HFT Regulation Requires Attention to Motives and Consequences

What motivates countries to discourage HFT?HFT

“While there are several empirically demonstrated benefits of high-frequency trading, including improved liquidity and reduced transaction costs, the current arguments against HFT are largely qualitative in nature. With that in mind, what are the drivers behind global HFT regulation, and do they suggest a market failure attributable to HFT?”

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