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High frequency trade

The Risks

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Expensive glitch

It's like any other kind of speed.

It seems great...until you crash into a wall.

Knight Capital found out that the hard way. A technical glitch nearly wiped out their entire company. In the era of high-frequency nano-trading, commodity trading has become a pay-to-play joke. Don't count on the regulators to step in to stop the SEC's revolving door between industry and regulation.

From #1 in their field to barely alive. And the U.S. credit rating -- and your ability to borrow money -- is taking the hit.