September 27, 2012
I am disgusted by the growth of advantages professional traders have over everyday people. I'm opposed to any regulation that eases control over companies allowing them to gain advantage over small every day traders. I'm especially concerned about high-frequency trading and vehemently oppose it, but I especially endorse any rules that change the playing field to reflect that the market should be made fairly by men, not machines. It is time to honor the public by granting them the opportunities they deserve instead of giving it away to the wealthy trading companies. The balance is just not there. We need to attract the public back into the market. They do not trust the current regulation and they especially do not trust using computerization to create advantages that the common man cannot possibly enjoy. Market making is by definition a man-made enterprise.