What kind of financial markets do we need?
This multimedia dossier is part of the series „Understanding Finance“ by Finance Watch.
It presents a description and critical review of financial markets and their basic functions. Questions addressed are: What are financial markets and what are they for? What functions are financial markets supposed to fulfil? How much liquidity do we really need? It furthermore discusses recent developments, such as high-frequency trading.
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