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Understanding High-Frequency Trading


What you�ll learn

Students will gain an understanding of the characteristics, economics, strategies and technical features of HFT.

Upon completion of the course students will:

  • 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 IIROC 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.

This course is taught online, students are provided with:

  • Online, interactive content
  • Modules content also downloadable in PDF format
  • Online review questions and final assessment
Number of Quizzes 1
Quiz Format Online
Question Format Multiple Choice
Questions Per Quiz 30
Passing Grade 60%*
Attempts Allowed Unlimited*
Enrolment Period 6 months

* IMPORTANT: There is no maximum to the number of quiz attempts permitted, but only the first passing grade (60% or over) will appear on official web transcript.

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