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January 23, 2019 | Digital Currencies, Electronic Trading, Robots, and Algorithms! Repeat!

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:

After attending four days of financial conferences in Vancouver, I can conclude that these experts and their followers (some 8,000 attendees) have little to no real understanding of how our markets work. This is shameful as education should be the main goal of these conferences. I talked to some of the speakers and to many attendees and I found that few use any terminology relating to our electronic/cyber markets. This is shameful IMO!


Chris Martenson, who writes a Crash Course on Economics and has his videos about Peak Prosperity,  had a great video presentation on the bigger picture, but his analysis and worldview did not mention any words relating to how today’s markets work for a trader. After listening to the entire video presentation, I did not hear any words like: digital money, electronic trading, cyberspace, virtual currencies, robotic trading, artificial intelligence, high-speed trading, speed of light communication, algorithmic trading, algorithmic clearing, algo market-makers, algorithmic price discovery, or automated trading. Not one word relating to our current electronic computer driven markets.


I listened to other economists like David Morgan, Adrian Day, Jay Taylor, and Peter Schiff and these thinkers also did not use one word which I headed above. Nothing was said about digital money, digital currencies (like our dollar, euro, yen, etc.), trading algorithms, global interconnectivity, cyberspace distribution of funds, flow of currencies within cyberspace, virtual currencies, robotic trading, price rigging via algorithms, speed of light execution, or algorithmic market makers. Nothing was said and no education was given on any of these current issues.


When I talked to some attendees, they also seemed in a fog with respect to all the above ideas and concepts. How can these major investor conferences continue with no education of how our current markets work? It’s totally shameful that we have no education on these ideas which are now ubiquitous. YouTube has education, but these major investor conferences have basically NONE. Are you aware that our markets are now RIGGED? What is rigging? Who rules over all these digital markets?


Rigging is when select policymakers and their computer driven algorithms set prices which do not reflect reality. Today prices are monitored, controlled, and determined by algorithms and not via SUPPLY and DEMAND (in many situations). Why is my blog not given more credence in today’s market environment? Is it because most thinkers are unaware and unknowledgeable on issues which I present? I think so! Followers who know me, personally, at least understand that our markets are now DIGITAL and Electronic. The Open Outcry system has been eliminated from our current markets.


Most understand that Bitcoin is a virtual (imaginary) currency. Most of my friends at the clubhouse (all investors) recognize that algorithms trade our markets and that algorithms act as market-makers when trades are executed. Most understand that some 95% of money transactions are now digital. Most also understand that the trading markets are now manipulated, monitored, and controlled by our Central Banks. Yet none of this was even mentioned during my four days of education at these conferences in Vancouver. This is shameful and those in charge are not doing their job to educate IMO.


My sense is that our major investor education is mostly done by zombies who do not challenge their own thinking. I was really surprise that not one speaker talked about silver/gold rigging and silver/gold price manipulation. They all seemed to ASSUME that rigging was not a problem. did not attend this conference. Speakers like Rob Kirby or Bill Murphy did not speak. Nothing was said with regard to why silver prices are rigged, controlled, and suppressed. Not one speaker spoke about the gold price being rigged or manipulated. Why?


It is shameful that the leaders at the TOP for these conferences are so politically correct in their thinking. None wants to challenge their own thinking to learn and grow on the hard issues of money, investing, and trading. Peter Schiff gave a great ending speech on why our Fed will capitulate and likely lower interest rates and re-start QE. His logic was sound but he did not mention anything about our computer driven markets or about money creation via digital monetization. He used the word ‘printing’ a couple of times to refer to money creation by the Fed. This is outdated language given today’s markets.


There is no ‘printing’ of currencies by our Fed today. These banksters merely think up numbers in their head and then ‘type’ these numbers into cyberspace (their computer screen). Money is virtual. Money is imaginary. Money, today, is a photon digit within cyberspace. Look at your computer screen for evidence. Go to your bank and notice that there are NO storage vaults anywhere. All we see are computer screens, digits, and agents manipulating digits within our virtual accounts. We have a computer driven system and mere imaginary ‘numbers’ represent our money.


Who is educating our investors on issues of current REALITY? I found NONE at these two conferences in Vancouver. One is called the Metals Investor Forum,, and the other is called the Vancouver Resource Investor Conference, The leaders appear to be Jay Taylor for the Metals Investor Forum and Marin Katusa for the VRIC. Both are nice people but they work under this philosophy called Political Correctness and/or Group-Think (my view).


Some of the mavericks who should be educating these investors/traders should be those who understand that our markets are now cyber, virtual, digital, interconnected, where trading is done mostly via algorithms, high-speed computers, and where money flows within this space called cyberspace. Those who understand our Central Banks and how these entities work to manipulate our markets should also be educating these investors. Nothing will change until we abandon these ideas called Political Correctness and Group-Think. Human nature likes to control education. This, to me, is our REAL problem!


Start thinking for yourself and start using alternative media to get educated. Following are a couple of websites which might help you get started. Enjoy and get ready for more rigging and manipulation in 2019:




Listen to the above two videos and then take the time to educate yourself by using ‘alternative media’ sources for further education. Stop going to these conferences which refuse to educate investors on the REAL issues of reality. I am:

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January 23rd, 2019

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