Those interested in insider trading should pay close attention to trading in non-securities. Especially in recent years, some of the most important enforcement events have far from public equity exchanges.
There are a number of common comforts we run to when we go through such a traumatic life event. The problem is, sometimes these reactions leave us feeling even worse about ourselves. If there's any time for a little self-love, this is it.
In a little noticed vote, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission reversed course last week on a rule that had the potential to save cities and school districts across the country billions in excess costs on the swaps they purchase to hedge their interest rate and other risks.
It did not begin with the subprime disaster in 2007, nor the crash and burn of Lehman in 2008, nor are we able to blame any bubbles, be they dot.com or other. This Economic War began with the Asian Financial Crisis back in 1997.