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Commentary: Fish Market

How the flash crash has turned stocks into fish

Traders Magazine Online News, October 26, 2010

Dan Mathisson

There are few things as mesmerizing as watching a school of fish. For no apparent reason, they all simultaneously turn in perfect choreography, and then the whole mass darts in a new direction. Lately, watching stocks has become similarly mesmerizing, as they have shown signs of schooling behavior since the May 6 "flash crash."

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