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Posted on 6 Aug 2012 | 4,181 views
August 2012 Computer Glitch Almost Causes Repeat of 2010 Flash Crash

A technical glitch on the stock market caused sharp swings in dozens of stocks early Wednesday August 1, 2012 — causing confusion and disarray in the first hour of trading.

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Posted on 14 Apr 2012 | 3,535 views
Apple Stock Flash Crash Forced Circuit Breaker Halt

When Apple stock took a surprising 9 percent plunge on Friday March 23, 2012 in what is known as a flash crash, the sudden drive appears to be unintentional human error but the result was Apple implementing the circuit breaker rule to avoid sudden market volatility.

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Posted on 21 Mar 2011 | 9,251 views
What Caused the May 6 2010 Flash Crash

Waddell & Reed initiated a computer-driven sale worth $4.1 billion by one of its traders which helped trigger the May flash crash, setting off liquidity shocks that ricocheted between U.S. futures and stock markets, sending the Dow Jones industrial average careening nearly 1,000 points in less than a half-hour on May 6, 2010, federal regulators said Friday.