Jump Trading

Written by Fmi.Online Friday January 6, 2023
Jump trading refers to sophisticated trading strategies, which are implemented by high-frequency trading (HTF) firms.

Explanation :

  Through the use of sophisticated technology, they apply a range of hedge fund  strategies, including index arbitrage , merger arbitrage, long/short equity, and others, seeking to capitalize on the fast speed of technology, which allows them to connect to the trading floors of the exchanges in no time. At the same time, the fact that retail investors underperform the markets, lagging major benchmarks, allows HTF firms to provide a higher growth, while practically eliminating active management. Usually, HTF firms keep a low profile and are reluctant to reveal their trading secrets.

In a nutshell :

  • Jump Trading LLC is a proprietary trading firm with a focus on algorithmic and high-frequency trading strategies
  • The firm has over 700 employees in New York, Chicago, Amsterdam, London, Shanghai, and Singapore and is active in futures, options, cryptocurrency, and equities markets worldwide.
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