Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Money and Speed: Inside the Black Box [Trailer]

This trailer is for "Money & Speed: Inside the Black Box" - 'a thriller based on actual events that takes us to the heart of our automated financial world. Based on interviews with those directly involved and data visualization into the millisecond, it reconstructs the fastest and deepest decline of the U.S. stock market ever.'  What was the flash crash? The so-called "flash-crash" of the Dow in 2010, where it plunged 1000 points and subsequently recovered in minutes. The theories of the cause include rogue algorithmic trading engines or black boxes, human error or "fat finger", market manipulation, technical glitches, stop/loss cascading, directional bets, etc. But the consensus is that high frequency algo trading engines were behind the event, and since then there has been growing mistrust of the algos and the computer traders. See also: Quants: The Alchemists of Wall Street

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