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arsaxe 5 posts  |  Last Activity: Oct 16, 2014 2:20 PM Member since: Nov 20, 2008
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  • Once funds are almost done with unwinding positions, HFT comes in trading on daily price swings by tracking momentum market volatility. I wonder for how long corporate, business investors, American public would tolerate their savings being vandalized by financial service providers rather than businesses themselves. The US stock market is the best in terms of the level of educated decision making by investors. But it is not structured to the benefit of American public, Main street and society in general. This is why people are so hateful regarding US financial system as they think about it as Wall Street. The principles of economic democracy are overwhelmingly undermined in favor of financial institutions. The market is simply needed to be de-institutionalised and capital should be spread among smaller institutional rivals to have better competitive background of the market.

  • It should be clear for the bank shareholders that at the moment there are other forces than investors who push the market up and down on corrective action. There are technical reasons or simply great number of volatility takers but it is risky to buy Citi's story in such environment. Business investors simply can not be confident to commit capital against massive risk in and risk off trading crowd. Stock prices are too sensitive and correlative to market volatility, and therefore market trading risk dominates individual stories.

  • Given the market is near all time highs it is not surprising that we have finally gotten back into high correlations environment. Surprising is that such corrective move at the end of quarter signals rather a lot of institutional positional trading and market timing tactics than investor selling and buying ahead of corporate earnings season. Some economic slowdowns around the world also contribute to uncertainty but it seems that macro and performance considerations from financial institutions are more likely to move the market near term.

  • arsaxe by arsaxe Sep 22, 2014 5:38 PM Flag

    To me it is a puzzle why BAC is a better stock than C in terms of upside potential. It is hard to understand the logic of these people on CNBC. I own both of them and when I read financial statements of both banks it is hard to understand fundamental reasons why should one of them be preferred to the other. They both have same undervaluation statement, both face same major risks and potentials, both sit on tons of underperforming assets. The biggest difference is that Citi is more of a global bank than BAC. Of course it faces more risk exposure to internation banking than BAC but it has also more diversified opportunity and clientele basis. Citi's growth strategy is more transparent and understandable. It is not clear to me why would someone think than BAC is a better alternative. It seems that most CNBC people have trader rather than investor oriented outlook.

  • Facebook account holders should buy the stock even if they do not read and pay attention to advertising the company sells. It is the Facebook users who contribute so far to the growth story. Without socially oriented audience this company would carry no value even with top of the line technology. Buy Facebook and spend the rest of your life on it's network.

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