"THE MARKET... consists of tough men and women who look for ways to take money away from you instead of pouring milk into your mouth." - Alexander Elder

Friday, August 14, 2015

"Astroturf" as News

The mechanics of manipulation.
see: Grass Roots (FAKE)

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Third Wave


Ways to trade, support investment and reduce HFT.
see: GEAB
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Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Big Trade

see: Ideas for reality
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Friday, October 24, 2014

Manufactured Markets

http://www.goldmoney.com/research/analysis/markets-and-reality-disconnected#A reminder to all, about markets today, 
and how they dys-function.
see: Alasdair Macleod 

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Humans vs Machines

see: Video                                                                                                                        

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Canadian Banks Downgraded

Expect no help from the government.
see: Sick beavers

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Let's NOT go shopping

http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2014/06/22/seph_lawless_photographs_abandoned_malls_in_his_book_black_friday.html The art of not shopping.  Great photos.
see: Abandoned Shopping Malls

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Who's Trading?

Casino banking and the conspiracy of the new market.
see: New American

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Your thoughts... donated to science


If you want privacy..., well..., too late for that!
see:  Twitter Release

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What is a Bucket Shop?

"Bucket Shop is a specifically defined term under the criminal law of many states in the United States which make it a crime to operate a bucket shop. [2] Typically the criminal law definition refers to an operation in which the customer is sold what is supposed to be a derivative interest in a security or commodity future, but there is no transaction made on any exchange. The transaction goes 'in the bucket' and is never executed. Without an actual underlying transaction, the customer is betting against the bucket shop operator, not participating in the market."
see: Wikipedia

The SEC believes that "internalization" is somehow different, and this affects ALL of your online trading, no matter what you are trading. Trades that are executed outside of the exchange, never reaching the main market, effectively hide data from technical analysis, and skew pricing.
see: Not a bucket?

"... internalization hurts retail customers and market quality"

see: EconPapers

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