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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Bitcoin goes Wall Street as an exchange brings margin trading into crypto-currency investing

Despite the recent no-go for a Bitcoin ETF on Wall Street, the financialization of the crypto-currency continues as Coinbase, a popular Bitcoin exchange, is now introducing margin trading for investors of the digital money.

GDAX, the cryptocurrency exchange run by Coinbase, has added margin trading to the platform. 
Eligible traders can now trade up to 3X leveraged orders on Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin order books. 
If you’re unfamiliar with trading and exchanges, margin trading is when you borrow money from your broker to buy or sell more stock than you can afford. It’s essentially a short-term loan. By buying or selling on margin, traders can increase their leverage and buying power, potentially generating profits beyond what their own cash balance would have supported. 
This feature is mainly geared toward institutional investors. That’s because Coinbase has launched the feature attempting to fit within the boundaries of the Commodity Exchange Act. - Tech Crunch
In just the past week sovereign controls by both the Chinese and U.S. governments have wiped out one of Bitcoin's primary functions as privacy is no longer applicable for those who buy or sell Bitcoin in many exchanges.  And now with this new derivative trading scheme available from another exchange, the crypto-currency may soon become extremely leveraged beyond its mined production limit of 16 million Bitcoins.

This has always been the biggest fear for Bitcoin purists... that a government or financial market would co-opt digital currencies and make their underlying potential null and void as a 'decentralized form of money'.  And it has always been the actions of third party conduits, such as with crypto-currency exchanges, that have placed digital forms of money like Bitcoin in jeopardy of simply becoming another leveraged asset that Wall Street can profit off of to the detriment of the holders.

Friday, February 10, 2012

US Commodity Exchange lowers margins on gold silver and copper

It has been a while, but the Chicago Mercantile Exchange has decided to lower margin requirements after raising them six times last year on gold, silver, and copper.  The exchange gave no real reason for the new policy, but on the surface, this should be good news for metal investors.

It has been so long since the CME cut gold and silver margins that frankly we are a little bit stunned... In an extended announcement, which saw outright margins for virtually every commodity get cut, the CME just lowered Initial and Maintenance margins of gold (by 12%) and silver (13%), to $7500 maintenance for GC and $16000 maintenance for SI. Did the paper bull trap season just open? And how long before these are re-hiked by 15%, 20% or more? For now, however, this is certainly near-term bullish. - Zerohedge

Friday, September 23, 2011

Gold and silver crash mystery solved - September 23rd

Gold, silver, and especially copper all fell to the headsmans axe today, and through most of the market trading, rumors abound who the culprit was that caused the massive selloffs.

Was it Europ banks needing liquidity?  Was it a hedge fund needing to pay investors, or, was it Sovereign states selling off their central bank holdings?

None of the above.  No, the answer was once again the manipulated CME, who once again raised margin limits in another desperate attempt to halt the flow of dollars into metals, and to try to save the unsavable greenback.

And there you have it: CME just hiked gold margins by 21%, silver by 16% and copper by 18%. Mystery solved. - Zerohedge

So for those who didnt panic during the last CME manipulation, refrain from doing so this time.  The price will slowly make its way back up in a short period of time.

Friday, August 19, 2011

As gold prices rise, brokers seek to manipulate them with yet again another margin hike

Interactive Brokers bulletin board

To HKFE,HKMEX,NYMEX,NYSELIFFE traders:
Fri Aug 19 13:29:35 2011 EST

As a result of the volatile trading environment at the present time, please be advised that Exchange margins and House margins are likely to increase over the next couple of days. For exchange- specific increases, please visit the respective websites. IB will also be increasing the gold derivatives margin. Please monitor any affected holdings closely and manage your risk accordingly.

Not that it will matter in the long run, but HEY EUROPE... how did those prohibitions on short trades do for your markets this week?