Gaming the Market

Jul 21, 2008: 8:42 PM CST

The author of the blog “Gaming the Market” informed me that his blog has moved and I wanted to provide the link to his excellent and developing blog.

“Gaming the Market” provides excellent analysis and detailed posting on information relating to the popular topic of “gaming the market.”  So far, the author has addressed short-selling, the plunge protection team (does it exist?!), insider trading, convertible arbitrage, options & stock movement, and more.

I was particularly interested in his recent post regarding the famous “Plunge Protection Team” (entitled “Front-Running a Systemic Crash“) where he discusses a variety of opinions and analysts’ statements regarding this mysterious force that may or may not exist.

Here’s a couple of teaser quotes:

“Ever notice how official speeches to prop up the US capital markets are timed right before a massive sell off? How about those last hour rallies when the market looks really bad?”

The blog then provides the full-text of Executive Order 12631: Working Group on Financial Markets and then discusses the “Treasury’s War Room.”

In other posts, he describes the mechanics of short-selling, why ‘short-interest’ is not necessarily comprised entirely of ‘short-sellers,’ and later discusses the “Short-Squeeze of the Century” (hint: It was in the 1800s and was comprised of activity on a given railroad stock – interesting historical read).

Be sure and stop by and check out some of his material.  I’m looking forward to learning more.

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One Response to “Gaming the Market”

  1. GTM Says:

    Thank you for the wonderful write-up. I’ve been a fan of your work for over a year, and I can definitively say you help me be a better trader every day. This is one of the few sites I check daily to keep an edge on the market. Thanks again!