"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

Friday, May 31, 2013

The Secret of Oz

Surprising revelation: "Historically gold ALWAYS works against a thriving middle class..."
Documentary film by Bill Still, better known for the 1996 film "The Money Masters", here describes how the author of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" used symbols to convey a monetary tale of real life proportions.  The symbols were later removed and ignored.  Enjoy this film in its entirety, a full 1 hr, 50 min.

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Australia/China non-US dollar Agreement

Australian Prime Minister makes announcement.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Alternative Investments

see: Online Auction 

Liquidity, or rather, the lack of it, would slow many down from investing in diamonds.  This is addressed in this brief article.  

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Sunday, May 26, 2013


See also: Martin Armstrong on Homeland Insecurity

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Investor Destruction in Canada

Dark pools, multiple trading platforms, and you thought it was all about pricing?  Manipulation is not even denied in this excellent expose'.

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Dark Images

Art therapy reveals the psychological effects of war.
Amazing images from soldiers in trauma.

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Superman gets Ripped

Rare comic loses value.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

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Detroit selling their artistic jewels?

Ready the artistic bail-in.  Are we really selling art to pay our collective bill?  Who will be buying?  Will they be selling it back later?

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Classy Assets - Art & Collectibles

An innovative way to invest in fine art via art funds.
Critical comment: "starting with negative returns".
Also, you can't hang an art fund on the wall. 

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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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