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Dark pools: An explainer

Paddy Hirsch Jul 6, 2009
Dark pools Marketplace

Dark pools are exchanges where people trade stocks anonymously. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains how they work, and why the SEC is considering regulating them.

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