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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SEC mulls fees for high-speed traders

Feb 23, 2012
High-speed computers dominate stock trading. But they cancel so many transactions that the SEC wants to fine them for “speeding.”

For public good, not for profit.

High-frequency trading: speed matters

Dec 23, 2011
High-speed computer transactions are making the market more treacherous for smaller investors.


Aug 12, 2011
The stock market's fastest electronic firms boosted trading threefold during the rout of August 1-10, Bloomberg reports. Gary Wedbush, executive...

Panel moots new rules on high-frequency trading

Feb 18, 2011
Experts advise U.S. securities regulators impose tougher rules on high-frequency trading to prevent a sequel to the May 6, 2010, "flash crash."