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

A trader rubs his eyes on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange before the closing bell May 7, 2010 in New York City.

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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