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UK trader charged for manipulation contributing to 2010 flash crash

The complaint alleges that Sarao “used an automated trading program to manipulate the market for E-Mini S&P 500 futures contracts (E-Minis) on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME),” according to the DOJ.By manipulating these futures tied to the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, Sarao allegedly “earned him significant profits and contributed to a major drop in the U.S. stock market on […]

Bitcoin Trading- BTC/USD Technical Analysis, Aug 21: Will the rally …

Bitcoin Trading- BTC/USD Technical Analysis, Aug 21: Will the rally continue?
By Leon Pick on August 21, 2014 in Trading

In short, it’s a tough call. There are factors pointing in both directions. BTC/USD is coming off a rise of 10% within 24h and a 67% recovery from its flash crash to $309 on BTC-e. The question is if the rally is slowing […]

Artificial Intelligence will be Crashing the Stock Market in 3, 2, 1…

A few weeks ago, Stephen Hawking opened the world’s eyes to the dangers of Artificial Intelligence (AI), warning that it has the potential of outsmarting humans in the financial markets. But few people realize that we are already in imminent danger of this happening.The stock market is a system for assigning value to companies through the buying and selling of […]

“Futurehunter” Examines the Dangers of Stock Trading at the Speed

In this excerpt from Humanity in the Machine: What Comes after Greed? futurist Brian David Johnson describes his job as a “futurehunter” and his fascination with both algorithmic trading and high-frequency trading (HFT). Both methods use computer programs to automate and accelerate the execution of certain financial transactions. Yet heavy reliance on such technology in the finance world can be […]

A “Futurehunter” Examines the Dangers of Stock Trading at the …

GREED IS GOOD? Too much reliance on certain technologies in the finance world can be dangerous.
Image: From “Humanity in the Machine: What Comes after Greed? (Volume 1),” by Brian David Johnson. Published by York House Press, Ltd.
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