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Academic watchers of hedge funds not ready to take on disciple role

Niche hedge fund traders like Woodridge Capital represent a new kind of risk taker that runs right up on the light after it has turned yellow. They win or lose by knowing whether to hit the brakes or throttle forward. So says Fan Chen, a University of Mississippi associate professor of finance who specializes in researching the trading of mutual ...

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UM Professor: May 6 ‘flash crash’ resembles a shorting scheme

Sell off widely blamed on automated trading but has suspicious elements, Ole Miss researcher says That May 6 nightmare on Wall Street that saw stock prices plummet in a sell-off frenzy is often recalled as the day the machines took over and drained the market of $800 billion in value in a 30-minute span. But the machines had some help from the ...

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