The Voice of Joyce: Algorithms are an unfair advantage

Photo on 4-29-15 at 11.55 AM #2I finally understand why millisecond trades are like Insider Trading and an unfair advantage!  I now realize, it’s not that they purchase subscriptions to trade in milliseconds, or that they buy  stocks in bulk,  it’s ” the algorithms “, that make their trading unfair, uncompetitive and something I can’t follow and read about.

  •   ” In the old days”, I read a Balance Sheet on a company, or I invested in a company because they had excellent management and a great product.  I understand companies and business. However, I have no knowledge of algorithms;  I don’t know what criteria they use to trade.  At a millisecond, I have no idea if they’re betting for or against a company or the market.
Since, I have to guess what a limited number of traders will trade?  Mr. Market has become unpredictable.   It is no longer a  level playing field.  It has become a rigged market for the few.
I get it.   I am not at a disadvantage because of money, or bulk trades.  I am at a disadvantage because algorithms are not transparent to me. That’s why I object. That must be why Bogle and BUFFETT advocate purchasing index funds? No one can compete with the algorithms.
This form of trading is a bigger gamble then investing in stock in a Corporation.  That’s why BUFFETT must be advocating holding stock in a ” good” corporation forever.  The millisecond traders speed increases the algorithms advantage. We are no longer purchasing stock in a company .  We are betting for or against ” the table”!
I have a question for David Boise’s law firm.  I’ve been told we can’t penalize Fast Traders and characterize their trades as Insider Trading based on speed and access.  However, is it possible to bring a Lawsuit against them, based on the lack of transparency of their Algorithms?  Does the use of these Algorithms constitute Insider Trading?  Are these firms creating the Market?
Dear reader, thanks for following.  If you have comments to add to the debate, please do.  Community involvement on this and many issues moves us toward a workable Democracy. Additionally, to supplement my text, Justin Draws will once again be providing political cartoons.  Please look for our ” humorous” view of Politics, the Markets, and inequality,  as we  look for solutions for the 21 st Century. Thanks for reading.

6 Responses to The Voice of Joyce: Algorithms are an unfair advantage

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    • jaslvr says:

      Hi there:
      Please do comment and provide info from my Post. If you would put me on your mailing list, or copy me that would be great! email: jsilver-150@earthlink.net
      I’m happy to link with like minded folks. Sharing is what we do! Please follow me on Periscope@ 12 noon tomorrow as I continue to articulate my thoughts on Society and the American economy. All the best. Joyce

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      Thanks for your constructive comments. I’ll ask my IT “guy” why I have this problem. I do hope you will continue reading, sharing and commenting on my Posts.
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  3. Touche. Great arguments. Keep up the good effort.

    • jaslvr says:

      Thanks for reading my Post on Algorithms. A simple (3 cent) tax on Fast trades and derivative trades would in fact create Trillions in revenue. No more lack of funds for pensions, infrastructure, education and meaningful well paying jobs.

      However, all revenue collected requires credible transparent accountability of spending. It’s essential! That’s why I and our AG Eric Schneiderman think there should be administrative oversight of money collected.

      I do hope you’ll join me in advocating changes in our collective view of Capital in the 21st Century. It’s time to determine which monetary changes will create a more equal society.

      Thanks again for your comments. Please continue reading my Post. All the best.

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