Do the machines driving markets remember 2000?

BloombergOpinion/John Authers

Graphic image of HAL 9000 fictional computer“Indeed, the enthusiasm of the systematic strategies exceeds that of the humans to a greater extent than at any point in the last decade. As the importance of systematic investing has only risen throughout this period, that suggests that we should take the current overweighting seriously.”

USAGOLD note: We are in uncharted waters when it comes to the overall influence of machine trading on stock market values . . . and by extension the human counterparts who own the same stocks as the machines. Can we rely on silicon-based buyers materializing to counter the silicon-based sellers?

Repost from 1-14-2020

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