The rise of robot currency traders: what does this mean for humans?

In an effort to stamp out unethical behaviour and cut costs, banks have cut staff and – in many cases – robots are taking their places. Robots are much maligned as a potential source of flash crashes, but Katie Martin, head of FastFT, asks whether inexperienced traders should be a greater cause for concern.


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