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Nanosecond Trading

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 19:06:51 GMT

Wired offers an interesting article on the Flash Crash of 2010 coupled with new analysis:

Society’s drive toward ever faster socio-technical systems, means that there is an urgent need to understand the threat from ‘black swan’ extreme events that might emerge. On 6 May 2010, it took just five minutes for a spontaneous mix of human and machine interactions in the global trading cyberspace to generate an unprecedented system-wide Flash Crash

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