If elected, Hillary Clinton is ready to tax the so-called “high-frequency trading”. A surprise attack on Wall Street at the hands of the former first lady, which allowed her to get ahead of her direct competitor, the “socialist” senator Bernie Sanders at the democratic primaries. The system is based on sophisticated algorithms which act on huge volumes of trade and especially at an impossible speed for traders in the flesh, and gains also on minimum variations, but often manages to influence the pattern of the treated title itself.
This way, they cause extreme volatility on the markets, and sometimes lead to the collapse of stock prices and bonds, as well as to collapses on the market of raw materials. The fee, it was explained by Clinton’s staff, will smite the transactions with an excessive number of cancellations, which destabilize markets. “The growth of the high-frequency trading has weighed on our markets allowing unfair and speculative strategies of exchange”, said one of the advisors of the former Secretary of State