"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, December 20, 2013

Suitable for Hanging (someone)

What do stores do best?  Sell stuff, and ignore the irony. 
We don't have to get complicated to wonder WTF.
see: Mediaite
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Monday, December 2, 2013

Money Toss


A great tune as bonus.  
1997 promo stunt by British music group Mansun.
see: Taxloss
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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Bitcoin - "The Internet of More Than Money"

An extraordinary presentation by Stefan Molyneux.
Clues here about not only the future of money, but also about how we will deal with data, societal contracts and much more.
see: What You Really Need to Know
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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Sharing the Cheese

An idea from the Swiss for limiting top salaries.
see: Business Insider
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Walled World

Excellent interactive site showing the arbitrary division of society.
see: The Guardian
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Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Gravity of Change

The speed of light was up in the morning,
but later fell back below mid-week highs.
see: Rupert Sheldrake
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Friday, November 1, 2013

The Internet is Broken

see: The Guardian
We should be surprised at blowback from privacy invasion? 
see also: The Daily Ticker 
see also: Swisscom
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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

False Flag or "The Devil Drinks Coffee"

How reality is shifted by a staged event.
The reactions are real.
see: The Guardian
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Monday, October 7, 2013

"servant to the lender"

He's still reporting, and he says NO DEFAULT.
The voice of the many as contraindicator supports this thesis.
see: Bill Still
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Monday, September 30, 2013

"Pajama-clad bloggers"

If the slippers fit, wear them.  An interesting comment on
the broadening scope of journalism, blogging and how mainstream press is protected.
see: Activist Post
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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

$2.5 million plus free shipping

The future of art?  
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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Warehousing Investment Art

Moving wealth to private art holdings as way to preserve value.  The security of a warehouse removes art from where it can be seen and enjoyed.  If art has a non-monetary value, is there a problem here?

see: Spiegel
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Friday, July 5, 2013

Trade Detectives

Nanex CEO gives a stunning presentation of the computer system we 
used to call "the market".

See also: One half sec of Johnson & Johnson

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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Non-Predatory HFT

If half of the market is 'computers trading each other', it's refreshing to hear a new pitch.   Newly proposed Canadian exchange plans limit on certain kinds of high frequency trading . 

See also: Winnipeg Free Press
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Monday, June 10, 2013

10 Point Hockey, Feb. 7, 1976

Even if you don't love hockey, something about this accomplishment makes it  worth watching. 
Live version
Stop-motion animation 

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Friday, June 7, 2013

Confound(ed) Interest?

Only if  you are on the wrong side of it.  
An interesting article on the implications of a simple math formula.   original source: http://theautomaticearth.com/

related: Grains of rice on a chessboard
related: How to reduce population 
related: Exponential Growth

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Medical Breakthrough

Non-invasive surgery through ultrasound.
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Monday, June 3, 2013

Top 20 Collectibles

Kovels.com is an online site for antiques and collectibles since 1998.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Surveillance Art

How many pictures were taken of you today?
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Friday, May 31, 2013

The Secret of Oz

Surprising revelation: "Historically gold ALWAYS works against a thriving middle class..."
Documentary film by Bill Still, better known for the 1996 film "The Money Masters", here describes how the author of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" used symbols to convey a monetary tale of real life proportions.  The symbols were later removed and ignored.  Enjoy this film in its entirety, a full 1 hr, 50 min.

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Australia/China non-US dollar Agreement

Australian Prime Minister makes announcement.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Alternative Investments

see: Online Auction 

Liquidity, or rather, the lack of it, would slow many down from investing in diamonds.  This is addressed in this brief article.  

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Sunday, May 26, 2013


See also: Martin Armstrong on Homeland Insecurity

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Investor Destruction in Canada

Dark pools, multiple trading platforms, and you thought it was all about pricing?  Manipulation is not even denied in this excellent expose'.

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Dark Images

Art therapy reveals the psychological effects of war.
Amazing images from soldiers in trauma.

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Superman gets Ripped

Rare comic loses value.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

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Detroit selling their artistic jewels?

Ready the artistic bail-in.  Are we really selling art to pay our collective bill?  Who will be buying?  Will they be selling it back later?

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Classy Assets - Art & Collectibles

An innovative way to invest in fine art via art funds.
Critical comment: "starting with negative returns".
Also, you can't hang an art fund on the wall. 

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Order Flow Toxicity

a.k.a. "Crash Detector"
see video: May 6, 2010
see video: May 5, 2011
see video: August 4, 2011
eXTReMe Tracker

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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