Glossary

Updated 1 April 2019

This glossary offers definitions of technical terms commonly used in the BIS Quarterly Review.

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high-frequency trading (HFT)

An algorithmic trading strategy that profits from incremental price movements, with frequent, small trades executed in milliseconds for very short investment horizons. HFT is a subset of algorithmic trading. See also "algorithmic trading".

Updated: 11 Dec 2016
high-frequency trading (HFT)

An algorithmic trading strategy that profits from incremental price movements, with frequent, small trades executed in milliseconds for very short investment horizons. HFT is a subset of algorithmic trading. See also "algorithmic trading".

Updated: 11 Dec 2016