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Why You Should Thank High Frequency Traders for Lower Volatility

New data from Credit Suisse highlights how high frequency trading activity contributes to lower volatility in the marketplace.

As reported by the Wall Street Journal, “Researchers at the Swiss bank’s New York offices posit that HFT activity has helped inoculate large-caps from the effects of macroeconomic market stresses.”

Featuring graphics from the Credit Suisse note, the Modern Markets Initiative has created the below infographic to showcase these findings:


These findings from Credit Suisse are the latest in a series of research showing the many benefits high frequency trading and professional traders provide to the marketplace and end investors. For more, please visit the MMI’s Research & Studies page.