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Woman looking and pointing up and asks, "High frequency trading does what for me...or should I ask, does what to me?"

High Frequency Trading and You

High Frequency Trading, HFT a stock exchange rescue strategy of hyper-computer, communication and algorithms producing incredible consequences. A basic strategy erupted into a hyper-technology monster episode now producing incredible consequences.

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Steve Kroft, 60 Minutes

Exposed! Market Rigging and High Frequency Trading

Market Rigging and High Frequency Trading covered in 60 Minutes TV video presentation and in Flash Boys, a new book by Michael Louis.
Canadian Trader Uncovers Market Rigging, clearly explains the issue of high frequency trading. The market rigging story all came to light because Brad Katsuyama, a Canadian trader at the Royal Bank of Canada, realized that something had changed in the trading market. He put in the time and resources to precisely identify the details and issues. Any investor must see this video.

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Janet Yellen, Chair, U.S. Federal Reserve Bank

Janet Yellen and Fed Expectations

Janet Yellen became one of the world’s most powerful players when President Barack Obama appointed her Chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board. What expectations do we have? She carries more financial sector influence than any other civil servant in the world. Questions abound over Fed policy, financial stability, Mega-bank and financial institution regulation, asset bubble control and relations with Congress.

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After printing a sea of yen, Japan will add to the market and economic stimulus by tapping a huge ocean of savings.

Yen for stimulus or trillions of reasons to consider Japan!

After printing a sea of yen, Japan will add to the market and economic stimulus by tapping a huge ocean of savings. Such historic changes make Japan a buy for investors because: 1 Japan has reversed a long standing policy and begun printing an ocean of stimulus money and 2 a new pending NISA program a government created investment program gives equities access to an ¥8 trillion ocean of private savings accounts.

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Characteristics of successful investors

4 Traits of successful investors

Anyone can develop the 4 Traits of successful investors: they learn and know investing. They pay attention, use an investment plan, are prepared to decide and act quickly and proactively as needed. They know both investing and markets while remaining attentive to both their holdings and the markets. By paying attention and planning ahead, they can decide quickly and act promptly and proactively as needed. That dependably produces their superior returns while they build greater financial security. You can make the choice of becoming a superior investor.

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Reaction to headlines can hurt investors

Headline news warnings and stock market risks explained

Headline news warnings and stock market risks explained as possible market overreactions. Reactive trading and emotions can drive market action. At such times, turmoil, not smart investing decisions, drive markets. To avoid being spooked, and trading with your emotions, inform yourself, do your homework and take the long view.

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Sorting Stock Markets of USA and Canada

Sort Through The Stock Markets of USA and Canada

Sorting Stock Markets of USA and Canada. An eight part series that looks at the stock markets novice investors need to know about in Sort through the stock markets of USA and Canada. At first look, finding and picking among the thousands of stocks for an investment, can seem daunting. The challenge becomes manageable by first learning which markets to consider. As important, we need to decide which markets we want to avoid. And we need to know why.

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Investor asked about NYSE EURONET

A reader asked, “what’s NYSE EURONET?” This was a response to yesterday’s post. That post reported NYSE EURONET took control of the LIBOR rate in London from the British Bankers Association after exposure of corruption and rate favoritism during the 2008 financial crisis. NYSE EURONET is the company that owns the New York Stock Exchange […]

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No to Blackberry and three stock picks

Last day of the first half or end of the second quarter on the eve of Canada’s long weekend for Canada Day. Normally a quiet day. But today there will be Blackberry excitement as they sharply missed expectations. I have long thought this technically excellent company missed the boat. Shares are trading down 23% premarket. […]

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