The Need For Speed: How High Frequency Trading Really Works

At dinner tables, around water coolers, and in political debates around the country, many are confused about what capital markets do and if they matter to Main Street. Many in Washington, D.C. question the value of capital markets. Third Way's Capital Markets 101 sessions were launched to help answer many of the questions surrounding what capital markets do in order to have a more nuanced, thoughtful policy debate, and help policymakers understand the value capital markets provide to all Americans.

On April 19th, our featured guest was Jim Angel, Visiting Professor at the Wharton School of Business. This Capital Markets 101 event addressed what high frequency trading is, how it works in the real world, and what it means for Main Street investors and the health of our capital markets.



This event was closed to press. It was organized to meet the requirements for a widely attended event as set forth in the Congressional ethics rules.

Event Details



April 19, 2013

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM


Capitol Visitors Center, SVC 201-00

East Capitol St NE & First St SE

Washington, DC - 20004


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