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TED TALK: Everything You Need To Know About How Algorithms Are Controlling Our World

In an insightful TED Talk, by tech entrepreneur Kevin Slavin on how algorithms have reached across industries (from finance to Hollywood) and into every day life (h/t dailymotion). Problem is, we may be building whole…

Nanex: Investors Need to Realize The Machines Have Taken Over

The blink of an eye is a lifetime for HFT algos In the blink of an eye, the market moves what used to take humans thirty minutes High Frequency Trading…

Treasury flash crash could become reality

Some market watchers worry that the presence of high-speed trading firms in Treasuries could spark a “flash crash” in that market similar to the one on May 6, 2010.  In…

Audacious Oligarchy: The Double Flash Crash In Gold – Sept 13, 2012

The ‘Dr. Evil’ strategy in two pictures. From Nanex Research: Trading was so furious in Gold, that the CME circuit breakers triggered and halted the futures contract for 5 seconds. First on the…

Think You Can Outrun a Global Flash Crash?

It was while under the influence of LSD that a childhood friend of ours decided to end a promising career as a commodity trader.  He was buying and selling pork…