It is nearly impossible to get the President to obey laws because the guy who would charge him is in his hire. So it would never happen. Only if congress decides to impeach. Not sure if that has ever happened either. The President has always resigned before it got to that and then nothing happens after that.
The President can ignore laws by simply not implementing them. Who will charge him for ignoring them? The only way is for a citizen to file a case and get a court order. But then he can just ignore that too until congress threatens to impeach him is he doesn't comply. The attorney general plays no part. A regular citizen gets dragged into court and charged and must defend himself and receives a penalty if found guilty. A president never gets charged because the guy who would do that is his employee. It pretty much gives the president a free hand up until the forces congress to implement the nuclear option at which point he just backs off. But you cannot force the nuclear option for everything the President if he is always ignoring the laws. So that is why the attorney general has to be appointed in a separate part of government so he cannot be influenced. That would be the only way to get the president to obey the law as then he knows he can be charged for his actions.
Its kind of a conflict of interest to have the attorney general appointed by the President. It would seem to me that he should be an appointment within the judicial branch and have a term similar to that of a supreme court justice so that he isn't a lackey for any president. And it shouldn't be just one guy. Currently the president is the real attorney general and the attorney general that he appoints is just a figure head who is his gofer.
Maybe some guy in the Middle East with a hatred for US investors trying to sucker people into losing money.
What I said is true. Unlike the VIX that averages about 14 over many years, TVIX is declines by design. Even CS says not to hold it. There was an article about a guy who lost all his accounts net worth investing in TVIX and sued saying that it wasn't fair that they would make a ETF that always goes down and that he had not expected this to happen. He lost the case because no one has claimed that this ETF will hold value. This stock is a short sellers dream come true. And a nightmare for longs who try to hold it long term. And by long term I mean for more than a few months.
That is a bad analogy. All stocks always go both up and down but in the long term the average behavior can trend in one direction. To say it is coiled implies that there is some pent up demand that might be motivated by some valuation imbalance. But volatility doesn't have such pressures. It just is. It is completely random.
Only during a major market sell offs can you see an upward trend that can last several months but as we all know the talking heads can speculate these sell offs for several years before anything happens. Because you can never know which flake of snow causes the avalanche to start but once it starts the side of the mountain caves in. But in the mean time TVIX decays at a rate that most can only hope to break even at best once the avalanche starts and then only if they don't get greedy and sell near the top which rarely happens.
The longs have a near impossible job with most of the cards stacked against them. They look at the chart and see those occasional high spikes and think they can do it as if it was easy. And they fail to look at all the losses that occurred before each spike. That is why most of the ardent longs seem to be lacking in basic analytical skills because even the most casual observer would notice this. I cant imagine that most TVIX longs are very intuitive. Because if they were they would be short instead.
TVIX is always declining because it is a derivative. It is based on a futures contract that is always losing value as a function of time. That is why we like to short it. Because that time decay is a profit for us. Just look at a 5 year chart and it will all be clear.
This is as pointless as asking if the fishing will be better or worse than yesterday. Will the fish tell you?
Then your brother is talking about things that he knows little about because there are over one million shares available to short. Now you know to avoid asking your brother for advice as it appears that either he makes things up or that he draws erroneous conclusions based on trial and error attempts to get the information and then comes to you and acts like he actually knew what he was doing when he was actually shooting from the hip.
If your account is not set up to trade hard to borrow shares it will look like there are no shares to short because to short hard to borrow shares requires that you call in and talk to a broker or that you sign paper work stating that it is OK for them to offer you hard to borrow shares at a higher interest rate. Anyone who actually shorts these kinds of stocks knows this. And obviously your brother doesn't so I suggest you don't ask him for advice in the future as it appears he is not the kind of guy who says that he does not know when he doesn't know.
The fed listed conditions for a rate hike but they never mentioned that those conditions don't exist.
It declines steadily because the underlying is a futures option and options eventually expire worthless. But they buy deep in the money and roll them over every month but this process still results in a guaranteed net loss over time. That is why the people making money are shorting it after it pops. You won't see the shorts on this board complaining about this stock. Because they love it.
Exactly who is "they". Even if there is this "man behind the curtain" then someone would have to benefit from his actions because there are always people on both sides of the trade. So if you think that your side of the trade is the wrong side then your solution is to change sides. So if you actually know that there is a "they" and what they are doing then why don't you just make money by putting this knowledge to use. Or are you just telling us that you don't know anything at all and want someone to blame?