We Want to Hear From You: How Has the Market’s “Flash Crash” Affected Your Investment Behavior?

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Thursday’s Dow Jones Industrial Average 1000-point drop triggered a roar of theories on the cause of the “flash crash.” Was it a “fat finger” that entered an incorrect trade, leading automated trading systems to hit a high-frenzied sell mode? Did the initial sell-off fuel panic that escalated sales before manual corrections could be implemented? As the New York Stock Exchange slowed trading, orders were routed to electronic exchanges that were not operating under the same safeguards and some companies’ stocks were briefly valued at just pennies. ” I still haven’t heard a satisfactory answer as to what happened and what could be done about it, ” Frank C. Boucher, the head of a Virginia-based financial planning firm, told Bloomberg on Monday – four days after the market’s drop.

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We Want to Hear From You: How Has the Market’s “Flash Crash” Affected Your Investment Behavior?

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