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The term is also used to mean automated trading system. These do indeed have the goal of making a profit. Also known as black box trading, these encompass trading strategies that are heavily reliant on complex mathematical formulas and high-speed computer programs. Such systems run strategies including market making, inter-market spreading, arbitrage, or pure speculation such as trend following. A third of all European Union and United States stock trades in 2006 were driven by automatic programs, or algorithms.