De duistere wereld van High Frequency Trading en legale computer manipulaties. Een ramp in wording. Uitleg van insiders.
In the 1960s, an average share in a company would be held for four years, a figure that had fallen to eight months by 2000, en route to two months in 2008. But now the average share was held for 20 seconds, with 10 on the horizon and the fastest machines able to fetch quotes in a millionth of a second. Within two years of the Flash Crash, HFT accounted for 70% of market activity in the US and almost 40% in Europe.