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Financial Collapse and Offshore Accounts

Offshore accounts have been hacked and their users have been exposed. Jeffrey Steinberg talks with Sean Stone about the steady erosion of banking laws that has allowed people to move money around off-shore accounts, in this clip from Buzzsaw.

What does the fiscal cliff mean for the VC industry?

What is the impact of the fiscal cliff on the access to capital in private markets? Much speculation has presented a more gloomier outlook to what may happen in public markets come January. However, Bo Peabody of Greycroft Ventures says that there is still much liquidity in the private markets for high growth companies. Trends to look out for in 2013 include video, mobile and enterprise capture.

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Facebook Frenzy: Who Is Cashing Out?
We had heard that Goldman Sachs had sold most of its stock on the first day that Facebook traded. Most individuals point to Morgan Stanley for overvaluing the IPO, including Henry Blodget, CEO and Co-Founder of Business Insider, who mentioned that Facebook should be trading as low as the range of $17-24.
With the market unrest and all the TV channels tracking Facebook, it is interesting to learn who sold pre and post the IPO. This infographic provides valuable insight into the VCs and private investors, who have sold out and those that believe in its social mission. 
Facebook Frenzy: Who Is Cashing Out?
We had heard that Goldman Sachs had sold most of its stock on the first day that Facebook traded. Most individuals point to Morgan Stanley for overvaluing the IPO, including Henry Blodget, CEO and Co-Founder of Business Insider, who mentioned that Facebook should be trading as low as the range of $17-24.
With the market unrest and all the TV channels tracking Facebook, it is interesting to learn who sold pre and post the IPO. This infographic provides valuable insight into the VCs and private investors, who have sold out and those that believe in its social mission. 

Facebook Frenzy: Who Is Cashing Out?

We had heard that Goldman Sachs had sold most of its stock on the first day that Facebook traded. Most individuals point to Morgan Stanley for overvaluing the IPO, including Henry Blodget, CEO and Co-Founder of Business Insider, who mentioned that Facebook should be trading as low as the range of $17-24.

With the market unrest and all the TV channels tracking Facebook, it is interesting to learn who sold pre and post the IPO. This infographic provides valuable insight into the VCs and private investors, who have sold out and those that believe in its social mission. 

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Ultrafast Trades Trigger Black Swan Events Every Day, Say Econophysicists - Technology Review

Today, however, Neil Johnson at the University of Florida in Miami and a few pals reveal an important insight into what’s going on. These guys have found evidence that the behaviour of financial markets changes dramatically on timescales shorter than a certain threshold level. This threshold, they say, is more or less exactly equal to the human reaction times.

The implication is clear. When humans trade and when they monitor the behaviour of machine trading, they can step in to override any unwanted behaviour. In that regime, markets behave in a specific way. 

But when human oversight becomes impossible, because the trades take place faster than humans can react, a different behaviour occurs. That’s when flash crashes and rises set in. 
Ultrafast Trades Trigger Black Swan Events Every Day, Say Econophysicists - Technology Review

Today, however, Neil Johnson at the University of Florida in Miami and a few pals reveal an important insight into what’s going on. These guys have found evidence that the behaviour of financial markets changes dramatically on timescales shorter than a certain threshold level. This threshold, they say, is more or less exactly equal to the human reaction times.

The implication is clear. When humans trade and when they monitor the behaviour of machine trading, they can step in to override any unwanted behaviour. In that regime, markets behave in a specific way. 

But when human oversight becomes impossible, because the trades take place faster than humans can react, a different behaviour occurs. That’s when flash crashes and rises set in. 

Ultrafast Trades Trigger Black Swan Events Every Day, Say Econophysicists - Technology Review

Today, however, Neil Johnson at the University of Florida in Miami and a few pals reveal an important insight into what’s going on. These guys have found evidence that the behaviour of financial markets changes dramatically on timescales shorter than a certain threshold level. This threshold, they say, is more or less exactly equal to the human reaction times.

The implication is clear. When humans trade and when they monitor the behaviour of machine trading, they can step in to override any unwanted behaviour. In that regime, markets behave in a specific way. 

But when human oversight becomes impossible, because the trades take place faster than humans can react, a different behaviour occurs. That’s when flash crashes and rises set in. 

(via emergentfutures)

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Take a surprisingly entertaining stroll through the pages of economic history with Sylvia Nasar, whose new book “Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius” tells the story of modern economics. Watch this animated short that breaks down the key points that got us to where we are today.

How Social Media Is Changing The Stock Market

Social media opens up both conversation and creativity for stock traders. But most importantly, it creates community around niche interest topics.

The way stocks are discussed among investors is different than it was even five years ago. In 2008, Howard Lindzon launched StockTwits, the online community of investors, with the idea that people wanted to share ideas about trading. Lindzon was a huge fan of Twitter, and so StockTwits was built off of that.

"A guy in Kansas can be the expert on grains, rather than the guy who trades grain stocks in New York," says StockTwits CEO and Founder Howard Lindzon. "The Kansas guy can look out his window and tweet what he sees." StockTwits, says Lindzon, has turned everyone into a potential market maker and expert.

(Source: infoneer-pulse)