High-Frequency Traders Bend Stocks to Their Will

Computer-driven High-Frequency Traders (HFTs) have a big advantage over investors like you and me. They can execute massive volumes of trades faster than the human brain can react, bending stocks to their will.

Even when the market scales higher, they fire off short trades, scaring folks into selling stocks that are actually strong. Next they...

1. Pocket quick profits as the stocks tumble.
2. Then buy those same stocks as they bottom out, and ride the rebounds for still more profits.