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

Molly Wood Sep 11, 2013
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Glitches that abruptly bring markets to a halt are on the rise

Molly Wood Sep 11, 2013
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A new report out Wednesday from the University of Miami says electronic glitches, or so-called ‘flash crashes,’ in financial markets are on the rise. Often these extreme events happen within just a few miliseconds. Neil Johnson, professor of Physics at the University of Miami and co-author of the study, joins Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson to discuss the often volatile combination of modern computing technology and financial markets. 

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