I wonder if in a market where the central command has guaranteed gains, the VIX can go to zero. Looks like we're going to find out.
In case you are interested, 60 Minutes will be running a segment this Sunday on HAL9000. Should be interesting to see how they present it. Maybe with Dow 11,000 breached and Dow 15,000 guaranteed implicitly the retail crowd can be brought back to the risk less stock market. All that money that used to go to mortgage payments needs to go somewhere, and it all can't be mani/pedi, cruises, new clothes, and the like.
TRADER SAYS HE HAS NEVER HAD A LOSING WEEK USING SUPER COMPUTERS TO MAKE THOUSANDS OF STOCK TRADES IN LESS THAN A SECOND - "60 MINUTES" SUNDAY
Steve Kroft Gets a Rare Look Inside the Secretive World of "High-Frequency Trading," a Controversial Method that the SEC is Scrutinizing
New Jersey stock trader Manoj Narang says his firm has never had a losing week because his super computers are fast enough to capitalize on split-second opportunities in the market. Narang and other traders are using a legal but controversial technique called "high-frequency trading." It played a role in a 15-minute, 600-point market meltdown last spring now known as the "Mini Market Crash." Steve Kroft talks to Narang in a rare chance to see such a business up close. He also speaks to SEC Chair Mary Schapiro - who has high frequency trading in her regulatory sights - and others for a 60 MINUTES report to be broadcast Sunday, Oct. 10 (7:00-8:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.