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  • What's Right and Wrong with Stock Trading System Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 4:40 PM ET

    It's a brave new world of securities trading and new worries for the public.

  • The Key Players Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 4:53 PM ET

    There are nearly 50 trading venues. Customers can interact in all of them--making today's trading so complicated.

  • Tracing Trades Through Electronic Maze Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 1:49 PM ET

    How does an order flow? How does it actually execute? Who facilitates the trade?

  • How Did We Get Here? Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 5:04 PM ET

    Ah, the good old days of 1960. It was pretty simple then. Not so in 2010. Here's a brief history.

  • HFT: The Good and the Bad Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 5:02 PM ET

    More than half of all stock trades are the result high-frequency trading. Does that put the system at risk?

  • Changes in Market Structure Tuesday, 14 Sep 2010 | 10:28 AM ET

    The SEC is working to improve the way it monitors and regulates the markets. Here's what needs to be done.

  • Man Vs. Machine: The New Kings Of Wall Street Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 4:50 PM ET

    High-frequency trading has spawned a new breed of market mavens far different than the traditional Wall Street titans.

  • Rise Of The Machines Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 4:50 PM ET

    The May 2010 Flash Crash helped draw attention to how fragmented the stock market has become and how potentially illiquid it can be in an era of high-speed, computer trading.

  • The ETF Monster Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 4:43 PM ET

    Worries about the role ETFs play in changing the nature of how people invest and the market’s high correlation to itself.

  • Stock-Pickers, A Dying Breed? Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 4:43 PM ET

    There is genuine concern that changes in market trading structure are leading to the death of stock-picking as we know it.

  • Changing Exchanges Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 4:41 PM ET

    Are NYSE and Nasdaq conflicted? They serve both shareholders, and investors, to whom they must maintain a transparent marketplace.

  • Four Ways Retail Investors Can Fight Back Against HFT Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 12:12 PM ET

    Four ways individual investors can fight back against a high-tech army. The trick may be to join them.

  • Inside the Machine Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 4:45 PM ET

    An editor's journey into the world of high-frequency trading and proprietary algorithms that make or break markets.

  • Seven Major Players in High-Frequency Trading Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 4:49 PM ET

    These hotshots aren't household names. Until recently, they've shunned the limelight.

  • Here’s A Tip: The SEC Caused The Flash Crash Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 11:54 AM ET

    When the SEC reveals the results of its investigation, it's a good bet it won't finger the real culprit: itself.

  • 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.