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High Frequency Markets: Models and Data Analysis

ORF 545/FIN 545

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An introduction to the theory and practice of high frequency trading in modern electronic financial markets. We give an overview of the institutional landscape and basic empirical features of modern equity, futures, and fixed income markets. We discuss theoretical models for market making and price formation. Then we dig into detailed empirical aspects of market microstructure and how these can be used to construct effective trading strategies. Course work is a mixture of theoretical and data-driven problems. Programming environment is a mixture of the R statistical environment, with the Kdb database language.
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Section L01