Nasdaq glitch an automation flashpoint

The second largest stock exchange in the US has had its fair share of headaches thanks to automated trading and the latest IT scare looks set to lead to further regulatory scrutiny. But automation doesn't have to mean more risk.

The US’s second largest stock exchange, NASDAQ, suspended all trading for some three hours last week, August 22, due to technical problems with the dissemination of vital trading information, i.e. its market data distribution. This latest IT glitch for the capital markets is likely to lead to further regulatory scrutiny and more stringent rules.

The latest glitch

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