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The FBI and the Securities and Exchange Commission have joined forces to deal with the threat of market manipulation posed by new computer trading methods, reports FT.com.

As technology around trading evolves, policing of operations has become increasingly harder.

The new trading strategies have been credited with improving liquidity in securities and reducing volatility, but they’ve also been accused of “destabilising the market and putting retail investors at a disadvantage.”

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Originally published on Advisor.ca