Traders question link between Twitter hoax and HFT

04/25/2013 | Wall Street Journal, The

After the hacked Twitter account of The Associated Press posted false accounts of an attack on the White House, high-frequency traders made more conservative decisions, but didn't exit the market entirely, according to experts. "I don't think the reaction by high-frequency traders would've been much different than other traders," said Eddie Linker of Chicago-based trading firm PNT Financial.

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