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Tuesday's SEC Presentation: Regulation Of High Frequency Trading Is Coming

February 21, 2013 Comments (0)           

This article was originally published at Seeking Alpha, and is reproduced here with the author's permission.
 
High frequency trading (HFT) is a hot topic among investors due to allegedly causing the "Flash Crash" of 2010 and last year's massive trading losses at Knight Capital (KCG). During the "flash crash" the Dow (DJI) suddenly fell 9% or 1,000 points for no apparent reason, only to recover the losses minutes later. In the Knight Capital fiasco, a glitch in a HFT...