Video showing and explaining the basics of High Frequency Trading (HFT)

Nanex released a video showing the results of half a second of worldwide high frequency trading with Johnson and Johnson stock. In the video the footage is sped up to get a better feel of what it looked like.

CNN’s Maggie Lake gets a rare look inside the super-fast trading industry.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Sean Gourley is the founder and CTO of Quid. He is a Physicist by training and has studied the mathematical patterns of war and terrorism. He is building tools to augment human intelligence. Description of Talk: The speed of human strategic thinking is fundamentally limited by the biological hardware that makes up the brain. As humans we simply cannot operate on the millisecond time scale — but algorithms can, and it is these algorithms that are now dominating the financial landscape. In this talk Sean Gourley examines this high frequency algorithmic ecosystem. An ecosystem, Gourley argues, that has evolved to the point where we as humans are no longer fully in control.