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Shahien Nasiripour

Bank Of America, JPMorgan Chase Fail To Repeat Perfect Quarter | 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 | 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 | 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...

Wall Street: Women The Female Factor | GERALDINE FABRIKANT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Women have always been drawn to finance in smaller numbers than men. But after nearly two decades of increased hiring and promotion of women on Wall S...

Goldman Sachs Defends Trading Practices: Dark Pools, Flash Trading, Short Selling

Telegraph | James Quinn, US Business Editor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In a document handed to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the investment bank asserts that such practices, some of which the SEC is loo...

China Executes Corrupt Trader Yam Yanming; $9.5 Million Missing

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING (AP) -- China executed Tuesday the former manager of a securities company who embezzled millions of dollars -- the first execution of an execu...

Santa Claus Rally May Happen Before Year's End

AP | DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Skeptical kids can doubt whether Santa Claus exists. But for stock-market statisticians, there's not much debate: The year-end lift known as the Santa...

Mark Cuban: SEC Files Notice Of Appeal In Trading Case

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DALLAS — The Securities and Exchange Commission says it plans to appeal a federal judge's dismissal of the agency's insider-trading lawsuit agai...

Shahien Nasiripour

At Goldman Sachs, It's Mostly $100 Million Days | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On three out of every five days this year, Wall Street's leading firm has made at least $100 million trading stocks and bonds, and creating and enteri...

Shahien Nasiripour

Trading Profits Up 11 Percent For Banks; JPMorgan Chase Leads The Way | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Despite controversy surrounding the financial instruments known as derivatives -- and legislation that might finally start to regulate them -- the nat...

Barter Markets: Can Trading Beef for a Backpack Keep Consumption in Check?

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kirsten Dirksen

One market devotee explained, "It's a way to give value to things. To leave money aside, even if just one day a year, and to encourage more the exchange."

The GS-Files 4: Always a Winner

Nathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nathan Lewis

Goldman has been making its money somewhat like a hedge fund: by buying and selling securities in the secondary market for profit. Why this activity should be government subsidized, I don't know.

Neurofinance: Gaming the Human Brain?

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

Wall Street has come up with a new twist on "insider trading": brain science. Neuroeconomics and Neurofinance give new meaning to the term "Pandora's Box."

Stocks rally on good news for banks, GM, retailers

AP | MADLEN READ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Investors have been clamoring for months for a bit of good news. On Thursday, they got a load of it. The Dow Jones industrials shot ...

What America Got For Christmas

Reverend Billy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Reverend Billy

So the retail bubble finally burst, with some estimating an extreme contraction of up to 8%. An America where local economies strike a balance with the big companies is clearly the idea.

Why I Don't Like Economists

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Schwartz

They're all great guys, smart and amusing and passionate about their work. So what's not to like about economists? In a word, hubris. Economists fly too close to the sun of science.

Washington Post Columnist: Market In Need Of A Time Out

Washington Post | Steven Pearlstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Remember the Rule of Holes: When you find yourself in one, the first thing to do is to stop digging. Right now we're in one of the deepest economic h...

The "Politics" of an Olympic Pastime: Pin Trading at the 2008 Beijing Olympics

Courtney Woo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Courtney Woo

Pin trading has consumed almost everyone at the Olympic Green---volunteers, managers, broadcasters, technicians and myself included. I originally resisted this Olympic pastime until I discovered its political undertones.

Traders' High: How Wall Street Gets Carried Away

New York Times | Jenny Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It is easy to dismiss Jérôme Kerviel, the rogue trader at Société Générale, as a fluke. So here is a sobering thought for Wall Street: There ma...

Are Berkshire Hathaway Shares A Bargain At $126,400?

CNBC | Alex Crippen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Just weeks after closing at an all-time high in mid-December, shares of Warren Buffett's holding company Berkshire Hathaway are falling deeper into 'c...