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1 Thing You Need to Know About the Flash Crash

By Chris Hill - Apr 24, 2013 at 6:41PM

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Is computerized trading to blame for the flash crash this week?

The following video is from Wednesday's Motley Fool Money roundtable discussion with host Chris Hill and analysts Ron Gross, Charly Travers, and James Early.

There was some unexpected drama on Tuesday afternoon when the Dow suddenly dropped more than 150 points. The Twitter account belonging to the Associated Press was hacked and a fake tweet was posted about an attack on the White House. But the Dow recovered and closed the day in positive territory. Is the recent flash crash an indictment of computerized trading? What should individual investors do with the news? In this installment of Motley Fool Money, our analysts share some investing takeaways from the flash crash.

The relevant video segment can be found between 11:33 and 12:53.

For the full video of today's Motley Fool Money, click here.

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