Those of us that have been trading individual stocks for many years have found it almost impossible to make money anymore due to HFT. Very successful traders i know have given up trading completely. The HFT programs seem to rob you on both sides, when i want to get on a stock that has started to move up i cannot get filled at a decent price and as soon as i do they drive the price against me 20 - 30 cents. Same on the sell or short side. Pro HFT guys say that they enhance liquidity, i say BULLSHIT!!!! you cannot get size on most stocks and if you try they just front you and drive the price higher. Does HFT make it harder to make money daytrading?