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"Reduced liquidity often means greater volatility," says a commodity broker of the President's...

"Reduced liquidity often means greater volatility," says a commodity broker of the President's plan to hike trading margins. The hike, say economists and traders, promises to push smaller hands out, giving greater influence to hedge funds and WS trading desks. Politicians - gotta love 'em.
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  • davidingeorgia
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    >>The hike, say economists and traders, promises to push smaller hands out, giving greater influence to hedge funds and WS trading desks.<<

     

    That's a feature, not a bug, for President Goldman Sachs.
    20 Apr 2012, 07:48 AM Reply Like
  • Tony Petroski
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    Once again, the man from Georgia beats me to the punch. I was going to write:

     

    "The hike, say economists and traders, promises to push smaller hands out, giving greater influence to hedge funds and WS trading desks. Politicians - gotta love 'em."

     

    The implication by the copywriter was that it was a dense move on the part of the Obama people. More and more we're learning that, while these folks are economically illiterate, they know what they are doing politically just as the builder of National Socialism was a political phenomenon. The Obama folks are aiding their constituency, "hedge funds and WS trading desks."

     

    "Politicians, you can't live with them, you can't (fill in the blank yourself, I can't risk a visit from the secret service--those folks don't get the joke and they have to respond to every request of any of our Tsars)."

     

    -- Yogi Solzhenitsen quoted just before his arrest.
    20 Apr 2012, 09:29 AM Reply Like
  • Trader Monk
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    Oblamo probably sought advice from his good pal Corzine on this matter..although I think this poor decision was made out of ignorance more than anything..

     

    Hey David..involved in another thread and one of the SA subscriber's commented that he has noticed more libs involved..This site doesn't seem like it would attract or be a good forum for libs..Do you have any idea why the libs have suddenly appeared?..other than Terry 330 who I am still at a total loss for words as to who he/she is..think it might be Debbie Wasserman-Shultz..
    20 Apr 2012, 08:04 AM Reply Like
  • 1mp1r3t4
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    Under the guise of protection, the government's hand continues to disrupt the free markets. Fascism is the union of the government and large corporate interests, where government officials do the bidding for large corporate interests--generally, under the guise of protecting the people. It's a sad commentary on today's political environment in this great land.
    20 Apr 2012, 08:21 AM Reply Like
  • clarkefam1@q.com
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    I have a PhD in cultural anthropology and was a college professor before retiring.
    We live now in a plutocracy with Citizens United, corporate lobbyists, in the power seat. I have no hope for change with our present two party corporate capitalist system.
    20 Apr 2012, 02:25 PM Reply Like
  • Michael Haltman
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    Good morning:

     

    Wall Street 101 for Progressives, academics and career politicians!

     

    This article discusses the fact that the proposal by the Obama administration to cure higher crude oil prices by trying to change margin requirements in an attempt to stop speculators is political pandering of the worst kind.

     

    In the zero-sum game of buying and selling on Wall Street the way to lower prices has to do with supply and demand.

     

    Increase supply and prices will come down. In other words drill baby drill!

     

    Read the article at The Political Commentator here: http://bit.ly/IeMoJm

     

    Mike

     

    Michael Haltman
    The Political Commentator
    New York, New York

     

    Twitter: @Halthouse1
    22 Apr 2012, 03:32 AM Reply Like
  • Trader Monk
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    Mike..thanks and welcome to Seeking Alpha..Nice to have another NY conservative with good sound common sense. Will enjoy reading your insightful posts..

     

    Trader Monk..
    22 Apr 2012, 09:55 AM Reply Like
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