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Why We Could Easily Have Another Flash Crash

It's been a great year for stocks, which could make some grow complacent. But before you run with the bulls, be warned: Our markets aren'€™t safe from another flash crash.

JPMorgan CEO Sees Pay Slashed Over London Whale Trading Loss

JPMorgan Chase reported a 55 percent jump in earnings for the fourth quarter as mortgage fees and other income surged. The bank also released its reviews of a $6 billion trading loss that drew sanctions from regulators, and said it would cut CEO Jamie Dimon's pay by more than half as a result.

Why High-Speed Trading Is Still a Huge Flash Crash Threat

On May 6, 2010, the Dow suddenly dropped 600 points and then just as quickly recovered, and high-frequency trading became a new economic bogeyman. But then, without its dangers being addressed, HFT slipped back into the shadows. Now, an upcoming report from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission may finally change all that.

3 Firms Charged With Oil Price Manipulation

A "manipulative" scheme that made unlawful profits on the price of crude oil was flagged in a complaint Tuesday by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, a sign that the regulator is cracking down on potential speculation in energy markets.

Flash Crash Panel to Discuss Reforms with SEC, CFTC

The May 6 "flash crash" is still somewhat of an enigma, but an advisory panel meeting on Friday to review a report into it could at least help regulators establish some new market rules to prevent similar crashes from occurring in the future, Reuters reports.

Manipulation or Not, Is Silver a Smart Investment?

Shares of silver are up about 40% so far this year, compared to just over 20% for gold. But a statement from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Tuesday could rattle prices as investors consider whether to add silver to their portfolios