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Stock Trading

The Market Is Rigged And You're Getting Screwed

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business

The U.S. stock market is rigged, with elite traders buying access to a high-speed network that allows them to figure out what you've just ordered, ord...

Stock Trading and Investing for Black Americans

Tyrone Jackson | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business
Tyrone Jackson

Learning how to invest will make a major difference in every aspect of life from where one chooses to live and raise kids to when to retire. Now, more than ever, black Americans need to be financially educated.

Covered Calls: The Hidden Wall Street Strategy Every Investor Can Use

Tyrone Jackson | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business
Tyrone Jackson

For decades, covered call option selling has been a well-kept Wall Street secret used largely by savvy Hedge Fund managers. Today, no matter what your background, the online trading software in most brokerage accounts has made it possible for the retail investor to profit right along with the big boys.

How to Avoid a Charmed Life

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.05.2013 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

If you think you have it all and only blue skies await, you may want to consider these warning signs of impending discharmament.

Mark Gongloff

Stock Market Could Be Crazy When It Opens Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.30.2012 | Business

If and when U.S. stock trading starts up again on Wednesday, the crowd waiting to trade will be like those Black Friday masses busting down the doors ...

Wall Street Robots Have Taken Over The Market, Horrifying GIF Shows

Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.07.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

This is what it looks like when the robots take over the stock market.

Knight Capital Rescuers Totally Fine Handing Over Market To Insane Robots

Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.06.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

You might think the experience of pulling Knight Capital out of the flaming wreckage of its high-speed trading crash might make Wall Street finally see the need for regulation of high-speed trading. You would of course be dead wrong.

Major Bank Slashing Senior Staff

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2012 | Business

By Sarah White and Douwe Miedema LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Swiss bank Credit Suisse plans to cut up to one-third of...

The New York Times Worries About Stock Trading

Robert Teitelman | Posted 07.08.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

The real problem here is not necessarily the underlying economy -- does anyone really think stock markets accurately reflect the state of the real economy? -- but the structure and dynamics of the markets themselves.

Apple's Flash Crash

The Huffington Post | D.M. Levine | Posted 03.23.2012 | Business

Call it a very bad day for flash traders. On the very day that BATS, short for Better Alternative Trading System, one of the larger high-frequency ...

High Frequency Trading: The Party Might Get a Little Less Wild

John Bates | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
John Bates

The detection of abusive patterns must happen in real-time, before any suspicious behavior has a chance to move the market. Sensing and responding to market patterns before aberrations or errors have a chance to move prices is the right thing to do -- in all asset classes.

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...

Insider Trading Probe Has Boehner In Tough Spot

The Hill | By Jordy Yager and Peter Schroeder | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics

An ethics investigation of Financial Services Committee Chairman Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) has put Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in a politically tricky...

Rich Less Likely To Be Attuned To Others' Suffering, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

Social psychologists are making an argument that Occupy Wall Street protesters have been saying for months: Many rich people just aren't in the habit ...

Disgraced Lobbyist Claims Lawmakers Broke The Rules

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff recently revealed that several lawmakers have bragged to him about insider stock trading. Abramoff said in an inte...

Human Behaviour can create trading opportunities.

Mike Baghdady | Posted 12.06.2011 | Business
Mike Baghdady

The current climate of uncertainty on the financial markets has held grip since late 2007 and was formally recognised in 2008 when Lehmann Bros went u...

25 Guys To Avoid On Wall Street

CNBC | Ash Bennington, John Carney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There are lots of critical skills you need to succeed on Wall Street. It helps to understand market forces. A facility with numbers is useful. Having ...

Stock Trading In Private Companies Draws Scrutiny

AP | Peter Lattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO — The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into the booming trade in the privately held shares of popular social networki...

New SEC Trading Probes Eye Goldman Sachs, Apple

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Goldman Sachs and Apple, two of the hottest companies in the stock market, have caught the eye of investors, traders, and the SEC. The investigations are just two in a rash of new stock trading inquiries that the SEC recently fired off to the brokerage community.

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.

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.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

'Sell In May And Go Away': Stock Market Usually Dips May Through October

AP | DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CHICAGO — The fear that stocks are overdue for a correction has gnawed at many investors for months. Now they have new cause for concern, stati...

French Rogue Trader's Trial Begins

AP | ANGELA DOLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PARIS — Jerome Kerviel says he's living the simple life these days. The former French trader accused of gambling away billions of his bank's mon...

New SEC Probe Eyes Trading in Goldman Shares

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

The SEC has recently kicked off an investigation centering on the trading in Goldman shares that took place right around that April 16th disclosure that clobbered Goldman's stock.