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43 Questions for Regulators about High-Frequency Trading

Note to the reader: "High-frequency trading" also known as "HFT" is done by firms established for sole purpose of gaining an unfair advantage over other stock market participants. Please keep that in mind as you read on.Why has the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) failed to abolish HFT? Wasn't the 60 Minutes report about illicit HFT enough to shame the agency? Or will the American public need to wait a few years for the Hollywood movie to come out?After 80 years of practice, is today's SEC really better than previous versions from previous eras? What did the SEC learn from its recent colossal failures to protect the investing public like the Enron, Madoff, and mutual fund late trading scandals (Nasdaq:VFINX)? Remember Harry Markopolos?What's the real purpose of HFT? Does the SEC know? Is it really to create market liquidity as purported?Isn't it true the only market liquidity HFT seemingly create is purely incidental to their other dishonest activities, which always take priori...

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