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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...

Wall Street: Women The Female Factor

nytimes.com | 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...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...