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The difference a half second makes

Jul 10, 2014
A Chicago Fed paper proposes dividing trading sessions into half second periods.
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A former high-frequency trader turned critic

Jan 21, 2014
Powerful computers can make hundreds of thousands of trades in milliseconds, making big money off tiny stock price differences. But is it bad for our financial system?
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Reuters ends early access to consumer data

Jul 8, 2013
The financial information conglomerate had previously let its highest-paying customers have the data two seconds early.
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Study finds small investors losing out to computers

Dec 4, 2012
A new report finds high-frequency traders are profiting at the expense of the little guy.
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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.
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Questions linger over dropping oil prices

Sep 18, 2012
Mid-day yesterday oil prices dropped three dollars in about a minute -- and they have kept falling ever since.
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Trading in economic data

Jul 17, 2012
The government has tightened security around release of labor department data on fears that high frequency traders may may access it illegally.
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Are Americans losing faith in the stock market?

Jun 20, 2012
Three hearings in Washington today, all dealing with the idea of trust in the stock markets: Specifically, why ordinary U.S. investors don't have much right now.
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High-frequency trading: Bad for markets... and the soul?

May 21, 2012
Commentator Dave Lauer worked in high-frequency trading until he had a crisis of conscience.
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