"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, February 22, 2008

Different Rules Apply

Tax avoidance or tax evasion? A fine line you just don't want to cross.
see: German Tax Inspectors tackle Liechtenstein

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Monday, February 18, 2008

Large Bottoms and Trading


What do large bottoms have to do with trading?
see: BIG

Perhaps a new clue to the direction of the market?


If
skirt length is a believable clue to the cycles of the stock market,
how might preferred bottom size be interpreted? Large bottoms at the
onset of a bear market? Tiny buns on a bull? More on skirts throughout history,
including historical graphs on the economy as per hemline.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

FREE WEEK happening now at EWI

A free week of "Futures Junctures" is currently available at
Elliott Wave International.
Check out this opportunity for
learning more about futures trading, and the unique
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see: Futures Junctures Free Week

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Shake and Bake?



US Department of Justice gets new ideas about futures exchanges,
how they operate and if they are allowing competition.
see: New rules shake up
see: CME loses ground
see: Forbes

Saturday, February 2, 2008

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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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