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Nasdaq OMX CEO Bob Greifeld says he thinks the steps the SEC has taken since the so-called Flash Crash will prevent another market meltdown from happening.
The SEC is working to improve the way it monitors and regulates the markets. Here's what needs to be done.
CNBC-AP Investor Poll — Complete Results
Nearly five months after the May 6 Flash Crash, many individual investors see the stock market as rigged, and they have little confidence in regulators to fix it, according to a CNBC/AP poll.
More than half of all stock trades are the result high-frequency trading. Does that put the system at risk?
There are nearly 50 trading venues. Customers can interact in all of them--making today's trading so complicated.
High-frequency trading has spawned a new breed of market mavens far different than the traditional Wall Street titans.
These hotshots aren't household names. Until recently, they've shunned the limelight.
A small coterie of professionals exploited the Nasdaq's automated trading system for retail investors and turned it into a complex computerized network.
That HFT accounts for a large share of daily trading does not mean it moves stock prices. Prices move in response to marginal changes in the bid and ask of prices, not in response to sheer volume. Big price moves generate big volume, not the other way around
There's a whole new universe of new places to trade and new players doing the trading. How has it changed, and why? What does it mean for you?
An editor's journey into the world of high-frequency trading and proprietary algorithms that make or break markets.
Worries about the role ETFs play in changing the nature of how people invest and the market’s high correlation to itself.
There is genuine concern that changes in market trading structure are leading to the death of stock-picking as we know it.
The Flash Crash of May 2010 illustrated how much the stock market has changed in recent years, exposing a new generation of players and trading systems. Here's a glossary of keywords and definitions.
Here's a directory of studies, reports, news stories, organizations and government agencies dealing with high-frequency trading , the May 2010 Flash Crash and the electronic-based stock market of today.
The days of shares "changing hands' are long gone. Now it is man and machine, and sometimes, man vs. machine. Here's a look at the players, companies, technologies and trading platforms.
Are NYSE and Nasdaq conflicted? They serve both shareholders, and investors, to whom they must maintain a transparent marketplace.
It's a brave new world of securities trading and new worries for the public.
A malfunctioning algorithm that caused a $1 surge in oil prices earlier this year shows the need for regulators to zero in on the risks posed by high-speed trading, an official from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Thursday.