The Dow at 23,000?!? Delirious Equity Markets vs. The Actual U.S. Economy…

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 23,000 last week, yet how and why?!?  The nonfictional US economy is much worse off than the stock indices lead on about.  Increasingly opaque digital means for trading massive volumes through “dark pools” and high frequency trading algorithms beg deep questions over how & why the equities markets seem so untethered from economic reality.  What are the roles of our largest banks, government agencies and their “revolving door” staffing policies in potentially propping up the stock market, and for what ultimate political purposes?  In this latest episode of Money and Fear, we’ll review near flick-of-the-switch mechanisms for ‘goosing’ not just individual company stocks, but whole indices, higher in order to assign the nurtured impression that our economy is humming along just fine while true rates of unemployment, wage growth, household savings and other indicators state otherwise.  Tune in to get ahead of the curve…

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Show Notes

The NYSE Gets Its Very Own Dark Pool

SEC Names J.P. Morgan Executive As Top Regulator of Exchanges

Stock market rigging is no longer a ‘conspiracy theory’

JPMorgan launches new algo-driven 'dark pool' for stocks

NYSE Floor Trader Explains How Stocks Are Traded In Dark Pools

Dark side rises: Unregulated exchanges swamp NYSE

Goldman Mulls Shutting Down Dark Pool

Dark Pool S&P 500: The Best And Worst Of 2016

Deutsche Bank to pay to end 'Dark Pool' probe

Pentagon fears hackers could crash the stock market


The good, the bad, and the ugly of algorithmic trading

Don't confuse Dow Jones records for overall economic prosperity

The Dow and Other Market Indexes Explained

How the Stock Market and Economy Really Work

How The Fed Is Helping To Rig The Stock Market

Dow 23,000: The latest push hides lingering risks

A Stock Market Panic Like 1987 Could Happen Again

U.S. Poverty Statistics


Dark Pools: The Structure and Future of Off-Exchange Trading and Liquidity

Ralph Nader blasts corporations for stock buybacks he calls 'unimaginative' and greedy

10 Things People Don't Get About Dark Pools: Ross

Goldman Sachs Hires Nasdaq to Run Its Sigma X Dark Pool

Goldman Sachs to launch new 'dark pool' for stocks on Friday

Black Monday 1987 stock crash ghosts loom as Dow crosses 23,000


Murdoch Wins His Bid for Dow Jones

Warning: Stay Out Of The Dark Pools

Shining a light on dark pools

How Dark Pools of Liquidity Work and their effect on the U.S. Financial System

$500 Billion In 2013 Corporate Buybacks: Half Of QE Buyback Nation

Dow Hits Another Milestone, But Signs of Caution Loom

25th Anniversary Black Monday 1987 Crash

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  1. Mark Ribbit says:

    Great coverage Pye as usual. Didn’t know about the sinister dark pools.
    I’m not taking part in any of this madness personally.
    BTW, the audio level swelled and diminished continually during this video.

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