high-frequency trading

Money Matters
5:00 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Computer trading glitches undermine investor confidence

Greg Heberlein sitting on a bench advertising Greg Glover's morning show on KNRK in Portland.
Tom Heberlein

Last Friday, India's main stock index suddenly experienced a 16% drop in value. $58 billion temporarily vanished in the blink of an eye thanks to a computer problem. 

Computer errors have also been blamed for Facebook's IPO troubles and 2010's infamous Flash Crash. Financial commentator Greg Heberlein and KPLU's Dave Meyer look at the world of computer driven, high-frequency trading on this week's Money Matters.

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