High-Frequency Trading (HFT) is a type of algorithmic trading that involves transacting a large number of orders in fractions of a second. HFT leverages high-frequency financial data and sophisticated electronic trading tools to analyze markets and execute a large number of orders within short timeframes.
It is estimated that HFT algorithms are responsible for a considerable amount of the trading volume in the global markets. Due to the complexity of these algorithms, typically only large financial institutions have access to this trading method.
A single huge buy order or the composition of multiple large buy orders at the same price in the order book...
The difference in price between the lowest asking price and highest bid price on the order book for an asset