The real value of the book is that its detailed description of this particular scam provides a universal blueprint of the way all such scams work on Wall Street, throughout the financial industry.
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.
President Obama has still not responded to the 100,000+ Americans who signed the We the People petition demanding ECPA reform (it's been 152 days -- for comparison, a petition to build a Death Star got a response within 29 days.).
On April 24, 2010, Rick Ungar, then writing at True Slant, 1 and Barry Ritholtz, a blogger at The Big Picture, 2 exchanged views.
Forces at work from Tokyo to Kiev have been roiling the U.S. stock market for a couple of week. But the financial sushi that is now on the menu in Japan, and Russia's "Crimea of the Century" are only part of the story.
The industry counters by denying these facts and boldly claiming that they provide liquidity and lower costs, but it has been demonstrated that HFT is more often a liquidity taker than a liquidity provider and, if anything, raises the costs of trading.
The SEC continues to think insider trading enforcement is the way to increase confidence in the markets. It is not.
The idea behind the JOBS Act is to jump-start growth, not to give fraudsters an easy way to fleece unwary victims. Reasonable finance professionals find the SEC's proposed rule amendments so ludicrous that the SEC seems to beg for a thorough housecleaning.
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Because different products have different features, it is important to read the prospectus for details including charges, investment choices, death benefits, payout options, and other features.
Ceres just released its new Cool Response report calling attention to the fact that, despite the SEC's guidance on climate-risk reporting in 2010, such reporting is still inadequate and the SEC has not followed up with enforcement.
In 1934 when the FBI asked Willie Sutton why he robbed banks, he reportedly answered, "Because that's where the money is." Today, if you ask an inve...
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In his SOTU speech, President Obama talked about the need to improve wages for all Americans, with a special emphasis on raising the minimum wage. But economic inequality exists as much because of oversized compensation at the top as it does because of inadequate pay at the bottom.
On the same day a BNSF oil train derailed and exploded in Casselton, North Dakota, Warren Buffett -- owner of holding company giant Berkshire Hathaway, which owns BNSF -- bought a major stake in pipeline logistics company Phillips Specialty Products Inc.