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Excellent Book: Dark Pools: High-Speed Traders, A.I. Bandits (Scott Patterson)

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I find it hard to believe, how is that legal ! They are putting the retail traders at a disadvantage legally.
How can they make such laws which are like day light robbery.

The game is rigged against retail day trading much more than people realize.

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50 years ago, you would get a bad fill too. Just for different reasons. I am not sure I would reach the conclusion it is rigged. It's just our society, powerful/rich/influential etc people always find a way to profit from the less knowledgeable/average/less powerful person.

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I don't mean rigged in the sense that it can't be beat.

The game can be beat but it isn't easy, and the behind-the-scenes handicap is greater than people imagine. And of course, everybody's loss is their own.

I moved to a daily timeframe, and I am very happy with it. I get to work at another job while still trading. And instead of HFTs ripping me off for say 15% of my profits, I get ripped for 1% or less.

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