Analysis: Regulators can't keep up with high-speed trading

05/19/2013 | Reuters

Regulating high-speed trading is getting harder every day, Christine Stebbins writes. The consequence is that there likely will be more crashes driven by hoaxes, electronic glitches and possibly problems markets haven't yet encountered. Richard Shilts, acting director of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Division of Market Oversight, says that when it comes to monitoring high-frequency trading in real time, "I don't see with our current resources that's something we would have the capability of doing in the near term."

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