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UK Trader Fined 60,000 Pounds For Outsmarting Algos

Yet another UK trader is being punished by overzealous regulators for an accomplishment that should instead have earned him accolades: Outsmarting the machines. In a case that echoes some of the circumstances surrounding the scapegoating of former UK-based trader Nav Sarao, former Bank of America Merrill Lynch bond trader Paul Walter has been fined 60,000 […]

The Crash Of ’87 Remembered: “It Was Clear The Acapulco Cliff-Dive Was On For Monday”

“The markets in a panic are like a country during a coup, and seen in retrospect that is how they were that day,” wrote a young Salomon bond salesmena named Michael Lewis, of the chaos he witnessed. “One small group of people with its old, established way of looking at the world is hustled from […]

Australia Cracks Down On Bitcoin Exchanges; Shrugs Off Banks’ “Systemic” Money-Laundering Violations

Australian Government Is Cracking Down On The Nonexistent Bitcoin Money-Laundering Epidemic Australia’s largest banks can’t seem to go six months without a new scandal. In April, regulators accused Commonwealth Bank, one of the country’s largest financial institutions, of “systemic” money laundering violations, sparking an investigation into the broader banking sector, and the promise of heavy-handing […]

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 […]

The A.I. Economy: “Why The Market Never Crashes”

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, How are they keep this dying patient, the economy, together? Perhaps we are long past the point of an organic, “real” economy. Instead, autotrading and artificial intelligence appears to be auto-investing into the stock market and other parts of the economy in order to keep it afloat. Meanwhile, the […]

A Biased 2017 Forecast, Part 2

Submitted by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog, In Part One of this article I discussed the failure of our brains to think rationally due to our biases and the relentless propaganda flogged by our Deep State ruling class. Viewing the future through the looking glass of the Fourth Turning keeps you focused on […]

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 […]

HFT Legend Exits The Business: “It’s Harder To Make Money”

To those who have followed the rise and fall of the HFT industry, and certainly the far more dramatic rise and fall of one former Goldman trader and programmer, Sergey Aleynikov, the names Misha Malyshev and Teza Technologies are very familiar. Malyshev founded Teza – named for a river in his native Russia – in […]

The Greater Depression – Part 1

Submitted by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog, There are several movies I will watch every time they are aired on one of my generally useless 600 cable channels. They all have the same thing in common – a compelling character portrayal which keeps you riveted and mesmerized by how the protagonist deals with […]