Is Wall Street Rigged?

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Hedge fund giant SAC Capital and founder Steven Cohen are set to pay $1.8 billion and plead guilty to criminal fraud charges. The fine is the largest ever for insider trading. In the lead story on today's Investor Beat, our analysts discuss the psychological effect that massive insider trading scandals have on the individual investor and whether Wall Street is a rigged game.

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  • Report this Comment On November 05, 2013, at 9:02 PM, neamakri wrote:

    High Frequency Trading is one rig. A company spent a million dollars for a fiber connection to New York just to save a millisecond on trades.

    My solution is to charge ONE PENNY for every offer given to an exchange. For me, that would mean ONE PENNY more when I make a trade.

    For those who make 1,000 offers per second, they would pay $10.00 per second to play the High Frequency game (=$600/minute, =$36,000/hour).

    Hey, it might ease the Federal budget.

  • Report this Comment On November 05, 2013, at 9:47 PM, serafino1024 wrote:

    The mere asking of the question indicates the degree of your naivete. You must also believe in the lone gunman theory and that a single man in hiding was responsible for 911?

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