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Welcome to the High Frequency Trading course part 1: Basics, History and Strategies.
My name is Igor Neunyvakin and I will be leading you through the course. I started my career as a financial analyst and trader in the Adekta company and even during my years in a university I started to manage a million-dollar fund. In a while, I switched to the sphere of technologies and became a consultant on financial markets in the Cognitive Finance Technologies company, which was developing matching systems for stock exchanges as well as trading terminals. Working hand-in-hand with many talented programmers and engineers, I was able to learn High Frequency Trading Forex, Stocks & Commodities "from the inside" and understand it not only as a trader, but also as a technical expert.
My series of courses on High Frequency Trading on Forex, Stocks & Commodities is intended for those people, who are interested in everything about financial markets and trading. After going through these courses you will know all the intricacies of High Frequency Trading: conceptions, strategies, technologies; you will destroy many myths and misconceptions about HFT on Forex, Stocks & Commodities and will find a crystal clear understanding of how all the things work in reality. But that doesn't mean that it's necessary for you to start from the very first course, all of them are pretty independent, so you can start with this one…
From this Part1 you will learn basics of high frequency trading, the story of its origin, as well as popular HFT-strategies in the modern world.
During this first part of course series we will talk about:
The ideal student for this course is a beginner or already experienced trader, who already knows basic concepts of financial markets and trading and would like to widen his or her knowledge in such a popular, but widely misunderstood sphere, as High Frequency Trading on Forex, Stocks & Commodities.
In this lecture I will tell you what High-Frequency Trading is. There are several approaches to the definition of High-Frequency Trading and actually it is a complicated question how to define precisely the term "High-Frequency Trading".
In this lecture we will study the origins, a history of appearing and developing HFT up to our days.
In this lecture we'll study HFT advantages in contrast with long-term trading or any other types of trading. Reasons of its current popularity and growth.
In this lecture we will consider classification of strategies in High-Frequency Trading in general. In the further courses we will do it more detailed.
In this lecture we will study some difficulties in implementation of HFT - why not every person can implement a complicated system of High-Frequency Trading and what should he or she knows before starting
In this lecture you will know what to do next after you've passed the Part 1.
Here are slides from the course.
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