Trains are the new pipelines; “this isn’t just HFT (High Frequency Trading) shops, this is industry-wide, it’s systemic,”

Trains are the new pipelines and have become a vital link in the energy infrastructure, said Dave Pidgeon, a spokesman for Norfolk Southern.  –WSJ:  12-4-14, pp. 1 & 14.

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By the end of 2010 Brad and Ronan between them met with roughly 500 professional stock market investors who controlled, among them, many trillions of dollars in assets.  They never created a PowerPoint, they never did anything more formal than sit down and tell people everything they knew (about high-frequency trading) in plain English.  Brad soon realized that the most sophiscated investors didn’t know what was going on in their own market….Bill Ackman ran a famous hedge fund, Pershing Square, that often made bids for large chunks of companies.  In the two years before Brad turned up in his office to explain what was happening, Ackman had started to suspect that people might be using the information about his trades to trade ahead of him.*  “I felt that there was a leak every time,” says Ackman.  “I thought maybe it was the prime broker.  It wasn’t the kind of leak that I thought.”…

“But you could see how big a deal it was by how much they spent.  And now the banks were involved, I thought, Oh shit, this isn’t just HFT (High Frequency Trading) shops, this is industry-wide, it’s systemic,” said Brad.  -Michael Lewis: Flash Boys, 2014, pp. 79, 80, 84; see http://books.google.com/books?id=AarfAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA80&dq=lewis+flash+boys+ackman&hl=en&sa=X&ei=UuqAVLjVJYr1oASsw4KQAQ&ved=0CCYQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=lewis%20flash%20boys%20ackman&f=false

*One common practice of high-frequency traders (HFT) is a form of front running, where they peer into various exchanges and try to detect orders as they propagate from a broker’s order router. HFT traders place many small orders that indicate buying/selling pressure. Those with the shortest lag in reaching other exchanges then place orders on those exchanges to catch the rest of the order, at a more advantageous price.[6] According to Harvard Political Reviewwriter Austin Tymins, HFT firm Citadel LLC made billions of dollars front-running the trades of large institutional investors, many of which are investing on behalf of middle-class clients.[7]   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Front_running

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Hearts of light!  Faith does not manifest from a pool of guilt; and goodness, joy and divine happiness do not come forth from the negative facets of life….In most cases the battle of life is not won on momentous decisions, beloved ones; it is won on the little day-to-day experiences whereby in turning your hearts unto Him you find that remnant of grace that can cut you free from the negative aspects of life that never have and never will satisfy the fiery soul made in the divine image….What a misfortune it is that men are easily swayed from the path (of overcoming through self-mastery) by those who have not acknowledged the glory of God within themselves….

I can by grace tangibly infuse your lives with my momentum in the name of the cosmic Hierarchy and in the name of the spiritual helpers of the Christ, for we are all one serving to unleash the great God-potential in the sons of God in whom it doth not yet appear what they shall be….You have involved yourselves time on time again in the senseless chimera of glamour and illusion based entirely on human associations.  Now let yourselves become involved in the divine romance and in the knowledge of our reality, for we are eager to assist you!     -Archangel Michael:  Pearls of Wisdom 13:35  

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