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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 10/11 – GW Report Falls Short Of Honest Truth, Alexa, Should We Trust You?

    by DailyDigest

    Thursday, October 11, 2018, 1:43 PM

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    • The World Is Quietly Decoupling From The U.S. – And No One Is Paying Attention
    • Chretien calls U.S. president 'unspeakable'
    • Alexa, Should We Trust You?
    • The Distortions of Doom Part 2: The Fatal Flaws of Reserve Currencies
    • UK Issues First Ever 'Unexplained Wealth Order'
    • Sears is in trouble: What shoppers should do if the company files for bankruptcy
    • Wells Fargo customers are fed up. They could yank billions of dollars in deposits 
    • This $69B Deal May Reshape Health Care as We Know It
    • Elderly Chinese Army Veterans Stage Massive Protest Against Police Beatings
    • South Africa’s Zulu Nation Joins White Farmers To Protest Government Land Seizures
    • The Pentagon’s Push to Program Soldiers’ Brains
    • Trump Insiders Ramp Up Rhetoric Against Russian Energy
    • Dyer: Global warming report falls short of honest truth
    • Climate change is making monster hurricanes like Michael harder to forecast
    • Yellowstone geyser erupts, vomiting decades worth of trash across park
    • How Feedback Loops Are Driving Runaway Climate Change
    • Trump Administration Waives Environmental Laws for Texas Border Wall
    • The Amazon used to be a hedge against climate change. Those days may be over.

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  • Podcast

    Eric Hunsader: The Financial System is ‘Absolutely, Positively Rigged’

    And the abuses are getting worse, not better
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 12:36 AM

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    Eric Hunsader, founder of Nanex, has been at the vanguard of warning about the dangers and the rampant fraud that the rise of high-frequency trading (HFT) algorithims have let loose in today's financial markets.

    While he usually feels like a lone voice in a world happy to deceive itself, he was shocked to receive a $750,000 whistleblower award from the SEC for his efforts. He's been sadly less shocked to see that since the award was publicly announced, the abuses he reported have only become more extreme and frequent.

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  • Insider

    AP Twitter Hack Reveals Just How Broken Our Markets Really Are

    A brief glimpse of the future
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 7:16 PM

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    Two themes that we've been consistently stressing over the past several years were beautifully illustrated today, courtesy of a hacked AP Twitter feed.

    They are:

    • Our markets are broken (courtesy of High Frequency Trading, or HFT, computers), and
    • When things finally shift, they will do so at a speed that will shock us.

    But first, the hacked AP Twitter feed…

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  • Podcast

    Eric Hunsader: Investors Need to Realize the Machines Have Taken Over

    The blink of an eye is a lifetime for HFT algos
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, October 6, 2012, 6:24 PM

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    In the blink of an eye, the market moves what used to take humans thirty minutes.

    High frequency trading (HFT) deeply concerns Eric Hunsader, founder of Nanex. He worries that today's investors, our regulators heck, even the HFT algorithms themselves don't fully understand the risks market prices face in the brave new era of bot-dominated trading.

    For instance, Hunsader estimates that HFT algorithms are responsible for 70%(!) of all completed transactions on our exchanges, and for 99.9%(!!!) of all exchange quotes.

    The pictures of trading floors you see on TV, where the people in bright jackets appear frantically busy in making their trades, have no bearing claims Hunsader on the actual trading action. The real action happens across fiber-optic cables, on racks of servers in cooled rooms, where an arms race defined by cable length and switching speeds is being waged

    The reality is that the machines have taken over.

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