Strange stock market trades confuse Wall Street

Beware the naïve businessman mindset focused purely on ‘business as usual’ that believes there is no financial espionage from within the United States, as shown in the last sentence of this article. It’s always an error. Granted, blame shouldn’t be placed squarely 100% on them, as they were trained for business and not national security or intelligence careers. However, one can tell they don’t read the news outside of the business section.

 

It started at about noon ET. All the trades occurred in roughly the same time period—roughly noon ET to roughly 12:30 p.m.—and the volume in all the stocks was heavy, in most cases several times daily volume.

It all points to one likely explanation: somebody executed some kind of program.

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Gulf sources: “Accidents” to Ahmadinejad, Jalili were attempted assassinations

Twelve days before Iran’s presidential election, stubborn rumors were making the rounds that two “accidents” which took place Sunday, June 2, were in fact attempts on the lives of outgoing Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and a leading presidential hopeful, Iran’s senior nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili. Both escaped unhurt. The rumors pointed the finger of suspicion at supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei or his underlings possibly acting on their own. Continue reading