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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. […]