Chicago Sean Battles The Prop Robots

This is the story of how one independent trader has figured out a way to outsmart the machines.  In a fantastic post about the high frequency trading debate, Sean makes the case for just accepting the reality of HFT’s domination and finding a way to adapt and prosper…

Like the perfect political debate, all sides of this issue are both right AND wrong. Beauty, eh?

The side I’ve taken is: I couldn’t care less.

Humble little me with my modest thinkorswim trading account can’t possibly hope to compete against the Robots on speed. Not a chance. So why even try? As trading continues to speed up to unfathomable heights measured in micro-nanoseconds, I keep my focus on trying to find ways to  s l o w  d o w n  my trading.

Check out the full post below:

As HFT Continues to Speed Trading Up…  (

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