High Frequency Trading

The hottest thing in global capitalism right now.

The hottest thing in global capitalism right now is HFT (high frequency trading) where dark pools of money roam the financial ecosystem looking for quick kills. Using sophisticated computer algorithms, traders place thousands of orders per second, only to reverse them a few moments later. Sometimes these forays are not designed to actually buy any shares, but only to test the market and glean information about rivals. Traders scramble to gain advantage by moving their computers next to the stock exchange’s own servers, thus cutting transaction times down to millionths of a second.

HFT is a sinister development that escalates the self-destructive impulses of capitalism to a new, dangerous level. It is one of the most obnoxious schemes ever devised for getting money to beget money to beget money to beget money to beget money to beget money to beget money to beget money to beget money to beget money to beget money to beget money to beget money to beget money to beget money to beget money to beget money to beget money to beget money to beget money to beget money to beget money to beget money to beget money .............. ........................................................without end.