Reminder: The Twitter IPO Won't Make You Rich

It's Facebook Twitter IPO day! After months of SEC reviews and roadshows and profiteering, FB TWTR will finally take its place in the Nasdaq NYSE menagerie. Time to start digging up your backyard bullion stash, right? Wrong. For the average guy the Facebook IPO is strictly Like Fave, don't touch. » 11/07/13 10:19am 11/07/13 10:19am

Nasdaq Shuts Down Trading Following Technical Problem (Updated)

The Nasdaq stock market shut down trading today following a technical problem. The exact nature of the problem isn't known. Given the huge percentage of automated high-frequency trading that happens a technical glitch can be a huge problem. » 8/22/13 1:09pm 8/22/13 1:09pm

How High Speed Traders Use Microwaves to Make Money

The days of traders shouting orders on the New York Stock Exchange's floor may soon be over. A new breed of investing, known as High Frequency Trading, has taken hold of the equities market—one that relies on computerization and automation to exploit momentary price changes for an investor's financial gain. And where… » 5/02/13 11:30am 5/02/13 11:30am