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.
I don't lose sleep over HFT, and I certainly don't blame HFT for any of my trading losses.
If you are worried about HFT then don't be a scalper and don't trade equities where they are more pronounced.
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