Readers of this blog will know our inherent distrust of the high-frequency trading ecosystem that has become prevalent in the global financial markets.
Now there is solid research that indicates that the HFT bots are engaging in predatory behavior that mimics an out-of-balance predator/prey natural ecosystem, and humans are unable to control or even understand most of the algorithm behavior. Good times. Thanks for deregulating the markets, SEC and CFTC!!! Look at what thou hath wrought: