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I keep hearing that "anyone" can do this. Please point me to where I can sign up to collocate my server with the market computers - because that is actually necessary to set up an effective HFT system.
They all offer colocation services.
Wrong. The afterlife (flash sideways) happened many years after the very real events of the island. After everyone died (everyone dies eventually) they find each other and need to come to grips with the events of the island before they move on
Milliseconds do matter for high speed traders. Most high speed traders have their trading machines colocated at the exchanges because milliseconds matter. Many strategies are dependent on being faster (ie cross-market arbitrage).
I work for a broker-dealer.
Most people don't realize that burning a flag is on of the ONLY ways to properly dispose of it....
US Flag Code. TITLE 4 > CHAPTER 1 > Sec. 8(k). It states:
"The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning"
I suggest you read:
It shows numerous "I don't have to pay tax" arguments as well as case law and reasoning.
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