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What's Going On With The Dow?

One day it's down 400 than up 500.

Seems like everytime it gets close to going under 8000, it stops and starts going up.

It continues to bounce between 8000 and 9000. It goes up on bad news and down on good news...what's up with that?

Could it be PPP game playing?

In my opinion ,buying stock now is like playing Russian Roulette.

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The Not-So-Invisible Hand - How The Plunge Protection Team Killed The Free Market
By Ellen Brown

.In response to Bill Saporito's comment in Time, it might be countered that Henry Paulson's Plunge Protection Team is quite adept at rigging an economy. The difference between an acknowledged socialist state and the stealth socialism we have in the U.S. today is that in a socialist state, everyone expects the market to be rigged and operates accordingly. In a rigged pseudo-capitalist economy, investors are easily separated from their money because they expect the market to follow "free market principles" based on "supply and demand." They are seduced into "pump and dump" schemes - artificial manipulations that allow insiders to unload stock at a high price or buy it at a low price - because they trust in Adam Smith's "invisible hand," which is supposed to automatically set things right in a market left to its own devices. The market today is indeed controlled by an invisible hand, but it is not necessarily serving the interests of small investors.

PLUNGE PROTECTION FOR SOME, PLUNGE CREATION FOR OTHERS

The most egregious examples of market manipulation have been in gold, silver and oil. The official "spot" (or cash) prices of gold and silver were taken down sharply in the week before October 24, despite the fact that physical demand has been inexorable. Gold is available in the "real" market only at huge markups, and popular types of silver are not available at all.1 We were taught in school that communism does not work because when industry is in the hands of a single owner (the government), competition is eliminated and chronic shortages and black markets develop, since the government does not let prices respond to "supply and demand" but dictates them from the top. Today this is happening with gold and silver, with the true physical price varying radically from the reported paper price.

Gold is known as the "contra-investment," the "go to" investment which historically has gone up when other stocks were failing. Investors see it as something tangible that will hold its value when everything else is falling apart. For that reason, rigging the market to "maintain stability" means suppressing the price of gold

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who cares.. I would not be

who cares.. I would not be trying to play the markets right now at all!
this flush out has a long way to go! the time to buy stockes will be when the dow is below 2000!

"When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny."
-Thomas Jefferson

I am more concerned about the return of my money than the return on my money. --Mark Twain

inflation

Fortune Favors the Bold

Ron Paul had to simplify the message of austrian economics to make it accessible to the masses. This was good, but it also lead to some confusion. Inflation is bad less so because of prices raising in general, as the information value of the currency being depreciated specifically. We see this now at the macro-economic level. People no longer have faith in the traditional pricing mechanism of the markets, so investors just don't know what things are worth. This leads to the market not being driven by fundamentals, but rather by speculation and gambling on what things may be worth and what actions the government is likely to take.

Fortune Favors the Bold

Look, a LOT of people on

Look, a LOT of people on here are going to tell you that this is nothing but manipulation (and that is likely true to some degree - there's something about the 7000s that is discouraging). However, the main thing is that investors and funds have a lot to gain by playing in this volatile market, and today they took advantage of a slide yesterday to get some deals and then everybody jumped on. That's why you usually don't see too many big down days in a row. You've gotta remember that these investors are just as optimistic of the markets as a gambler is about his luck at the roulette wheel, so they will always jump in if they can get a deal or if things look to be bouncing, which just gives a bigger push.

If you know just a little about the market, a little about the news, and a good deal about human nature, you can make some big bucks right now.

You could also lose

some big bucks. That is if you are an outsider and are listening to the CNBC Muppets. These are the lemmings who get in at the tail end of the rally. They end up buying at the inflated prices...they are the ones who will lose big.

However, I have no doubt that insiders, the ones who get the rally going, are cleaning up.

Sorry if that sounds cynical.