• Flash Crash 2.0 – Traders expect another repeat
    Traders expect another repeat of a flash crash. Joe Saluzzi of Themis Trading has been on the ball with this and has been warning for many years (check out his excellent 60 Minutes piece). Goldman Sachs et al., momentum traders and the algos will inevitably further induce and compound... More »
    May 12, 2011
  • My Reading List:
     Paul Volcker: How To Identify Prop Trading In Three Simple Steps (Business Insider)The Real Reason Goldman Should be Freaking Out About the Volcker Rule in One Word (NetNet)Here’s How Much German Banks Are on the Hook To The Periphery For (Creditwritedowns)Earnings Not... More »
    May 12, 2011
  • Volatility coming back?
    May 12, 2011 Register for our next free webinar, "Getting Started in Currency Trading", click here Volatility coming back?With the VIX hovering near multi-month (even year) lows, commodity prices under extreme volatility and the thinly traded summer months approaching, it... More »
    May 12, 2011
  • Market Maker "MYTH" is being Passed Down from Monkey to Monkey?
    The 'role' of Market Makers (within the US Financial Markets) has surely reached it's "use by date" and should be well and truly gone over with a 'fine tooth comb'. This system is nothing short of being CORRUPT and authorities are failing in their duty to protect... More »
    May 12, 2011
  • Fight between risk on/off
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    May 12, 2011
  • Gold pin bar, Euro recap, 12th May 2011
    Forex Commentary: The U.S. dollar turned lower Thursday, after hitting its highest level against the euro in more than six weeks, as commodities strengthened, turning equities higher and reducing the greenback’s appeal against riskier assets. The dollar index DXY -0.18%, which measures the... More »
    May 12, 2011
  • The Most Obvious Thing To Do
    First, let’s start off today by just throwing around some words:Pure, clean, clear, clean, simple, plain, authentic, wholesome, pristine, immaculate, untainted, true, flawless, natural, unstained, genuine, virtuous, unblemished, straight….perfect.These are words that pretty much... More »
    May 12, 2011 CUD, ERE, ERO
  • Market Bouncing or Breaking Down - Following up on 500% Trade Ideas
    Oh boy is this great!   We love a good market panic – especially when we were betting on it.  We’ve been preparing for this downturn since we set up our disaster hedges again (first time in a long time) on April 21st, which was also a Thursday, when I wrote:... More »
    May 12, 2011 EDZ, TM, QQQ
  • VIV, a Value Stock in a Growth Stock's Clothing
    I'm a value guy.  When I screen for stocks I screen for good values, high dividend yield, currently oversold, good sales, etc. etc.  Vivo Participacoes S.A. (VIV) has been showing up in my value screen for some time now.  Its most significant "value" attribute... More »
    May 12, 2011 VIV, TSU, TSP
  • Fuel Innovations
    There are few alternatives to resolve the conflict between providing jobs and prosperity for China’s 1.3 billion citizens and protecting the environment in which they live.  Since coal is China most abundant energy source policy makers and China’s enterprise alike are hard at... More »
    May 12, 2011