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The Stock Market is rigged!

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posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 04:18 PM

Well we all knew that already, right?

This could easily be viewed in hindsight as one of the "chipping away at" the foundation of our financial system.

On 60 Minutes, Michael Lewis said the following:

The U.S. stock market is rigged, with elite traders buying access to a high-speed network that allows them to figure out what you've just ordered, order it first, then raise the price before your order is complete.

And according to Michael Lewis, author of a new book about high-frequency trading called "Flash Boys," this form of "front running" is completely legal.

"The insiders are able to move faster than you," Lewis said on "60 Minutes" on Sunday night. "They're able to see your order and play it against other orders in ways that you don't understand. They're able to front run your order."

The advantage adds up to less than a second -- in some cases a fraction of a millisecond -- but thanks to the powerful computers masterminding the trades, it's enough time to make serious money.

"One hedge fund manager said, 'I was running a hedge fund that was $9 billion and that we figured that the, just our inability to, to make the trades the market said we should be able to make was costing us $300 million a year.' That was $300 million a year in someone else's pocket," Lewis said.

The best illustration of our impending doom can be seen here...

The video basically illustrates that our current form of financial identity cannot last. Moreover, it reveals that goods and services act like a sponge to the amount of currency on the market. In fact, inflation is directly associated to the amount of currency (not money) on the market, and as more currency floods the market, the sponge that is goods and services eats it up.

We truly live in a broken society and it WILL NOT last.

It's sad, really. We are living in the beginning of the end era and most have no idea.

Huff post


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posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 04:21 PM
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This is clearly a shell game and should be treated as such.

Just as in a casino, it is voluntary to participate in the stock market for starters. If you have some financial instrument which does, drop it before you think it will tank. People are still responsible for their decisions despite what some would have you believe.

The way out is for us to rekindle our consumer driven free market, invest more wisely, eliminate the fed and stabilize our currency, most likely with gold.
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posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 04:33 PM
The Stock market has been a big scam for a long time. Certain people control the market and can make it go anyway they want it to. The idea of the stock market is to make most people lose their money so the people in the one percent can control all wealth. Remember though that the one percent we think are the one percent are actually the two percent bunch. The one percent are not known to us.

posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 04:37 PM

posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 04:50 PM
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What makes all this worse, is the Gov't! With vastly threatened Gov't Union funds dependent on the markets, the gov't would be liable for those pensions if the market does not continue to go "up".

Therefore, the printing of around 1 billion a month has to continue to deflate the dollar-which is why the market has been raising. Not that the corporations are more valuable, because the dollar purchasing those stocks are less valuable.

This includes state, counties and city employee pensions as well as the feds.

If there's a silver lining, then it's the gov't is hugely vested in NOT allowing a market crash otherwise they're stuck paying for those pensions when they're already in deficit spending.

What a freaking mess....

posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 04:54 PM
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