Interesting… HFT has proven to be singularly destructive. Despite the claims of it defenders, it does not increase market liquidity; it merely increases trading volumes without improving ease of execution. 60% of US stock market trading volume comes from HFT. HFT has undermined how markets operate. Institutional investors have diverted some of their trades to… Read More A Novel Approach to High Frequency Trading
I hate saying, “I told you so,” but … http://gawker.com/5862363/the-tech-bubble-just-popped
Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world – physics-math – 19 October 2011 – New Scientist
California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris will no longer take part in a national foreclosure probe of some of the nation’s biggest banks, which are accused of pervasive misconduct in dealing with troubled homeowners. Harris removed herself from talks by a coalition of state attorneys general and federal agencies investigating abusive foreclosure practices because the nation’s… Read More California breaks from 50-state probe into mortgage lenders [Updated] – latimes.com
The 24 arrestees, comprising 15 women and nine men, spent several hours in a jail in South Boston, but are unlikely to face any serious charges. via Bank of America: 24 People Arrested in Boston Protest.
Exactly. The demonstrative effect here can not be understated. When economists mention the CRA, they aren’t saying Carter caused the collapse in 2008, or whatever party loyalists hear when they see that. The CRA is instantly dismissed as unimportant, as 1977 was a long time ago, and this couldn’t have happened because of just that.… Read More Redditor Posts Dissertation on Causes of the Great Recession
Overdraft Fees: Bank Of America Uses Temporary Hold To Trigger Overdraft Fee?. Tsk tsk.