Automated for the people.
Once algorithms go live on markets, they start behaving in ways that programmers could not have foreseen.
From the law to the media we're becoming artificial humans, mere tools of the machines.
Automated predatory trading has the potential to bring the world economy to its knees. So why is reform so leisurely?
Not so wise after all?
Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
New research suggests mini-crashes, in which the price of a single stock or commodity temporarily goes haywire, may be unstoppable.
Traders react with dismay after stocks plunged in September 2008 following the collapse of Lehman Brothers.
Instead, we need to burn the entire system of financial regulation to the ground and replace it with something that supports investing the way it's done today.
Data and algorithms are an integral part of modern trading.
Government agencies are investigating how to start regulating trading algorithms. But algorithms are ubiquitous and we need to make sure we don't stamp out good ones.
A frequent call market may help prevent ‘flash crashes,’ like this one on May 6, 2010.
New research shines light on whether creating such a haven as a new type of exchange that slows trading down a bit could attract enough traders to be effective.
Traders used to stuck on the floor in colorful suits, shouting at the top of their lungs. No more.
The 2010 Flash Crash wiped 1,000 points off the DJIA in an instant. An MIT professor explains how to keep it from happening again.
Are high-frequency traders friends or foes of the financial market?
As the sixth iteration of The Fast and the Furious franchise rolls out in cinemas, a greater speed demon lurks in our financial markets: high-frequency traders (HFTs). While the good guys in Fast 6 are…
An embarrassing Twitter hack caused a plunge in the markets and revealed the weakness in our reliance on technology.
It has been a bad couple of weeks for social media and Twitter in particular. The degree of misinformation spread by social media sites in the aftermath of the bombings at the Boston marathon has given…