When Exchange Integrity Is Called Into Question ~ The Risk Averse Alert

Monday, January 16, 2012

When Exchange Integrity Is Called Into Question

Here's a hot potato that slipped under my radar, and yet still is well-served better late than never...

A real confidence builder. Apparently there's no harm if this message goes viral, as the damage is done and the fallout cannot be contained.

The depth of the trans-Atlantic banking system's insolvency lies exposed in this shark-on-shark attack involving MF Global whose effect so bloodies the water as to relegate trusted markets impotent to protect against massive fraud.

Truth is not every generation of investors is given cause to question the very integrity of exchanges. That the gravity of circumstance bringing this to be has barely sunk into the social consciousness should come as no surprise, then. Still, the forceful use of an exchange to perpetrate a swindle, and this evidently against the will of those overseeing its operation, is a confidence killer extraordinaire. You can just imagine how this is sitting with some of the bigger fish in the ocean. Panic-stricken gazes toward the exit probably have never been more intense.

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