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iPath S&P 500 VIX ST Futures ETN Message Board

  • wes_w_weber wes_w_weber Feb 1, 2013 2:45 PM Flag

    Fun math exercise!

    top 5% of people own 82% of equities in America.

    That's 16 million people trading 82% of equities.

    Assuming most of the people do not trade (doctors lawyers etc) and give their money to brokers I would say generously 1 in 10 make decisions for themselves.

    Which means when you are trading there are only 10% or 1.6 million people actively making decisions in the market. The liquidity you see is controlled by a very few select people. I would say 10% of that which would be about 160,000 large players.

    Keep it all in perspective when you see volumes of 200 Million shares. Not really an accurate picture! ;)

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