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Stock-Markets

Friday, August 03, 2012

Lose $10 Million Per Minute for 45 Minutes Non-Stop, Computerised Trading losses Mount at the Dark Knight / Stock-Markets / Financial Markets 2012

By: DK_Matai

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAlgorithms Rule This Asymmetric Brave New World

Welcome to this asymmetric brave new world ruled by computerised algorithms that are causing more chaos in minutes than what human-beings were previously able to bring about in decades. The Knight Capital Group, the Jersey City, New Jersey-based brokerage firm -- one of America’s biggest market makers -- announced on Thursday that it lost $440 million because of a mis-firing computer program, which carried out nonsensical trades for three quarters of an hour on Wednesday before it was shut down. The losses caused by computerised trading malfunction are greater than the company’s consolidated revenue of $289 million in the second quarter of this year, never mind its earnings or profits. Knight’s automated high frequency trading algorithmic computer program ran out of control for about 45 minutes, which means the company lost $10 million for each minute the new software was running. A non-human employee of Knight Capital -- not a human rogue trader on this occasion -- executed the crippling damage in less than one hour on one of America's largest brokerage houses which had been going strong for nearly two decades.

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Stock-Markets

Friday, August 03, 2012

The Bernanke Put is a Lie / Stock-Markets / Market Manipulation

By: Graham_Summers

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleNow, about that Bernanke Put.

Many people believe that because Bernanke once talked about dropping money out of helicopters to fight deflation that he literally meant that he would do this if push came to shove. He didn’t. The whole thing was a bluff meant to prop up the markets: the famed Bernanke Put.

Truth be told, this bluff is probably the smartest thing Bernanke ever did. By threatening to leave a paperweight on the “print” button, he convinced the market and all of Wall Street that the Fed would always be there to step in and save the day.

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Stock-Markets

Friday, August 03, 2012

Indian Near Total Power Black Highlights the Dangers India Investing / Stock-Markets / India

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleKeith Fitz-Gerald writes: For years now I've preferred China over India.

When invariably asked to compare the two as investments, my answer has always been the same.

Somewhat tongue -in-cheek, I'd point out "that India has trouble keeping the lights on from one end of the country to the other."

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Stock-Markets

Friday, August 03, 2012

World Economies In Uncharted Financial Territory, Hold Cash and Gold / Stock-Markets / Financial Markets 2012

By: Bill_Bonner

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBill Bonner stakes out “uncharted territory” in an interview with The Money and Wealth Show…

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Systemic Upheaval, Economic Recovery Vs Propaganda Reality Check / Stock-Markets / Financial Markets 2012

By: Jim_Willie_CB

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSome extremely powerful differentials in power are setting themselves up, in a manner never seen before in modern history. Those who dismiss the uniqueness of the situation are those who continually are surprised by events as they unfold. The pressure features the managers of the system, complete with corruption and fraud with official coverups in a never-ending sequence of crime scenes, pitted against the forces of justice and fair markets. Not a single fair market exists in USDollar terms. In pure Orwellian style, every single market has a US-based or London-based financial engineer at a control panel doing duty in price intervention. The Western defenders of the syndicate do not wish for the price structure to reflect the reality of physical shortage or the bounty of paper-based surplus, for the currencies to reflect true toxic value, and for the discovery price systems to reflect the raids of private accounts. The system is broken, and the pressure is building.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Planets Align for Stock Market Crash / Stock-Markets / Financial Crash

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDavid Zeiler writes: Of all the tools one might use to predict a stock market crash in 2013, planetary alignments and solar particles are not, for most people, the first options that spring to mind.

But market analyst Arch Crawford has applied his arcane "astro indicators" for 35 years with surprising success.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Federal Reserve, Gold, Oil, and U.S. Dollar’s Demise / Stock-Markets / Financial Markets 2012

By: Chris_Vermeulen

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article“We have, in this country, one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board. This evil institution has impoverished the people of the United States and has practically bankrupted our government. It has done this through the corrupt practices of the moneyed vultures who control it”. ~ Congressman Louis T. McFadden in 1932 (Rep. Pa) ~

The above quote coming from the Honorable Louis T. McFadden is a quite prescient statement as it relates to arguably the most evil enterprise in American history.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Facebook, Groupon, Gold - Challenging the Paradigms of Investing / Stock-Markets / Investing 2012

By: Frank_Holmes

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIt was an exciting and educational week. I was in Vancouver at the Agora Financial Investment Symposium speaking to hundreds of investors who are eager to learn how to grow and protect their wealth. This year’s theme, “Innovate or Die,” fit well with my presentation, as the conference challenged attendees to adapt their investment strategies just as empires and enterprises adjust to changing circumstances.

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Stock-Markets

Monday, July 30, 2012

Sorry Mario Draghi, But Spain is Finished, Here’s Why! / Stock-Markets / European Stock Markets

By: Graham_Summers

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs I’ve outlined in earlier issues of Private Wealth Advisory, Spain will be the straw that breaks the EU’s back. The country’s private Debt to GDP is above 300%. Spanish banks are loaded with toxic debts courtesy of a housing bubble that makes the US’s look like a small bump in comparison. And the Spanish government is bankrupt as well.

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Stock-Markets

Monday, July 30, 2012

Dow 36,000, What Enquiring Minds Want to Know / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2012

By: Fred_Sheehan

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe July 25, 2012, tribute to Barton Biggs received a large response. Biggs was obviously respected as well as loved. In the end, virtue is its own reward. Virtue is rarely rewarded in the world today; in fact, quite the opposite is true. It is refreshing to see such outpouring for a man who stuck to his guns and was also successful.

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Stock-Markets

Monday, July 30, 2012

Stock Market Intermediate Target In Sight, Calm Before the Storm? / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2012

By: Andre_Gratian

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleCurrent position of the market

SPX: Very Long-term trend – The very-long-term cycles are down and, if they make their lows when expected (after this bull market is over) there will be another steep and prolonged decline into late 2014.  It is probable, however, that the steep correction of 2007-2009 will have curtailed the full downward pressure potential of the 120-yr cycle.

SPX: Intermediate trend –  SPX is in a limited intermediate uptrend which is estimated to end in the first week of August.

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Why the Financial System Could Collapse / Stock-Markets / Financial Crash

By: Graham_Summers

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn order to understand why we’re at risk of the financial system collapsing, you first need to understand how the global banking system works. When you or I buy an asset (say a house, or shares in a stock, or a Treasury bond), we do so because we’re looking to increase our wealth through either capital gains or through the income that asset will pay us in exchange for us parking our capital there.

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Will the Stock Market’s Direction Determine the U.S. Presidency? / Stock-Markets / US Presidential Election 2012

By: Frank_Holmes

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAfter the first few months of President Barack Obama’s term in office, I wrote about the carnival rollercoaster the market was riding. Looking at the blue line below, that post may have foreshadowed his tenure! The average of four-year presidential cycles from 1953 through 2008 shows that the S&P 500 Index generally remains flat for almost the first two years, before heading higher in the second half.

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Market Bubbles and the Titanic Betrayal of Public Trust / Stock-Markets / Liquidity Bubble

By: Raul_I_Meijer

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleRobert Shiller, co-creator of the Case-Shiller index for US housing and author of Irrational Exuberance, has an interesting perspective on markets. Unlike the vast majority of economists, he recognizes both the role of speculative fervour in driving prices to over-reach themselves as a bubble develops and the fact that bubbles and their aftermath are swings of positive feedback inherently grounded in ponzi dynamics. As such, his position has considerable overlap with ours at The Automatic Earth:

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Stock Markets Rejoice But Uncertainties Remain! / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2012

By: Sy_Harding

It was pretty much baked in the cake that the economy is slowing so rapidly that the Federal Reserve will have to come to the rescue, possibly as soon as its FOMC meeting next week.

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Stimulus Rules...GDP Doesn't Hurt the Dow / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2012

By: Jack_Steiman

In this game you have to deal with combined efforts from those behind the scene. Those folks will do their best to control whatever it is they want controlled. In this case, it's the European central bank and its leader Mario Draghi and our own Fed leader, Mr. Bernanke, an effort between the two to prop the markets higher to prevent Main Street from falling apart. A few days back, Mr. Bernanke went to the Wall Street Journal and had them put out an article roughly thirty-minutes before the market closed. The subject matter was about how he was going to do something to create economic growth. It played out perfectly for him.

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Stock-Markets

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Harry Dent's Formula for Surviving the Great Bust Ahead / Stock-Markets / Great Depression II

By: The_Gold_Report

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWith a perfect storm brewing on the horizon, investors should be building their cash cache and running for cover, warns Harry Dent, author of The Great Crash Ahead. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, Dent explains how central bank stimulus programs are fighting a futile battle because a huge army of aging baby boomers has reached the stage in their economic lifecycles when they curb spending. How is Dent preparing for the gathering storm? Read on. . .

The Gold Report: Your considerable research over many years indicates that the size and age of its citizens drive a country's economic growth or decline. Because people have predictable consumption patterns throughout life, you can predict well in advance national economic growth or decline. How does that work?

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Stock-Markets

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Stock Market and Gold Fibonacci relationsh​ips / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2012

By: Anthony_Cherniawski

In the last two days I talked about Fibonacci relationships in the Elliott Wave structure.  Generally, in an impulsive (5-wave) move where wave [iii] is the largest, then wave [v] is often equal to wave [i], or some other Fibonacci relationship may apply.  This morning I gave it my best shot, suggesting that wave [v] would be equal to wave [i] at 136.75.  Actually, my calculation was off.  The correct target was 136.52.  Not enough coffee, perhaps.

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Stock-Markets

Friday, July 27, 2012

Four Ways To Not Lose Money In A Bubble Economy / Stock-Markets / Liquidity Bubble

By: Money_Morning

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMany experts claim we're not in a bubble economy because they can't see the "bubble."

Why is beyond me.

The bubble is so enormous right now that any serious bailout attempt would have to encompass the entire shootin' match or roughly $600 trillion to $1.5 quadrillion ($1,500,000,000,000,000) in order for it to work.

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Stock-Markets

Friday, July 27, 2012

Draghi Just Pulled Out His Bazooka… How Long Before the Stock Market Crash? / Stock-Markets / Financial Crash

By: Graham_Summers

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleYesterday, the markets exploded higher on ECB President Mario Draghi’s comments that the ECB stands by ready to do whatever is needed to hold the EU together

We’ve seen this exact same game plan before in 2008 when Hank Paulson claimed that getting a blank check from Congress to battle the US banking Crisis would be like having a bazooka: the markets would be shocked and awed back into functioning properly.

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