Most TFMR regulars will recognize Marc Ward as a site regular. Following the launch of his venture, MetalZoom Energy, he has written this excellent and informative guest post for us.
We first in introduced Marc and his company to everyone last month. So, if you'd like more information, please be sure to listen to this brief podcast: https://www.tfmetalsreport.com/podcast/8508/getting-acquainted-afrozoom-...
Any help we can get in the fight against The Bullion Banks is appreciated so it's a pleasure to provide this guest post today.
The Debt Cartel's Weakness: Its Algorithms
by, Marc Ward
I was born in Mountain View, California in 1983 under the shadow of Mt. Diablo and in the heart of Silicon Valley. I attended Phillips Academy Andover during the height of the "dot com era" and graduated from USAFA in May 2008 immediately following the debacle which resulted in Bear Stearns' capitulation.
Ironically, I was cut from the De La Salle high school football team my freshman year for "not knowing how to tackle" then contributed to the greatest upset in college sports history 4 years later when I paralyzed my right arm tackling a CAL Rugby player in the Semifinal leading to the Zoomie's collegiate rugby national championship in 2003.
I scored an 800 on the quantitative GRE and have passed level I and II of the Chartered Financial Analyst Course of Study. I earned a Masters of Science in Operations Research in 2014 immediately before volunteering for separation pay from the Air Force due to the generals' reaction from the sequestration.
In early 2015, I was studying for the CFA level III exam while forecasting company sales as a data scientist at The Sports Authority when a classmate from USAFA approached me with a gold mining venture in Africa.
My entire life prior to age 30, the precious metals were depicted more as crayola crayon colors than stored energy for survival. I had no desire to acquire or even price my time and effort in these elements due to the schooling I accepted as the leading sources of education for my generation and my social network that valued stocks as a source of wealth generation due to the concept of compounding interest.
My first experience with the CME Group Inc was in early 1987 when my father, a lawyer by trade, picked up our foundation and moved our family to Evanston, Illinois in order to become a floor trader at the CBOE. We returned to California in 1988 as my father's first experience as a trader did not result in the expected accumulation of "money" he had hoped for.
I participated in the Interactive Brokers' Trading Olympiad as an independent study during the fall semester of my senior year at USAFA. I created a simplistic autonomous trading algorithm that would make trades dependent upon recent moves in the Nasdaq 100 futures market. I earned an "A" in the class but was unable to trade due to network restrictions put in place by the USAFA staff.
In 2012, after 4 years conducting Space Operational Test and Evaluation, I was accepted into the USAFA Faculty Pipeline to teach in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. All instructors need to have first earned a Masters degree prior to teaching so the Air Force sent me and my family to Ohio where I attended the Air Force Institute of Technology.
After learning and studying advanced predictive algorithms and Artificial Neural Networks in the fall of 2012, I combined my experience with this new knowledge in a goal of generating income by creating machine learning algorithms and deploy them to trade the CME Group futures market.
To my delight, the Artificial Neural Network I created was 88% accurate over 4,000 times per day predicting the next move in the Nasdaq 100's futures market given my posterior probability cutoff.
Making a prediction every second, this Artificial Neural Network was able to determine in a highly accurate and precise fashion where the CME Group's Nasdaq 100 ticker would move next.
At the time, in 2013, I had visions of private jets and large yachts. Although my assumption of being able to "scalp the market" by making a trade at the last price and the next price did not hold due to the queue of contracts and conducting trades through a brokerage firm, this algorithm I created stands on its own demonstrating statistically significant evidence of CME Group fraud.
I left the algorithm alone to finish the Masters program and continue to grow my young family (currently my wife Cat, also a USAFA graduate, and I have 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls, baby Marc Rome joined us in May of this year). The expanding Central Bank Bubble continued into 2015 (and today) but my acceptance of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA's policies which I was groomed and trained to support with my time and energy faded rapidly as I uncovered fact after fact proving I was involved in a Psychological Operation (PSYOP) against my decisions and desires.
I quit Sports Authority to start a gold mine in Ghana with the financial support of my family and closest friends. At that time I inherently saw the inability of the CME Group's Gold price to remain at depressed levels given the exponentially expanding global debt levels.
After returning from Ghana unsuccessful in sustaining operations, I quickly picked up a new position as a Senior Consultant for Data Science and Advanced Analytics with a boutique firm but dug deeper into the understanding and importance of precious metals to the human network.
My first consulting task was to lead a team of 6 data scientists to review and critique the documentation for each and every financial model at USAA for its Chief Risk Office. With over 330 models, the documentation ranged from customer acquisition to modern portfolio theory and from anti-money laundering to life insurance actuarial models. Of course the VP of Quantitative Risk who oversaw my project never asked my opinion, he was a PhD from CAL Berkeley who worked at the non-federal no-reserve anti-bank for 7 years, I realized there is one underlying assumption that exists across every model but no document writer or reviewer ever discussed: the psychological desire of the population to obtain a unit of account that is infinite in supply and growing at an increasing rate.
During this time in early 2016 I read The Creature From Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin, joined TFMetalsReport to become a Turdite and came across Bix Weir's Road to RootA Theory (I found out Bix is an old friend of my brother-in-law).
Compiling all this data, information and experience through my own neural network (my brain) I came to the realization that I was born into a conspiratorial PSYOP against my desire to price my time, effort and energy in silver. Most importantly, to give these debt dollars, mathematically only redeemable only for other debt dollars, I worked for exchange value today I would have to manipulate my children to desire them tomorrow, in finance this is called the "going concern assumption".
Unwilling to manipulate my children I searched for a solution. Unable to discover any solutions offered which would end this debt psychosis of the collective population I worked to create an alternative that would enable my family and all humans to find the true exchange value of their effort not measured in infinite and fictitious units controlled by a cartel: the non-federal no-reserve anti-banking cabal.
Having a background in data science, military operations and gold mining I see an opportunity to combine the competitors of debt currency to set the collective human network free of debt psychosis we were all born into and enable the equitable distribution of energy globally where choice and knowledge would reign supreme.
Partnering with Brian Barrett, a South African Gold Mining Executive and Private Equity fund manager, we propose the creation of the Crypto-Metal Exchange to establish a transparent yet private open bid auction platform of cryptocurrencies for metal scheduled for delivery based on a modified Linux Foundation open source Hyperledger Fabric blockchain. In addition to the auction of metal for immediate delivery, our goal is to establish the Crypto Metal Mining process to enable all metal miners to access globally viable cryptocurrenices of their choice in exchange for contracts of future metal delivery. The utility of cryptocurrencies can prove themselves with the manifestation of metal miners unwilling to work for debt currency issued by debt cartel franchises with the resulting exchange rates dictated by algorithms operating on the CME Group Inc's servers.
The problem is identified: closed loop algorithmic control of debt dollar for energy exchange rates.
We propose a solution: The Crypto-Metal Exchange on a private and transparent blockchain.
Metal miners and metal investors should no longer refer to the fraudulent algorithmic dictated exchange rates of debt currency for energy produced by the CME Group and withdraw their energy from this psychological complex everyone in algorithmic psychosis adheres to without question.
This is the way Brian and I propose to set metals free of the debt dollar stranglehold robbing the future from our children which enables debt cartel owners to consume today without any energy input.
Let us leave the past to the past, end the energy thieves and bring about The D3, Debt Dollar Death, by discussing the cabal's weakness: its algorithms.
The algorithms are not intelligent, are indefensible and cannot be turned off.
End these evil algorithms which give debt currency its artificially constructed going concern and bring about the auctions of cryptocurrency for metal.
Founding Partner, MetalZoom Energy