Flash Crash


Fast Cash Dash Flash Crash Clash

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

In our Speed episode, we learn just how outdated our idea of the stock market is. Producer Andy Mills helps us picture the modern-day market with some beautiful depictions of high frequency trading, from technicolor graphs to frantic piano riffs.

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Money Talking

Money Talking: Is the Stock Market Broken?

Friday, August 03, 2012

This week a technical glitch in electronic trading sent the stocks of nearly 150 companies, like Bank of America and GE, on a wild ride.  

It was the latest in a string of stock market snafus, including NASDAQ's botched Facebook IPO in May and the "flash crash" of 2010 when the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 600 points only to recover minutes later.



Financial 411: The 'Flash Crash,' a Year Later

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Crude Oil Prices Fall

What goes up, also comes down. Crude oil, which has been trading sharply higher this year, plunged nearly nine percent on Thursday. That's the sharpest one-day drop in more than two years.

The price of a barrel dipped below $100, as economists voiced concerns about the direction of the U.S. economy. New jobless filings were up last week. Other commodities that have dipped in recent days are silver and gold.