High-Speed Trading to Be Examined by Levin at Hearing Next Week – Bloomberg

High-Speed Trading to Be Examined by Levin at Hearing Next Week

By Cheyenne Hopkins, Bloomberg,  Jun 9, 2014 6:02 PM ET

“…computerized and algorithmic traders who account for about half of U.S. stock trades. Traders like those highlighted by Michael Lewis in his book “Flash Boys” have been linked by critics to a May 2010 stock-market disruption…”

Bloomberg reporter Cheyenne Hopkins uses an unbiased and appropriate description, i.e. “a May 2010 stock-market disruption” in referring to the events of May 6, 2010, that became known as the “Flash Crash”. I sincerely thank Cheyenne Hopkins!

An unprecedented rapid decrease AND increase, by more than 5% in each direction, within 20 minute time period between 2:32 PM and 2:52 PM ET was experienced in the U.S. stock market, i.e. in E-mini S&P 500 stock index futures prices.

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