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The Anatomy of the Financial Crisis and Why We Must Get It Right

Mort Zuckerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mort Zuckerman

The danger is that politicians, who have little understanding of the financial world, may draw the wrong conclusions from Wall Street follies and make the wrong decisions as they try to revive our financial system.

Chicago Hedge Fund Reeling

The New York Times | Louise Story | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Kenneth C. Griffin was one of those Wall Street whiz kids. As a teenager, he traded out of his dorm room at Harvard. In his 20s, he opened his own hed...

Hedge Fund Performances Leaked (VIDEO)

CNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CNBC's Vicky Ward talks about leaked hedge fund performances, year-to-date. A lot funds have had a pretty rough year of it so far. Follow the link to ...

Ned Lamont On Wall Street Crisis: "This Is Our Katrina"

Wall Street Journal | Robert Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

"It's the human toll that is frightening," said State Rep. Livvy Floren, a friend of Mr. Fuld. "Dick Fuld has spent 39 years of his life doing this. I...

Don't touch the stock market

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

Here's my latest warning: Do not be lulled into buying equities because there was a bounce in markets, where some losses were recouped. Or buying bec...

Hedge Funds Brace For Investors To Cash Out

New York Times | Louise Story | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

First, the money rushed into hedge funds. Now, some fear, it could rush out. Even as Washington reached a tentative agreement on Sunday over what may...

California Hedge Fund Quits, Returns Money To Investors

Financial Times | James Mackintosh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The best-performing hedge fund manager of the past two years has closed down his funds and is returning money to investors after concluding that the d...

Costco and the Great Federal Bailout

Howard Gewirtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Howard Gewirtz

If you've paid your taxes, you are now the proud owner of unregulated hedge funds, mortgaged-backed junk bonds, etc. In other words, crap.

Everybody's Quitting Hedge Funds These Days

DealBook | Andrew Ross Sorkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Running a hedge fund has long been considered one of the top jobs in finance, but this summer a growing number of managers have called it quits, unabl...

Rating The Top 30 Hedge Fund Traders Under 30

Telegraph | Helen Power | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

They are the masters of the universe in training. Hedge fund bible Trader Monthly will today publish its list of 30 of the world's top traders under ...

CNBC's Ronald Insana's Legends Fund A Bumpy Experiment

DealBook | Andrew Ross Sorkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Do you remember a time, only a short while ago, when virtually anybody could start a hedge fund? It seemed so easy: billions of dollars were being thr...

Obama's Popularity On Wall Street Explained

Dealbreaker | John Carney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Is it just noblesse oblige? Have the masters of the universe simply decided to start sacrificing for the good of the country? Perhaps but Gasparino t...

Hedge Funds' Year Still Getting Worse

Wall Street Journal | Cassell Bryan-Low | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the world of hedge funds, it is harder to hide from the financial crunch. Since the crunch began, these elite money managers have generated strong...

Maybe Yoga Will Help Soothe Hedge Funders In Bum Economy

Dealbreaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In an attempt to stop throwing phones and temper tantrums over the lousy markets, a growing number of financiers are taking up yoga to "take a step ba...

CNBC Documentary: "Rise Of The Super Rich" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Sean Morrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CNBC aired a documentary on the 'Super-rich' on 6/26/08. The documentary focused on the excesses of the super-rich, various psychological analyses of ...

The Great Depression Goes Viral

Scott Thill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Scott Thill

The more people unplug from the Kool-Aid machine, the faster we can get past disaster capitalism and onto the next stage in our economic evolution, which is alternative energy -- I say economic evolution, but it might as well be our salvation.

Goldman Sachs Boasts High Earnings

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When Bear Stearns was dying (and even just before) many wondered what would happen to its successful prime brokerage business, which is engaged in the...

Citigroup's $800 Million Misfire

The New York Times | Eric Dash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

What do you call a hedge fund that has no outside investors? Closed. Vikram S. Pandit, Citigroup's chief executive, knows that answer all too well. O...

Making Money On Oil Without Buying Oil

Reuters | Jeremy Gaunt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LONDON (Reuters) - A story is told in financial circles that it was not the miners of the California Gold Rush who made money, it was the people who s...

Conservatives Addicted to Big Oil

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Scher

Conservatives are protecting oil companies from having to compete with other energy producers on a level playing field, denying consumers a real choice for their energy needs.

Warren Buffett Bets $320K That Management Fees Are Crap

NYT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Warren Buffett, a longtime critic of the fees charged by some money managers, has put his own cash on the line -- or, at least, a small chunk of it --...

Chelsea in 2016? Just a Minute! What About Hillary?

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Felsenthal

Chelsea may have to wait to run for President until her mother has given up on the dream of sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office and resigned herself to being a power in the Senate.

Obama and the Hedge Fund Factor

New York Times | Andrew Ross Sorkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If you were a member of the Wall Street aristocracy, one of those hedge fund hot shots who makes half a billion dollars a year, which horse would you ...

Hedge-Fund Managers Score Biggest Ever Payday

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It's a good day to be a hedge fund manager. Institutional Investor's Alpha magazine has just released it's annual ranking of top hedge funds earners...

Hedge Fund Managers See Billion-Dollar Paydays

New York Times | JENNY ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Hedge fund managers, those masters of a secretive, sometimes volatile financial universe, are making money on a scale that once seemed unimaginable, e...