While the SEC-CFTC report emphasizes the role a single trade played in igniting the flash crash,...

|By:, SA News Editor

While the SEC-CFTC report emphasizes the role a single trade played in igniting the flash crash, more focus is needed on the brittleness of the electronic markets and measures to prevent any one trade from having so profound an impact. But while a look at the technology and the practices of HFT is needed, volatility can’t be legislated away.