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Flash Crash 2010

Critics Weigh in on High-Frequency Trading on Flash Crash Anniversary

Gino Vicci | Posted 05.09.2012 | Chicago
Gino Vicci

On May 6, 2010, cascading prices triggered computer sell orders from high-frequency traders that sent securities prices plunging. Still, regulators admit they don't fully understand how best to regulate high-frequency trading.