"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

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Non-Predatory HFT

If half of the market is 'computers trading each other', it's refreshing to hear a new pitch.   Newly proposed Canadian exchange plans limit on certain kinds of high frequency trading . 

See also: Winnipeg Free Press
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Monday, June 10, 2013

10 Point Hockey, Feb. 7, 1976

Even if you don't love hockey, something about this accomplishment makes it  worth watching. 
Live version
Stop-motion animation 

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Friday, June 7, 2013

Confound(ed) Interest?

Only if  you are on the wrong side of it.  
An interesting article on the implications of a simple math formula.   original source: http://theautomaticearth.com/

related: Grains of rice on a chessboard
related: How to reduce population 
related: Exponential Growth

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Medical Breakthrough

Non-invasive surgery through ultrasound.
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Monday, June 3, 2013

Top 20 Collectibles

Kovels.com is an online site for antiques and collectibles since 1998.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Surveillance Art

How many pictures were taken of you today?
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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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