flash crash http://kplu.org en Computer trading glitches undermine investor confidence http://kplu.org/post/computer-trading-glitches-undermine-investor-confidence <p>Last Friday, India's main stock index suddenly experienced a <a href="http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-10-07/exchanges-asks-india-regulator-to-lower-price-bands-after">16% drop in value</a>. $58 billion temporarily vanished in the blink of an eye thanks to a computer problem.&nbsp;</p><p>Computer errors have also been blamed for <a href="http://www.techspot.com/news/48665-facebook-ipo-affected-by-nasdaq-technical-issues.html">Facebook's IPO troubles</a> and 2010's infamous <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Flash_Crash">Flash Crash</a>. Financial commentator Greg Heberlein and KPLU's Dave Meyer look at the world of computer driven, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-frequency_trading">high-frequency trading </a>on this week's Money Matters.</p><p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Greg Heberlein 6638 at http://kplu.org Computer trading glitches undermine investor confidence