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Reasons for Flash Crashes: Example Dax Future February 6th, 2014

Certain market participants believe that short sharp corrections, aka a Flash-Crash, are caused by ominous or secretive algorithms. The action in the Dax Future on February 6th is an example that the F.A.Z. sees as a Flash-Crash, – even though the exchange was quick to point out that they wouldn’t describe it like that. If you take a close look at what the reason for this ‘Flash-Crash’ was, it boils…

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