The redundant trader

News providers now offer tools that electronically analyse and tag news stories, then distribute them to algorithmic trading houses, which trade off the news - all in milliseconds. What are the risk management implications? By Clive Davidson


For certain types of trader, a critical skill is being able to very rapidly read, interpret and act on news. As more and more trading is handed over to algorithms, the question arises as to how well machines can mimic this talent. The same goes for risk management, where the drive is towards intra-day risk analysis and the need for alerts and fast responses to news events.

Recognising that machines are playing an ever-greater role in the markets and the risk management of portfolios, news-service

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