Before dark pools, institutional investors had to trade in blocks of shares outside of trading hours to avoid upsetting the market. Now, the utility of dark pools is so great that several market makers have integrated them into their operations. There are some advantages here in enhanced liquidity, but there is also another side to the coin.
Retail traders discovered substantial short positions held by hedge funds in several stocks during 2021. Many retail traders assume naked short selling is involved. Hedge funds have together lost $12 billion to . . .
Ken is a Quantitative Trader with experience in investments, quantitative finance, financial modelling and algorithmic trading in Global Investable Markets (GIM). He enjoys using Bayesian Statistics, Time Series and Machine Learning in developing Robust consistent Alphas in Equities Market, FX, ETPs and Derivatives instruments. He enjoys deep dives in understanding High Frequency Trading infrastructures and improving how the African financial markets work. He holds a Bachelor's in Actuarial Science from Strathmore Institute of Mathematical Sciences : An Executive Program in Algorithmic Trading (EPAT) certificate in Algo Trading from QuantInsti : A current MSc student in Financial Engineering at World Quant University.