The Algo of Choice in Tough Times: The Human Equation

Oct 18 2011 | 1:30pm ET

Original publication date: Oct 11, 2011
Author(s): Scott Cooper, Jones Trading

High frequency trading may be all the rage, but the simple fact is that machines cannot replace people in today’s environments. Part of the skittishness that institutions have is that there is little confidence that the markets can perform on their behalf because machines cannot understand issues such as overall intent, as well as all of the other variables that constitute organic trading. To secure expertise and quality in unpredictable environments, learners are required…and learners over time become experts.

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