2. I Need a Runner!
Although not even the strongest critics of high-speed trading are calling for rules to turn back the clock to 900 characters a minute, there is a growing consensus that the potential negative consequences of raw speed need to be addressed for the good of the financial markets.
--Eric Owles, writing in his NY Times column about how technology has reduced stock trading to milliseconds
Greg MacSweeney is editorial director of InformationWeek Financial Services, whose brands include Wall Street & Technology, Bank Systems & Technology, Advanced Trading, and Insurance & Technology. View Full Bio