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#396: A Father Of High-Speed Trading Thinks We Should Slow Down

August 21st, 2012

Episode 506 of 902 episodes

Thomas Peterffy's life story includes a typing robot, a proto-iPad, and a vast fortune he amassed as one of the first guys to use computers in financial markets.On today's show, Peterffy tells us his story — and he explains why he's worried about the financial world he helped create.We learned of Peterffy's story from the forthcoming bookAutomate This.

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