"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, 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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Monday, April 21, 2014

Profits first, Lawsuits second

 The city of Providence gets tired of losing to crooked practices.
see: Money for nothin
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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Safe Sex and Healthy Markets

What you don't want to know about your broker's umbrella.
see: Playing Safe
see: Healthy Org
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Monday, March 17, 2014

Between the Lines, (animation)

A visual display of the change in Europe's borders throughout history.
see: Loiter.co
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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Decentralized World


Net neutrality for a start.
see: Shareable
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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.
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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Surviving the Arts


Famous artists who didn't quit their day jobs, but still 
got their main work done.
see: Mental Floss
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Hello Dalai (the Dalai Lama interview)

Beyond money.  A discussion with the spiritual leader on a variety of topics, including money, health and politics.
see: HuffPost
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Friday, February 7, 2014

Bouyant Bidders

Auction Sale Breaks Record.  If it looks like a duck, 
and quacks like a duck, it might be inflation.
see video: Sotheby's
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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Smokeless Pharmacy

Retail pharmacy stops selling cigarettes.  
see: Not Blowing Smoke
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Monday, February 3, 2014

$urreal Currency

What happens in Rio, stays in Rio?
see: Fighting inflation with populist currency
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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Loonie Tunes

What is that song us crazy Canucks are playing?
Could it be a sad song?
see: 85 pennies (if we still used them)
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Monday, January 13, 2014

The Darker Side of Advice


How to not feel guilty about about buying lattes.
A realistic look at savings.
see: Pound Foolish
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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Pondering the Crypto Lifeboat

A restatement of confidence; a dire warning.
see: Bill Still
see: History of Bankruptcy Law
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TED Talks for Dummies

Pushing the boundaries of the boundaries, this talk is unique in that it not only forces a critical look at an intellectual process, it makes us want to ask uncomfortable questions about the design of things. 
see: "Raising the level of general understanding"
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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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