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The forex market is an increasingly diverse investment space, especially in terms of the type of traders who target currencies and the strategies used to achieve a viable profit.

Of course, this has helped to see the market deliver daily trading volumes in excess of $6.6 trillion, while also introducing concepts such as “high” and “low” frequency trading.

But what exactly do these terms mean, and which option is right for you as an investor? Let’s find out!

Defining High and Low-Frequency Trading

 The term “high-frequency trading” (HFT) refers to a largely automated investment vehicle that utilizes powerful computers to transact a large number of orders at incredibly high speeds.

Typically embraced by large investment banks, hedge funds and institutional investors, HFT is popular amongst scalpers and day-traders as it enables users to capitalize on real-time volatility and price fluctuation in the forex (and similar) markets.

By executing millions …