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Attention All Traders and Investors: How Are You Getting Pimped? Here’s How….

Posted by Larry Doyle on January 6th, 2012 10:17 AM |

This commentary is a little lengthy, but for those involved in the markets as a trader or an investor I believe it is a great read. Please share it. LD

The other day I received a very interesting comment and question from a regular reader and active trader. This reader’s prompt compelled me to reach out to our Sense on Cents Hall of Fame legends Joe Saluzzi and Sal Arnuk at Themis Trading for a response.

If you are an active trader or an investor, I STRONGLY recommend you read this commentary. If you merely care about our markets and economy, I also STRONGLY recommend you read it.

Is this how capitalism works now? Is this the best America has to offer in terms of free market capitalism? Excuse me while I vomit. (more…)

“Is There Anybody In There or Out There?”

Posted by Larry Doyle on September 19th, 2010 7:08 AM |

In light of the ongoing decline in equity volumes, I found a short piece in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal to be of special interest. Jonathan Cheng writes, Hello, Is There Anybody In There?

Are trading volumes ever coming back? With options expirations and index rebalancing on the agenda, today could be a decent one for trading volumes, which Peter Boockvar of Miller Tabak notes haven’t hit the 5 billion shares mark in  NYSE Composite volume since July 16. Mr. Boockvar cites “confusion” as the culprit, given all the economic uncertainties facing investors.

Rick Bensignor, chief market strategist at Execution Noble, however, chalks it up to something perhaps more fundamental: there aren’t many investors out there to begin with, which he says are likely to keep volumes anemic for the foreseeable future. Here’s his tally: (more…)






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