In this exclusive interview, previous high frequency trader turned whistleblower, Dave Lauer, discusses the ins-and-outs of HFT on Financial Sense Newshour, including how it is used to takedown stocks through naked short selling, the conflicts of interest with regulators, exchanges, and large firms, and numerous other issues now facing investors in our brave new world of electronic trading.
While gold and silver bullion have fallen considerably since the highs reached in 2011, and mining stocks have fallen even more, I believe the weakness behind much of this move is due to the transition from the bull market in precious metals to its next phase.
Andrew Zolli, Curator and Executive Director of PopTech as well as the author of Resilience, recently gave an interesting presentation on why humans are notoriously incapable at predicting future events, the cognitive biases that prevent us from doing so, and the importance of creating resilient systems.
What’s going on with gold stocks right now? Are they in a bear market and is right now a good time to buy? In a recent interview with Financial Sense Newshour, resource analyst John Kaiser covers a wide-range of issues related to gold and gold mining stocks.
Barry Ritholtz—money-manager, author of Bailout Nation, and writer for one of the top financial blogs in the country—recently spoke with Financial Sense Newshour about the "big picture" on jobs, the economy, and stock market. Here he explains another reason why the stock market continues to move higher while jobs go nowhere.
We all know what has been going on with Japanese politics, BOJ personnel reformation and Japanese financial markets since Abe was elected late last year. The Japanese have now joined the global central banking chorus of “whatever it takes”.
It appears we are in the process of starting the first correction of the year but given recession risks remain a remote possibility and the long-term internals of the market remain sound, any correction in Q2 will likely prove to be a buying opportunity. A quick summary of the state of the economy and markets is provided below.
Prominent technology forecaster Paul Saffo—named a "Global Leader for Tomorrow" by the World Economic Forum—says that even though Murphy’s Law will probably come first, we should “immediately undertake” the creation of what he calls a “global economic observatory” to help govern this new world we’ve created.
The rolling crisis in Cyprus should reach a crescendo this week. If the parliament votes yes on some type of deposit confiscation, it would mean the people of Cyprus have elected to go “all in” on the euro and link their fate with the fate of the single currency.
Puru Saxena is an investment adviser for individual and corporate clients in Hong Kong as well as a widely cited expert and regular guest on CNN, BBC, CNBC, and Bloomberg. In the following recent interview with Financial Sense Newshour, he argues that Hong Kong, as well as China, is in store for a massive real estate bust and recession. When will this happen? When the U.S. starts raising interest rates.