The AAII Columbus Chapter presents...

"Predatory Trading: The High-Frequency Trading That Inspired “Flash Boys”"

    Discussed by:

    Phil Ratcliff CFP, ChFC
    President, Rebel Financial LLC

Over the last year, people have become more interested in a new type of trading called high-frequency trading (HFT). However, it’s not HFT in general that has interested most people as much as a subset of it called predatory trading, which was sensationalized earlier this year in Michael Lewis’ new book “Flash Boys.” Some contend that the market is “rigged” and many others maintain that it is not. However, it is clear that there is a problem and there are clear winners and victims. In this presentation, Phil Ratcliff will explore what HFT is, what predatory trading is, understand who the winners and losers are, and talk about how it affects the individual investor.

Attend This Meeting and Learn...
A brief history of HFT and types of trading it has spawned
Why some claim that the markets are “rigged”
How you are affected as an individual investor and what you can do about it

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
6:15 p.m.    Dinner
7:15 p.m.    Program
MCL Restaurant & Bakery
3154 Kingsdale Center
Upper Arlington, OH 43221
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At the Door
Everyone, the menu cost and tip of your restaurant meal. A one
dollar tip per person is suggested for the waiter. There are no
other charges.
Smith by 3 days prior to the meeting date, to give us an idea
of how many people will be attending the meeting and how many handouts to print. Telephone number: 614/885-1480;
  Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

SIG meetings do NOT require advance registration (some may request an RSVP). Most are free of charge. Contact the group leader if you need additional information to attend.


Computerized Investing
Information: James Hapner, 614/823-8625
This computerized investing group meets 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month from September through May at Panera Bread, 875 Bethel Rd., Columbus, OH.

Individual Stocks and Mutual Funds
Information: Doug Smith, 614/885-1480
The individual stocks and mutual funds SIG meets 9:00 a.m. to
11:30 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month at the lower level of Park Bank, 7140 North High St., Worthington, OH.

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