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SEC preliminary report makes interesting reading

No doubt the events of May 6 will be analysed for some time to come, however at least now it looks like the SEC will institute a pilot program to enforce a more unified approach to handling sudden market drops (or spikes) at the individual stock level.

The preliminary SEC report has quite a few interesting charts and snippets.
For instance they note that on May 6 10.3 billion shares in NYSE stocks traded, versus just over 600 million in the 1987 crash.