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Trader Arrested for Manipulation in 2010 Flash Crash

This week, the U.S. Department of Justice arrested trader Navinder Singh Sarao, who is believed to be partially responsible for the May 6, 2010 Flash Crash. U.S. prosecutors believe Singh weakened markets through manipulation to cause 2010’s 15 minutes of financial free fall chaos that brought the world’s biggest markets to their knees. His arrest […]

How High Frequency Trading Works, Trading Speed, and the Flash Crash

Speed in the world of trading is everything.  In the beginning, floor traders would be huddled together shouting orders inside the major exchanges.  On average, these orders would take about 11 seconds to execute a trade.  Nowadays, 50 to 70% are now executed by an algorithm at a speed rate and scale beyond our comprehension. […]