Economy

84% of all stock trades are by high-frequency computers… only 16% by humans

As of 2010, 50-70% of all stock trades were done by high frequency trading computer algorithms. And many other asset classes are dominated by high frequency trading as well: High-frequency trading distorts the markets. And see this, this and this. And it lets the big banks peek at what the real traders are buying and selling, and then trade …

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These 10 corporations control almost everything you buy

A chart we found on Reddit.com today shows that most products we buy are controlled by just a few companies. It’s called “The Illusion of Choice.” Ever wonder why you can’t get a Coke at Taco Bell? It’s because Yum! Brands was created as a spin-off of Pepsi–and has a lifetime contract with …

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Max Keiser says: “hang the bankers”

Viewers in the U.K. were surprised watching Channel 4’s “10 o’clock Live” show when guest Max Keiser, speaking in a debate moderated by one of the show’s presenters, David Mitchell – appealed to the live audience to “hang the bankers.” The audience applauded very enthusiastically. Keiser went on to explain …

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Why university is a scam: the college bubble

Many young college students, hoping to further their education, are deluded into accepting loans that they believe be can be payed once studies are completed and have received their degrees. This documentary explains how we are molded into an expectation of going through the grades of school, attending college and …

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Jon Corzine, the man who stole $1.6 billion from customers for JP Morgan

The only thing that could top today’s epic market insanity and hilarity, would be that Corzine is himself about to be Corzined. Just released from Bloomberg: MF GLOBAL’S CORZINE ORDERED FUNDS MOVED TO JPMORGAN, MEMO SAYS CORZINE’S `DIRECT INSTRUCTIONS’ CITED BY CONGRESSIONAL PANEL MF GLOBAL TRANSFER WAS USED TO COVER …

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Hyper Report (daily news in under 3min)

A brilliant way to stay informed in under 3 min a day. For past, present or future videos you can go to either the youtube link or Hyper Report website. [youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRS32wxvGho[/youtube]  

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Silver price manipulation

[youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCOuw-68vFw[/youtube]   [youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Voo_wyqsfyQ[/youtube]  

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How to be a crook

Ever wanted to rob your fellow man? Learn the different methods you can use and learn who is using them on you right now. [youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oHbwdNcHbc[/youtube]

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Punk Economics: world economics made fun and easy

The Punk Economics series by Irish economist David McWilliams is a great way to get up to speed as to what is going on with the world economy in a quick, fun and easy to digest manner. So without further ado let’s get started…. For more information on David McWilliams …

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Top 12 trends for 2012

Gerald Celente, the man considered by many as the world’s best trends forecaster. Born 1946 in the Bronx, New York, this black belt martial artist punches at the top of his field as undisputed champion in the trends forecasting world. The purpose of trends forecasting is to provide insights and …

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