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D.M. Levine

Commodities Trader 'Ecstatic' At Drought-Driven Corn Prices

HuffingtonPost.com | D.M. Levine | Posted 07.31.2012 | Business

Across the Midwest, one of the worst droughts in decades is ravaging crops and driving the price of corn and other basics to record heights. It’s ba...

How Out of Touch Is Wall Street?

Dave Lauer | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business
Dave Lauer

Here are eight things you might not know about Wall Street and the trader culture. Is Wall St. out of touch with the plight of middle-class America? Y...

Exciting Find In Attic Could Fetch Millions At Auction

AP | John Seewer | Posted 09.09.2012 | Money

TOLEDO, Ohio -- Family members cleaning out their grandfather's attic in Ohio have stumbled across a find that could be worth millions: century-old ba...

D.M. Levine

Brokers: Sell Short!

HuffingtonPost.com | D.M. Levine | Posted 06.29.2012 | Business

Some stock brokers seem to be feeling pessimistic about the market. This week, short sale recommendations among institutional brokers jumped to 44 ...

Investing Costs That Will Devour Your Returns (And How to Avoid Them)

Jon Stein | Posted 08.28.2012 | Money
Jon Stein

What's a reasonable fee to pay for investing your own money? The answer: Much less than what you're probably paying for your 401(k) -- and the worst bit is you might not even realize it.

D.M. Levine

Traders Probed For Buying And Selling To Selves

HuffingtonPost.com | D.M. Levine | Posted 06.22.2012 | Business

U.S. regulators are reportedly probing whether high-frequency trading firms have been conducting transactions with themselves in a potentially illegal...

From MP3 Player To Diamond Ring On 'Barter Kings'

Posted 08.21.2012 | TV

"Barter Kings" (Wed., 9 p.m. ET on A&E) is a fun look at something people do all the time: trading their unwanted stuff for someone else's unwanted st...

Dimon Cutters

Michael Farr | Posted 06.14.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

No matter what anyone tells you, it stands to reason that this European crisis is significant and will be around for quite a while longer. What will markets do?

Five Ways JPMorgan's Troubles May Affect You

Richard Barrington | Posted 08.11.2012 | Money
Richard Barrington

The average customer has more to lose than to gain from the high-stakes world of bank investing. That's why rules to separate such speculative activity from traditional banking operations would benefit customers who depend on bread-and-butter products like checking and savings accounts.

D.M. Levine

Nasdaq's Facebook Plan Under Fire

HuffingtonPost.com | D.M. Levine | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business

The ink may still be drying on Nasdaq's $40 million proposal to compensate traders for losses in the botched Facebook IPO, but opponents of the plan h...

It Ain't Rocket Surgery: The Skewed Incentives and Dangerous Consequences of High-Frequency Trading

Dave Lauer | Posted 08.01.2012 | Business
Dave Lauer

I began to fear that I was spending too much of my life's stress budget on something that quite honestly, was helping to wreak tremendous economic havoc. Ultimately I decided to walk away from an extremely lucrative profession.

The Rise of Social Trading

Michael Giles | Posted 07.08.2012 | Small Business
Michael Giles

The nature of our platform cuts out the noise and provides only the most important signals -- when a trader buys or sells through their real online trading account.

Bank CEOs Air Grievances With Dodd-Frank

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business

* Bank CEOs express concerns about Dodd-Frank rules * Fed's Tarullo listens but does not respond at meeting * Stress tes...

The Cruelest Month For Markets Since 2008

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.01.2012 | Business

Financial markets went back into crisis mode in April. Bonds, relatively safe-haven investments, were the only global asset class to enjoy positive...

Light-Speed Trading: What Could Go Wrong?

Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.30.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Serious people are seriously contemplate giving Wall Street traders particle accelerators expressly for the purpose of high-speed trading.

Why You Shouldn't 'Sell In May'

AP | BERNARD CONDON | Posted 06.30.2012 | Money

NEW YORK — It's simple to understand, and has a nice ring to it. It's made some investors look like geniuses recently. Say it enough and you mig...

Wall Street Wastes $280 Billion A Year: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.02.2012 | Business

Wall Street seems to have learned a neat trick: how to make more money while producing less. Between 1980 and 2010, the U.S. financial industry nea...

The Market Robots Strike Again

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.29.2012 | Business

Where is John Connor when you need him? We might need some help handling some robots. At about 10 a.m. on the East Coast, just after the Federal Re...

Regulators Might Clamp Down On High-Risk, High-Speed Trading

D.M. Levine | Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

Regulators are taking a hard look at the Wall Street practice known as flash-trading. According to the Wall Street Journal, the chairman of The Securi...

European Downgrade Contagion

Peter Gardett | Posted 02.16.2012 | Business
Peter Gardett

The energy sector has been agitating for change for years as it seeks to rebuild and grow. Its challenge in 2012 may be to navigate that change as it stems from an unexpected source.

Isn't That Already Illegal? Congressional Insider Trading

Lisa Gilbert | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
Lisa Gilbert

The fact that a little-known loophole permits members of Congress and their staffs to buy and sell stocks using insider information they might obtain through their official work rightly strikes most citizens as outrageous.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Regulators May Catch Up With High-Frequency Trading

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.10.2011 | Business

Powerful computers scan dozens of markets and order millions of stock prices every second. These computers, situated in banks, hedge funds and trading...

Regulators May Water Down Tough Regulation On Banks

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

One of the toughest responses to the financial crisis is in danger of being weakened. The Volcker rule, named after former Federal Reserve Chairma...

Rogue Trader Loses Swiss Bank $2 Billion

Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

Swiss bank UBS said a rogue trader had lost it $2 billion in unauthorized dealing, and police in London arrested a man in connection with the case...

Using the Tools of High-Frequency Traders to Immunize Your Investments

Irene Aldridge | Posted 10.22.2011 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Many high-profile long-term investors have publicly expressed their frustration with the tactics of some high frequency traders (HFTs). While much of...