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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Some terms you need to know to navigate derivatives

Derivatives can seem intimidating, but with a little bit of knowledge you can begin to navigate this important corner of the investment world. Here are some common terms in the futures and options markets to help get you going.

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