Is this really what we asked for in equity markets?

Is this really what we asked for in equity markets?

The relentless progress in equity markets over the past few decades is a parable for the capital markets and investment banking industry. The combination of deregulation and technology has triggered an explosion in trading volumes, a proliferation of competing trading venues and a collapse in the cost of trading.

Yet this astonishing progress has been accompanied by an almost unimaginable level of complexity in markets and systems. And the point of all of this perpetual motion has become increasingly unclear.

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