SEC Proposes to Ban “Flash” Orders; Announces Broad Review of Market Structure Issues
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In response to an outcry of criticism voiced by the public, Congress and regulators, on September 18, 2009, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) proposed to ban the use of “flash orders” on equities and options exchanges and large alternative trading systems (Exchange Act Release No. 34-60684 (September 18, 2009)).