2 Things I Love About High-Frequency Trading

Today, Fool.com finance analyst Matt Koppenheffer reacts to a U.K. government report that high-frequency trading could be beneficial to the markets. This flies in the face of the negative press high-frequency trading has received recently following the Knight Capital meltdown.

Matt likes that high-frequency trading brings down the fees we pay as individual investors. He also likes the increased liquidity because it effectively reduces the spread, and therefore the costs, that we as individuals pay.

Secondly, as a fundamentals-focused investor, Matt thinks that human intuition gives him an advantage to pick up quality stocks on the cheap when the computers have missed something.

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