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Financial Markets Are At Risk Of a ‘Big Data’ Crash

Maureen O’Hara from FT reports that regulators and investors are struggling to meet the challenges posed by high-frequency trading. This ultra-fast, computerised segment of finance now accounts for most trades. HFT also contributed to the “flash crash”, the sudden, vertiginous … Continue reading

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HFT Observation: Donations and Lobbying by High Speed Traders are Rising

Sarah Lynch from Reuters reports that high-frequency trading firms have increased their campaign contributions to federal lawmakers by 673 percent from the 2008 to the 2012 election cycle, according to a report that sheds light on their political connections in … Continue reading

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HFT Analysis: High Speed Trading a Stiff Challenge for SEC and CFTC Regulators

Christine Stebbins from Reuters reports that financial trading in world markets has grown so lightning-fast that effective regulation is growing tougher by the second, increasing the threat of crashes sparked by hoaxes, electronic glitches or yet-unknown causes. The latest alarm … Continue reading

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