Deal with it: a veteran trader’s take on high-frequency trading

High-frequency trading has come under fire since the May, 2010 “flash crash” when the U.S. stock market sharply plummeted, then rebounded, in a matter of minutes. But one Chicago derivatives manager says the high-speed computer-driven trading should be allowed to run its course.

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Precious metals are on a bull run but do these investments fare better than others? Some considerations before you jump in

With the U.S. dollar sliding amid record-high budget deficits and an accomodative Fed monetary policy, few see gold and silver prices slowing down anytime soon. But are precious metals really the best way to secure your money? Here are some facts to consider before you buy.

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