high frequency trading
New and Improved Atomic Clocks Mean It's Time to Update Time
The latest system trims timekeeping errors to less 200 picoseconds over 25 days.
As Performance Art, an Algorithm Goes on Trial for Manslaughter
London-based multimedia artist Helen Knowles talks about the filming of her performance art piece ‘The Trial of Superdebthunterbot.’
How the Stock Market Is Rigged, According to a Robo-Trading Whistleblower
It's just like a Metallica ticket line full of teleporting scalpers.
A Brief Tour of the Biggest, Baddest, Most Depressing Day in American Capitalism
Money, money, money, mo-ney. Moaahhneey.
This Video of a Half Second of High-Frequency Trades Is Just Too Much
Thing is, it's kind of beautiful.
Can We Stop Overreacting To Computerized Trading?
Such are the crazy times we live in, where a single rumor can cause the entire system to crash, even momentarily.
A Single Fake AP Tweet Can Apparently Crash the US Stock Market
The Syrian Electronic Army launched a single faux tweet and wiped away $150 billion in about 5 minutes.
What Computer-Powered High Frequency Trading Looks and Sounds Like
With humans replaced by torrents of data, trading has become a strangely beautiful thing.
Happy Birthday, Stock Ticker: You Made Buying and Selling Inhuman
Right now in the space of a few clicks, I as just some jerkoff with a checking account and poor judgement, could purchase shares in the likelihood that the US or Israel will attack Iran before the end of the year on InTrade. After another cup of coffee...
This is What Wall Street's Terrifying Robot Invasion Looks Like
Given the the endless mind-whirling acronyms, derivatives and structures of the financial markets, we're rarely "served with a visualization":http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/08/06/chart-of-the-day-hft-edition/ that so elegantly illustrates...
When Wall Street Robots Go Rogue, Banks Lose $10 Million a Minute
Wall Street robots went rogue on Wednesday unleashing a torrent of trades that wreaked havoc on the markets and cost one firm nearly half a billion dollars, or about $10 million a minute. It was a “mini flash crash,” experts called it, bringing back...
Brief Encounters With A Wall Street Arms Dealer
I’m standing at the corner of William & Stone in New York City's Financial District. To my right is Harry’s Café, a swank, garden-level steak bar that shares a wall with India House, former home of the New York Cotton Exchange – the U.S.’s first...