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Rick Ungar Schools Barry Ritholtz for Soliciting Internet Sucker Bets on SEC v. Goldman Sachs

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 06.29.2014 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

On April 24, 2010, Rick Ungar, then writing at True Slant, 1 and Barry Ritholtz, a blogger at The Big Picture, 2 exchanged views.

Making Greed Great: How Hedge Funds Can Help Save the World

Chris Manthey | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Chris Manthey

There is no shortage of prescriptions designed to cure what ails progressives, but most suggest a specific course of action or attitude rather than addressing the structure of the enterprise, which resembles the planned economies of communist governments.

Fiduciary Duty to Cheat? Famed Short Seller Jim Chanos Reveals the Perverse New Mindset of Financial Fraudsters

Lynn Parramore | Posted 06.03.2013 | Business
Lynn Parramore

I caught up with Chanos in his New York office to ask what's driving the current era of rampant fraud, who is to blame, what can be done, and the ways in which fraud costs us financially and socially.

Why Stock Market Highs Beget More New Highs

Denise Shull | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
Denise Shull

Whatever else is going on in the business world -- sluggish economy, Washington budget battles, Cyprus bank runs -- the stock market doesn't seem to care. Why is this?

Much Ado About Herbalife

Michael de Portu | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
Michael de Portu

Would you not expect the stock to gradually move upward from there? And so it did.

Short-Selling Bans Didn't Boost Stocks During Crisis, Study Finds

Reuters | Posted 10.10.2012 | Business

NEW YORK, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Bans on short-selling imposed during the financial crisis in the belief that short sales were driving U.S. stock prices...

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 ...

The Coming Train Wreck

Bruce Judson | Posted 08.15.2012 | Business
Bruce Judson

If Congress does not act, we will almost inevitably see a further collapse in the housing market, with a ripple effect that has the potential to destroy vital consumer confidence, stop any economic recovery or even cause an economic catastrophe.

Short Sellers Target Walmart Mexico After Probe

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business

It looks as if the fallout from the Walmart Mexico bribery scandal is only beginning. Hedge Fund investors say they may short shares of Walmart de...

Hedge Fund Legend's Latest Bet

The Huffington Post | D.M. Levine | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business

John Paulson, the hedge fund manager who made billions betting against the U.S. mortgage market in 2007, has found something new to bet against. P...

Sheared by the Shorts: How Short Sellers Fleece Investors

Ellen Brown | Posted 11.30.2011 | Business
Ellen Brown

Why did gold and silver stocks just get hammered, at a time when commodities are considered a safe haven against global uncertainty? The answer is that the sector has been the target of massive short selling.

An Economist Asks: Who Made Money On 9/11?

Karl Muth | Posted 09.23.2011 | Business
Karl Muth

I don't know if my methodology would yield better results than the U.S. government's strategy (which failed to find a single trader) during the last ten years. But I'm certain the results couldn't be any worse.

Europe: Lacking a Long-Term Solution

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 10.14.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Over the last few days we have seen a tremendous amount of volatility in the markets, epitomizing the lack of clarity with which many investors have struggled.

France's Economic Growth Grinds To Halt, Reinforcing Recession Risks

AP | GREG KELLER | Posted 10.12.2011 | Business

PARIS — The French government was put under further pressure to cut deeper into spending after figures Friday showed growth in Europe's second b...

Four European Countries Ban Short Selling In Order To Protect Markets

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.11.2011 | Business

Four European countries are banning the short selling of stocks in their markets to try to halt the precipitous plunge in value of troubled European b...

William Alden

Goldman Sachs Chief Could Face Criminal Prosecution For Role In Financial Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 06.14.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Goldman Sachs executives deceived clients in order to profit off the brewing financial crisis and then misled Congress when asked to exp...

EU Proposes New Rules On 'Wild West' Trading

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BRUSSELS — The European Union's executive on Wednesday proposed tougher curbs on financial market practices seen to have contributed to the glob...

Phantom Assets: Undermining Corporate Elections and Shareholder Rights

N. E. Marsden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
N. E. Marsden

Every once in awhile, a journalistic ray of light exposes how far our financial system has veered from anything resembling objective reality.

With The Help Of ETFS, Lawmakers Shorted Stocks During The Financial Crisis (POLL)

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Were Congressional lawmakers hypocritical by using a form of short-selling in their personal investments during the financial crisis? The Wall Stre...

Senate Invites Arsonist to Testify on Cause of Fire... Kind Of

Tom Matzzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Matzzie

After all that has happened with the financial crisis and the role that short-sellers played in dragging big companies down into the muck, you'd hope the U.S. Senate wouldn't play this role. But it is going on today.

Transparency by 'Shorts' on 'For-Profit' Schools Needed, Too

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lanny Davis

Wall Street short-seller Steve Eisman gave a speech criticizing for-profit colleges and universities. Stories appeared after the speech that the share values of the companies had dropped -- and that Eisman had "shorted" these stocks.

Will The EU Issue A Broader Short-Selling Ban?

AP | ROBERT WIELAARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(AP) BRUSSELS — EU countries should act jointly to regulate so-called naked short-selling of shares and investments to reduce volatility in fina...

Clients Worried About Goldman's Dueling Goals

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the housing crisis mounted in early 2007, Goldman Sachs was busy selling risky, mortgage-related securities issued by its longtime client, Washingt...

Inadvertently, CNBC's Larry Kudlow Makes Strong Case for Breaking Up the Big Banks

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Abrams

A firm's failure should not matter to anyone but its management, employees, shareholders and creditors. But better regulation will not suffice for us to fix this. Only breaking up the big banks will work.

Why it Is Not Smart to Short the Euro

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georges Ugeux

It took three years to execute the colossal task of changing currencies into Euros. The Euro is essential, and the current decision reinforces the European common currency.