Regulators examine ways to head off high-speed-trading catastrophes

09/13/2012 | Reuters

Stock exchanges and regulators in the U.S. are studying circuit breakers and other measures that could bring markets back under control in case a major computer failure were to disrupt trading. Kevin Murphy, head of U.S. option electronic execution at Citigroup Global Markets, said there is discussion of creating "speed bumps" that would shut down orders from one market maker.

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