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Does The Stock Market Matter? | Zero Hedge

Today marks the five year anniversary of the Flash Crash, the day in 2010 when the US stock market fell drastically in a matter of minutes then recovered most of the losses.Unlike sharp declines in the past, the Flash Crash happened for apparently no reason. Since then the government has launched multiple inquiries into what happened and recently charged a […]

Holder Cautions on Risk of Bias in Big Data Use in Criminal Justice …

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WASHINGTON—Attorney General Eric Holder warned Friday that a new generation of data-driven criminal justice programs could adversely affect poor and minority groups, saying such efforts need to be studied further before they are used to sentence suspects.In a speech in Philadelphia to a gathering of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Mr. Holder cautioned that […]

The SEC Is Finally Cracking Down on High-Speed Trading – Gizmodo

Today, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairperson Mary Jo White announced a whole slew of initiatives designed to tighten the leash on computerized high speed trading in the stock market. If you’re playing the stock market and you’re not a supercomputer, that’s very good news. As The Wall Street Journal reports, the new rules would bring big changes to the world […]

U.S. Justice Department to look at high-frequency stock trading

The Department of Justice is investigating high-frequency stock trading to see if any of the practices violate insider trading laws, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday.Brokerage firms use high-frequency trading to get a jump on their competitors. Powerful computers analyze market information and then execute buy and sell orders for stocks within a fraction of a second.“The Department is […]

Attorney General Eric Holder says Department of Justice … – iPolitics

The Department of Justice is investigating high-frequency stock trading to see if any of the practices violate insider trading laws, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday.Brokerage firms use high-frequency trading to get a jump on their competitors. Powerful computers analyze market information and then execute buy and sell orders for stocks within a fraction of a second.“The Department is […]

NYSE floor trader blasts high-frequency trading – CNBC.com

Read MoreMark Cuban rips high-frequency trading This is a disaster for the U.S. capital markets. It only weakens and threatens the very existence of a strong, vibrant, robust capital market. It causes mispricing in stocks and clear frustration among asset managers. You have to ask: Why do we need 90+ venues to trade stocks? Unlike […]

Michael Lewis, High Frequency Trading, And Frequent Batch …

With his new book, Michael Lewis is trying to completely change the conversation about high frequency trading on Wall Street. Up until now it’s been about whether or not high speed firms even have an advantage that distorts the market and hurts other investors.After enough people have read ‘Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt’, however, it may evolve into an […]

The Hero Of Michael Lewis' New Book Is A Mysterious Stock …

Amazon.comSee Also7 Books Every Leader Should Read, According To A Harvard Business School Professor Goldman Sachs Just Threw Stock Exchanges Under The Bus15 Outrageous Facts About 15 Central Park West, The World’s Most Powerful AddressMichael Lewis and his publisher have done an excellent job keeping the details of his new book, ‘Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt’, completely under wraps, […]

SEC Charges Microsoft Exec With Insider Trading – Business Insider

LinkedInSee AlsoMicrosoft’s Surface 2 Tablets Are Sold Out EverywhereVideo Shows How Hilariously Awful It Could Be To Wear ‘Microsoft Glass’Surprise! Qualcomm Names Steve Mollenkopf CEO Hours After A Report Says He’s In The Running To Be Microsoft CEOThe SEC has brought insider trading charges against a Microsoft senior manager, Brian Jorgenson, along with a friend of his. The feds claim […]