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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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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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Today we have a taper dance and balloons!

Pre-open the futures were negative with Asian markets down and Europe still falling so what is to happen? Oil down and expected to continue and gold down still so that makes it hard to see Canada’s market move up; we expect a down day. US Fed Chairman Ben’s taper talk scared some investors who are running from […]

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