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Fools Are No Match Against Computer Trading



November 28, 2011 – Comments (5)

Fee Drought Triggers ‘Bloodletting’ for Europe’s Equity Traders

And soon, it will not just be equity traders that are replaced by computers as we enter the

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#1) On November 28, 2011 at 10:18 PM, truthisntstupid (97.01) wrote:

Fools Are No Match Against Computer Trading

If you think that then I understand.  You write the blogs you do because you have nothing else to contribute.

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#2) On November 29, 2011 at 5:32 AM, dbtheonly (< 20) wrote:

Truth, alstry,

I was directed to a Facebook site with  the link. I'm not on Facebook. I can't access the site. What's it saying? What evidence is produced?

But isn't that the ultimate issue?  Aren't we, as Fools, committed to the proposition that humans can "beat" the computers; with as much fervor as those other proponents of political systems masquerading as economic theory?

Now, I will admit that the "fuerherprinzep" that we can all "follow the computer" and be successful is highly appealing.Still the Motley Fool was created to present the other side.


Hope the Holidays go well for you. Be safe.

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#3) On November 29, 2011 at 6:48 AM, truthisntstupid (97.01) wrote:


The computers don't stand a chance against investors, only short-term traders.  We as long-term investors aren't trying to compete with machines that use HFT to execute thousands of trades a day involving millions of shares enabling us to profit off fractional changes in share prices.

Happy holidays to you as well, my friend!  My favorite time of the year is here!  I'm off until March 1st!

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#4) On November 29, 2011 at 10:41 AM, BroadwayDan (97.41) wrote:

I will personally bend Watson over and make him shout my name. Now on other hand if I could only muster an under-50 rating in CAPS...

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#5) On November 29, 2011 at 4:06 PM, GundersonGroup (29.06) wrote:

Foolishly written computer code is no match for smart people.

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