Market Manipulation

Meet China's Hedge Fund Capital

Hedge funds didn't exist in the world's second-largest economy five years ago...Now they have their own private village.

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Rigged Markets (Video)

We discuss how the fundamentals don`t matter in a completely Rigged Market environment, Central Banks have basically given the blessing to Financial Markets "Cheat Like Hell"!

Chinese Bitcoin Trading Volumes Crash 90% Overnight

High-speed traders are pulling out of China’s bitcoin market at an unprecedented pace after the three biggest venues started charging transaction fees on Tuesday, leading to a collapse in trading volumes.

Declassified CIA Memos Reveal Probes Into Gold Market Manipulation

he CIA recently released a series of declassified 1970s memos relating to the gold market and the newly created SDR. These memos give new insight how the CIA viewed the gold market, the perceived manipulation of gold and the potential for the SDR to become a gold substitute in the international monetary system.

China Orders No Market Selloffs During President's Davos Trip

China has taken "measures" to prevent market selloffs this week, Bloomberg reports, as President Xi Jinping’s appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos puts Asia’s largest economy in the global spotlight, and its immediate reaction has been to manipulate its stock market.

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Orphaned Liberals

It is fascinating that some 2nd generation liberals when asked why they are Democrats can't talk about ideas, but rather cite the people whose ideas they adhere to. In one instance, I volunteered to defend a liberal Dem friend on an issue. First, I asked him why he was a Democrat before setting out to back him up. His answer to why he was a Democrat was "Because my mother is." His mother was a multi-millionaire now and a long way from being progressive. My progressive liberal friend was a political orphan drinking kool-aid. Meanwhile his mom had long since swapped for Caymus Cabernet.

"China's Next Time Bomb" - A Look Inside The Insane World Of China's Bitcoin Traders

Ding Wen, 34, had built up a personal fortune of more than two million yuan after years of hard work at an internet company in Nanjing. But he saw most of that wealth go up in smoke on January 5, when China’s bitcoin market crashed, sending the price of the virtual currency plunging 40% in just a few hours after lunch. Welcome to the insane world of China's bitcoin traders.

Nomi Prins' Political-Financial Road Map For 2017

Today, the only thing keeping a lid on financial calamity is epic amounts of artisanal money. Deregulating an inherently corrupt and coddled banking industry, already floating on said capital assistance, would inevitably cause another crisis during Trump’s first term.

Why Donald Trump Is Spot-On About The Russians And The Election

"Having worked since 1995 as a first-responder to cyber-attacks, including serving 11 years as Chief of the SEC's Office of Internet Enforcement, I whole-heartedly agree with President-elect Trump. His skepticism is not only appropriate and warranted - it's spot-on."

Dave Collum's 2016 Year In Review - "And Then Things Got Really Weird..."

"Markets don’t have a purpose any more - they just reflect whatever central planners want them to. Why wouldn’t it lead to the biggest collapse? My strategy doesn’t require that I’m right about the likelihood of that scenario. Logic dictates to me that it’s inevitable..."

Gold Manipulation Suspicion Lingers

It seems that manipulation of the gold fixing is over and done with - exposed by various lawsuits. Nevertheless, a noticeable price slide still occurs regularly in early New York trading - price behavior that is reminiscent of the time after August 5 1993, when manipulation of the gold price could first be detected.