I watched the movie Wall Street last night. I hadn't seen it in awhile so I really enjoyed it.
Of course, one of the most famous parts of the movie is when Gordon Gekko makes the argument that greed is good. Is greed good? Gordon Gekko answers his own question with a strong yes. He says that greed is what leads people to make things, build companies, strive to do and get…Continue
I'm doing a little research into the stock market and came across a statistic that over 70% of the daily trades are from high frequency trading programs (HFTP's). Most of these HFTP's are from the big institutional banks representing less than 2% of total investors involved with the market.
This means that on a daily basis, a large majority of the movement in the stock market is a result on what the large institutional investment firms are doing. The high frequency…