Are You Faster Than A Stock Market Spoofer?

Tyler Durden's picture

Think you too could "Sarao" the markets? Step right up and test your 'spoofing' skills...

As an "old school point'n'click prop trader" he managed to set and cancel thousands of trades in milliseconds.


Click image below for reaction speed test...


If you can't beat 20ms, then every HFT shop just front-ran you and executed your 'test' trade...

It appears 'humans' are not capable of that?


The average (median) reaction time is 215 milliseconds, according to the data collected so far - so just 10x slower than the current rate of cancels in the computer-dominated "stock market."

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AIIB's picture
AIIB (not verified) Apr 24, 2015 5:39 PM

Here - Pull my thumb 4 the reaction speed test

BoredRoom's picture
BoredRoom (not verified) AIIB Apr 24, 2015 5:51 PM

I just came in from a porn site and I was able to make a 425 whacking the keyboard with my pecker

A Lunatic's picture

Sounds like you are well on your way to making $7k/month from home. Part time.......

capital one's picture
capital one (not verified) AIIB Apr 24, 2015 9:46 PM

I freelance over th? internet and earn about 80-85$ an hour. I was without a job for 7 months but last month my paycheck with big fat bonus was $15000 just working on my computer from my home for 5-6 hours. Here's what i have been doing...

Urban Redneck's picture

I wonder how many milliseconds the latency of my wireless keyboard adds, to the latency of my antique 20mbs European DSL internet connection, to the latency of the 4000 mile trip to NYC, just to finally compete with that co-located algo.

eatthebanksters's picture

My average was around 228, but I got lucky with one at 117.

OldPhart's picture

239...but I have nerve damage from neck to fingers.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

I'm around 300. Sonofabitch I'm slow.

Did anyone try the memory test too? I'm embarassed to say how badly I did at that.

Not Too Important's picture

I think I did. I forgot about it . . .

A Lunatic's picture

According to this I'm a fucking retard........

Bear's picture

Wow ... I hadn't thought of that ... I'm giving up since my average made the 27th percentile. But, I'm gld to know it's latency.  Maybe that's what wrong with my trading and not poor choices

Pure Evil's picture

Never blame yourself when you can throw someone else under the bus.

blindfaith's picture



try being stuck in the hinterland with dial up and compete.  I remember when George Bush said 'every household in America will have High Speed by 2,000".  I now put that promise with the check in the mail and I won't ...well to late now anyway.

snowlywhite's picture

't's ok, you just have to time travel abit in the past. Say 2-300ms or so, not much.


don't worry, everyone can do that. It's that easy to beat those algos.

Weaponized Innocense's picture
Weaponized Innocense (not verified) Apr 24, 2015 5:46 PM

I'm ambidextrous and I was much slower than ur average smacking at my iPad.

SharkBit's picture

Lame.  Get the point.  Where is the real justice?

random999's picture

it was fun playing.Justice disapeared the second fed was created.

KnuckleDragger-X's picture

All the big HFT's are within a few miles of the trading computer and have direct, dedicated hard lines. It's not cheating if your writing the rule book....

buzzsaw99's picture

Too soon! That's what she said.

The man with pointy horns's picture

If you go from non-erect to erect to ejaculation in less than 20ms please consult the Doctor.

buzzsaw99's picture

Taking more than her share
Had me fighting for air
She told me to cum but I was already there... [/AC/DC]

The man with pointy horns's picture

3ms motherfucker!

Cheated with the anticipation though.

knukles's picture

And of course, co-located servers with laser connections are permitted/allowed/encouraged by the NYSE et al, making the exchange(s) an accessory(s) to the crime(s).

buzzsaw99's picture

yes, and they can't front run a declining market without crashing it so that's another reason why it can't be allowed to go down ever.

blindfaith's picture



Just use you intution to make the trade before they do.  Nevermind.

You will not convince the convinced, because they are convinced. New American Century.

Squid Viscous's picture

maybe I shouldn't have had that half bottle of vodka first...

oh well, time to go pick the kidz up from day care

A Lunatic's picture

I made all of my money front running myself.....

Pure Evil's picture

I doubled my money by taking it out of my wallet and folding it in half.

OldPhart's picture

Well mine multiplled by thousands by moving from one pocket to the other and writing a derivitive IOU for the first pocket.  I'm rich!

Temerity Trader's picture

So why are there no cries from Ben or Janet or the SEC or Congress to end it all? Why? Because the market keeps going up, and greed is too powerful. They will never kill the goose that is laying the golden egg. If they crash the markets, there will be loud cries for a few days, then silence again. The oligarchs own the country and the HFT algo machines...they get what they want, so long as the primary direction remains up. This will never change....

FiatFapper's picture

The fun really starts when quantum computing kicks in...

Arthur Schopenhauer's picture

I tried this but my mouse got stuck.

See my results here

Clowns on Acid's picture

Wow...with anticipation I got a 7 MS. Average though was 228. Obviously that is how the Indian dude accomplished his dirty deed..... should be ouitlawed.

SweetDoug's picture



Yeah, but there's a dead giveaway with an-tici… pation.

I see you shiver with anticipation





buffed's picture

Doesn't work with Firefox.