What if someone told you the stock market crashed and spiked 18,000 times since 2006, and you had no idea?
That’s the contention of a group of scientists who study complex systems after analyzing market data, collected by Nanex, since the advent of high-speed trading. While the fallout of computerized algorithms has been seen before, including the infamous 2010 “flash crash,” when markets lost nearly 10 percen of value in just a few minutes, that same kind of sudden volatility is going on all the time, unseen.
In a new paper called “Abrupt rise of new machine ecology beyond human response time,” researchers found a new trading ecosystem that humans don’t even notice.
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