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Just Three Senators Attend Hearing On Rigged Stock Market

The Huffington Post | Christine Conetta | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The book “Flash Boys” sounded the alarm about a potentially rigged stock market system, prompting the Senate Homeland Security and G...

Mark Gongloff

Grading The Truthiness Of All The Michael Lewis Haters

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business

Skilled Wall Street-botherer Michael Lewis has a new book out claiming the stock market is hopelessly rigged against investors, and the backlash from ...

Mark Gongloff

High-Speed Trading Bad For Everybody: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.18.2013 | Business

High-frequency trading is bad for everybody, including high-frequency traders, according to new research from a university that produces economic repo...

Mark Gongloff

This Video Of One Half-Second Of High Frequency Trading Is Insane, Terrifying

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.09.2013 | Business

You have no idea just how bonkers high-frequency trading is making the stock market until you actually see it in action. A terrifying new video by ...

Mark Gongloff

Twitter Flash Crash Hints At Deeper Market Problems

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business

Twitter may have caused a flash crash, but the problem is not Twitter's. Any market so vulnerable to an errant tweet probably has bigger problems. ...

Mark Gongloff

Columbia Research Paper On High Speed Trading Paid For By High-Speed Trading Firm

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.27.2013 | Business

As it did before the financial crisis, Wall Street is bankrolling academics to bolster its case against regulation. Then, the research gave warm tongu...

Wall Street Reformers Unwittingly Turn Derivates Market Over To Robots

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business

We've seen how well robots handle stock trading, why not give them the keys to the credit-derivatives market, too? There may not be much choice: As...

SEC Ignoring High-Speed Trading Fraud?

Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.24.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Having the Securities and Exchange Commission police high-speed trading is like pitting Barney Fife against Michael Corleone: The odds are not in its favor.

Lawmakers Coming For Trading Robots

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2012 | Business

By Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate panel will examine computerized trading, after a recent series of t...

Wall Street Pioneer: This 'Has Absolutely No Social Value'

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.28.2012 | Business

The man who built what was possibly the first stock-trading robot now worries they have too much sway over the market. In other news, Victor Frankenst...

Must-Have New High-Speed Trading Tool: Drones

Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.07.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Drones: They're not just for killing any more. They're not just for killing people, I mean. Soon they will also be for killing your money, in the stock market.

Wall Street Robots Have Taken Over The Market, Horrifying GIF Shows

Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.07.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

This is what it looks like when the robots take over the stock market.

Brace Yourself For More Knightmares

Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.02.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Maybe this is the fastest way to get high-frequency trading robots to stop ruining our stock market: Have them destroy each and every trading company that operates them.

D.M. Levine

Market Regulator: We're Failing To Catch The 'Cheetahs'

HuffingtonPost.com | D.M. Levine | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business

Regulators are trying to catch up with the "cheetahs." That's the nickname bestowed upon high-frequency traders by Bart Chilton, a commissioner at the...

D.M. Levine

What It Would Take To Make Everyday Investors Feel Safe Again

HuffingtonPost.com | D.M. Levine | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business

Joseph Saluzzi thinks high-frequency trading is ruining our stock markets. A founder of the institutional brokerage firm Themis Trading, Saluzzi i...

Light-Speed Trading: What Could Go Wrong?

Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.30.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Serious people are seriously contemplate giving Wall Street traders particle accelerators expressly for the purpose of high-speed trading.

D.M. Levine

Don't Blame The Robots

HuffingtonPost.com | D.M. Levine | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business

Don't call it a flash crash. Last Friday, when BATS, one of the country's leading venues for the controversial practice known as high frequency tr...

Apple's Flash Crash

The Huffington Post | D.M. Levine | Posted 03.23.2012 | Business

Call it a very bad day for flash traders. On the very day that BATS, short for Better Alternative Trading System, one of the larger high-frequency ...

Regulators Might Clamp Down On High-Risk, High-Speed Trading

D.M. Levine | Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

Regulators are taking a hard look at the Wall Street practice known as flash-trading. According to the Wall Street Journal, the chairman of The Securi...

Why Can't the SEC Crack Financial Cases? The Peace Corps?

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

Who knew that working as a lawyer for the Peace Corps was a stepping-stone to becoming the Inspector General of the Securities and Exchange Commission?

Goldman Sachs Defends Trading Practices: Dark Pools, Flash Trading, Short Selling

Telegraph | James Quinn, US Business Editor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In a document handed to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the investment bank asserts that such practices, some of which the SEC is loo...

FINALLY: SEC Proposed New Rules For Credit Rating Agencies

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Regulators on Thursday proposed rules designed to stem conflicts of interest and provide more transparency for credit rating compan...