The Latest Thing In China: Brokers Refusing Sell Orders

Just think of it as brokers doing you a favor: do you really want to be arrested for "malicious" selling?

So why even bother with the pretense of "markets", and not only in China, but in Japan, Europe, Switzerland, the US and everywhere else where central banks have directly injected $22 trillion in artificial liquidity in the past 7 years to keep the illusion afloat?

Think of how much more productive the economy will be if central banks assure that markets will close higher by 1% every day in perpetuity. Consider the amount of free time Wall Street's brilliant "financial engineers" will have to allocate to socially useful activities for once.