The U.S.' top securities watchdog is looking at whether some high-frequency trading firms have used their close links to computerized stock exchanges to gain an unfair advantage over other investors, the Wall Street Journal said.

The Securities and Exchange Commission is focusing on computer-driven trading platforms of exchanges, including BATS Global Markets Inc., the paper said, citing people familiar with matter.

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