There are lots of great posts about the problems at the moment - I've given my two cents in various threads too. I think all this negativity is justified - FI have directly contributed to these market problems. I've just got one topic to discuss: buy commission.
The worse of everything for me is the introduction of buy commission. We will soon have a 4% tax on buying and selling a single player. It's going to lessen the potential of flipping certain assets, most obviously the top end ones. Obviously there are margins to work, but why would I buy and sell Messi when I'm going to need to recoup 10 returns in a month to pay for it? It's nonsense. It's going to create a more stagnant market which is bad for us and bad for FI.
It's a decision motivated by either greed or financial concerns. It's not one that helps the market in any way and the official narrative about that is bullshit, intended to conceal the true financial motives. To introduce buy commission in this market is lunacy and a big fuck you to all who those who have continued to invest.
More worryingly, it suggests FI don't understand their own market. And why would we, as investors, back a company that makes decisions like this? The confidence is gone, there is a new bottom everyday, the regular 'bargains everywhere' posts and tweets are out of date 24 hours later when prices have inexplicably fallen even further. And the international break hasn't even started yet.
They must cancel buy commission. Not delay it for 2 or 4 weeks but cancel it altogether. And don't try and normalise it covertly with a rebate - we are not fucking idiots. Cancel it. If FI need money then they should focus on fixing and not further fucking the market. Their money will come from buyer confidence and that will only come back, consistently, when they can act like a competent company for a few months. Then buy nows will look attractive, IPOs will be in high demand, and we might all begin to enjoy this product again.