Flash Boys Author Michael Lewis's Old Predictions For the Future

Author Michael Lewis is best known for uncovering hidden corners of our present, whether in baseball (Moneyball), the financial collapse (The Big Short), or high frequency trading (this month's Flash Boys). But in the September 26th, 1996 issue of the New York Times Magazine, Lewis took a swing at predicting the… » 4/08/14 4:39pm 4/08/14 4:39pm

NY Is Cracking Down on High Frequency Trading Tech That Runs the NYSE

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman vowed today to crack down on the technology that gives high frequency traders an unfair advantage in the market. And that's a very good thing for regular humans with money in the marketplace. » 3/18/14 4:40pm 3/18/14 4:40pm

Incredible New Trading Software Only Lost Money One Day In Four Years

If you think the stock market can be a gamble, you'd now be wrong. The latest trading software developed by Virtu—a company specializing in high-frequency trading—has had only one day of loss in the past four years. » 3/11/14 12:20pm 3/11/14 12:20pm

High-Speed Traders Beat Laws of Physics, Steal 5 Milliseconds From Fed

A week ago, the Federal Reserve announced something or another about bonds, a move that sent the bond market into a frenzied orgy of bond loading and unloading. So what, right? The markets quiver whenever the Fed does anything. Well, weirdly, it appears the information got out five milliseconds early. Which wouldn't… » 9/25/13 12:30pm 9/25/13 12:30pm

Facebook Joins the NASDAQ-100 (While RIM Gets Ditched)

The NASDAQ-100 is a stock market index which tracks the performance of the largest non-financial companies in the world. Yawn. But every year, it gets a little reshuffle to keep it fresh and relevant—and the changes can be rather telling. » 12/17/12 4:37am 12/17/12 4:37am

Show Off Your Savvy Investments With Stock Market Performance Jewelry

If you've recently made a particularly profitable stock investment and want to show it off, Paul Kweton has created a line of jewelry that turns a boring stock performance chart into fashionable wrist adornments. » 3/03/12 10:00am 3/03/12 10:00am

Apple Is So Big That Financial Analysts Are Ignoring It

Well, not quite. The Wall Street Journal reports that in order to understand how the financial market is faring, analysts are cutting Apple out of the picture because their dominance skews things too much. In fact, discounting Apple shows that the market isn't as strong as thought. Still: iPad 3, yeah! [WSJ] » 2/15/12 3:29am 2/15/12 3:29am

Here's All That Stands Between You and Stock Market Oblivion

The market's down 400 points today, continuing this terrorific scream-ride we've been on. EVERYBODY PANIC. Right? Actually, here's how—and when—the NYSE prevents one-stop-drop financial Armaggedon. » 8/18/11 1:21pm 8/18/11 1:21pm

Tech Stocks A Bright Spot on a Bad Day. Sort Of.

Stocks took a huge hit today. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 5.5 percent. The Dow Jones U.S. Technology Index went a little further than that, sliding 5.8. But overall, the tech sector was, well, not completely horrifying. » 8/08/11 8:24pm 8/08/11 8:24pm

NASDAQ Confirms Hack—Company Director Chat Service Compromised

Following initial revelations last week, NASDAQ has today confirmed reports that one of its systems has been accessed by outsiders. » 2/07/11 5:00am 2/07/11 5:00am

NASDAQ Stock Market Computers Compromised Repeatedly During Last Year

According to a report by the WSJ, the NASDAQ Stock Market's computer network was repeatedly compromised during the last year. So far it appears that no damage was done and that the hackers "have just been looking around." » 2/04/11 11:40pm 2/04/11 11:40pm

The Fiberoptic War Between Stock Traders Who Cash in Data Lag for…

A lot of the biggest stock moves of the global economy are made by a bunch of dudes yelling at each other in a huge room, right? Wrong. Computers are in charge, battling for the speediest connections. Fastest gets richest. » 11/12/10 12:20am 11/12/10 12:20am

Twitter Can Predict the Stock Market Six Days In Advance

The secret of the bull and the bear are in the bird and the whale: Twitter can be used to predict the stock market behavior with an accuracy of 87.6%. In other words: Justin Bieber controls the world's economy. » 10/19/10 11:00am 10/19/10 11:00am

Typo Probably Caused "Most Dizzying Half-Hour In Stock Market History"

Sure, typos can be funny, but when a stock trader is able to cause a huge stock plunge by accidentally entering a "b" for billion instead of an "m" for million" it's just plain scary. [CNBC] » 5/06/10 6:21pm 5/06/10 6:21pm

Glitch Drops Google Stock Price $200 in Four Minutes, Wiping Out $62…

At probably like the worst time ever for your stock to plummet harder than a meteor on a collision course with Bruce Willis, a glitch knocked $200 off of Google's stock price—that's half—in the span of four minutes as the markets were closing today. $62 billion. Erased. In four minutes. The glitch has been fixed,… » 9/30/08 7:40pm 9/30/08 7:40pm

12 Gadgety Trading Floors: Just in Time for Today's Wall Street Crisis

As I'm sure you already know, the Dow dropped 500 points today on the news of a Lehman Brothers bankruptcy filing and a $50 billion stock buyout of Merrill Lynch by Bank of America Corp. This tag team of devastation sent stocks spiraling down in the worst tumble we have seen since the 9/11 attacks. Therefore, OObject… » 9/15/08 7:20pm 9/15/08 7:20pm

Mossberg Has Power to Make Companies Tank, Soar

Bow to Walter the Merciless, for he definitely influences the market and can decide if a product is worthy of living or not. At least according to "The Value of Quality: Stock Market Returns to Reviewed Quality of New Products," a new research paper that has analyzed Mossberg's product reviews and their effect on… » 6/24/08 8:23am 6/24/08 8:23am