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Inside the Black Box of High Frequency Trading

A third installment in documentary filmmaker Marije Meerman’s penetrating gaze into the inky recesses of digital finance focuses on the “Flash Crash” of May 6, 2010, the fastest and deepest U.S. stock market plunge in history.

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Doomsday Machines: High Frequency Trading and the Men Who Built It

Haim Bodek is one of the genius architects of the system of lightning fast computers and algorithms that dominate trading on stock exchanges. Focusing on the “Flash Crash” of May 2010, he takes us on a tour of the terrifying machines that rule the economy and that experts say no one controls.

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Geek Love Endures on Wall Street

Despite the apparent reality that it’s not possible to precisely quantify everything under the sun, particularly when it comes to human behavior, the worrisome trend of “quants”—experts from physics and other scientific fields—infiltrating Wall Street firms to apply their skills to the stock market is still in effect.

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