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a trading technique involving large blocks of stock with trades triggered by computer programs

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He also served as a program trader for PaineWebber, associate portfolio manager/trader for Merrill Lynch Asset Management and head trader/portfolio manager for Monitor Capital Advisors.
NEW YORK, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing to enhance its program trading capabilities, Banc of America Securities today announced that Steven Bayardelle has joined the firm's equities platform as MD and head program trader.
Louise Hertzog, 54, program trader, and a resident of Jeffersonville, Pennsylvania.
But me-too program traders in the options market did execute several orders based on the bad futures market data.
Some analysts said program traders could have been buying back futures with the euro above 112 yen in the afternoon, compared with a low of 111.
Program traders were the early electronic whiz kids until critics pinned the blame on them for the 1987 crash and market circuit breakers limited their influence.
We are disuniting into a society of program traders, Think Pads, and the Internet at one extreme--and crack, Uzis, and three-strikes-you're-out on the other.
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