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Charles Schumer, the third-ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate, asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to ban so-called flash orders for stocks, saying they give high-speed traders an unfair advantage.

Source: Bloomberg.com

Date: 7/25/2009

Keys: Stock market, valuation, trading, environment

Link:  http://www.bloomberg.com

Questions for discussion:

  • Do you think these new technologies should be regulated by the SEC? Explain your reasons.
  • Do you think these technological changes to the trading environment will affect large investors’ perception of risk or their decisions?
  • How about small investors?

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