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High-speed Trading: Is It Time to Apply the Brakes?

High-speed Trading: Is It Time to Apply the Brakes? | Complexity in Medicine | Scoop.it

How fast is high-frequency stock trading? In the time it takes to read this sentence, tens of thousands of high-speed, computer-automated transactions can occur. Winning traders edge out rivals by intervals measured in nanoseconds. Fans of the practice say that high-frequency traders add crucial liquidity to the stock market. Critics dispute that claim and highlight, instead, lurking perils for the global financial system.


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Ellie Kesselman Wells's comment, January 27, 2013 1:45 PM
Yes! ;o) It is time. Thank you!
Ellie Kesselman Wells's curator insight, January 27, 2013 1:48 PM

Yes! It IS time for some greater introspection about this, before there are even worse problems. Right now, there is very little understanding of risks to most people, including the voting public. European regulators seem to have a more realistic view and be willing to act upon it than in the U.S.A.

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Perspectives on a Hyperconnected World: Insights from the Science of Complexity

by the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Complex Systems

 

Every day our world becomes more complex and dynamic. The global population continues to rise with urbanization occurring at an exponential rate. Economic growth brings people from diverse cultures and regions into contact with one another through increased trade and travel. The Internet and social media now seem to connect each person to everyone else, and to make information available to all.


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Ellie Kesselman Wells's comment, January 27, 2013 1:43 PM
They were quite wise not to explicitly mention Davos. This is what should be discussed at Davos, not celebrity photos! Thank you for sharing with us, Dr. Nooo!