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Description: MarketWatch columnist Mark Hulbert says research suggests massive stock slumps such as the “flash crash” can’t be prevented and remain a rare, but consistent feature of all stock markets.

Source: Moneywatch.com – video report

Date: 05/05/2011

Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/video/asset/preventing-future-flash-crashes-all-but-impossible/0E8C8C79-1A17-45AE-AA67-68B6722D0696

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the research suggest about stock market behavior?
  • How should investors respond to this information and deal with the risks of sudden market drops?

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