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Investors: Beware the Quackery of Economic Goats, Whitewashers and Charlatans

Ann Pettifor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ann Pettifor

Today -- as global trade lies dead, as unemployment rises, as wages and incomes plummet, as US consumption and investment falls -- share prices zoom upwards and commodity prices rock.

Short-Selling (VIDEO): Did It Contribute To The Market's Collapse?

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Let's get our bearings here. What is short-selling? NYU Professor of Finance Steven Figlewski can explain: "You sell the stock with the expectation, ...

Goldman Sachs Defends Trading Practices: Dark Pools, Flash Trading, Short Selling

Telegraph | James Quinn, US Business Editor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In a document handed to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the investment bank asserts that such practices, some of which the SEC is loo...

Carl Icahn Blasts Goldman In Short Sale Suit | Nathan Vardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Carl Icahn's High River Limited Partnership has struck back at Goldman Sachs Group, saying a lending unit of the investment bank owes High River $30.8...

Wall Street Is Right -- This Time

John Standerfer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Standerfer

In this post-Madoff environment, where the SEC needs all the credibility it can muster, it's critical that the agency not provide a knee-jerk response to every whim of the media and politicians.

Roiling On The Rivers Of Real Estate

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lita Smith-Mines

There's definitely a bottom to the real estate market, but the bottom is not clearly visible through yesterday's floating wreckage and today's murky transactions.

Stiglitz And Chanos Argue For Short Selling (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Cara Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Scroll down for video Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and Jim Chanos, president of Kynikos Associates, one of the largest short selling...

Short Seller Goes Long on the Future

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Over the last 10 years Robert Wilson has given away about $500 million to various charities and he figures he has at least another $100 million to go.

Short Sellers Returns: Selloff Of Bank Stocks In Wake Of Stress Tests

Bloomberg | Edgar Ortega and Elizabeth Hester | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

May 4 (Bloomberg) -- Short sellers, the bane of Wall Street executives last year, are back. The number of Citigroup Inc. shares borrowed and sold s...

SEC: Short Selling Curbs Out For Comment

Reuters | Rachelle Younglai and Karey Wutkowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission voted unanimously on Wednesday to issue proposed curbs on short selling, including...

S.E.C. Proposes New Curbs On Short-Selling

New York Times | ZACHERY KOUWE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Seeking to restore investor confidence in the markets, securities regulators made several proposals on Wednesday that would restrict investors from be...

SEC: Short-Selling Rules May Be In The Works | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

April 3 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is considering dictating when traders can bet that stocks will fall, after lawmaker...

Stop the Short Sellers

Amy Ephron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Amy Ephron

Not to sound like Pollyanna but it's time for some old-fashioned values and common sense. Invest in something you can believe in. Don't create a toxic environment where people can profit from failure and loss.

Samantha Bee Explains Short Selling (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Since the economic downturn, everyone has been talking about short-selling, a practice that bets on the failure of American institutions. It has been ...

At Last, Steve Forbes and I Agree

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

Get rid of onerous mark to market accounting rules, institute the uptick rule for short sellers and enforce rules for naked short selling

Morgan Stanley's 13% Payout Offer To Short Ford Stock (EXCLUSIVE)

Huffington Post | Julie Satow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Morgan Stanley was offering Ford shareholders a highly unusual deal on Monday. Two days before Ford announced a major debt restructuring that diluted...

Short Sellers Moving On To "Safe" Companies | Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Short sellers are still betting that financial shares will fall but they have boldly moved into shares of companies which are considered healthy, thos...

South Dakota's Bid To Take Over For The SEC And Other Ballot Measures

Wall Street Journal | Dionne Searcey and Easha Anand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Perhaps no state has tapped into the current zeitgeist better than South Dakota, which proposes banning a maneuver some federal officials say contribu...

What Is A Naked Short?: Short-Selling Definitions

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

During the present economic crisis, the American public has been pelted with terms like "credit default swap" and "naked shorting," which are enough t...

Short-Selling Ban Expiring: Did It Change Anything?

DealBook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Few expect their return, on its own, to spark another precipitous plunge in the stock market. Financial shares have plunged 23 percent since the ban w...

Some Firms Request To Be Removed From Short-Sell Ban List

Clusterstock | John Carney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The no-short-selling list created by the Securities and Exchange Commission continues to change, as do the rules themselves. On Monday Diamond Hill In...

WSJ Editorial Board Hits McCain For Cox Threat: "Deeply Unfair ... Un-Presidential"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The conservative Wall Street Journal editorial board finds John McCain's sudden economic policy shifts less than inspiring: John McCain has made it ...

Short Selling Rules Expire Today

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last month, the SEC imposed a temporary rule that requires investors to borrow stock before executing a short sale in 19 major Wall Street firms such ...

Short-Selling Protection Expanded Could Hurt Computerized Trading: Report

Wall Street Journal | Jenny Strasburg, Kara Scannell and Randall Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The rules appear to have had their intended effect of halting the slide in shares of financial companies such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Lehman Br...

Short Selling Rules In U.S. Have Australians Steamed

DealBook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Australian hedge fund players have come out swinging against the United States' efforts to curb short selling, arguing that hedge funds are being targ...