‘Putting a Speed Limit on the Stock Market’

October 24, 2013

In case you missed it, this article, Putting a Speed Limit on the Stock Market, was published in the NYTimes Magazine on October 8, 2013.

The rise of high-frequency trading is often told as a technology story. Hedge funds, Wall Street banks and other firms used increasing computing power to write ever-smarter, ever-faster trading algorithms; fantastically expensive fiber-optic lines were built to decrease transaction times by milliseconds. But the rise of high-frequency trading is also a result of the unintended consequences of regulation.

One Response to “‘Putting a Speed Limit on the Stock Market’”

  1. Yuval Says:

    Thanks, Martha! I missed this piece. It is extremely relevant to understanding what is really driving market behaviour today: technology, regulation and the unintended consequences of the interactions between the two. Compare the insights in this piece with what is currently taught in economics departments…


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