High Frequency Gambling Casino, Stock Market Challenges, and the Small Time Investor

On or around the time of the July-August 2011 debt deal negotiations in Washington DC and the Standard & Poor’s downgrade of US treasuries we watched the US stock market, and stock markets around the globe responding to what was going on deal with extreme volatility. Under such conditions, are generally times when investors lose big time, or make incredible gains. Generally it is the market professionals who are in the game, and understand the game, that end up with all the prize winnings.

At one point the Dow Jones industrial average went down 632 points in one day. It was the biggest drop since the 2008 market crash in a one-day period. The amount of volume being traded that day was in excess of the number of small time investors in the market. That is to say, those numbers were impossible, or so unlikely and highly improbable to make one wonder. What was going on? Well, it’s simple; the high-frequency trading computers using their sophisticated artificial intelligent algorithms were making trades in microseconds, and thousands of them per every 10 minute period.

On Larry Cudlow’s “Free-Market Capitalism” show on CNBC Larry was talking to a guest and suggested that it was getting a little out of control, and things were not fair to the little guy, the individual investor. Worse, it was completely eroding confidence in our stock markets. If the smalltime investor doesn’t feel safe, or feels that the game is rig, just like a slot machine in a casino, then why would they play?

I laughed because I was in the middle of writing this article when I listened to his condemnations of high frequency trading schemes, and I completely agree with what he was saying. Of course, this is not the first time, if you’ll recall last year there was a significant flash crash, when the machines took over, and that also rocked investor confidence, and yes the authorities and SEC has looked into the problem, but obviously hasn’t fixed it yet. To have 10% market swings within just a few days of trading keeps people up at night, it causes stress, and even heart attacks.

When smalltime investors who have their life savings and their retirement monies at risk, all that they’ve ever earned that uncertainty takes a toll. Not only on them, but also on the overall confidence, and that’s not good for our nation because our stock markets are to help capitalize American businesses. If they are working, that causes a huge problem. It’s too bad no one is addressing this problem or fixing it. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on.

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Stock Markets Should Not Turn Into Gambling Casinos – A Look at the Shanghai Composite

The Shanghai Composite started out as a way to capitalize Chinese Businesses, but with all the market manipulation it seems more like it’s turned into a gambling casino in many ways; much like the NYSE, or NASDAQ. It seems that the Chinese People who are really great at saving money have boosted stocks to an unreasonable multiple as many stocks were trading at 80-100 times earnings.

Then when the Global Economic Crisis hit China, many of their companies that were involved in manufacturing and exporting took a huge dive in profits, meaning their stock price based on things like quarterly profits was completely out the window. Many Chinese, just regular small time investors felt it was not fair, as they had put their money into the stock market and watched it rise, only to fall again and give up 20-25% in a very short time period.

But besides all that, I asked one small time investor from China; “Do you realize why stock markets exist?” Interestingly enough, she didn’t really, so I explained the stock markets exist to capitalize businesses. So, if that is what they are for, and if you really want to make money, you should be involved in the capitalizing of businesses, based on simple and sound principles.

Then I recommended to her, as I will to you, to read Warren Buffets essays, and to learn more about investing in the business world. Not long ago, I mentioned all this and the conversation to Guang Wu, the author of a new book; “China: Has the Last Opportunity Passed by!?” and his comments were that stock market investing is indeed much different and new to many Chinese Investors. So, please consider all this.

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Gambling at Online Casinos

Ever since the concept of gambling originated, there have been no downfall in its popularity. It’s an addiction that lures you to the casinos, where luck is the sole key to success. Regardless of your income, age group and qualification, there is always a chance to win millions and to lose whatever you possess. So whatever the hard work you did in the past won’t count here.

Being an internet dominated world, most of the of gamblers started gambling casino online, however, Las Vegas is still the hottest Casino destination of our planet. Earlier, gamblers used to cross into Las Vegas to test their luck and happened to enjoy winning and losing accordingly. The similar concept has been taken to the internet as well, myriad online gambling portals are putting across the opportunities to gambling online casino and enjoy online casino gaming.

Even with the advent of the internet age, the gambling industry didn’t suffered and still running successfully, yielding high profits. But it has surely transformed the mind-sets of the hardcore gamblers. Those who were habitual of visiting Casinos once in a week or month are now enjoying the same excitement while gambling online casino. Truthfully, there are some factors driving the gamblers to experience online casino gaming and do gambling casino online.

The first and foremost reason is the “home comfort.” The ease and cosiness that you can enjoy at home couldn’t be found anywhere else. Gambling casino online while being at home is entirely an amazing experience. You can witness and sense the similar excitement even at home, which you usually encounter within the exquisite vicinity of a casino.

Another defined reason that magnetizes gamblers towards the online gambling portals is the active mental stimulus. Obviously, while gambling casino online, you will concentrate more and end up taking more wise decisions. And that is why playing online casino games is a more lucrative decision than visiting casinos and playing in the hustle-bustle.

While gambling online casinos, you will find your analytical skills working perfectly and assisting you in taking confident and strong decisions. However, at the casinos, your decisions get influenced by the other people’s opinion, which drops your self confidence level as well.

So it’s on the whole better to enjoy the latest scenario and gamble online casinos to use your analytical skills in a much better way.

So go and checkout all the gambling casino online sites and do take the trial before you invest in any amount.

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Gambling Casinos Should Be So Lucky – Stock and Commodity Markets & Media Exploits

Every day the market goes up and down, and the cable media and financial newspapers attempt to explain these perturbations. Every time there is a sharp sell-off or uptick, they are trying to rationalize what happened, why it happened, what’s going to happen next, and then keep us all entertained in the process. But what does it all really mean?

Nothing, you could just as easy throw rubber duckies in a river, each with a different corporate name on it, and see which one of them goes down the river fastest. You’d do just as well as the best analysts over time with your stock picks, seriously folks, there’s a lot to be said for dumb luck and throwing darts at charts or corporate lettered symbols.

Still, you have to wonder about this daily barrage of promotion and nonsense, as if it really matters? Can you imagine if the Gambling Industry had 4 US Based Cable Networks following every table, every casino floor, or trying to explain how the winners and losers made or lost money – or why, and how they might fair in the future? Because as it stands Wall Street and the Chicago Commodities Exchange are really nothing more than giant gambling casinos, and those who play, yes, they have better odds than a casino, but it is all a game nevertheless.

More interesting is that we base our entire economy and the viability of our economic future on stock market, or commodity price indexes. We use this to set policy and we actually have politicians busy making speeches whenever they think the market might be going up sharply or down drastically. Calling for more regulation, less bureaucracy and vying for media brownie points. This is no more a reality than the created nonsense realities in Washington DC.

Political and economic analysts will tell us that the economy follows the stock market, and the best judge is watching the stock market today to know the future of the economy will follow in 6-months. But if the stock market is a manipulated, and gamed at every turn, and it’s true that the 6-month lead time is real, then it’s the tail-wagging-the-dog, and all the business cycles, and politics that follow are being led by a bunch of dogs gambling at a table.

Yes, I know you’ve seen that old cartoon too, and there is a lot to be said for that. Unfortunately, the whole thing is a lie, based on a casino, which looks legitimate by the media giving it credibility, as if it is doing something that matters or is based on real economic activity, it’s not. It’s all a joke, and the joke is on you. How does that make you feel?

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