High-Frequency Trading: A Practical Guide to Algorithmic Strategies and Trading Systems

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 22, 2013 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
A fully revised second edition of the best guide to high-frequency trading

High-frequency trading is a difficult, but profitable, endeavor that can generate stable profits in various market conditions. But solid footing in both the theory and practice of this discipline are essential to success. Whether you're an institutional investor seeking a better understanding of high-frequency operations or an individual investor looking for a new way to trade, this book has what you need to make the most of your time in today's dynamic markets.

Building on the success of the original edition, the Second Edition of High-Frequency Trading incorporates the latest research and questions that have come to light since the publication of the first edition. It skillfully covers everything from new portfolio management techniques for high-frequency trading and the latest technological developments enabling HFT to updated risk management strategies and how to safeguard information and order flow in both dark and light markets.

  • Includes numerous quantitative trading strategies and tools for building a high-frequency trading system
  • Address the most essential aspects of high-frequency trading, from formulation of ideas to performance evaluation
  • The book also includes a companion Website where selected sample trading strategies can be downloaded and tested
  • Written by respected industry expert Irene Aldridge

While interest in high-frequency trading continues to grow, little has been published to help investors understand and implement this approach—until now. This book has everything you need to gain a firm grip on how high-frequency trading works and what it takes to apply it to your everyday trading endeavors.

 

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Contents

viii
7
technological Innovations systems and hFt
21
Market Microstructure orders
37
What Is HighFrequency Data?
53
Overview of Execution Costs
75
statistical arbitrage strategies
131
Directional trading around events
147
automated Market Makingna´ve
165
Ignition
201
regulation
209
risk Management of hFt
225
Minimizing Market Impact
245
Advanced Models
262
About the Author
288
70
294
78
303

additional hFt strategies Market Manipulation
195

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About the author (2013)

IRENE ALDRIDGE is an investment consultant, portfolio manager, a recognized expert on the subjects of quantitative investing and high-frequency trading, and a seasoned educator. She is currently Industry Professor at New York University, Department of Finance and Risk Engineering, Polytechnic Institute, as well as Managing Partner and Quantitative Portfolio Manager at Able Alpha Trading Ltd., an investment consulting firm and a proprietary trading vehicle specializing in quantitative and high-frequency trading strategies. Aldridge is also a founder of AbleMarkets.com, an online resource making the latest high-frequency research for institutional investors and broker-dealers. Aldridge holds an MBA from INSEAD, an MS in financial engineering from Columbia University, a BE in electric engineering from the Cooper Union in New York, and is in the process of completing her PhD at New York University. She is a frequent speaker at top industry events and a contributor to academic, practitioner, and mainstream media publications, including the Journal of Trading, Futures magazine, Reuters HedgeWorld, Advanced Trading, FX Week, FINalternatives, Dealing With Technology, and Huffington Post.

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