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The Greatest Ever Retail Stock Trader

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Thaddeus McCarthy

Today I want to write about who I believe is beyond a shadow of a doubt, the greatest (ordinary) retail trader who ever lived. Now by ordinary, what I am talking about is an individual who did not go on to create an Investment Fund as a result of his initial institutional trading.

Good Governance in Sri Lanka

Asoka Bandarage | Posted 04.17.2015 | World
Asoka Bandarage

Human rights, corruption and other charges against the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime have received extensive international media coverage. Yet, there is hardly a word about the massive allegations against the current regime, even the Mahendran affair, despite their seriousness and international linkages.

To Catch an Algo Thief

John Bates | Posted 04.28.2015 | Technology
John Bates

Cyberterrorism is on the upswing and algorithmic terrorism is the next iteration. So much of our economy is underpinned by electronic trading that protecting the markets is paramount.

Long Way Down a Talk With Michael Sears

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 04.11.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

In Long Way Down, the third in the series, Jason has spent time in prison for financial crimes. Working as an undercover troubleshooter for a private investment bank, he is assigned the task of getting to the bottom of insider trading allegations.

Is Judge Shopping a Crime? Should It Be?

Jim Treacy | Posted 03.14.2015 | Crime
Jim Treacy

For a justice system clamoring for greater transparency and fair play, it seems SDNY's actions do not always align with their expectations for others. Judge shopping is indeed "unsavory." Is it a crime?

Judge May Toss 4 Guilty Pleas In Insider-Trade Case

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge said Thursday he's leaning toward tossing out four guilty pleas in an insider-trading case, the latest fallout from a recent...

The Coin of the Realm: How Inside Traders Are Rigging America

Robert Reich | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
Robert Reich

Profiting off inside information that's not available to average investors strikes many as unfair. The "coin of the realm" on Wall Street and in corporate boardrooms is contributing to the savage inequalities of American life.

Colleague or Criminal? The Sneaky New Cyberthreat You Face at Work

Adam Levin | Posted 02.04.2015 | Crime
Adam Levin

The latest greatest swindlers in the cybercrime racket know you're onto their digital three-card monte, and they've made a few adjustments, putting yet another wrinkle in the corporate-hacking game by targeting top-level employees for major profits.

Eating Post-It Notes, Napkins Couldn't Keep Alleged Inside Traders From Getting Busted

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business

John Le Carré is unimpressed. If you're going to use spycraft to conduct insider trading, at least use it properly. Last week, a Brooklyn man name...

Raj Rajaratnam's Brother Found Not Guilty Of Insider Trading

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business

NEW YORK, July 8 (Reuters) - Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of convicted Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam, was cleared on Tuesday of consp...

How DC's Political Intelligence Biz Made Fat Cats Fatter

Michael Winship | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

As the revolving door spins faster than ever between jobs in government and corporate America, information and who you know are the currency that gets you through the tollgate, information that paying clients then use for ever greater profits and a competitive edge.

Report: Phil Mickelson Not Involved In Insider Trading Of Clorox Stock

Reuters | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business

(Adds background) June 12 (Reuters) - Golf star Phil Mickelson was not involved in insider trading in the shares of Clorox Co when b...

Paul Blumenthal

How David Brat Turned Eric Cantor's Fundraising Advantage Against Him

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On May 1, economics professor David Brat, the little-known challenger to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, appeared before the Mechanic...

REPORT: Phil Mickelson, Carl Icahn, Billy Walters Probed For Insider Trading

Reuters | Jennifer Ablan | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business

NEW YORK, May 31 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating possible insider tr...

Mark Gongloff

Reason No. 567,397 The Market Is Rigged

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.15.2014 | Business

For at least the past 16 years, stock market traders have apparently been profiting from sneak peeks at the most important monetary policy decisions i...

Monitoring FX Markets for Antisocial Behavior

John Bates | Posted 06.08.2014 | Technology
John Bates

If there are lessons to be learned from the recent foreign exchange markets scandal, then the need to monitor the behavior of traders must be on the top of the list.

High Frequency Trading, and Proof That the SEC Approach to Insider Trading Is Completely Wrong

Mark Cuban | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Mark Cuban

The SEC continues to think insider trading enforcement is the way to increase confidence in the markets. It is not.

Accused Insider Traders Charged In Bizarre Scheme That Involved Eating Post-Its

Reuters | Jonathan Stempel | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business

(Reuters) - A Morgan Stanley stockbroker and a clerk at a prestigious New York law firm were charged with insider trading in corporate mergers, in an ...

Infamous Hedge Fund Really Hopes You Forgot The Whole Insider Trading Thing

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON, March 11 (Reuters) - Steven A. Cohen, whose hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors pleaded guilty to insider t...

The High-Stakes Insider Trading Trial of Mathew Martoma

Margaret McLean | Posted 09.19.2014 | Crime
Margaret McLean

District Court Judge Paul Gardephe is presiding over what the government has called "the most lucrative insider trading scheme ever charged." As the prosecution launches its case-in-chief, the following is what to expect at trial.

ReThink Review: The Wolf of Wall Street -- Why Depiction Isn't Endorsement

Jonathan Kim | Posted 03.05.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The Wolf of Wall Street did not create or endorse the corrupt culture and lifestyle it depicts, but simply pulls if from the shadows and puts it on display. If this inspires people to follow Belfort's example, the issue isn't the film.

Ex-Microsoft Employee Charged With Insider Trading

Reuters | Posted 12.19.2013 | Business

SEATTLE (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission both charged two Seattle men on Thursday with 35 counts ...

SAC Fund Manager Guilty Of Insider Trading Charges

AP | By LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 09.19.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — A portfolio manager for one of the nation's largest hedge funds accused by the government of cheating to boost sagging results in 20...

The Administration's Sometime War on Press Leaks

Jim Treacy | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business
Jim Treacy

As someone who monitors the news, and has on occasion been the news, I have been struck by the Department of Justice's (DOJ) recent heavy-handed appro...

Hedge Fund To Pay Record Settlement

AP | By LARRY NEUMEISTER and MARCY GORDON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal prosecutor says the federal government has effectively shut down a hedge fund giant with a deal requiring it to plead guil...