Hedge fund trading volume rises as algorithms become more popular

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A report on low-touch trends in US equity trading indicated that trading by hedge funds and long-only asset managers accounted for almost one-third of the average US daily share volume in the first quarter of 2010. This was an increase from 25% in December 2008.

Hedge funds carry out approximately twice as much trading activity as long-only asset managers, the TBB report, US Equity Trading 2010: Low-Touch Trends, showed.

The research indicated that traders are decreasing their reliance on sales

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