Last month, amid news of more-than-expected Blackberry losses and the potential for a buy-out (namely by FairFax Financial),the troubled smartphone maker's stock value warbled and dropped down to $7.92 — more than a full dollar below what was anticipated. This generated a flurry of activity — and as is typical these days, it all went down so very, very fast; computers trade on the order of milliseconds.
But this video, produced by Eric Hunsader of Nanex, offers us puny humans a tiny glimpse of what's going on in high-frequency trading computer land. Well, at least for 10 second's worth, anyway. The result is sobering, to say the least.
Hunsader wrote the graphics in-house using simple Windows GDI calls and drawing data from his company's NxCore product.