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Bosoms and Big Brass Ones

Patricia McGuire | Posted 07.28.2013 | DC
Patricia McGuire

It takes some big brass ones to dismiss more than half the world's population as being irrational, hormonally-driven basket cases incapable of serious work. It's even more ironic to make that claim while speaking at UVA, home of two of the most famous fearless female gladiators in all of higher education.

Mark Gongloff

This Video Of One Half-Second Of High Frequency Trading Is Insane, Terrifying

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.09.2013 | Business

You have no idea just how bonkers high-frequency trading is making the stock market until you actually see it in action. A terrifying new video by ...

3 Ways Cyprus Is a 'Game Changer' for Europe

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 05.27.2013 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

With the Fed likely to remain accommodative, bullish market sentiment may continue to overshadow concerns elsewhere. However, Cyprus has highlighted that we're far from an end to the crisis.

While You Were Sleeping

Richard C. Leone | Posted 05.01.2013 | Business
Richard C. Leone

While there have always been wide fluctuations in the markets -- booms and busts -- what is novel has been the system of financial rewards for key participants that evolved during the late 20th century.

From Rome With Love? The Three Issues to Watch for Italy and Global Markets

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 04.30.2013 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

The possible loss of eagerly anticipated labour reforms, financial restrictions and market contagion provide shorter term sources of turmoil. However, existing reforms are likely to continue, market retrenchment is healthy and to be exploited for longer term opportunities.

The Rules of Investing: Ignore Them at Your Peril

James Berman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business
James Berman

Should investing be governed by simple rules? It not only should be. It must.

Starting a Business? Help Save Your Cash and Try Bartering

Women & Co | Posted 01.30.2013 | Small Business
Women & Co

Exchanges are useful if you can't find a one-on-one local partner, but the Better Business Bureau recommends you read the fine print before you join a barter network.

Trading: A Gambler's Game? (Part 1)

Zaheer Anwari | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business
Zaheer Anwari

By trading using the daily and weekly chart, minimal time is spent in the markets, maximum results are yielded and the one thing we require most of all -- our time -- can be spent exactly how we choose to. After all, who wants to spend all day staring at a screen?

Libor Fraud Is Hilarious, Traders Say

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.26.2012 | Business

Libor is a joke. Don't get me wrong, the London Interbank Offered Rate, or Libor, is deadly serious business, affecting $350 trillion in derivative...

Keep Wall Street Out Of Our Waterways

Scott Edwards | Posted 11.12.2012 | Green
Scott Edwards

Anyone who cares about the water they drink and recreate in should be denouncing water pollution trading and fighting to keep financial markets out of our rivers and lakes - the health of our waterways is just too important to hand over to Wall Street.

The Turtle Traders

Zaheer Anwari | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business
Zaheer Anwari

The Bet "We're going to raise traders like they raise turtles in Singapore." That is what one of the world's famous commodities speculators, Richard ...

Too Bad These Guys Don't Run the Banks & Brokerage Firms

Michael Martin | Posted 08.13.2012 | Business
Michael Martin

This is in stark contrast to how the public and some analysts make their picks. Unfortunately, it's also the best way to lose one's objectivity in managing risk. Objectivity and risk management are Siamese twins.

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.

Brace Yourself For More Knightmares

Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.02.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Maybe this is the fastest way to get high-frequency trading robots to stop ruining our stock market: Have them destroy each and every trading company that operates them.

'Barter Kings' Must Compete With A Cash Offer

Posted 08.02.2012 | TV

It was perhaps their toughest challenge yet on the season finale of "Barter Kings" (Wed., 10 p.m. ET on A&E). The set-up for the challenge was to get ...

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...