High Frequency Trading has remained a very contentious issue in the trading scene over the recent years. It involves a situation whereby institutions execute super-fast automated trades in a bid to cash into the market’s profits. There are a whole lot of misconceptions about HFT today and this can be traced back to the inadequate information out there about this trading technique.
The Speed Traders book by Edgar Perez is geared towards bridging this information gap, as the author takes the reader into the minds of seasoned chief executives, fund managers and other well-known professionals in the industry via their granted interviews. Their inside stories were captured in such a way as never been seen before, as they pour out insights that are definitely useful to outsiders who are willing to know about HFT.
If you have a blank knowledge of HFT, this book can serve as a great introductory piece for this industry. The book is able to transport the reader from a novice level to a professional stand where he’s able to understand the essence of high speed of high frequency trading, in line with the author’s organized approach. For investors out there who are in search of better understanding algorithmic and high frequency trading, this book further presents the high frequency trading world in a format that all investors are able to understand.
Furthermore, the author proceeds on revealing some interesting and valuable tips, which explains why we experience the amount and speed of trades that’s being executed by computers today. Some of you who have been in the markets for some time now would remember the “flash crash” of 2010; the media reports were misleading, in relation to the events narrated by the author in this book. The crash was to a large extent caused by the way investors reacted to falling stocks, than an actual computer glitch.
About the Author – Edgar Perez
The author, Edgar Perez is a respected global financial expert who is specialized in high frequency trading. His contributions are rich and asides this book, Edgar is a course director of The Speed Traders Workshop 2012, as well as a major contributor to the New York Times and China’s International Finance News, amongst others. He has been seen on interviews on CNBC Cash Flow, CNBC Squawk Box, BNN Business Day, CCTV China, The Korean Times, The Malaysian Insider, News and Business Time, and many more. This is evidently someone with an enviable record, who has so much to give back. The book “The Speed Traders” is an epitome of the author’s versatility and prowess in the field of HFT.
Our Review on The Speed Traders by Edgar Perez
High Frequency Trading has always eluded a lot of investors out there, thus stopping them from taking advantage of this trading technique. To be honest with you, it’s not mincing words when we say “The Speed Traders” book is one of the best books that would inspire you towards expanding your knowledge of High Frequency Trading. Until you get a copy and read it, you’re definitely missing something you don’t know you are missing.
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