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Wall Street is embracing its dark side and “Dark Pools”

In a New York Times article today, a very disturbing reality about what is really going on with Wall Street and 40% of trades that are not being reported. They call them “Dark Pools”. This article reinforces my belief that all Americans should have a Tentonomics strategy somewhere in their minds. Millions may need it if we have another crash..

Excerpts: “As the stock market continues to climb, trading has increasingly migrated from established bourses like the New York Stock Exchange to private platforms, including dark pools, that are largely hidden from public view. The shift is helping big traders hide what they are doing in the markets, and regulators are worried that the development could obscure the true prices of stocks and scare away ordinary investors.”

Dark pools, like public exchanges, give investors a place to connect with buyers and sellers of stock, but the pools are subject to less stringent regulations than public exchanges. Often run by big banks, dark pools do not require buyers and sellers to publicly announce their intention to trade stocks, allowing traders and investors to hide behind a veil that only the operator of the pool can penetrate.

That appeals to a pension fund that wants to buy a million shares of Ford stock, for instance, because it allows the fund to avoid tipping off competitors who could push the price of the stock up.

For the full article see : http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/01/business/as-market-heats-up-trading-slips-into-shadows.html

If you read it, I’d like to personally know what you think and how it might apply to others you know. Comment here if you want – Thanks..

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And then it is winter

We got this touching email from friends from JD and Mari Jenkins, whom we met on our 2 Years in a Tent journey.  Laura and I wanted to also share it with you as well. And please leave a comment if you feel like it.  
Read it slowly.
AND THEN IT IS WINTER

 

Time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of
the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married
and embarking on my new life with my mate. Yet in a way, it seems like eons
ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all. I
have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams.

 

But, here it is… The winter of my life and it catches me by surprise….How
did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my youth go? I
remember well seeing older people through the years and thinking that those
older people were years away from me and that winter was so far off that I
could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like.

 

But, here it is…my friends are retired and getting grey…they move slower
and I see an older person now. Some are in better and some worse shape than
me…but, I see the great change…Not like the ones that I remember who
were young and vibrant…but, like me, their age is beginning to show and we
are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we’d be.
Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the
day! And taking a nap is not a treat anymore… it’s mandatory! Cause if I
don’t on my own free will… I just fall asleep where I sit!

 

And so…now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the
aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things
that I wish I had done but never did!! But, at least I know, that though the
winter has come, and I’m not sure how long it will last…this I know, that
when it’s over on this earth…it’s over. A new adventure will begin!

 

Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn’t done…things I should
have done, but indeed, there are many things I’m happy to have done. It’s
all in a lifetime.

 

So, if you’re not in your winter yet…let me remind you, that it will be
here faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to accomplish in
your life please do it quickly! Don’t put things off too long!! Life goes by
quickly. So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether this is
your winter or not! You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of
your life…so, live for today and say all the things that you want your
loved ones to remember…and hope that they appreciate and love you for all
the things that you have done for them in all the years past!!

 

“Life” is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those
who come after. Make it a fantastic one.

 

LIVE IT WELL!
ENJOY TODAY!
DO SOMETHING FUN!
BE HAPPY !
HAVE A GREAT DAY
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