3/4 of stocks are held for an average of 20 seconds.

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    And only 1% of traders are generating 3/4 of the transactions on Wall street.

    Yep those are investors and deserve tax breaks.
     
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    1) where does this information come from
    2) how does this relate to the issue you are discussing.
    3)Do you even know what is going on here?


    The reality of the 1% of traders doing most of the transactions might be a result of the Market Maker system that the NYSE uses in order to keep steady markets. They are providing a useful and very dangerous financially dangerous to them function.

    You seem booth clueless and uninformed and we have no idea where your facts are coming from so we can asses their validity or veracity.
     
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    Just saw it on the nightly business report.
    And the trades are made by algorythms(sp?) not humans.
    They locate their trading center as close to the net entry point as possible in NYC so they have a 300 msec edge on Wall Street.


    these puters are the ones driving our market now.

    I have to wonder if they call it Skynet?
     
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    And all those transactions might involve only one or two cents each.
     
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    OH, your talking Quants.

    Those are scary.

    But again, they are large scale trades based on technical considerations and they, when they work, have the tendency to damp down market fluctuations.


    When they break down, all hell breaks loose.

    But again, I re iterate, you need to show sources, and what the hell you are talking about.
     
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    It will be on this site tomorrow. a one day lag.

    NBR

    If you just watched the Nightly Business Report you would know.
    Or go to PBS.org and find the time for a showing in you area, still time to catch is since you are 3 hours behind me.

    Interesting stuff on this topic.
     
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    Looks like you are not capable of finding how words are spelled.

    This electronic trading has been around for quite some time.
    Once again, you exhibit your lack of knowledge. Sounds like you are a member of the "Ritalin Generation".

    The NASDAQ was developed in 1971 as the first electronic stock exchange in the world.

    For most of Wall Street's history, stock trading was fairly straightforward: buyers and sellers gathered on exchange floors and dickered until they struck a deal. Then, in 1998, the S.E.C. authorized electronic exchanges to compete with marketplaces like the New York Stock Exchange. The intent was to open markets to anyone with a desktop computer and a fresh idea. High-Frequency Trading - The New York Times
     
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    Yes, these are those computers that trade in large volumes when a stock goes up or down a fraction of a cent.

    In my opinion that crap needs to be shut down. That is not real investment.
     
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    Reminder to the socialist left. #1 People who work in Wall Street are generally smarter than politicians. #2 every pension system public or private is invested in the Stock Market and most are doing fine despite efforts by the left wing politicians to sabotage capitalism.
     
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    Most pension systems are now 401K's
     
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