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"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


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

  (Comments welcome.  See link below.)

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

 (Comments welcome.  See link below.)

Monday, June 23, 2014

Who's Trading?

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

 (Comments welcome.  See link below.)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Your thoughts... donated to science

http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2014/05/28/your-tweets-are-being-donated-to-science/

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

 (Comments welcome.  See link below.)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Profits first, Lawsuits second

 The city of Providence gets tired of losing to crooked practices.
see: Money for nothin
 (Comments welcome.  See link below.)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Safe Sex and Healthy Markets

http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2014/04/11/market-structure-changes-are-coming-and-you-better-be-part-of-the-discussion/ 
What you don't want to know about your broker's umbrella.
see: Playing Safe
see: Healthy Org
 (Comments welcome.  See link below.)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Between the Lines, (animation)

A visual display of the change in Europe's borders throughout history.
see: Loiter.co
 (Comments welcome.  See link below.)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Decentralized World

http://www.shareable.net/blog/21-technologies-that-will-decentralize-the-world

Net neutrality for a start.
see: Shareable
 (Comments welcome.  See link below.)

Friday, March 14, 2014

YOU for Sale: the data brokers

see: Moyers & Company
A consideration of  data collection, loss of privacy and what
we don't get for all the effort.
(Comments welcome.  See link below.)
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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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