flash crash

/ˈflæʃ kræʃ/ (say 'flash krash)

noun Stock Exchange
a market crash caused by a single aberrant trade, especially one initiated by a rogue robot.
{name given to a US stock market crash on 6 May, 2010, in which the Dow Jones lost 1000 points, recovering minutes later; thought to be caused by a single large trade amplified by high frequency trades}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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