Is Forex Rigged ? - Forex Education

If you believe the system is rigged, then you're not going to believe you can clinch success. And if you don't believe you're going to do it, you're not going it. #forex #gambling #forexeducation #loss #forexmoney #trading #tips #wetalktrade

If you believe the system is rigged, then you're not going to believe you can clinch success. And if you don't believe you're going to do it, you're not going it. #forex #gambling #forexeducation #loss #forexmoney #trading #tips #wetalktrade submitted by Wetalktrade to u/Wetalktrade [link] [comments]

If you believe the system is rigged, then you're not going to believe you can clinch success. And if you don't believe you're going to do it, you're not going it. #forex #gambling #forexeducation #loss #forexmoney #trading #tips #wetalktrade

If you believe the system is rigged, then you're not going to believe you can clinch success. And if you don't believe you're going to do it, you're not going it. #forex #gambling #forexeducation #loss #forexmoney #trading #tips #wetalktrade submitted by Wetalktrade to u/Wetalktrade [link] [comments]

Am I a bad friend??

Hello!!
So I have a really good friend who is very irresponsible and waste her money on weed and other shit when she doesn’t have the funds and if we ever go out to eat she says “can you pay for me? I’ll pay you back!” And she never does and I don’t hound her on it because I’d never want my friend to go hungry.
So I work full time hours and I hate it but I’m making pretty good money and she didn’t want to work because she thinks she’ll get rich in some trading FOREX thing she’s been working on but it’s not really going anywhere.
Earlier today she asked to barrow $20 for gas (which I don’t know is the truth) and I just got some repairs done on my car and I’m going on a trip tomorrow so I told her I don’t really have extra funds to lend, bc it’s true but i also feel bad because I’m going on a trip and I can’t even let her barrow money?? And I’m afraid she’ll see that and look at it negatively But also I don’t know if she would even pay me back. She also barrows money from her mom a lot so I don’t know if maybe she has narrowed too much and her mom said no first or what.
I feel bad , I feel privileged but I also feel right to be because I work hard for my own money 9hrs a day at a job that she acts like she’s too good for.
ALSO I texted back that I couldn’t bc I’m low on funds almost immediately explaining to her I had just had some repairs done and I have yet to get a response back... it’s been 2 hrs
OKAY UPDATE:
I just talked to my other friend in our friend group and apparently my ‘good friend’ stopped by her apartment to grab the rig so she can go smoke w her boyfriend— who last I knew she broke up w . I knew it was for something dumb like weed and I feel like an IDIOT... please give me advice on what to say, it’s her bday in a couple days and I don’t think I want to go anymore.
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Even when you win in forex you lose

Ive been trading forex for years. Ive never blown up an account but ive never been truly profitable. Best ive done is break even.
Now, after years of learning all my positions are green and headed for the moon. I bought Brent at $20, silver ar $12, nat gas at $1.36, sold USD at the top.
so what has my broker done? They've upped my daily interest fee by 450%. Theyre gonna blind me out before i can cash in. by my math, by the time im ready to cash out the daily interest charge will equal what i make. best i can do is even, likely be down some.
you can't win. it's rigged against you.
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Tips From A Lifer

I’ve been reading these posts on an off for quite some time now and it saddened me to see someone had recently posted their “I quit the game” statement. We all walk through fire to stand in the green valley...and the journey has to be made on foot. And alone. And it’s tough.
In response, I wanted to add a list of pointers for people starting out in this insane game and to address what I’ve learned from over a decade of trading Forex. It’s long-ish but it’s based on reality and not a bunch of meaningless retail junk systems and “insider knowledge” by nitwits on YouTube or some 19-year old “whiz kid” who apparently makes ten billion dollars a week with a mystical set-up that’ll only cost you $1,999 to buy!
I became a profitable trader by keeping everything simple. I lost thousands when I started out, but I look back now and realise how easily I could’ve avoided those losses.
Keep Everything Simple.
For the sake of disclosure, I worked for Morgan Stanley for over a decade in fixed income but learned almost everything I know from the forex guys whom I got to know as good friends. They make markets but there’s still a lot to learn from them as a small fry trader. I got into all this as a hobby after annoying the traders with questions, and all these years later it still pays me. There are still occasional nightmare accidents but they’re far rarer to the point where they don’t affect my ROI.
Possibly the most clear statement I could make about Forex trading in the large institutional setting is actually a pretty profound one: Forex traders are not what you think they are: every single forex trader I ever worked with (and who lasted the test of time) had the exact same set of personality traits: 1. NOT ONE of them was a gung-ho high-five loudmouth, 2. Every single one of them analysed their mistakes to the point of obsession, 3. They were bookish and not jocks, 4. They had the humility to admit that many early errors were the result of piss-poor planning. The loudmouths last a year and are gone.
Guys who last 5, 10, 20 years in a major finance house on the trading floor are nothing like the absurd 1980s Hollywood images you see on your tv; they’re the perfect opposite of that stereotype. The absolute best I ever met was a studious Irish-Catholic guy from Boston who was conscientious, helpful, calm, and utterly committed to one thing: learning from every single error of judgement. To quote him: “Losing teaches you far more than winning”.
Enough of that. These points are deliberately broad. Here goes:
  1. Know The Pairs. It amazes me to see countless small account traders speak as though “systems” work across all pairs. They don’t. Trading GBP/CHF is an entirely different beast to trading CHF/JPY. If you don’t know the innate properties of the CHF market or the JPY or the interplay between the AUD and NZD etc then leave them alone until you do. —There’s no rush— Don’t trade pairs until you are clear on what drives ‘commodity currencies’, or what goes on behind currencies which are easily manipulated, or currencies which simply tend to range for months on end instead of having clear trends. Every pair has its own benefits and drawbacks. Google “Tips on trading the JPY” etc etc etc and get to know the personality of these currencies. They’re just products like any other....Would you buy a Honda without knowing a single thing about the brand or its engine or its durability? So why trade a currency you know nothing about?
  2. Indicators are only telling you what you should be able to see in front of you: PRICE AND MARKET STRUCTURE. Take everything off your charts and simply ask one question: What do I see happening right here and right now? What time frame do I see it on? If you can’t spot a simple consolidation, an uptrend, or a downtrend on a quick high-versus-low time frame scan then no indicator on the planet will help you.
  3. Do you know why momentum indicators work on clear trends but are often a complete disaster on ranges? If not, why not? Do you know why such indicators are losing you tons of trades on low TFs? Do you actually understand the simple mathematics of any indicator? If the answer to these questions is “no” then why are you using these things and piling on indicator after indicator after indicator until you have some psychedelic disco on your screen that looks like an intergalactic dogfight in Star Wars? Keep it simple. Know thy indicator.
  4. Risk:Reward Addiction. The greatest profit killer. So you set up your stops and limits at 1:1.5 or whatever and say “That’s me done” only to come back and see that your limit was missed by a soul-crushing 5 pips before reversing trend to cost you $100, $200, $1000. So you say “Ah but the system is fine”. Guys...this isn’t poker; it doesn’t have to be a zero sum game. Get over your 1:1.5 addiction —The Market Does Not Owe You 50 Pips— Which leads to the next point which, frankly, is what has allowed me to make money consistently for my entire trading life...
  5. YOU WILL NEVER GO BROKE TAKING A PROFIT. So you want to take that 50-pip profit in two hours because some analyst says it’ll happen or because your trend lines say it has to happen. You set your 1:1.5 order. “I’ll check where I’m at in an hour” you say. An hour later you see you’re up 18 pips and you feel you’re owed more by now. “If I close this trade now I could be missing out on a stack”. So what?! Here’s an example: I trade in sterling. I was watching GBP climb against it’s post-GDP flop report and once I was up £157 I thought “This is going to start bouncing off resistance all morning and I don’t need the hassle of riding the rollercoaster all day long”. So I closed it, took the £157, went to make breakfast. Came back shortly afterwards and looked at the chart and saw that I could’ve made about £550 if I’d trusted myself. Do I care? Absolutely not...in fact it usually makes me laugh. So I enter another trade, make another quick £40, then another £95. Almost £300 in less than 45 mins and I’m supposed to cry over the £250 I “missed out on”?
£300 in less than an hour for doing nothing more than waiting for some volatility then tapping a keyboard. It’s almost a sin to make money that easily and I don’t “deserve” any of it. Shut off the laptop. Go out for the day.
Does the following sound familiar? “Okay I’m almost at my take-profit...almost!.....almost!....okay it’s bouncing away from me but it’ll come back. Come back, damnit!! Jesus come back to my limit! Ah for F**k’s sakes!! This is complete crap; that trade was almost done! This is rigged! This is worse than poker! This is total BS!!”
So when you were 50% or 75% toward your goal and could see the trade slipping away why wasn’t $100 or $200 enough? You need more than that?...really?!
So point 6:
  1. Tomorrow Is Another Day. Lordy Lordy, you only made $186 all day. What a disaster! Did you lose anything? Nope. Will the market be open again tomorrow? Yep. Does London open in just four hours? Yep. Is the NOK/SGD/EUR whatever still looking shitty? Yep. So let it go- there are endless THOUSANDS of trades you can make in your lifetime and you need to let a small gain be seen for what it is: ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL PROFIT.
Four or five solid but small profits in a day = One Large Profit. I don’t care how I make it, I don’t care if it’s ten lots of £20, I don’t care if I make the lot in a single trade in 30 seconds either. And once I have a nice sum I switch the computer off and leave it the Fk alone. I don’t care if Brexit is due to detonate the pound or if some Fed guy is going to crap all over the USD in his speech; I’ve made my money and I’m out for the day. There will be other speeches, other detonations.
I could get into the entire process by which I trade but it’s aggravatingly basic trend-following mostly based on fundamentals. Losing in this business really does boil down to the same appalling combination of traits that kill most traders: Greed, Impatience, Addiction. Do I trade every day? Absolutely not; if there’s nothing with higher probability trades then I just leave it alone. When I hit my target I’m out for the day- the market doesn’t give a crap about me and I don’t give a crap about the market, if you see my meaning.
I played poker semi-professionally for two years and it’s absolutely soul-destroying to be “cold decked” for a whole week. But every player has to experience it in order to lose the arrogance and the bravado; losing is fine as long as you learn from it. One day you’ll be in a position to fold pocket Kings because you’ll know you’re dead in the water. The currency markets are exactly the same in that one regard: if you learn from the past you’ll know when it’s time to get out of that stupid trade or that stupid “system” that sounded so great when you had a demo account.
Bank a profit. Keep your charts simple. Know the pairs. Be patient. Touch nothing till you understand it inside out.
And if you’re not enjoying the game....STOP PLAYING.
[if people find this helpful I might post a thread on the best books I’ve studied from and why most forex books are utterly repetitious bullshit].
Peace.
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First a shady real currency trading "simulator", and now we have a full-blown casino game with in-app purchases and tradable currency coming to Steam

I am making a post here, as the automod of Steam keeps flagging my post and the mods over there don't seem to be interested in reapproving it just like last time.
As some of you may have seen, more than a week ago I have posted a thread about a shady Forex market simulator on Steam which (my post) was later removed for bad title and then reposted by another concerned user (my explanation on it can be found here)
Well today I was again on my favorite link bookmark covering the very new Steam games being released and coming. And also today I found another shady "Simulator" game/app which is coming soon, it's called x2Roulette and it's exactly what it sounds like, an online multiplayer roulette, similar to those where you can gamble and forget your csgo skins.
I don't even need to explain much because the trailer uncovers pretty much all of it really (here is a direct trailer link)
Trailer breakdown:
{Edit: What it doesn't show is that besides many shady things it will most likely be also used for money laundering.}
The difference between Forex Trading Master and this is only that roulette is fully recognized as a casino game.
I don't know if this is what Steam meant when they said they don't want to control what genre of games is on their store, but this is just shady and dangerous for the whole Steam userbase and future.
You can help by reporting the game on the store page and bringing it to attention of Valve.
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TRADE KEY LAB: Learn The Right Ways Of Trading Forex p6

Forex is the market with the largest movement worldwide by a long shot - 5 trillion US Dollars worth of daily trading volume!
Naturally, this type of of movement attracts a lot of traders from the retail space.
Smaller, private investors, looking to make a whole lot of money with very little effort.
They get a trading account, transfer thousands of dollars into it (or Euros etc, depending on where they are).
Then, the problems start. Alongside their broker, they start making trades, educated by the resources on their broker’s platform.
Without practice or experience.
In the end, between 80 and 95 percent lose their savings to the dream of making it big as a trader.
The issue here is not that it is hard to make a profit in Forex - which it can be.
But rather that traders that are new to the market, start out with the worst conditions, surroundings and education for long term success.
Let’s go through it:
  1. They start out with no practice, usually on the first day of opening their account.
  2. They trade with a broker that does not have their best interest in mind - on the one hand, the broker only gets paid when the trader makes a lot of trades, since they get a percentage. So they want the traders to risk as much as possible, as quickly as possible, to get paid.
  3. The brokers often take the opposite side of the trade of their customers - since their brokers fees aren’t enough to make a profit for themselves.
  4. The education provided and applied in daily trading practices, comes from the mentioned brokers. A conflict of interest - someone who makes more money if you risk yours to the point of going broke, is not a proper source of education that actually helps you turn a profit!
These are the major issues with the current landscape of the Forex Trading industry on the retail side.
New traders and veterans alike are getting pushed until they have essentially burned their money.
A very shortsighted approach - in a trading field, in which day trading may make sense - but where those who take longer positions and apply their risk averse strategies over time, actually grow their portfolio.

Sounds like a rigged game, right?
One could consider it to be.
So where does one get the proper education as a beginner, or as a veteran who would like to mitigate their risk and keep their hard earned money in their own pocket?
We offer a learning environment for traders, in which a proven strategy that has generated hundreds of thousands in profit over the long run - with a focus of preserving capital!
Where 80-95% of misguided traders lose their money, the track record of this strategy shows a 77% win rate!
Taught by an experienced Forex trader in the environment of an online trading institute - the Trade Key Lab.
Without conflicts of interest - none of us at the institute are brokers or get paid a fee by them for tricking our students!
If this type of solution sounds interesting to you, visit us at tradekeylab.com
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first build for the student who also likes to game

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using. Mainly league, but will be playing valorant and others. Aswell as possibly streaming What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes? 1200 CAD, but am flexible depending on performance i would go more if it was a substantial difference When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy. Playing with goverment money in my parents basement so pretty much whenever What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc) Full build, i have an older death adder and my trusty keyboard butam open to looking into new Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location? bc , canada. No acess to a microcenter that im aware of If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated. Mouse and keyboard Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU? Possibly in the future but for now no Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc) Nothing specific, but performance is key Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components? No preference, i will be upgrading part in the future i assume, so something i can grow into Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference? I will need windows, but am open to running with the watermark for a bit if it means a difference in builds Extra info or particulars: First pc build for me, i wanna maximize performance for money while also being able to upgrade in the future. I plan on having multiple displays as i trade forex. The 1200 cad price cap is soft for me. I just dont wanna spend 3k on a rig
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MAME 0.215

MAME 0.215

A wild MAME 0.215 appears! Yes, another month has gone by, and it’s time to check out what’s new. On the arcade side, Taito’s incredibly rare 4-screen top-down racer Super Dead Heat is now playable! Joining its ranks are other rarities, such as the European release of Capcom‘s 19XX: The War Against Destiny, and a bootleg of Jaleco’s P-47 – The Freedom Fighter using a different sound system. We’ve got three newly supported Game & Watch titles: Lion, Manhole, and Spitball Sparky, as well as the crystal screen version of Super Mario Bros. Two new JAKKS Pacific TV games, Capcom 3-in-1 and Disney Princesses, have also been added.
Other improvements include several more protection microcontrollers dumped and emulated, the NCR Decision Mate V working (now including hard disk controllers), graphics fixes for the 68k-based SNK and Alpha Denshi games, and some graphical updates to the Super A'Can driver.
We’ve updated bgfx, adding preliminary Vulkan support. There are some issues we’re aware of, so if you run into issues, check our GitHub issues page to see if it’s already known, and report it if it isn’t. We’ve also improved support for building and running on Linux systems without X11.
You can get the source and Windows binary packages from the download page.

MAMETesters Bugs Fixed

New working machines

New working clones

Machines promoted to working

New machines marked as NOT_WORKING

New clones marked as NOT_WORKING

New working software list additions

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MAME 0.215

MAME 0.215

A wild MAME 0.215 appears! Yes, another month has gone by, and it’s time to check out what’s new. On the arcade side, Taito’s incredibly rare 4-screen top-down racer Super Dead Heat is now playable! Joining its ranks are other rarities, such as the European release of Capcom‘s 19XX: The War Against Destiny, and a bootleg of Jaleco’s P-47 – The Freedom Fighter using a different sound system. We’ve got three newly supported Game & Watch titles: Lion, Manhole, and Spitball Sparky, as well as the crystal screen version of Super Mario Bros. Two new JAKKS Pacific TV games, Capcom 3-in-1 and Disney Princesses, have also been added.
Other improvements include several more protection microcontrollers dumped and emulated, the NCR Decision Mate V working (now including hard disk controllers), graphics fixes for the 68k-based SNK and Alpha Denshi games, and some graphical updates to the Super A'Can driver.
We’ve updated bgfx, adding preliminary Vulkan support. There are some issues we’re aware of, so if you run into issues, check our GitHub issues page to see if it’s already known, and report it if it isn’t. We’ve also improved support for building and running on Linux systems without X11.
You can get the source and Windows binary packages from the download page.

MAMETesters Bugs Fixed

New working machines

New working clones

Machines promoted to working

New machines marked as NOT_WORKING

New clones marked as NOT_WORKING

New working software list additions

Software list items promoted to working

New NOT_WORKING software list additions

Source Changes

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High-frequency trading loses its spark: ASIC

fintech #trading #algotrading #quantitative #quant #quants #forex #fx #banks #hedgefunds #hft

High-frequency trading loses its spark: ASIC "What is not falling is speed. They are still becoming faster and investing in better technology."
Mr Barbara said that even though these firms are investing more in technology their trading profits had stagnated as volumes diminished.
He likened this to the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland, who advised Alice to "run as fast as she could just to keep in the same place".
HFT is a relatively new and controversial phenomenon in financial markets. Trading firms built machines that would make money by being able to process orders faster than other participants.
Michael Lewis' 2014 book "Flash Boys" triggered a fierce debate about whether markets had become "rigged". Bloomberg
It was the subject of finance journalist Michael Lewis' 2014 book Flash Boys, which triggered a fierce debate about whether markets had become "rigged".
ASIC senior executive leader of market supervision Greg Yanco said HFT will always have its "permanen.....
Continue reading at: https://www.afr.com/business/banking-and-finance/high-frequency-trading-loses-its-spark-asic-20181211-h18z7n
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Two Ways the System Is Rigged: HFT and Oligarchic Inheritance - Charles Hugh Smith (01/29/2019) - WallStreetWindow.com

fintech #trading #algotrading #quantitative #quant #quants #hft ##markets #hedgefunds #fx #forex

Two Ways the System Is Rigged: HFT and Oligarchic Inheritance - Charles Hugh Smith (01/29/2019) The net result of a rigged system is the vast majority of the gains in income and wealth flow to the very tippy-top of the wealth/power pyramid.We often hear how the system (i.e. our economy) is rigged to benefit the few at the expense of the many, but exactly how is it rigged? Longtime correspondent Zeus Y. recently highlighted two specific mechanisms that favor the top 0.01%: high frequency trading (HFT) and oligarchic inheritance, the generational transfer of immense wealth and the power it buys. High frequency trading (HFT) is a mechanism only available to the few at the top of the wealth/power pyramid to skim money from markets–please watch the videos below for further explanation of how HFT works. As for inheritance–we’re not talking about leaving a house or a small business to one’s offspring, or even a couple million of dollars; we’re talking about tens of millions o.....
Continue reading at: https://wallstreetwindow.com/2019/01/two-ways-the-system-is-rigged-hft-and-oligarchic-inheritance-charles-hugh-smith-01-29-2019/
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What are the most common reasons for failure?

Just starting to look into forex (I have quite a lot of free time at work, trying to put it to good use). Im doing the pip school thing, listening to some podcasts and watching youtube vids, planning to open a dummy trading account once ive finished school and feel like i have a basic understanding of what is going on.
Why do most people fail in this market? Is it emotional? informational? is the game itself rigged? Keen to hear opinions
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The time of algorithmic crypto trading has come. – Artyom_Korovkin – Medium

fintech #trading #algotrading #quantitative #quant #quants #hft ##markets #hedgefunds #fx #forex

The time of algorithmic crypto trading has come. – Artyom_Korovkin – Medium“95% of all traders fail” is a widely known statistic and at the same time a forgotten facet of traditional trading. This has been a long-standing problem. Many individuals, instead of actively trading, choose to index the market or turn to algorithmic trading.But how does this number look like in the realm of crypto trading? While there are many factors contributing to this fail rate, commonly lack of professionalism or psychology, the specificity of the crypto universe takes it to the whole new level.In this article we review fundamental problems in crypto trading and propose solutions when the game is rigged.You may say that nowadays the crypto market is highly inefficient, offers many opportunities and endlessly appealing for the sharks and whales hungry for the big scoops and tasty tidbits in the faces of average crypto traders. And you will be right. However, not only understanding of your position in this..... Continue reading at: https://medium.com/@ArtK0the-time-of-algorithmic-crypto-trading-has-come-553359db7f85
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Two Ways the System Is Rigged: HFT and Oligarchic Inheritance - Charles Hugh Smith (01/29/2019) - WallStreetWindow.com

fintech #trading #algotrading #quantitative #quant #quants #hft ##markets #hedgefunds #fx #forex

Two Ways the System Is Rigged: HFT and Oligarchic Inheritance - Charles Hugh Smith (01/29/2019)The net result of a rigged system is the vast majority of the gains in income and wealth flow to the very tippy-top of the wealth/power pyramid.We often hear how the system (i.e. our economy) is rigged to benefit the few at the expense of the many, but exactly how is it rigged? Longtime correspondent Zeus Y. recently highlighted two specific mechanisms that favor the top 0.01%: high frequency trading (HFT) and oligarchic inheritance, the generational transfer of immense wealth and the power it buys.
High frequency trading (HFT) is a mechanism only available to the few at the top of the wealth/power pyramid to skim money from markets–please watch the videos below for further explanation of how HFT works.
As for inheritance–we’re not talking about leaving a house or a small business to one’s offspring, or even a couple million of dollars; we’re talking about te..... Continue reading at: https://wallstreetwindow.com/2019/01/two-ways-the-system-is-rigged-hft-and-oligarchic-inheritance-charles-hugh-smith-01-29-2019/
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MAME 0.215

MAME 0.215

A wild MAME 0.215 appears! Yes, another month has gone by, and it’s time to check out what’s new. On the arcade side, Taito’s incredibly rare 4-screen top-down racer Super Dead Heat is now playable! Joining its ranks are other rarities, such as the European release of Capcom‘s 19XX: The War Against Destiny, and a bootleg of Jaleco’s P-47 – The Freedom Fighter using a different sound system. We’ve got three newly supported Game & Watch titles: Lion, Manhole, and Spitball Sparky, as well as the crystal screen version of Super Mario Bros. Two new JAKKS Pacific TV games, Capcom 3-in-1 and Disney Princesses, have also been added.
Other improvements include several more protection microcontrollers dumped and emulated, the NCR Decision Mate V working (now including hard disk controllers), graphics fixes for the 68k-based SNK and Alpha Denshi games, and some graphical updates to the Super A'Can driver.
We’ve updated bgfx, adding preliminary Vulkan support. There are some issues we’re aware of, so if you run into issues, check our GitHub issues page to see if it’s already known, and report it if it isn’t. We’ve also improved support for building and running on Linux systems without X11.
You can get the source and Windows binary packages from the download page.

MAMETesters Bugs Fixed

New working machines

New working clones

Machines promoted to working

New machines marked as NOT_WORKING

New clones marked as NOT_WORKING

New working software list additions

Software list items promoted to working

New NOT_WORKING software list additions

Source Changes

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High-frequency trading loses its spark: ASIC

fintech #trading #algotrading #quantitative #quant #quants #forex #fx #banks #hedgefunds #hft

High-frequency trading loses its spark: ASIC"What is not falling is speed. They are still becoming faster and investing in better technology."Mr Barbara said that even though these firms are investing more in technology their trading profits had stagnated as volumes diminished.He likened this to the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland, who advised Alice to "run as fast as she could just to keep in the same place".HFT is a relatively new and controversial phenomenon in financial markets. Trading firms built machines that would make money by being able to process orders faster than other participants.Michael Lewis' 2014 book "Flash Boys" triggered a fierce debate about whether markets had become "rigged". BloombergIt was the subject of finance journalist Michael Lewis' 2014 book Flash Boys, which triggered a fierce debate about whether markets had become "rigged".ASIC senior executive leader of market supervision Greg Yanco said HFT will always have its "permanent detractors"."But most ha..... Continue reading at: https://www.afr.com/business/banking-and-finance/high-frequency-trading-loses-its-spark-asic-20181211-h18z7n
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"Q" from a laymen, barney style... Just my thoughts

A bit long, but I think it might help people understand Qubic a bit.
Two takeaways I took from reading Qubic:
  1. If you host a "Q-Node", a node that supports the Q protocol (layer) you can earn rewards in these manners: Offering PoW (mining rigs, computer, or your coffee pot), PoS (your IOTA's that you hold), your bandwidth that you don't use (probably something to do with LIFI in the future, so this could be your router and lightbulbs in your house), and simply, the previous history of running an honest node for the system.
All of the above can be used to pass the "resource test phase". All of those resources: PoW, PoS, Po(Bandwidth), and Po(Honesty) are measured and quantified. Your resources than essentially set you in an equivalent resource pool ie: in a pool with other people of similar resource power.
You then earn IOTA's from people using the Oracle system, smart contract, or simply who want computational power (which is absolutely needed to be able to outsource the IoT industry which is for sure the future.
So what does that mean.
Before do you remember all of the questions: IOTA won't work because people won't run nodes, because they don't get incentives like traditional blockchains. Well now they can!!! And not only that, "Q" takes every aspect of each crypto and combines it all in one...
PoS, PoW, PoBandwidth, and PoHonesty.
More so, if you have Asic's, you are in the Asic's pool, GPU's, your in the GPU pool, old crappy computer (your in the old crappy computer pool), you stake a lot of IOTA, your in the high stake IOTA pool... etc.
People will purchase "resources" using the Qubic protocol. If they want quality, fast, or extreme computational power they have to pay.
Remember, you the user set what you want to receive in IOTA for your resources (economic principles). If you spend $1200 a month on electricity and equipment, you will only charge more than $1200 a month. No one would charge less. So in your pool, everyone will eventually come to a quorum charging a set amount, and thus the economy (the users) will pay for it. So in essence, the better the pool, the more the reward you get (based on economic principals in society (just like blockchain).
However, if your coffee pot has a jinn chip that is Ternary hardware, with Ternary programming (ABRA), than it can sell it's resources when it's not making coffee ie: PoW.
Also, your autonomous car not only can offer up its PoW, it can also stake the IOTA's it is not using in it's wallet, the bandwidth when it isn't working or driving, and the experience / honesty factor it has as a node, and even the electricity it made from it's solar power roof and sell it to the grid. Your car has "multiple" resources. The Qubic network allows machines to offer "all" of their resources, not just one or two like blockchain.
Qubics revolutionizes machinery allowing it, the machinery, to sell it's resources. This is another building block to the ultimate vision of a machines acting in a "machine economy".
Rather than us setting this up, and the fees we want to charge, eventually we can create smart contracts with Qubic functions, so the machines can negotiate and earn "themselves", the machines will sell and buy resources THEMSELVES, truly creating a machine economy, "AND" if you own the machine, you earn the rewards (ie: income, passive income).
Take Away Two:
  1. From the above description these are only a few use cases that I take away from reading about Qubics. The reality is that the community will be coming up with new use cases every day for the following year probably. Use cases that we can't even imagine, but here is my second takeaway:
The Qubic protocol, where all this is happening. Miners earning, people staking their IOTA and earning (ie: "interest" or "passive income") because they are HODLER's, Forex financial companies using Qubics for quorum "ORACLE" data, smart-contracts being run on the protocol, scientist using computational power for medical research, VW and Bosch using computational power for their IoT devices, etc. on and on. All those use cases, to power.... TO POWER, to run the network, all of those functions will be conducted with zero fee transactions that take place on the Tangle.
The whole system runs on data transactions (zero fee transactions) by sending MetaData on the transaction which is sent on the Tangle. Meta Data essentially (I'm not a techie) is like the language that tells the Q-Nodes to wake up, to process data, pay, earn, and receive, and essentially run the whole Q network.
So.... that is a SHITLOAD OF FUCKING transactions occurring!!!!!! So the present day amount of transactions right now occuring from Trinity, speculation, and trading, is like a pissing in the ocean compared to how many transactions the Qubic network will produce. Its not hard to understand, the Qubic network will run millions if not billions of transactions per day over the Tangle, and remember, "each transaction confirms two transactions ;-)".
So.... what does that mean. More transactions means a faster Tangle, a more secure Tangle.... and most importantly.... WE CAN TAKE THE COO (Coordinator) OFFLINE!!!
note: there may be use cases for multiple COO's (coordinators) or private COO's but that is a whole other arena and I simply state that from something I read from someone on Discord.
The point is: Q is needed to remove the COO!
So everyone saying, "Why don't the dev's fucking working on removing the COO, "wen remove COO", you can see that THEY ARE working on it!". The Qubic network will support the network because it incentives people to host nodes and earn IOTA!.
Also, if no one uses the Qubic network then it doesn't work right?!? So making "Corporate Partners", and United Nations (NGO) affiliates, is needed to support the Qubic Network.
So here are the building blocks to the dev's vision:
- You need a Tangle (Zero fee transactions that can that can send meta data)
- You need IOTA (A form of payment that can buy and sell resources (ie: PoW, PoS, PoBandwidth, and PoHonesty)
- You need the Qubic Network (creates Oracles, allows for Quorum Based Computations that powers Oracles.)
- You need Oracles (Oracles power smart-contracts which is the whole shabang! It will change society and change global finance).
- You need the Qubic Network (creates Oracles, this allows for Quorum Based Computations that powers Oracles.)et to enjoy because the IF includes us (with AMA's, takes time in discord, and offers transparency), and global partners such as Bosch, VW, Fujitsu, etc., We need governments and societies such as Taiwan, Denmark, and maybe Sweden; and we need banking like DnB, and electrical companies like Elaad (I think I stated ELaad incorrectly). We need the global integration to actually "use" the Qubic system for it to work (demand drives economic principals, which ultimately will pay the Q-Node providers)
- Lastly, you need to remove the COO and let the network grow organically. (This can only be done when all of the previous steps have been completed).
Tangle ->IOTA ->Qubic Network ->Oracles ->Partners -> COO
So removing the COO is one of the last steps. After removing COO the network can just grow organically on it's own without much support or help from the dev's. They can then work on building applications that work on top of the Qubic network.
This is a large challenging undertaking that is being built step-by-step, each piece is part of a large puzzle that all comes together. As for Qubic's, what was just released, it is a really large damn piece of that puzzle!!!
It just goes to show, that all of this adds up to removing the COO. Everything the dev's, and the IF, have been doing are working towards simply that! It's all one big construct, not different pieces, everything ties together and the Qubic network is a large friggin piece of it all. Their sole mission is to complete the puzzle, the vision, so the COO can be removed, and the Tangle can literally change society through the machine economy.
This is just my non-techie understanding at the moment. I have a lot more research and studying to do, but damn I love it! So glad to be apart of this journey :D
Please clarify if I totally misunderstood anything, and looking forward to hear other peoples understanding.
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The intelligent investors guide to cryptocurrency: Part 3b - Pricing and liquidity

*Introductions: I'm joskye. A cryptocurrency investor and SDC holder. *
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Hi again. This is the third part in our ongoing series on how to trade better and determine intelligent investments in cryptocurrency for the future.
Part 3b continues where I left off with a discussion about price metrics specifically, what determines the price and the importance of liquidity:
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The day traders:
As I mentioned in my previous article, as of writing almost every cryptocurrency is determined purely by speculative value.
Thus the absolute price of a given cryptocurrency is determined solely by the day traders and specifically the last price it was agreed that currency would be sold at with confirmation of that price by a buyer who bought it.
People say lots of things determine the price; marketcap, liquidity, value proposition, revenues generated by the coin, the number of said coin in circulation but ultimately it comes down to the number of buyers and number of sellers competing for that coin.
Perhaps the other thing is the size of said market relative to the money held by the players in it.
For instance in cryptocurrency Bitcoin is still the biggest player in the game. It carries a per unit price of $900 per coin. There are currently 16,090,137 (16 million) coins in circulation giving it a total marketcap value of [$900 x 16090137 =] $14481123300 or 14.48 billion USD.
Shadowcash looks even more meagre compared to the total cryptocurrency marketcap with only 0.048% of the total cryptocurrency sphere.
To any Shadowcash holders despairing at this point, relax. There are over 707 cryptocurrencies trading as of writing and SDC holds the 27th ranking in terms of market cap. In such a competitive field, filled with scams that's pretty good. Moreso when you consider that SDC is a legitimate technology and is currently probably very undervalued.
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Lets look at the rich list for bitcoin:
Why did I just talk about this?
In cryptocurrency I see this happening on the markets all the time. Indeed market manipulation effects every single cryptocurrency eventually.
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Market manipulation!
Large holders of valuable, high marketcap coins will often make multiple small volume purchases of less valuable, low marketcap coins. Often this will follow announcements regarding developments in that low marketcap coin.
Low volume buying in a market with low daily trading volume can gradually drive up the price attracting an influx of buyers into that coin; often they will make larger volume purchases of it which helps drive up the price much further. This will trigger a further chain of buyers experiencing FOMO (fear of missing out, detailed in Part 2) who will drive up the price even further. The price will pump. Often will smaller cap cryptocurrencies this may result in a sudden 20, 40, 60 or even +100% increase in value often over a very short time space (1-2 days, 1-2 weeks maximum).
The only way to discern if the sudden rise in coin value is due to pre-rigged market manipulation is to look at:
You are looking for organic, gradual growth based on a solid value proposition. Sudden large spikes in value should make you pause and wonder if it's worth waiting for a gradual correction (organic drop) in price before entering your buy order.
Do not fall for a pump and dump. Stick to the lessons covered in previous parts of this guide (especially part 3a and 2) and you will be much less likely to lose money in the long run trading and investing in cryptocurrencies.
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The pattern of change on daily trading volume, the order book and liquidity:
Lets look at SDC and Bitcoin again. This time we are going to compare the daily trading volume (last 24 hours) in USD.
I'd just like to use this opportunity to point out and reinforce the idea that day traders not holders dictate the daily price of an asset. I'd also like to point out daily global trading volume on Forex is $4800 billion which makes Bitcoin a very small fish in the broader arena of global finance and trade i.e. Bitcoin is still very vulnerable to all the price manipulation tactics and liquidity issues I am going to be describing in this article by bigger players with richer pockets.
The daily trading volume also gives you an idea of how much fiat currency you can invest into a given cryptocurrency before you suddenly shift the price.
A sudden rise in coin price heavily out of proportion to the rise in daily trading volume should be the first sign to alert you to a pump & dump scam.
Daily trading volume should show a steady increase over time with sustained buy support at new price levels; this is a good marker of organic, sustainable growth.
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For more detail you can now look at the depth chart:
The depth chart is very useful to know how much fiat currency is required to cause the spot price of a given cryptocurrency to rise or fall by a given amount.
NB the price of most cryptocurrencies is expressed in Bitcoin because it has the largest market cap and daily trading volume of all cryptocurrencies by a very large margin and because with a few exceptions (Ethereum, Monero) most cryptocurrencies do not have routes to directly purchase via fiat currency without first purchasing Bitcoin.
Liquidity is super important. People often complain about a market lacking liquidity but that is often because they are trading in fiat volumes which far exceed the daily trading fiat volumes of the cryptocurrency they are referring to. If you are investing or trading in a cryptocurrency, always factor in the your personal liquidity and need for liquidity relative to that of the cryptocurrency you are investing in. In other words don't expect to make a profit next day selling 'cryptocurrency x' if the size your single buy order composes >90% of the buy orders on the market for 'cryptocurrency x' that day (indeed in such a scenario be very prepared to sell at a loss next day if you absolutely have to)!
There are certain patterns on a depth chart that make me believe a significant, sustained price rise is imminent: One example occurs when there is a very large volume of buy orders (>25% of total buy volume within 5% of current price) very close to the current (spot) price, and a very large number of sell orders close to but significantly above the spot price (approx 25% total sell volume within 10% of current price) and especially if the total buy order volume is a significantly higher percentage than it has previously been. This simply indicates high demand at current price which may soon outstrip supply. Again I stress that these patterns can be manipulated easily by wealthy traders.
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The order book is another way of looking at the depth chart and allows you to see the specific transactions occurring that compose daily trading volume by the second!
I find it useful because it allows me to identify:
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The price charts:
Discussions about price charts could be endless. I'm not going to go into too much detail, mostly because I'm an investor who believes the value proposition, good consistent development, decent marketing and communications will ultimately trump spot prices and adverse (or positive) short term price trends in the future.
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The news cycle:
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Other interesting points: The 'coin x' scenario and the ridiculousness of marketcap:
'Coin X' is an imaginary hypothetical coin. There are only 10 in circulation. It has no value proposition beyond it's speculative value i.e. it will never generate a revenue independent of it's speculative value.
I'd like to point out the similarities between ZCash and 'coin x' (especially during it's launch).
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Lessons:
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Finally why am I writing this?
I mean I just spoke openly about how SDC and indeed any cryptocurrencies (or purely speculative assets) price can be manipulated in the short term.
Well SDC has an incredible value proposition that could generate and attract large amounts of non-speculative fiat currency into it's ecosystem. I already covered that in part 3a (https://www.reddit.com/Shadowcash/comments/5lhh6m/the_intelligent_investors_guide_to_cryptocurrency/).
For this reason I think the short term speculative pump and dumps in SDC will eventually be replaced by a more sustained, larger buy support. I suspect this will occur when the marketplace is released and certain other announcements are released.
For this reason I declare my opinion that Shadowcash is the best cryptocurrency investment of 2016 and I believe it will be again by March 2017.
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References:
1. Coinmarketcap rankings: https://coinmarketcap.com/all/views/all/ 2. Coinmarketcap daily trading volumes https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/volume/24-hou 3. Bitinfocharts - Top 100 Richest Bitcoin addresses: https://bitinfocharts.com/top-100-richest-bitcoin-addresses.html 4. Crypto ID - Shadowcash Rich list: https://chainz.cryptoid.info/sdc/#!rich 
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Disclaimer: All prices and values given are as of time of writing (Midday 08-Jan-2016). I am not responsible for your financial decisions, nor am I advising you take a particular financial position. Rather I am sharing my experiences and hoping you form your own opinions and insights from them. Full disclosure: I have long positions in Ethereum (ETH), Shadowcash (SDC), ICONOMI (ICN), Augur (REP) and Digix (DGD).
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