US comedian Stephen Colbert tackled the thorny issue of high frequency trading in his show this week when he interviewed business author Christopher Steiner about his new book Automate this: how algorithms came to rule our world. Is today's stock market a safe place for retail investors, asks Colbert during the interview, or would it be safer to stuff your money in a sock and throw it in the ocean?
By Tim Human
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