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Yes We Can! (Fix Our Trade Mess)

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

It's an utter mistake to think America is this big helpless giant with respect to its trade problems. The solutions are out there if we would but avail ourselves of them.

Goldman Sachs Accused Of Trading Abuses By Dem Senator

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Just as the housing market was tanking in 2007, Goldman Sachs tried to shove out investors who were betting against it, to secure the best price for i...

Here's the Real Lesson Small Investors Should Learn From the Massive Insider-Trading Investigation -- But Won't

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

The REAL lesson most investors should take away from the largest institutional insider-trading investigation in history is that competition in the global financial markets is so intense that it's basically idiotic to trade.

Don't Expect Much From This Lame Duck

Lawrence G. McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence G. McDonald

It's right out there in front of us like an Iceberg on the horizon. I'm seeing more and more hedge funds and asset management firms focused on Washin...

Two Sides of The Ethics Coin

Zack Isaacs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zack Isaacs

Contrary to popular assumption, the term "business ethics" should not be considered an oxymoron. However, there are two stories from the news this wee...

Bank Of America Plans To Resume Some Foreclosures

AP | ALAN ZIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The pace of U.S. home foreclosures may not slow much after all. Bank of America said Monday that it plans to resume seizing more t...

Administration Launches China Trade Investigation

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Friday it will delay a scheduled report on whether China is manipulating its currency to gain tr...

Jim Cramer's Shame Meter Is Broken

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

Cramer outlines a recommended trading strategy, but doesn't tell investors how to implement this strategy. The movement of stock prices is random, often driven by tomorrow's news, which no one knows.

How to Invest in Exchange-Traded Funds

Irene Aldridge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Portfolio diversification is often simplified as spreading one's nest eggs among several baskets. Should a stock in one basket drop (and crack), eggs in another basket will stay whole.

Why Oracle's CEO Should Be Fired and Its Board Sued by Shareholders

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Compensation of CEOs is generally deemed outrageous. But what is now at stake, is that, while the amounts themselves are outrageous, their correlation to performance is questionable, too.

France's Gordon Gecko Likely Off to Prison

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Weller

The Gordon-Gecko-of-France's sentence was pathetically short compared to the 20 years the fictional character played by Michael Douglas was ordered to serve.

'Aftershock': When CEO Compensation Is Out Of Control

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert Reich

The social contract worked to everyone's advantage, because it gave the middle class the buying power to keep the economy going. Even those at the top did well as the economy boomed.

William Alden

Goldman, Banks To See Dismal Third Quarter, Analysts Predict

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After pulling in their biggest haul in three years last quarter, bank profits have hit a wall in the first two weeks of September, The Financial Time...

William Alden

After Lehman's Collapse, 'Largest Arbitrage Ever' -- And Deals On Art

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The turmoil after Lehman Brothers' bankruptcy two years ago created a rare money-making opportunity for a certain type of debt trader, according to a ...

'The Great American Stickup'

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert Scheer

Clinton betrayed the wisdom of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal reforms that capitalism needed to be saved from its own excess in order to survive, that the free market would remain free only if it was properly regulated in the public interest.

The Great American Stickup

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert Scheer

The big cop-out about the banking meltdown has been the argument by those most complicit that there was "enough blame to go around" and that no institution or individual should be singled out for accountability.

Why Dodd-Frank Won't Help Investors Decipher Big Bank Results

Bloomberg | Bradley Keoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Dodd-Frank Act, designed to prevent future financial crises, does little to improve investors' ability to analyze results at the five biggest U.S....

Shahien Nasiripour

Bank Of America, JPMorgan Chase Fail To Repeat Perfect Quarter

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The nation's two biggest banks sustained trading losses during several days last quarter, failing to repeat their perfect performance during the year'...

How Profitable Are High-Frequency Strategies?

Irene Aldridge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Irene Aldridge

High frequency trading has been taking Wall Street by storm, and colloquial evidence suggests that a majority of high-frequency managers delivered positive returns through the most recent financial crises.

Goldman Sachs Justice Department Investigation More Broad Than SEC's

Washington Post | Zachary A. Goldfarb and Jerry Markon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Justice Department's criminal investigation into Goldman Sachs goes beyond the financial transactions targeted by the Securities and Exchange Comm...

Goldman Sachs in Troubled Waters

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Wall Street has long forgotten how to spell "ethical" or "good," and replaced it with "compliant" and "legal." The time has come to explain to investment banks what their responsibility and accountability are.

Bury Our Banks in Style!

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

How can we bury the Too Small To Bailout banks in style? Here are a few suggestions.

Shahien Nasiripour

Bank Of America Also Had A Perfect Trading Quarter; 3 Of 6 Largest Banks Turned Profits EVERY DAY

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It turns out Goldman Sachs wasn't the only megabank to have a perfect first quarter. The bank's traders did not record a loss in any of the 63 trad...

Shahien Nasiripour

Goldman Sachs: Not A Single Day Of Trading Losses In First Quarter

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

While Goldman Sachs faces a litany of investigations and lawsuits -- with more likely on the way -- its traders can at least bask in one accomplishmen...

Iraq Stock Exchange: High-risk investments

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Trading floors are known for being volatile. Those who think they're tough should try navigating the Iraq Stock Exchange. On Jan. 12, the Tuesday tra...