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Velocity Trading – “The Signal and the Noise: The Art and Science of Prediction” – Nate Silver

November 23rd, 2012 · No Comments · Economics, Policy

This furious velocity of trading is something fairly new. In the 1950s, the average share of common stock in an American company was held for about six years before being traded—consistent with the idea that stocks are a long-term investment. By the 2000s, the velocity of trading had increased roughly twelvefold. Instead of being held for six years, the same share of stock was traded after just six months.

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