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Wall Street Traders

Want To Make A Difference? Don't Be A Hedge Fund Manager

The Huffington Post | Gregory Beyer | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business

Long before the 2008 financial collapse, the American economic landscape had shifted, plunging the country into something of an identity crisis. Manuf...

Wall Street Traders May Be Front Running Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2014 | Business

By Richard Leong Jan 13 (Reuters) - Wall Street traders may be manipulating a key derivatives market and front running Fannie Mae and...

Trader Turned Neuroscientist: Winning Feels Like 'You're Dominating The World'

Reuters | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business

* Former Wall Street trader studies biology of risk-taking * Experiments with spit finds testosterone fuels victories * ...

Traders Preparing For An Obama Victory

AP | MATTHEW CRAFT | Posted 10.01.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- As President Barack Obama widened his lead over Mitt Romney in polls this month, traders at hedge funds and investment firms began shootin...

Hedge Fund Hype, Wall Street Horoscopes, And Drop-Top Jets: The Magical Minds of the "Radical Rich"

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

What appears to be a sudden epidemic of magical thinking actually reflects something else: the rise of a financial sector whose economic incentives have tilted away from core business competencies -- and toward something like that looks a little more like madness.

Michael Lewis: Obama 'Exactly Like A Wall Street Trader'

Posted 09.13.2012 | Business

Storied public servant President Obama has a lot more in common with those Wall Street-types than you might think. Michael Lewis, the author of Li...

Ex-Wall Street Trader Poisoned Himself After Arson Conviction

AP | PAUL DAVENPORT | Posted 09.26.2012 | Business

PHOENIX — A former Wall Street trader who collapsed in court after being found guilty of arson and later died committed suicide by taking cyanid...

Ex-Wall Street Trader Dies In Courtroom Minutes After Conviction

Posted 06.29.2012 | Business

An ex-Wall Street trader collapsed and died in a Phoenix-area courtroom Thursday, shortly after being found guilty of setting his mansion on fire in a...

WATCH: Wall Street Traders Get Sweaty

Posted 03.24.2012 | Business

Guys, check out the latest trend to hit Wall Street. High-frequency training. That's right, there are now no excuses for a busy trader to not keep...

Here's The Sh*t Sales Traders Say

Posted 02.27.2012 | Business

And it's finally dropped. No, we're not talking about Tupac's latest album from beyond the grave. It's the "Sh*t Sales Traders Say" video. Admitte...

The Event That Stops Traders Dead In Their Tracks

AP | By RAF CASERT | Posted 02.14.2012 | Business

BRUSSELS -- The furious activity in the trading pits of the world's great stock exchanges often gives the feeling that every second is gold dust in th...

Eric Cantor's Wall Street Insider Trading Loophole

Robert Weissman | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics
Robert Weissman

Cantor knows Wall Street is unpopular. He knows the Democrats are going to attack him over the move. He has to know that he is defending the ability of a small slice of Wall Street traders gaining unfair advantage in the markets.

'Governments Don't Rule The World, Goldman Sachs Rules The World'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.26.2011 | Business

Goldman Sachs rules the world and the Euro zone is poised to crash, according to trader Alessio Rastani. "This is not a time right now for wishful...

Wall St. Regulator: Suspicious Trade Complaints 'Spiked,' This Year

Posted 11.16.2011 | Business

A Wall Street regulator said industry complaints about market manipulation and trade reporting have spiked this year, raising questions about the ...

Killing Your Own: The Truth About Oil Speculators

Leah McGrath Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leah McGrath Goodman

When it comes to oil trading, not to mention speculation in the stock and other financial markets, action has largely moved to the screen, which is ruled by speculators who remain, as ever, bloodthirsty.

Risky Stocks Performed The Best In This Bull Market

AP | BERNARD CONDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The daredevils are winning big this year. Investors who bought the riskiest stocks when the economic recovery was in doubt this year a...

Goldman's Profits Come from Our Pockets: Why We Need a Tobin Tax

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ellen Brown

While Wall Street's welfare queens have been busy collecting generous government handouts, the 50 states have been left to fend for themselves.

High-Speed Computers Give Traders Unfair Advantage

nytimes.com | CHARLES DUHIGG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

t is the hot new thing on Wall Street, a way for a handful of traders to master the stock market, peek at investors' orders and, critics say, even sub...

Traders, Lap Dances, And Pensions: Overlooked Bloomberg Reports

The Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

We recently came across two criminally overlooked stories from Bloomberg that cover some very impressive ground. In a report from March, Bloomberg t...

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...