Ho hum…every major asset market in the world is unfairly manipulated and rigged by a few at the expense of the many in our wild west financial system. Quite a cesspool on our hands. So much for efficient markets and the power of free market forces…Ready for prosecution and serious reform anyone?
“The $4.7-trillion-a-day currency market, the biggest in the financial system, is one of the least regulated. The inherent conflict banks face between executing client orders and profiting from their own trades is exacerbated because most currency trading takes place away from exchanges…
Traders at some of the world’s biggest banks manipulated benchmark foreign-exchange rates used to set the value of trillions of dollars of investments, according to five dealers with knowledge of the practice.
Employees have been front-running client orders and rigging WM/Reuters rates by pushing through trades before and during the 60-second windows when the benchmarks are set…”