Dispelling the myths of HFT


The impact of high-frequency trading (HFT) on the stability of the foreign exchange market has long been the subject of debate and speculation. While some participants claim the behaviour of HFT firms can disrupt the market, as they move in and out at sub-millisecond speeds without always executing trades, others defend their actions and insist they are an essential provider of liquidity.

The issue has been prominent on the radar of spot-trading platform EBS in recent months, as the combination

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