Is the Stock Market Rigged? — Paul Craig Roberts, Dave Kranzler, and Michael Hudson – PaulCraigRoberts.org

February 9, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

On February 6 PCR asked if the Plunge Protection Team had stepped in and prevented a stock market correction by purchasing equity index futures. LINK  Sure enough, the daily exchange volume chart shows an increase in futures activity on February 2 with sharp increases on Feb. 5th and 6th. Those are the days when the stock market averages were experiencing large point drops. So, ask yourself, would you purchase equity futures while experiencing cumultive stock market drops? One can understand shorting a dropping market, but not buying futures.

Source: Is the Stock Market Rigged? — Paul Craig Roberts, Dave Kranzler, and Michael Hudson – PaulCraigRoberts.org

Stock Volatility is Computer Generated

February 7, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

The actual productive economy has very little in common with the erratic and substantial movement in equity pricing on the major exchanges. The conditions for conducting commerce have not appreciably changed in the last days to warrant a numerical drop of historic proportions. For the working class and the consumer market, the price of items did not see a major drop or rise in value in this latest turmoil. Lost in the confusion is that the professional speculators won’t be playing a game of chance, they will execute their financial triggers based upon mathematical algorithms implemented at lightning speed by super computers. The days of the “specialists” making a market has been dead for years.

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The Chinese Market Crash

January 13, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

When the international financial press presents their standard explanation for the panic decline in the Chinese stock market, most want to tamp down the acute apprehension that the long awaited global depression is now at hand. Well, the International Business Times in their account on the China Stock Markets, makes a very insightful appraisal.

Read the entire article on the “Negotium” archives


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