One of the most discussed trading strategies to transform the securities industry is High-Frequency Trading (HFT). Utilizing high-speed computers and complex algorithms, HFT is changing the securities landscape. Computerized stock trading now accounts for an ever-growing share of all trading volume. Increasingly, HFT firms act as traditional market makers, maintaining two-sided markets on the majority of liquid stocks. Financial professionals who understand how HFT works and its impact on equity markets will be prepared to answer questions about this hot topic.

The Understanding High-Frequency Trading course gives professionals a more formal understanding of HFT along with its possible benefits and drawbacks, creating increased credibility with clients and peers. As every advisor is obliged to stay informed about current trends and future developments, HFT is one of those to watch given its impact on markets which has resulted in increased regulatory scrutiny. This course also fulfills 3 CE professional development hours.

What skills will you develop?

  • Be better equipped to answer questions surrounding HFT
  • Determine key HFT trading strategies and their effect on markets
  • Understand the practical applications of algorithmic trading, co-location, latency, liquidity rebates, sponsored access and direct market access
  • Be prepared if provincial securities commissions and CIRO regulations are developed about HFT
  • Gain insight into the strategies of HFT gives advisors the opportunity to evaluate their own order flow and assess the influence of HFT transactions.

Who should enrol?

  • All financial services industry professionals at any stage in their career, particularly those involved in buying and selling securities. They include financial service representatives and financial advisors working at banks and investment firms.
  • Individuals who completed the Technical Analysis Course before October 2011 and wish to stay current on new developments.