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Welcome to the High Frequency Trading course part 2: Structure, Instruments and Infrastructure.
The series of courses on High Frequency Trading 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 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 Part2 you will learn about market structure change during the last few years, best trading assets for HFT, and infrastructure requirements of today's markets.
During this second part of course series we will talk about:
- dramatic changes of market structure during the last few years, and how this affected the strategies of traders;
- we will look at all the features, advantages and disadvantages of these new market entrants, such as ECN and Dark Pool, which are absorbing the vast majority of HFT traders;
- we will discover which trading assets are best suited for HFT;
- we will look on modern infrastructure requirements of today's markets: microseconds do count...
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.
Feel free to take a look through the course description and click “Take This Course” button when you are ready. See you inside!
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|Section 1: Introduction|
From this course you will know more about the course and the whole HFT course series.
From this video you will know how to double results from this course!
From this video you will know you'll learn from the course.
|Section 2: Main Section|
In this lecture we will consider the increasing influence of ECN and Dark pool and their advantages in the modern market structure
In this lecture we will talk about electronic alternative trading systems that have a big influence in High-Frequency Trading market structure.
In this lecture we will discuss Hidden-Liquidity Pools and their advantages for High-Frequency traders.
In this lecture we will talk about hidden liquidity orders such as "Icebergs".
|So now let’s talk about the instruments of the market: which of them are used for HFT.|
In this lecture we will talk about infrastructure for high-frequency trading.
|Quiz 1||3 questions|
This quiz will help you to check your knowledge
|Section 3: Bonus|
In this lecture we will tell what you will get on Part 3.
|Lecture 11||23 pages|
Here are slides from the course.
We are the team of developers of the WFAToolbox, and if we sum up our work experience in hedge funds, algorithmic strategies and software development companies, own developments and researches on this issue, then one life of the average American person is not going to be enough to contain it. After plurality of trials and errors, we have found that MATLAB is the best instrument for creation of algorithmic trading strategies of any complexity for today. Therefore we created special WFAToolbox application, which gives to those, who want to create their own successful trading strategy (or create highly profitable portfolio of strategies), possibility of doing that in the shortest time and in the most convenient form, receiving stable results and possibility of detailed analysis and research. Our goal at Udemy is to teach people how to use financial instruments, which, until very recently, were available only for professionals from major investment banks and hedge funds, and allow them to realize their ideas and multiply their capitals on financial markets.
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 "from the inside" and understand it not only as a trader, but also as a technical expert.