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Jamie818 View Post
...forgive me if this sounds silly but I was under the impression that MM's could do business without the market moving.

For any given moment in exchange time there is a spread. So your perspective is just a bit narrow.
The question is if anyone crosses the spread (i.e. is willing to pay it for whatever reason) and that's
where the beef is.

From then on the only question is if it is you who gets the trade. - Thus these massive invests in hightech
just to shave off some microseconds, because the runner-up in this race gets zilch.

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