This month's special report takes a look at high frequency trading in the energy markets. Our first article discusses some of the technological issues while the second looks at how algo trading is changing energy market behaviour.
Fast and furious
High-frequency trading (HFT) is playing an ever-larger role in energy markets, but is it really suited to the nuanced deal sheets of commodities? Stephen Maloney considers this and asks whether HFT is in fact quietly tilting the table to favour those