Lime Brokerage: "The Next 'Long Term Capital' Meltdown Will Happen In A Five-Minute Time Period."

Tyler Durden's picture

Your rating: None

- advertisements -

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Thu, 07/23/2009 - 11:32 | 12817 Ruth
Ruth's picture

I heard recently, don't know where, who and how relevant, that trades should require a 1 minute hold on price.  Seems that would slow down the process.  Also seems unlikely or impossible.

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:11 | 12860 bchbum
bchbum's picture

I heard that even just 500ms would do the same.  I think nyse just lowered the time to 5ms (from what I'm not sure).

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 17:56 | 13374 dnarby
dnarby's picture

That would be Joe Saluzzi - Search this site and you'll find lots of stuff by him.  Unfortunately, he's clearly in violation of being awesome without a liscence.

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 11:36 | 12822 Anonymous
Anonymous's picture

Why would it matter if someone (cough GS) can see it before it happens? It's little agreement with the NYSE makes sure that they will profit off it anyway.



Thu, 07/23/2009 - 11:37 | 12824 Anonymous
Anonymous's picture

As long at the market is going up they won't care

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 11:37 | 12825 Anonymous
Anonymous's picture

Why does Lime Brokerage's logo exactly the same as the limewire filesharing logo?

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 11:50 | 12833 Anonymous
Anonymous's picture

" Mark Gorton is the founder of several financial and technological companies under the Lime Group umbrella, including Tower Research Capital, Lime Capital Management, Lime Brokerage, Lime Wire, and The Open Planning Project. Mark is currently the Managing Director of Tower Research Capital and the CEO of Lime Group. "

Tue, 09/29/2009 - 15:47 | 82735 ZeroPower
ZeroPower's picture

Oh wow, nice find! Never though p2p and being a baller at a brokerage went hand in hand.

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 11:38 | 12826 Anonymous
Anonymous's picture

This 'free money' machine will fail like all the others attempted throughout history, and most spectacularly. The greedy fools believe that everything is under control and that they can't lose. Hahahaha!

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:26 | 12873 cougar_w
cougar_w's picture

You sound confident. Keep in mind that they might eventually control the mechanism that serves out failure itself. At which point, they don't. Ever.

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 11:46 | 12830 Comrade de Chaos
Comrade de Chaos's picture


  1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. A robot must obey any orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
Now the law # 3 according to GS must be: A robot must protect its own existence, period. 

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 11:47 | 12831 Miles Kendig
Miles Kendig's picture

One day the gas that is fueling order flow will backwash sewer gas via the DTC flow access systems.  I suspect that a leading indicator will be a big spike in order fails with the natural results.  In other words these folks will choke on their own "product".

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 11:49 | 12832 KidDynamite
KidDynamite's picture

so are you against GS installing a filter in the sponsored access pipe that checks short sales against a "borrowable securities" list?


it sounds like that's exactly what the plan is - to prevent guys from shorting and then buying back impossible to borrow securities intraday (and thus ending the day FLAT, which would cause no settlement issues, and would go undetected by post-trade compliance checks, but would violate Reg SHO)

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 11:54 | 12836 SDRII
SDRII's picture

another day dollar down stocks up. Is this the blow off the top?

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 11:58 | 12839 Anonymous
Anonymous's picture

This is the new bubble.... but this time all the companies have big losses and that's 'good', had no earnings...

now it is less of a loss and rally to the moon

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:17 | 12865 Anonymous
Anonymous's picture

Good lord the company making money EBAY a world wide garage sale . Everyone else hoping the next quarter may work out. I am buying more SDS SRS FXP i will buy every day until the market drops 1% and i will make money. This is just a not stable market. In fact as i type i am starting a large position in QID 12 days in a row are you kidding this QID is easy money.

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:00 | 12843 Anonymous
Anonymous's picture

If the market continues on its way at this rate Dow will be about 20,000 by the end of the year

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 11:55 | 12837 Anonymous
Anonymous's picture

Regarding the recent stock rally.... too bad all the pension funds and lexus liberals own treasury bonds now.

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:02 | 12838 JohnKing
JohnKing's picture

I don't know, it sounded like Obama green-lighted bad Wall Street behavior last nite. He made it sound like what is for Goldman the financial industry is good for USA. I Expect the theft to continue, his only good metric right now is the stock market, all other #'s are in collapse.

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 11:58 | 12840 Anonymous
Anonymous's picture

If high-frequency trading is done away with how the hell are GS and Stevie Cohen's SAC Capital among others supposed to make money? HFT is their most powerful market manipulating tool. You can't just take it away from them. It would mean they would have to invest $million$ if not $billions$ into legitimate old school style due diligence platforms to make up for the shortfall of revenues and they would never get the same kind of returns for their money, not to mention that legitimate due diligence investing is not nearly as fun and rewarding as manipulating and cheating.

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:02 | 12848 Anonymous
Anonymous's picture

And looking at fundamentals such as earnings, valuations and yields and forward looking earnings of course.

But all that is just tooo complicated

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:03 | 12842 Chumly
Chumly's picture we move, day-by-day, toward the Mother of All Collapses and make way for the "reset..."  (I'd like to see the blueprints for that scenario - hell help Barry if he doesn't have a working teleprompter nearby)

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:00 | 12845 pinkboxtrader
pinkboxtrader's picture

Why don't we all (from retail to large fund) insist that every entity involved in the path from our client software through back office clearing be audited to not be engaged in any principle account activities?

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:02 | 12847 ShankyS
ShankyS's picture

does this sound like the beginning of a real Matrix? Nothing will be real soon. Like Rhom said - don't let a good crisis go to waste. GS is taking this to the extreme and the pace at which they are forcing issues is overwhelming an already overloaded disfuncional system. Carpe Diem GS! 

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:02 | 12849 Anonymous
Anonymous's picture

hey look, Tyler is posting more anti cpu trading stuff. Hmmm, I wonder who could be funding him? Will we ever see Zero Hedge balance their reporting? Next report will be on the power that these servers use and how thats so bad for the environment. Then, I anticipate we see some articles on how electronic trading should be banned and we should go back to open outcry. Then, in his final act, a push for full removal of the internet from society.

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:06 | 12853 Chumly
Chumly's picture

Okay, which one of you is it?  Is that you: Dennis, Larry, Cramer?

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:08 | 12858 lizzy36
lizzy36's picture

You want fair and balanced reporting head to Fox.  They defined the misnomer.

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:17 | 12863 Anonymous
Anonymous's picture

Look, I just want bloggers that are smart enough to be able to consider different opinions and are open to new lines of thinking. CNBC/FOX/most doom and gloom websites are narrow and unwilling to change opinion. Zerohedge started off with what seemed and open mindedness....but is now just droning and droning the same crap every day - JUST LIKE KUDLOW...who sucks arse

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:22 | 12869 Tyler Durden
Tyler Durden's picture

Just for you, I will start a parallel website praising the benefits of program trading, which of course will cost you. Shoot me an email so I can send you our (offshore) bank account ABA and #: you will be Zero Hedge's first sponsor!

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 23:40 | 13656 Anonymous
Anonymous's picture

Tyler, for the last time, Program Trading and HFT are not the same thing. Not even remotely.

Mon, 07/27/2009 - 07:19 | 15809 Anonymous
Anonymous's picture

"cpu trading stuff" however, most likely is equal to Program Trading - which was the accusation. For us argument connoisseurs, however, the real bite was in the "electronic trading should be banned" statement, which seemed rather inclusive. HFT is - from what I can tell - a subset of Program Trading.

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:47 | 12889 Comrade de Chaos
Comrade de Chaos's picture

I don't see the relation between the cancellation of free market practices & Doom & Gloom. I mean, look at China, they seem to be doing well in the last ten years as long as disproportional rise in inequality could be called prosperity of the nation. However do we really want that our success be defined by our connection and not our talents?

Describing none ethical business practices has little to do with preaching the END.  

p.s. the original anon is the CNBC intern # 2; the #1 is more sophisticated; the #3 is more aggressive. 

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 13:20 | 12938 Gordon_Gekko
Gordon_Gekko's picture

The issue is not computers but humans (mis)using them to rig/f--k up markets.

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 17:31 | 13340 Anonymous
Anonymous's picture

Apocalypse Now- Excellent, straight to the heart of the matter as usual GG. We have lost our way and intrinsic value does not currently exist - in this environment of uncertainty capital decisions are being delayed and costs (employees) are being cut because the cost side of the equation is the only known variable. The stock markets are the cheapest to rig for consumer confidence, since the last transaction price changes how every shareholder thinks of their wealth (could be 100 shares at a premium of $2 at the close- simplified I know). Computers are working through equations related to networks (6 degrees of separation) and correlation with earnings that solve which politicians and how much $ to lobby as an ROI. When political influence is the only fundamental, the market is a banana republic. I prefer a different yellow.

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:07 | 12854 DebtorShredder
DebtorShredder's picture

I love how the stock market is running on the fallacious thought:

"Rising prices are a signal to buyers."

What if they couldn't buy?

What if they wouldn't buy?


Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:08 | 12856 KidDynamite
KidDynamite's picture

like how Kudlow was trumpeting an hour ago about how "all of the indicators are lining up, INCLUDING the stock market"


oy vey

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:30 | 12877 Gordon_Gekko
Gordon_Gekko's picture

They're definitely lining up for something - but it ain't pretty.

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 13:48 | 12993 Anonymous
Anonymous's picture

Or my favourite: 'oil prices are up on stock rally' followed underneath by the headline 'oil prices rally on stock gains'.

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 13:49 | 12994 Anonymous
Anonymous's picture

Whoops f***ed that one up. I meant:

Or my favourite: 'oil prices are up on stock rally' followed underneath by the headline 'stocks rally on oil price gains'.

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:47 | 12898 cougar_w
cougar_w's picture

There is NO MONEY. There hasn't been real money moving through the pipes for a decade, everyone just noticed recently. Without real money there are few real players and a lack of systemic strategies as a result. TD is probably correct; there are likely a dozen Spark machines trading with each other across a fiber switch at some co-lo, the wavy line you watch all day that serves as a market indicator is just a 5 minute moving average of their combined algorythmic outputs. Twice a day, technicians tweek the algos to try and overcome/anticipate/undo the tweeking taking place in the next rack over; strategic "thinking" is reduced to getting another 0.5% return by end-of-day, then they rebuild the whole smoking, steaming engine in preparation for another day of trading.

Someone might need to pull the plug on the entire system and start over... with Turing tests for everyone at the outset.


Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:08 | 12855 Anonymous
Anonymous's picture

Why is the VIX going up?!

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:16 | 12862 Anonymous
Anonymous's picture

Gosh, the market was just a horrible place to buy at dow 6500, but now that it's 33% more expensive, I know it's a good deal!! All in!!

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:18 | 12866 erich
erich's picture

Wow!  So we have already had several LTCM quality trading blowups?  Most people don't even know!  Remarkable!  Glad the system is robust enough to handle it!

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:18 | 12867 Anonymous
Anonymous's picture

"We'll never see dow 10000 again!" LOL

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:31 | 12879 Miles Kendig
Miles Kendig's picture

With the dollar index at 72 what does Dow @ 10K really mean but just one more worthless make believe data point.

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:28 | 12874 Veteran
Veteran's picture


Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:28 | 12875 Veteran
Veteran's picture

same shit different day by the crony GS/SEC/entire fucking Government crew.  We are living through the end of the American Empire.  Burn it down and start over says I

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:31 | 12881 Miles Kendig
Miles Kendig's picture

Colonial scrip anyone...

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:32 | 12882 Gordon_Gekko
Gordon_Gekko's picture

Yeah, the quicker the better. Burn Rome, BURN!

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 14:45 | 13079 Anonymous
Anonymous's picture

where are we gonna get all the slaves and goofy wigs?

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!