For years, machines have been executing buy and sell orders on equities. But as computers are given more responsibility for defining investment strategies, calculating company values and running portfolios, could automated trading be changing the ver
For years, machines have been executing buy and sell orders on equities. But as computers are given more responsibility for defining investment strategies, calculating company values and running portfolios, could automated trading be changing the very dynamics of the stockmarket?It is thought that 80 to 90 per cent of stock market trades on Wall Street are already executed by machines without human intervention, which are pre-programmed to carry out orders and account for factors suc...

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