High Frequency Trading Kills Oct 13th Session

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Fucking robots.

The major indexes (Dow Jones, S&P 500, NASDAQ) all got killed in the final half hour of trading today.  What's to blame?  High frequency trading.  Get it the shit out of here and stop destroying the average Joe investor.

There is no other explanation.  The robots were trying to out do each other, massive volume and down we go.  Thank you ZeroHedge for some proof of today's poision that killed stocks.

A big trade triggered other robots to sell.  I'm sure this documented trade was just one of many that sent stocks to their death today in the last 1/2 hour of trading.  Bullshit.  I'm sure these same robots will spike the market in the other direction come tomorrow.

Via ZeroHedge.com

At 1532ET today (Columbus Day - with half the market absent), someone - apparently having waited to see if the almost 'ubiquitous' 330pm Ramp would occur - decided it was time to dump three-quarters of a billion dollars notional of US equity market exposure in 1 second. The results of this forced liquidation (or utter disregard for fiduciary duty) were as follows...

 

A complete collapse of all liquidity in the S&P 500 e-mini futures contract - the world's most liquid equity exposure vehicle...

 

 

 

Liquidity Rout

"The Fly" Founder
3 hours ago 
 There's no point trying to figure out the market. The last 20 minutes of trade was totally dictated by high speed computer generated sell orders. The market went from flat to down 220 in the same time it takes to eat a ham sandwich. There’s no trading that sort of tape, unless you’re positioned for a late day melt down. The next phase of this market will likely change patterns, in order to destroy those who are trying to game the casino.  Continue..