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September 1, 2015 | Sentiment, Algorithms, Rigging, Deception!

Donald B. Swenson: Born January 24, 1943, Roseau, Minnesota. Graduated H.S. 1961, Moorhead High, Minnesota. Graduated College 1968, Moorhead State University, Minnesota. Designated member of Appraisal Institute (MAI), 1974. Employed with Western Life Insurance Company, 1968 – 71; Iowa Securities Company, 1971 – 73; American Appraisal Company, 1974 – 81. Part-time teacher/valuation consultant/bartender, 1979 – 2008 (taught workshops at Waukesha County Technical Institute, Wi. and Madison Area Technical College, Wi.). Retired 2008 (part time teacher/blogger), AZ. Self educated economist/philosopher/theologian:

Sentiment is starting to change in our global cyber markets. This is healthy going forward. A growing group of investors (just a few at the moment) are starting to become aware that our markets are operating within cyberspace. I talked to a financial person today while having coffee at my club house. He said that his instructor at the U of Arizona has started to talk about our non-physical markets. The word, non-physical, does reveal the core ‘nature’ of our markets today. Cyberspace and cyber money are concepts which relate to a non-physical space. So people are starting to think about our markets differently. This is healthy and positive! The number, however is just a ‘few’!

Where are we at this moment? I would suggest ‘denial’! What is your view?

What is currently happening in our markets is a result of a minor change in ‘sentiment’ (within the trading community). The VIX indicators are revealing that ‘sentiment’ is heading for some ‘fear’ in our markets. This change from ‘greed’ and ‘confidence’ to some ‘fear’ does mean that our cyber markets will change in the coming days, weeks, and months (likely to the downward side). Down can be viewed as Up, however, as all our markets are paradoxical. Down means that traders and investors are waking-up to some reality and starting to ‘think’ independent of our controlled media. So, to me, Down can be viewed as Up (it’s all a point-of-view, isn’t it)!

Is it wise to ignore ‘sentiment’? What is ‘confidence’ and does it play a role within our markets? What do you think?

What moves our real-time markets (now in cyberspace) are Algorithms. Algorithms are not the same as people! Algorithms are coded formula which execute trades in real-time. These Algorithms can operating independent of human decision-making. Most of our cyber markets are now operating with Algorithms and via algorithmic trading. High Frequency Trading (with the use of algorithms) is becoming the model for our global cyber markets. Math and numbers is what we watch as we look at our computer screens. All these units of consciousness reside within our imagination. So ‘imagination’ and ‘sentiment’ along with ‘algorithms’ move all our non-physical markets! What a change from yesteryear!

Algo’s and HFT now move all our markets (within a new ‘space’ called Cyber Space)! But what is this ‘space’ (in reality)?

The vast ‘majority’ of financial pundits, media, followers, and traders are mostly deceived about what moves our markets today. Deception seems to work when the majority thinks that our cyber money is real and when they think that all is positive. When a few wake-up, however, than logic tends to prevail. As of today, most of humanity is ‘sleeping’ and unaware of reality. This ‘sleeping’ mentality will likely continue if our markets return to an UP trend. If a DOWN trend emerges then those who ‘sleep’ may start to WAKE-UP. This is not what most desire. Fantasy and sleep is preferred by the many (it seems)! Don’t holler FIRE in a crowded theater! Let the other person holler (but not me)!

Think about ‘tomorrow’ or maybe some mythical ‘past’! Is this the mentality of most? Where is this ‘past’ or ‘future’? Can anyone discover it?

Yes, human nature is very interesting and very complex. We all live in the NOW and if the NOW is favorable, then ALL is O.K. What is happening in Greece, Europe, or the Middle East is not important if my NOW (here) is favorable. Human nature is based on what is happening in the NOW (here). Reality is a Now experience and the ‘past’ and the ‘future’ are Now experiences also. Right NOW all appears O.K. This is what I notice at my Club House here in Arizona. A few retired investors are asking some questions about our markets, but if their PhD. advisers (like Fidelity or Vanguard) say that all is O.K. then they fall back to their sleep mode. Sleep and fantasy is better than reality! Why not!

Yes, ‘tomorrow’ never arrives! Life is lived in the NOW (always and forever)! What is happening NOW is what I need to comprehend! But what is happening?

In reality, all our markets are ‘rigged’ and our money is now within Cyber Space! But few want to discern this reality! The ‘majority’ desire to ASSUME that our money is real and tangible (even though it is non-physical). This mindset predominates within all our markets and within the vast majority of investors, pundits, media, and politicians MINDS. The human mind has not been discovered by most! Most live within their physical ‘brains’…unaware that their MIND is what activates their ‘brain’. Again, deception and fantasy is ubiquitous within all our markets and among the vast majority of ‘sleeping’ public. Sleep on! Enjoy! I am:

P.S. Have you noticed how ‘algorithms’ continue to bracket the ‘prices’ of silver and gold? The bracket appears to be in the $14 to $15 area for silver. Who could be behind this ‘price’ suppression? My logic says: the below or their proxies!

P.S. Who, in reality, is our ‘key’ Fed decision-maker today? Yellen or Fischer? We could find out on September 17! Who calls the shots at the highest level (in America)? Will ‘interest rates’ increase or decrease at the next FOMC meeting? Do our Central Banks now use trading strategies to rig and manipulate our markets? Prices? Values? Think? Ask Questions!

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September 1st, 2015

Posted In: Kingdom Economics

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