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Dark Pools and High-Frequency Drone Wars w/Scott Patterson!


Welcome to Capital Account. The US stock market fluctuated today, following a three day advance in equities. A rally in Hewlett Packard shares tempered the Dallas Federal Reserve President's remarks that an adequate stimulus is in place, Bloomberg reports. But how much of the market's fluctuations are driven by algorithms and high frequency trading? We ask Scott Patterson, author of Dark Pools.

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The increase in HFT over the past 5 years

Check out this dynamic GIF chart (might need to wait for it to load). Scary stuff ...