[time-nuts] nanoseconds in the news

Rex rexa at sonic.net
Fri Feb 17 21:14:54 UTC 2012


I agree with what you have said about the markets causing bad effects on 
society because the focus is all short-term, but you are talking about 
effects on the human time scale. HFT is orders of magnitude faster and 
more insane.

I saved two links from after the time of the 2010 "flash crash" of the 
stock market. In addition to some analysis, they both show amazing 
graphics of what the trading algorithms looked like on the actual market 



On 2/16/2012 2:45 PM, J. Forster wrote:
> Frankly, I think the rapidity of the financial system is not a good thing.
> It encourages the kind of speculation on Wall Street that more properly
> belongs in Las Vegas.
> It has bred the demands for ever increasing quarter-over-quarter results
> that result in cooking of the books and so on that deters long-range
> planning and thinkingt.
> -John

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