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Equity derivatives - Algorithmic trading


Until recently, trading algorithms had fairly calm seas in which to operate, and their generally positive performance encouraged a wide uptake on the buy and sell sides. Then came the volatility of February and March, with the New York Stock Exchange's (NYSE) new Hybrid Market trading system and the Dow Jones Industrial Average index both crashing under the strain. But reports from algorithm providers suggest their trading robots relished the turbulence, transacting record volumes while the