Sep 11, 2013
Competing algorithms could be the culprit. And a new study says they're on the rise.
May 6, 2013
On the two-year anniversary of the 'flash crash,' market watchers wonder if automated trading could lead to another meltdown.
Oct 23, 2012
It’s fast and furious, and highly controversial. High-frequency trading is the computer–based buying and selling of shares within fractions of a milli-second. A new study just out in Britain suggests this kind of trading is mostly beneficial.
Oct 19, 2012
The markets tumbled Friday, but the declines were nothing compared to the Black Monday crash of Oct. 19, 1987. The Dow Jones shed 22 percent -- the equivalent of a 3,000-point drop today.
Sep 2, 2010
...Shut 'em down Is high unemployment here to stay? Retailers show surprisingly solid sales Flash crash: SEC suspects "quote stuffing" and "sub-...
Aug 11, 2010
... We're in debt and out of work -- why are we still gobbling imports? Economists underwhelmed by Fed's new plan What caused the flash crash? ...