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  • HFT debate factual cleanup Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 1:18 PM ET
    HTF factual cleanup

    CNBC's Eamon Javers fact checks the heated debate between Brad Katsuyama of IEX and BATS Global Markets' William O'Brien over high-frequency trading.

  • HFT debate not black and white: Pro Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 12:36 PM ET
    HFT debate not black and white: Pro

    Rich Repetto, Sandler and O'Neill, discusses the highly debated topic of high-frequency trading. Repetto says in the long-run discussions are hurting investor confidence.

  • Justice Dept. probes high-frequency trading Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 11:38 AM ET
    HFT under DOJ microscope

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on Attorney General Eric Holder's investigation into high-frequency trading.

  • Mechanics of HFT Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Mechanics of HFT

    CNBC's Dominic Chu explains the mechanics behind a high-frequency trade.

  • HFT isn’t the problem—insider trading is: Op-ed Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 10:41 AM ET
    Stock prices

    The HFT controversy should become the biggest insider trading case ever pursued by SEC, said investor advocate and former SEC lawyer Mercer Bullard.

  • The market has always been rigged: Ron Insana Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 10:21 AM ET
    Claude Rains in Casablanca

    The high-frequency trading debate is giving Ron Insana "Casablanca" flashbacks: "I'm shocked, SHOCKED to find that gambling is going on in here!"

  • AG puts spotlight on HFT Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 10:13 AM ET
    AG puts spotlight on HFT

    James Stewart, New York Times columnist, shares his thoughts on the Justice Department's investigation into high-frequency trading to determine if it violates insider trading laws. I think it's going to be difficult to make criminal charges out of this but I welcome the investigation, says Stewart.

  • DOJ investigating HFT Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 9:53 AM ET
    DOJ investigating HFT

    Attorney General Eric Holder is investigating high-frequency trading to determine if it violates insider trading laws, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Justice Department probing high-frequency trading Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 9:31 AM ET
    Attorney General Eric Holder

    The Justice Department is investigating high-speed trading for possible insider trading, Attorney General Eric Holder tells lawmakers.

  • How HFT works Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 7:45 AM ET
    How HFT works

    CNBC's Dominic Chu takes a look at the mechanics of high-frequency trading.

  • Technology has a role in HFT debate: Economist Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 8:12 PM ET
    Technology has a role to play in HFT debate: Pro

    Andy Xie, Independent Economist, describes how technology has increased the likelihood of financial intermediaries trading for profit and given preferential treatment to some traders.

  • Sheila Bair on 'rigged' stock market debate Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 4:18 PM ET
    Shelia Bair on 'rigged' stock market debate

    Former FDIC chair Sheila Bair provides perspective on the great debate of high-frequency trading.

  • Interactive Brokers give users choice Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 3:06 PM ET
    Interactive Brokers give users choice

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Interactive Brokers is set to launch a new option for its investors that allows them to connect to the IEX trading platform at the click of a button.

  • HFT kills art & science of trading: Polcari Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 1:58 PM ET
    HFT kills art & science of trading: Polcari

    Kenny Polcari, O'Neil Securities, discusses how HFT relates to the overall structure of the stock market.

  • Tax high-speed trading: Congressman Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 1:40 PM ET
    Tax high-speed trading: Congressman

    Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) discusses his view on high-speed trading and his plan to tax transactions.

  • How the HFT 'bet' comes into play Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 1:35 PM ET
    How the HFT 'bet' comes into play

    CNBC's Dominic Chu breaks down the fundamentals of high-speed trading.

  • When will SEC get in on HFT ? Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 1:19 PM ET
    When will SEC get in on HFT ?

    CNBC's Larry Kudlow, Steve Liesman and Eamon Javers discusses the move by Interactive Brokers to link customers to the IEX exchange and whether the SEC will regulate high-speed trading.

  • Interactive Brokers direct customers to IEX Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 1:17 PM ET
    Interactive Brokers direct customers to IEX

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Interactive Brokers is set to announce it will offer its customers a direct connection to the trading platform IEX.

  • HFT debate: SEC looks at maker-taker Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 1:11 PM ET
    HFT debate: SEC looks at maker-taker

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar has weighed in on high-frequency trading controversy. The FMHR traders provide insight.

  • HFT a cancer that needs to be stopped, Schwab says Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 1:05 PM ET
    Walter 'Walt' Bettinger, president and chief executive officer of Charles Schwab.

    Renowned investor Charles Schwab on Thursday said high-frequency trading undermines fairness in the stock market and erodes investor confidence.