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Man vs. Machine

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  • Stop the political rhetoric and attend to building better markets. New listings, not complex financial packages, should be the focus of the SEC.

  • Kaufman: 'Micro-Arms Race' Driving Stock Market Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 4:46 PM ET

    Trading takes place in the blink of an eye, as computer algorithms pump out buy and sell orders with great frequency and at lightning-fast speeds, says Sen. Ted Kaufman (D-Del.)

  • 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

  • Stevens: Focus on Practices and Market Structure Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 2:10 PM ET

    Technology has not solved many of the long-time challenges that markets pose for institutional investors like funds, including the ability to trade large blocks of stock in the most efficient manner possible .

  • Yoshikami: Don't Surrender Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 8:22 AM ET

    By adopting this strategy of fundamental analysis, investors can conduct research and analyze companies that will potentially yield mid- to long-term profits. This is an area where supercomputers are still not quite so, well, super

Need to Know

  • Glossary Of Terms Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 4:42 PM ET

    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.

  • Man vs. Machine: Resources—Where To Find Out More Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 4:42 PM ET
    Wall Street

    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.

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