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Robert Stowsky

Angry at HFT? Point the Finger at Reg NMS

Traders columnist Robert Stowsky dissects how Regulation NMS, and its mandate to promote market efficiency and not equality, is at the heart of the ongoing debate surrounding market structure.

Traders Poll

With all the talk around HFTs and their trading practices coming under the microscope, do you expect more state regulators and officials to begin examining HFT practices - just like with Big Tobacco?

Yes

81%

No

12%

Just Congress and the Federal Goverment

8%

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