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Flash Crash Anniversary: Will It Happen Again?

This week marks the one year anniversary of the Flash Crash.

As you likely remember, on May 6, 2010 an unprecedented drop sent the Dow Jones industrial average down some 700 points in minutes before it sharply rebounded -- a rapid breakdown that exposed deep flaws in the mostly electronic U.S. marketplace.

On year later, SEC chair Mary Schapiro says her agency has moved swiftly to implement key reforms, including circuit breakers to dampen stock market volatility; new rules for breaking clearly erroneous trades; rules banning "naked access" to the market; and a prohibition on stub quotes, or offers to buy or sell stock at prices that are not in line with the prevailing market.

Now, the SEC is preparing to seek comments on its limit up-limit down proposal, a plan seen as more sophisticated than disruptive circuit breakers because it would restrict traders to price bands without halting trading outright.

Flash Crash: One Year Later - A CNBC Special Report
Flash Crash: One Year Later - A CNBC Special Report

"Can I guarantee we will never have another flash crash? No," Schapiro said. "But I think these are really important steps to take that I think go a really long way toward fortifying our market structure."

If you watch Fast Money regularly you know that Joe Saluzzi, co-founder of Themis trading has been vocal about the dangers of too much volatility and high frequency trading.

Despite all the measures taken by the SEC, he doesn't feel the problem is nearly solved.

Find out what he says must be done to keep markets safe. Watch the video now!







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