I have been watching the movements of the Stock Market over a long period of time. Recently there have been some very large, very rapid movements. As the market plunges, billions of dollars are lost. As the market recovers billions of dollars are made. Question is: who is losing and who is winning?
I wonder sometimes if such frequent movements are not pre-ordained. What if certain wealthy individuals, amongst whom are media proprietors, were manipulating the market. Shock. Horror.
What if rich individuals and corporations quietly sold their shares when the market was high. What then if a few headlines were spread around newspapers and television channels, ones that questioned the health of the market or suggested that oil supplies might be threated or war might break out. It doesn't take much to spook the average punter because they can't afford to lose any money. Panic sets in and ordinary people bail out and lose lots of money! Then, as the market plunges, the big players quietly buy their shares again at greatly reduced prices.
What then if new headlines indicate that the market is solid or oil is gushing everywhere or war has been averted and there are great bargains to be had. Surprise, surprise, the market goes up rapidly and they make a fortune. This potential scenario could be run over and over. Seems an easy way to make big bucks, eh?
Do you have suspicions about the share market?
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