage of and thereby eliminating mispricings, high frequency traders can create a mispricing that they unknowingly exploit to the disadvantage of ordinary investors. This mispricing is generated by the collective and independent actions of high frequency traders, coordinated via the observation of a common signal.
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Volume (Year): 15 (2012)
Issue (Month): 03 ()
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