Money Examiners Finds High Frequency Trading Should Be Outlawed

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High Frequency Trading on Wall Street should be outlawed, a new poll has found. The practice allows professional traders to have a big advantage trading stocks over smaller investors.

A huge majority of respondents say high frequency trading on Wall Street should be outlawed, according to a new poll just released by, the innovative financial news website that follows the money for consumers and analyzes financial markets and issues.

In fact, 70% of those surveyed said they feel high frequency trading should be outlawed. Algorithms written by computer scientists clearly provide major investment firms advantages trading stocks on Wall Street over and above average stock buyers. News reports and information that reach the traders equipped with high frequency trading are able to make trades faster and make more money on stocks.

High frequency trading accounts for more than 80% of all trades on a daily basis alone on the New York Stock Exchange, where fast trading has previously caused regulators to halt trading on some stocks as a result.

Money Examiners also delves into changes in the U.S. housing market and forecasts its best 20 real estate markets for the year. The best real estate markets in the country have seen improvements in the double-digits over the last year. But things have started to slow down a bit. Rising mortgage rates and higher home prices pose major obstacles. Many of the hardest hit cities in the real estate crash have experienced the largest recoveries in home prices, including Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Miami.

The U.S. 10 best real estate markets in 2014 for investors have also been released by MoneyExaminers. Eight states share the the 10 best markets for investors. Many of the cities that have been hard hit by foreclosures, however, still provide some of the lowest priced homes in years, and there are plenty of homes left to be sold as foreclosures, despite measures that are being taken to reduce the inventory of bank foreclosures.

The struggling economy has driven millions of Americans to look elsewhere to find work or a cheaper place to live. A new Gallup poll revealed the #1 problem Americans are worried about is jobs, with millions of former employees that have been out of work for more than two years.

If you're looking for a cheaper place to live, you might check out a suburb outside of Oklahoma City or a small Colorado city that have been named by Money Examiners as the best two cities to live in the country the cheapest. The Cost of Living index rating the best 10 U.S. cities to live the cheapest were calculated with the Council for Community and Economic Research.

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