Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Musical Chairs

"In this game of musical market chairs, the largest traders control the pause button.  They wait for the other players to bunch together; then they grab a seat just as they stop the music.  Much of the intraday movement of the market is attributable to precisely this bunching and its exploitation by large traders. "

-Brett N. Steenbarger

Sunday, June 12, 2011


"A major purpose of markets is to transfer resources from the weak to the strong, so that the infrastructure can be augments and stabilized, and everything you read or hear about the market is designed by an invisible evil hand to put you on the wrong foot so that you will contribute and lose more than you have any civilized personage has any right to do."

-Victor Niederhoffer