Michael Milken Redux: Insider Trading Indictments on the Horizon for SAC Capital and Others in its Destructive Network

SAC Capital and other hedge funds might finally pay the piper.

Michael Milken Redux: Insider Trading Indictments on the Horizon for SAC Capital and Others in its Destructive Network Michael Milken Redux: Insider Trading Indictments on the Horizon for SAC Capital and Others in its Destructive Network

Moral Hazard at the SEC

When attempting to understand much of what happens at the Securities and Exchange Commission, I believe moral hazard is nearly as important a factor as the much more frequently-discussed matter of regulatory capture.

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Notes on David Einhorn: The Predator in a Cute T-Shirt

David Einhorn would have you believe that he is brave crusader against corporate malfeasance. The truth is, he's a fraud who did serious damage to the markets.

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Europe Comes to Terms With Market Manipulation; the SEC and the American Media Bury Heads in the Sand

The markets go haywire, Germany responds sensibly, and the American establishment refuses to contemplate the reality of criminal manipulation.

Europe Comes to Terms With Market Manipulation; the SEC and the American Media Bury Heads in the Sand Europe Comes to Terms With Market Manipulation; the SEC and the American Media Bury Heads in the Sand

Goldman Sachs Makes New Attempt at Humor With Old Canard

19 December 2010 by Patrick Byrne

On Thursday Overstock, a company for which I work by day (and most evenings and weekends, too) issued the following press release: “Overstock Adding Racketeering Allegations to Ongoing Lawsuit vs. Goldman Sachs and Bank of America Subsidiary Merrill Lynch: Company Files Motion to Amend its Lawsuit to Add Claims of Civil RICO“ Numerous stories quickly appeared in [...]

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On Grandmothers, Dog Food, and Wall Street Porsches (Bethany McLean, Fortune Magazine)

11 December 2010 by Patrick Byrne

Readers may have noticed my relative absence of late. I assure you that the mission of DeepCapture is often front-of-mind, but to pay the hosting fees and other expenses of our investigative journalism I maintain a day job, and some periods are busier than others.  Also, I have been comfortable watching events take their natural and [...]

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Michael Milken Redux: Insider Trading Indictments on the Horizon for SAC Capital and Others in its Destructive Network

Michael Milken Redux: Insider Trading Indictments on the Horizon for SAC Capital and Others in its Destructive Network

21 November 2010 by Mark Mitchell

SAC Capital and other hedge funds might finally pay the piper.

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The Foreclosure Crisis: Punchline to a Michael Lewis Joke from 2008?

18 October 2010 by Patrick Byrne

The foreclosure crisis is being written and spoken of as though it were exclusively a paperwork crisis. For example, an October 18, 2010 Associated Press  wire described the scandal as one concerning “questions on the accuracy of documents used in the foreclosure process” and “faulty paperwork”. The narrative is that banks got behind in their [...]

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Moral Hazard at the SEC

Moral Hazard at the SEC

28 July 2010 by Judd Bagley

When attempting to understand much of what happens at the Securities and Exchange Commission, I believe moral hazard is nearly as important a factor as the much more frequently-discussed matter of regulatory capture.

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Notes on David Einhorn: The Predator in a Cute T-Shirt

Notes on David Einhorn: The Predator in a Cute T-Shirt

10 June 2010 by Mark Mitchell

David Einhorn would have you believe that he is brave crusader against corporate malfeasance. The truth is, he's a fraud who did serious damage to the markets.

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Europe Comes to Terms With Market Manipulation; the SEC and the American Media Bury Heads in the Sand

Europe Comes to Terms With Market Manipulation; the SEC and the American Media Bury Heads in the Sand

21 May 2010 by Mark Mitchell

The markets go haywire, Germany responds sensibly, and the American establishment refuses to contemplate the reality of criminal manipulation.

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On Wall Street, membership has its privileges

On Wall Street, membership has its privileges

13 May 2010 by Judd Bagley

When these two banks enabled manipulative short selling, they were silently transferring wealth from the masses into the accounts of the privileged few.

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Goldman’s gold has lost its luster

Goldman’s gold has lost its luster

06 May 2010 by Judd Bagley

Goldman may be flush with cash, but with pressure mounting on politicians to reject any of it in the form of campaign contributions, suddenly that cash doesn’t spend nearly as well as it used to.

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The SEC and its culture of regulatory capture

The SEC and its culture of regulatory capture

29 April 2010 by Judd Bagley

But dig a little deeper and you’ll find the Stanford case is the bigger outrage by far, not so much for the scam itself, but for the shocking behavior of the regulators tasked with preventing it. Where Madoff was enabled by SEC bureaucratic incompetence, Stanford was empowered by overt SEC indifference.

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