Flash Crash Started With A Single Trade

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by pspr, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. pspr


  2. What a joke.
    Words fail me.
  3. Actually, it started with a big bang, 4 billion years ago. Maybe the SEC can send someone to investigate.
  4. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    they wont go back that far - porn wasnt invented yet.
  5. pspr


    That was about 14 billion years ago.
  6. What in particular do you find humorous about it? Waddell put 75,000 ES contracts for sale, which are worth approximately $4.5 billion. That's more than the gross domestic product of many countries. I am not surprised that it would cause a shock and disrupt the market.
  7. S2007S


    Are they still trying to figure this collapse out, who the fuck cares, move on already.

    Whats done is done.
  8. lindq


    I was told it was 6,000. :mad:
  9. heech


    Uh, that represents approximately 3% of average daily volume in ES trades. (And on that particular day, probably far less than 3%.)

    If that's an "explanation" for the flash crash... I'm stocking up on toilet paper and bottled water.
  10. heech


    Until the next time someone tries to sell 75,000 ES contracts?

    Apparently Al-Qaeda doesn't need to hijack a plane, they just need a small firm with DMA access to the futures markets.
    #10     Oct 1, 2010