"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

Monday, March 17, 2014

Between the Lines, (animation)

A visual display of the change in Europe's borders throughout history.
see: Loiter.co
 (Comments welcome.  See link below.)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Decentralized World


Net neutrality for a start.
see: Shareable
 (Comments welcome.  See link below.)

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.
(Comments welcome.  See link below.)

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
 (Comments welcome.  See link below.)
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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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