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Cover Story: Not So Fast!

Regulators and Others Question the Need to Trade at Hyper-Fast Speeds

Traders Magazine, August 2010

John D'antona Jr. and Peter Chapman

Jim Angel called the flash crash. In an April 30 letter, the Georgetown University professor and market structure expert told the SEC that "with so much activity driven by automated computer systems, there is a risk that something will go extremely wrong at high speed." Six days later he was proven correct.

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