"Crap." That word is used quite often by the handful (one handful) of analysts and traders who "shorted" (bet against) the trillion-dollar mortgage-b...
Protecting the American people from another devastating financial crash and the economic wreckage it causes begins with reflecting honestly about the past and trying to learn the right lessons.
The White House, U.S. Treasury, and Federal Housing Finance Authority have been stonewalling discovery requests by investors who want to know exactly why the GSEs were put into conservatorship in the first place.
As more women face the challenge, the proverbial glass ceiling will keep cracking and hopefully, one day it will break apart. Until then, don't be afraid to take risks and nurture your ideas. They might just hatch.
Islands like the Caymans are well-known as corporate tax havens, and earlier this week Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders railed against rampant offshore tax abuse. What's less well-known, but perhaps just as troubling, is that hedge funds use these havens to avoid something else as well: proper governance.
Instead of being attracted to those funds that dumped Apple, you would be better advised to attribute their decision more to luck than to skill. Your confidence should be shaken by the overwhelming majority of funds that got clobbered when Apple shares dropped in price.
Eric Schneiderman's lawsuit against Bear Stearns and JPMorgan Chase over mortgage-backed securities is like London at the start of the zombie movie 28 Days Later: devoid of human life.
While the repeal of Glass-Steagall was certainly a part of making our system fragile to the point where it is at today, thinking that a simple solution like breaking up the banks will be the panacea that we seek is incredibly naïve.
One fascinating question about the financial crisis is how and why the CEOs of major banks could have tolerated behavior that destroyed their own companies.
Three years later, after President Obama placed his faith in workers, the nation's economic outlook is brighter. As is that of GM and Chrysler. President Obama wagered on American workers. And it paid off.
The following conversation did not take place... but wouldn't it have been interesting if it did? Geithner: Glad I found you. We really need to talk...
A week or so ago, we read about what in the Gilded Age of the Roman Empire was known as a bacchanal -- a big blowout at which the imperial swells got together and whooped it up. This one occurred here in Manhattan at the annual black-tie dinner and induction ceremony for Kappa Beta Phi.
I spoke to Yalman Onaran about his insightful Zombie Banks. Everyone is afraid that the world economy is about to go into a second recession, I asked him. Why are we heading in that direction?
Regardless of what tax bracket we are in, I think we can all agree that it is morally reprehensible that the current financial system is structured to allow easy purchase of, and control over, our elected officials.
Wall Street's foul mood is all about money: Three years after the collapse of Bear Stearns and Lehman, and the taxpayer-financed bailouts of Citigroup, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan, it isn't allowed to return to old ways of making money.
Would a Perry presidency be tempted to follow in this predecessor's footsteps? Given the incestuous interrelationship between Texas politics and oil, in many ways the Bush presidency becomes a cautionary tale.