Friedlander, Josh
May 2005
Investment Dealers' Digest;5/30/2005, Vol. 71 Issue 21, p30
Trade Publication
The article focuses on algorithmic execution of Wall Street trading. Driven by market developments and tougher regulations that make trading equities more complicated and less profitable, the Street is pushing algorithmic trade execution with a vengeance, offering the service as a means to retain historically cozy relationships with their institutional and hedge fund clients. Algorithmic trading automatically generates the size and timing of orders based on preset parameters. While some algorithms are simple tools, others are growing so sophisticated that they soon may function more like R2D2, the super-intelligent robot of Star Wars fame.


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