Four ways individual investors can fight back against a high-tech army. The trick may be to join them.
An editor's journey into the world of high-frequency trading and proprietary algorithms that make or break markets.
These hotshots aren't household names. Until recently, they've shunned the limelight.
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.
Stop the political rhetoric and attend to building better markets. New listings, not complex financial packages, should be the focus of the SEC.
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
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 .
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.