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Category Archives: HFT

Total G-3 Central Bank Control

    Total G-3 Central Bank Control Posted with permission and written by Craig Hemke, TF Metals Report      There’s a lot of amazement and wonder at how the “stock market” can be up today with the devastating news out of Texas and the latest North Korean missile launch. Longtime readers of TFMR know […]

Our Brave New ‘Markets’ – How HFT Algos Risk A Sudden Massive Sell-Off

Authored by Chris Martenson via PeakProsperity.com, One thing is clear: These aren’t your daddy’s markets anymore. Why?  Because about 10 years ago the Rise of the Machines (aka high frequency trading algorithms) completely altered the terrain of what we call the ‘capital markets.’  Let’s look at this as a before and after story. Before the machines, […]

A “Mysterious Antenna” Emerges In An Empty Chicago Field; Billions Depend On It

Readers are familiar with the various microwave and laser arrays located at the real New York Stock Exchange in Mahwah, New Jersey, both of which we have written about in the past. Microwave tower located next to the NYSE in Mahwah, NJ. This article, however, is not about the familiar antennas off Route 17 in […]

Stupid Is As Stupid Does

Authored by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog, If you prefer fake news, fake data, and a fake narrative about an improving economy and stock market headed to 30,000, don’t read this fact based, reality check article. The level of stupidity engulfing the country has reached epic proportions, as the mainstream fake news networks […]

Are 401K Holders About To Feel A Savers Pain?

Authored by Mark St.Cyr, There’s an old truism people forget all too often. It has many variations and is attributed to even more, its core meaning goes something like this: “If the government can give it to you, than it can also take it away.” Some of you might be wondering if I’m talking about […]

In Ominous Sign For Banks, Equity Trading Revenues Continue To Drop

It’s not just the HFT industry that has cannibalized itself so much, while spooking regular traders out of the markets, there is hardly any revenue growth left (as the WSJ showed last week). After suffering a substantial drop in bank equity trading revenues over the past several years, there was hope that finally this key […]

BofA: The Market Is No Longer Efficient

Almost exactly 8 years ago, in April of 2009 we wrote for the first time that as a result of the confluence of unprecedented central bank intervention meant to prop up risk prices which distort markets in the long run, and the rising dominance of HFT and algo trading strategies, which distort price formation in […]

How The Flash Crash Trader Was Scammed Out Of A $50 Million Fortune

The sad saga of Navinder Sarao, who on April 20, 2015 became the scapegoat for the May 2010 flash crash and was sentenced to up to 360 years in prison – he will find out later this year the actual length of his prison sentence – got its latest twist today thanks to a fascinating […]

Civil War Two Is Underway – What’s Left In The CIA’s Bag Of Tricks?

Submitted by Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com, I dunno about you, but I rather enjoy watching the praetorian Deep State go batshit crazy as the day of Trump’s apotheosis approacheth. I imagine a lot of men and women running down the halls of Langley and the Pentagon and a hundred other secret operational redoubts with their […]

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Submitted by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog, I stopped trying to predict markets back in 2008 when the Federal Reserve, Treasury Department, Wall Street bankers, and their propaganda peddling media mouthpieces colluded to rig the markets to benefit the elite establishment players while screwing average Americans. I haven’t owned any stocks to speak […]