High-frequency trading (video)

Investors for years have been pouring millions of dollars into high-tech equipment and complex algorithms to shave milliseconds off their trading time. Automated trading was identified as a prime culprit for the May 2010 “flash crash,” when the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost and regained more than 1,000 points in a few minutes. The Hill's Molly Hooper and Peter Schroeder discuss.