high frequency trading

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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.
Michael Byrne
5.25.16
Motherboard Blog

How the Stock Market Is Rigged, According to a Robo-Trading Whistleblower

It's just like a Metallica ticket line full of teleporting scalpers.
ALEC LIU
11.13.13
Motherboard Blog

A Brief Tour of the Biggest, Baddest, Most Depressing Day in American Capitalism

Money, money, money, mo-ney. Moaahhneey.
Brian Anderson
7.8.13
money

This Video of a Half Second of High-Frequency Trades Is Just Too Much

Thing is, it's kind of beautiful.
Brian Anderson
5.7.13
Motherboard Blog

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.
ALEC LIU
4.24.13
Motherboard Blog

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.
Brian Merchant
4.23.13
Motherboard Blog

What Computer-Powered High Frequency Trading Looks and Sounds Like

With humans replaced by torrents of data, trading has become a strangely beautiful thing.
ALEC LIU
2.11.13
Motherboard Blog

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...
Michael Byrne
11.15.12
Motherboard Blog

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...
ALEC LIU
8.7.12
Motherboard Blog

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...
ALEC LIU
8.3.12
Motherboard Blog

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...
Brian Anderson
10.7.11