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Competition for Order Flow

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A while back, we did a piece called, “High Frequency Help”, where we were reminded that the prevalence of High Frequency Traders isn’t a bad thing – it’s a good thing. Having more high frequency traders in the marketplace means more competition for our order flow, which leads to our getting filled at better prices on our trades. Today, we see this idea potentially being even more important in regards to some of the less liquid instruments that we trade. This competition coupled with the wider spreads in these markets could actually lead to our more frequently getting price improved on these orders. Mike, from Everyday Trader, joins the set to help us discuss what might be happening here.

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