Commentary: Markets should keep on top of technology

11/3/2009 | Securities Technology Monitor

Technological advances prompted exponential growth in trading during the past several years. Tom Steinert-Threlkeld, editor in chief of Securities Industry News, explains that regulators are looking into how these advances, including high-frequency trading and algorithms, are affecting markets. He argues that market participants, particularly individual exchanges, should consider developing a consolidated database of trade information before lawmakers and regulators do.

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