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goldielocks @ 18:01 “It was the day traders fault”

Posted by silverngold @ 19:32 on September 1, 2014  

Just had this conversation with a friend about what is at fault for the markets not performing as they once did.

I don’t think it has much to do with how long a person holds a position, whether it’s for an hour, a day, a week, a month or a lifetime. What I have always seen as the real culprit is the ETF’s. Nobody wants to admit it because it is so easy to buy and sell an ETF which tracks a certain sector, but as I’ve harped on before, the ETF’s are owned by the big banks and institutions who are NOT the investors friend. All they do is TRACK the sector or index they represent. What do you think they do with all the billions or trillions that investors put into them?? They have no obligation to BUY anything in the sector they represent. Do you think they just sit on those billions or trillions? Not likely!! What they do is use the ETF investors money to control the markets. It does not matter if the ETF tracks gold for example. The ETF can use that money to buy and sell the DOW or the S&P or anything else if they wish, or use that money to short the sector they represent. ETF’s are just a convenient way to rig the markets in whatever way the banks and institutions want the markets rigged.

Now if an ETF did not exist, all the money that goes into them would be spent on the actual sector stocks each investor wanted to buy or sell. Any attempt at rigging would be overcome because all the billions or trillions would be buying or selling individual stocks so it would be impossible for the riggers to control the markets, and so the markets would fluctuate to natural overbought or oversold conditions.
All ETF’s are  derivatives, and derivatives are an unregulated market, free to do as they please. So I disagree that day traders are to blame, but I totally believe ETF’s and their owners and those who use the ETF’s as  investment tools ARE to blame.
THAT WHICH IS SEEN CANNOT BE UNSEEN!!  But it’s hard to make people SEE this!! LOL!!! Who said “it is easier to fool people than to make them believe they’ve been fooled”. Boy is that true!! LOL!! All The Best. Silverngold

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