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Glitches that abruptly bring markets to a halt are on the rise

Sep 11, 2013
Competing algorithms could be the culprit. And a new study says they're on the rise.
Posted In: high speed trading, glitches, flash crash

Could another flash crash strike the stock market?

May 6, 2013
On the two-year anniversary of the 'flash crash,' market watchers wonder if automated trading could lead to another meltdown.
Posted In: flash crash, automated trading

Thrills and spills of high speed trading

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.
Posted In: high-frequency trading, stock market, flash crash

25 years after Black Monday, what lessons are learned

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.
Posted In: markets, Black Monday, Wall Street, flash crash

MID-DAY UPDATE: Bernanke: Too big to fail?

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-...
Posted In: Bernanke, community gardens, double rainbow, Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, flash crash, Microsoft, mid-day update, mortgage rates, pets, retails at us, Unemployment, urban gardens, veggie theft

MID-DAY UPDATE: Trade deficit widens in June...

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? ...
Posted In: alternative energy, China, Federal Reserve, flash crash, flood, India, mid-day update, oil industry, solar power, spice traders, Toyota, trade deficit, unintended acceleration