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Gold Under Extreme Pressure to Rise, the Golden Eye of the Debt Hurricane

By Jim Willie CB from The Market Oracle What an incredibly complex confusing and treacherous month. It can be safely said that 80% of the activity is almost totally kept from the public. The financial system is breaking in an … Continue reading

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Nasdaq Wants To Reward Market Making

By Cinthia Murphy from Index Universe Nasdaq, the second-largest U.S. stock exchange, is looking to implement a program that would reward with financial incentives market makers who are willing to “go the extra mile” to keep ETF trading spreads tight … Continue reading

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BlackRock looks to take on Wall Street

As reported by Dan McCrum and Michael Mackenzie in New York, April 12, 2012 6:50 pm,  Financial Times BlackRock, the world’s largest money manager by assets under management, has filed documents and is in talks with the Securities and Exchange Commission as … Continue reading

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ETF traders can’t win a loser’s game

As reported by April 11, 2012, Steve Beck, the Wall Street Journal PALO ALTO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — In their 1978 song, “What a Fool Believes,” the Doobie Brothers spin a tale of a man who is self-deceived, trusting a lie of … Continue reading

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High-Speed Trading Is Progress, Not Piracy

As reported by Bernard S. Donefer Apr 10, 2012 7:00 PM GMT-0400, Bloomberg They steal from the rich and keep it! That sums up the criticism of E-pirates, aka high-frequency traders, the current bad boys of the financial markets. Many retail and … Continue reading

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How Some Midcap Funds Beat Other Midcap Funds (80% of the Market is a “Midcap Stock”?)

By Kai Petainen from Forbes In general, there is a tendency to demonize the dark pools, hedge funds, high frequency traders, and even political insider trading – but very little attention is paid to some of the techniques employed by the mutual … Continue reading

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Swiss exchange enters fray with free co-location

By Tim Cave from Financial News Switzerland’s main stock exchange will begin offering the controversial practice of ‘co-location’ free of charge later this month, as it forges ahead with plans to overhaul its systems, attract a wider range of participants … Continue reading

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Bill Gross’s Shiny New Toy: The Bond King’s Novel ETF Might Be Worth a Look.

As reported by Kirsten Grind from The Wall Street Journal, Bill Gross, the co-chief investment officer and founder of Pacific Investment Management Co., recently pulled off an unusual feat: He beat his own performance. Mr. Gross’s new actively managed exchange-traded … Continue reading

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An Accident Waiting To Happen

By Paul Amery from Index Universe Is the intraday tradability of ETFs a blessing or a curse? My colleague Paul Britt’s blog has generated an interesting debate on the pros and cons of high-frequency trading. Britt refers to the dangers … Continue reading

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No Sugar Coating Necessary: Trading Volume Still Stinks.

By Steven Russolillo from The Wall Street Journal This just in: Trading volume still stinks. Not withstanding the recent pullback, stocks are up big this year, yet low levels of volume continue to accompany the rally. March’s daily volume average … Continue reading

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