posted on Aug, 12 2009 @ 05:00 AM
I think the stock market is faker than monopoly money these days.
Here is a interesting observation I have made, although I admit I have very little proof.
Websites such as WallStreetSurvivor allow you to play the stocks with fake $$$, to see if you "would have" did well or not with your stock picks.
However, something I noticed, is that when I invested in smaller volume companies, like for example a company with 150,000 in volume, I would
typically buy like 6000+ shares as they were so called "penny stocks" cuz they are cheap.
Well, when I would click to "sell" my "FAKE" shares in one of these smaller trading outfits, I would notice the volume of trading on that stock
was also altered around the same time as I conducted my "fake" trade.
This perplexed me as quite a coincidence, so I looked into it a little further, and realized that the trading volume of that particular stock rose or
fell totally in line with my fake trading.
This means one of two things. Either 1) major coincidence or 2) my fake stocks are backed with real money.
Of course most people will say "# 1 Major coincidence", but part of me is really beginning to believe that #2 may be the reality.
Are fake trading stock websites actually being used to generate fake activity in the stock market, in order to make it look like people are still
trading stocks like crazy?? I do not know.
But it sure looks like they are doing this. But why? Maybe the stock market lost a ton of trader volume, so bad that it was in jeopardy of totally
being shut down. And in order to remedy this they give people like me the opportunity to trade "fake stocks" with a "fake account" but in reality
I am actually trading REAL stocks with a REAL account!
This could in theory keep the stock market active when most small time investors have pulled out.
What I am saying is, part of this "Stock Bubble" that is going to pop soon could very well be that "fantasy stock trading websites" could actually
be using our picks as actual stock activity.
This is a hell of a bubble if true. Because when this one pops, the system is coming down with it.