Get Shah’s perspective on whether the U.S. is still the safest place to put your money, plus an update on his prediction that the market is set to go down 20%. Find out where he thinks the price of oil is headed, and how that number will affect the Dow… How the turmoil in Europe might affect the Fed’s next move…. What he thinks about the potential “retail ice age,” and how he really feels about Target.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission proposes, enacts, and enforces America’s securities laws and regulates the nation’s stock and options exchanges.
Or… that’s what it’s supposed to do.
In practice, the SEC proposes and enacts overly complicated rules with loopholes big enough to drive dump trucks through, then selectively enforces those rules and regulations. It fosters competition among exchanges and “dark pools” and lets their private operators manipulate customers.
But right now, the SEC has a big opportunity to level the playing field for investors like you. One firm has proposed a “tiny” solution to the huge problem that high-frequency trading (HFT) poses to individual investors, challenging the way every other stock exchange does business.
But Wall Street’s heavy hitters – especially the “Flash Boys” – are lining up to voice their opposition, demanding that the SEC continue to allow them continue to profit by front-running millions of trades per day.
Will the SEC allow this company to revolutionize how stock exchanges are run… or will it once again side with the big banks, hedge funds, and HFT companies?
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