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Flash-Crash Trader Jumps Into Currency Market When Others Flee

  • Isaac Lieberman’s Aston Capital trades during high volatility
  • Gathering information about extreme market events pays off
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Lieberman's Aston Capital on the Hunt for Flash Crashes

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Isaac Lieberman loves a good flash crash.

There’s nothing nefarious afoot here, to be clear. It’s just that at a time when many currency-trading firms don’t know what to do when extreme price fluctuations hit, Lieberman’s brought together a bunch of military and tech gurus to form a firm -- Aston Capital Management -- that’s designed to thrive at those moments. When others shut down, it gears up.