fat-finger


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fat-finger

vb (intr)
1. to make a mistake by pressing the wrong key on a keyboard or number pad
2. to make an error that causes further problems
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"Our brokerage wasn't meaning to sell Cebu Air shares." Cebu Air CEO Lance Gokongwei said earlier in a text message that the share price drop was likely a fat-finger trade.
Filling out paperwork can be time-consuming and costly for advisors, so weve streamlined the process with technology that makes RIAs more efficient and reduces the likelihood of fat-finger errors, said Mahoney.
Authorities are now investigating 21 officials in relation to the blunder which is now being referred to as the "fat-finger" case.
Moody's Investors Service said Sunday it may cut its rating for Samsung Securities because of the fallout from the "fat-finger scandal," a combination of human error and inadequate internal checks.
For example, engineers may focus on minimising the likelihood of the so-called "fat-finger errors" by designing UIs so that controls are hard to confuse or accidentally trigger.
The fat-finger error emerged in the industry heavyweight's 2014 accounts, just filed at Companies House, that showed turnover last year jumped to PS1.43bn.
“We've all experienced the so-called 'fat-finger' syndrome where sometimes amusing, although more often annoying errors, creep into our typing because of the tight space on mobile keyboards and screens.
9 ( ANI ): Facebook is suffering from 'fat-finger syndrome', as most of the company's recently touted mobile ad performance can be chalked up to accidental or fraudulent clicks, an influential Wall Street analyst has said.
Global Banking News-August 28, 2012--Citigroup fined for fat-finger trade(C)2012 ENPublishing - http://www.enpublishing.co.uk
The typical risk checks differ by asset class, but brokers commonly conduct price threshold, fat-finger, credit and margin checks -- as well as various checks on the performance of algorithms.
But I always ask, "How will this play at the hearing?" If I fat-finger the fix on my Garmin 496 and a deal results, what do I say to the inspector when he calls?
Ship spectrum data are periodically printed from AESOP and a Sailor must manually key, or "fat-finger," data into the Naval Text Message System.