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Big Deals And Big Balls On Wall Street

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Reads like the new 'Wall Street Sensation Smash Novel'.... though I don't doubt this type of stuff is common.

If I could hijack with a dummies question please....

In keeping with frustrations over the productive nature (or lack of) of this type of 'money-making' I'd be interested to know who are the losers on the other end of a lot of these 'technical' trading activities.

If the answer is other gambling institutions then fine. However, I can't see how small investment houses stay afloat given the illustrated advantages of size and weight in the market (and the mindblowing profits of the big traders).

If, as in the article, the losers are day-traders and other punters then this is slightly more galling but nevertheless perhaps those punters should turn to the dogs or something instead.

If however, the losers are pension funds and other guardians of the publics money then this seems unjust. I guess this may touch on the retail/investment seperation debate but essentially seems to me to be skimming from the productivity of the rest of the world. Whilst this might be nothing new I would appreciate answers on how much short term technical trading (for want of a better term) takes profits from genuine investment as opposed to playing in a zero-sum type clever trading game.



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