In 1929 America experienced its first stock market crash within a relatively close time period of the ushering in of phone booths . The first stock market crash in history may have been around 1750 with its origins being around 1602. The more recent stock market crashes were closer to a more modern age(1970s) when computers started surfacing, metaphorically speaking.
There are expert systems capable of comparing centuries of data and able to predict any artificial oscillation of stock prices, the data of which may formulated by the broker. How could a stock be anything but illegal considering the value of the stock is liquid, and that the price can simply be changed with help of media, advertisements, and expert systems. Brokers are able to drop the price 1% if 51% of the market has bought it at value or do the opposite if and take a long position of selling an item to buy it back later when it drops?
It literally positions the American citizen against a super computer. With such an unfair match up, it seems easy for the stock market to leave millions of productive Americans with nothing and have the gains of the market be pocketed by a broker in exchange for nothing but a more crippled economy.
It's as if they've masked something called a price tag with a pure pyramid scheme based on computer efficiency, a virtual economy, based on implied value.
"In 1978 and 1979, lawyer and First Lady of Arkansas Hillary Rodham engaged in a series of trades of cattle futures contracts. Her initial $1,000 investment had generated nearly $100,000 when she stopped trading after ten months. In 1994, after Hillary Rodham Clinton had become First Lady of the United States, the trading became the subject of considerable controversy regarding the likelihood of such a spectacular rate of return, possible conflict of interest, and allegations of disguised bribery, allegations that Clinton strongly denied.
In a Fall 1994 paper for the Journal of Economics and Finance, economists from the University of North Florida and Auburn University investigated the odds of gaining a hundred-fold return in the cattle futures market during the period in question. Using a model that was stated to give the hypothetical investor the benefit of the doubt, they concluded that the odds of such a return happening were at best 1 in 31 trillion."