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Strategy Video: Can We Still Trade Amid Central Banks, HFT, Exuberance

Strategy Video: Can We Still Trade Amid Central Banks, HFT, Exuberance

John Kicklighter, Chief Strategist

Talking Points:

• Many market participants are leaving (or have left) due to perceived fundamental changes to the market

• It's true the financial system has changed due to central banks, high frequency trading and other factors

• How different are these evolutions to the rise of electronic trading, individual trading and derivatives?

Want to develop a more in-depth knowledge on the market and strategies? Check out the DailyFX Trading Guides we have produced on a range of topics.

A number of high profile hedge fund managers and a nameless sea of individual investors have called it quits over the past few years. Their reasons are intimately familiar and understandable: central bank distortion, unchecked high frequency trading and a move away from traditional fundamentals/technicals. However, are these changes insurmountable? The financial markets have gone through numerous systemic changes in the past decades and the participants are still finding ways to navigate the markets. The rise of self-directed investors, electronic trading replacing the 'pit', the creation of financial derivatives and countless changes to regulations are just a few of the major evolutions we've seen. The changes we are experiencing now can similarly be adapted to. We look at how we can evolve with the market in this weekend Strategy Video.

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