Back in 2009, when aside from a few insiders, nobody had heard of HFT, Zero Hedge launched its crusade to expose the algorithmic scourge that has since then caused an equity, treasury and now US Dollar flash crash, and has been the subject of a Michael Lewis bestseller and resulted in countless market halts and failures.
More importantly, there is now roughly 50 pages of just bibliography citing the evidence-based, academic research that has shown just how pervasively, maliciously and premeditatedly HFTs manipulate, destabilize, impair and otherwise destroy every single market in which they participate, and what’s worse: result in incremental costs to investors, debunking the biggest lie HFTs spread about themselves – that they, being the gregarious humanist vacuum tubes they are, make trading cheaper and more accessible for the small investor.
And the biggest paradox: despite all this proof – which we urge every readers to sent to their favorite SEC regulator – America’s corrupt enforcers of securities laws continue to turn a blind eye to all the crime that takes place every single day. Why? Because they collect a portion of the proceeds, of course, and because they need a scapegoat to blame once the market crashes.
We are grateful to “R. T. Leuchtkafer” who put it all together.
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