IBISWorld’s industry research report on High Frequency Trading provides up-to-date sales and market data, allowing you to identify the product and customer segments driving revenue growth. The report identifies the leading companies in the industry, and offers strategic analysis of the key factors influencing the market. Our data forecasts are accompanied by full analysis to illustrate how the market is responding to dominant and emerging trends.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Although the industry enjoyed double-digit revenue growth on the back of investor uncertainty in the mid-2000s, the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010 placed a blanket of scrutiny and uncertainty over the industry. Due in part to the new regulation, and in part to industry saturation, the industry will remain restrained in the coming years. Firms remaining in the industry will have to shift their focus to strategy development (and away from speed, an issue that is mostly under control) in order to thrive over the next five years.

What is the High Frequency Trading industry?

The High Frequency Trading industry comprises financial securities trading firms and individual broker-dealers that utilize high speed market data and sophisticated analytics software to identify temporal supply and demand trading opportunities. They are typically self-capitalized and hold positions for short periods of time. They are either organized as proprietary trading firms, as trading desks at multiservice broker-dealers or as hedge funds.

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Industry Products

Major products in this industry
Statistical trading
Ticker-tape trading
Designated market making (DMM)

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
Industry Globalization

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary
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