Posts filed under “Trading”

Michael Lewis on Charlie Rose

Michael Lewis discusses his latest book: “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt.”

Category: Regulation, Trading, Video

Game Theory for Bulls & Bears

“Capitulation” is the term used to define a selling climax that often marks the bottom of a bear market. It translates into “surrender” — giving in to the overwhelming need to just make the pain stop. Retail brokers tell tales of individuals bailing out, often saying things like, “Just sell, get me out, please make…Read More

Category: Cycles, Investing, Psychology, Rules, Trading

Evolution of Trading

Hat tip Bianco Research

Category: Humor, Trading

HFT: Fragility, Bubbles & Mayhem

Ian Fraser: “Not only is HFT legalized front-running. It is also a socially worthless activity that amplifies market movements, increases market fragility, inflates asset price bubbles, and naturally worsens market crashes. And as we saw with the ‘Flash Crash‘ of May 2010, it can also fuel market mayhem.” -Q-Finance Discuss . . .

Category: Really, really bad calls, Regulation, Trading

How Your Buy Order Gets Filled

Source: Businessweek continues here

Category: Digital Media, Markets, Trading

Rigged? High Frequency Trading Is Legalized Theft

On “60 Minutes” last night, author Michael Lewis made a bland assertion: High-frequency traders, he said, working with U.S. stock exchanges and big banks, have rigged the markets in their own favor. The only surprising thing about Lewis’s assertion was that anyone could be even remotely surprised by it. The math on trading is simple:…Read More

Category: Regulation, Technology, Trading

60 Minutes: Is the U.S. stock market rigged?

Steve Kroft reports on a new book from Michael Lewis that reveals how some high-speed traders work the stock market to their advantage

Is the U.S. stock market rigged?

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Category: Really, really bad calls, Regulation, Trading, Video

Asset Trading and Valuation with Uncertain Exposure

Category: Think Tank, Trading

High Flying Tech Stocks Come Back to Earth

Fall from recent highs Source: RWM   Some of the most prominent names in technology are getting shellacked today. These companies got way ahead of themselves and now they are, well, to be polite, let’s just call it “retrenching,” as they give up a large percentage of their gains. I don’t think that Twitter Inc.,…Read More

Category: Sentiment, Technology, Trading

How Market Tops Get Made

With all the bubble chatter and talks of over-valued stock markets, I thought it was time to have a discussion with someone is the expert on the subject. In this case, that person would be Paul Desmond, chief strategist and President of Lowry’s Research. Desmond has spent the past five decades analyzing markets; his research…Read More

Category: Markets, Technical Analysis, Trading