Posts filed under “Regulation”

Michael Lewis on Charlie Rose

Michael Lewis discusses his latest book: “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt.”

Category: Regulation, Trading, Video

HFT: Fragility, Bubbles & Mayhem

Ian Fraser: “Not only is HFT legalized front-running. It is also a socially worthless activity that amplifies market movements, increases market fragility, inflates asset price bubbles, and naturally worsens market crashes. And as we saw with the ‘Flash Crash‘ of May 2010, it can also fuel market mayhem.” -Q-Finance Discuss . . .

Category: Really, really bad calls, Regulation, Trading

Fracking Regulation

Source: Oil Buyer’s Guide, Bloomberg Brief

Category: Energy, Regulation

Rigged? High Frequency Trading Is Legalized Theft

On “60 Minutes” last night, author Michael Lewis made a bland assertion: High-frequency traders, he said, working with U.S. stock exchanges and big banks, have rigged the markets in their own favor. The only surprising thing about Lewis’s assertion was that anyone could be even remotely surprised by it. The math on trading is simple:…Read More

Category: Regulation, Technology, Trading

60 Minutes: Is the U.S. stock market rigged?

Steve Kroft reports on a new book from Michael Lewis that reveals how some high-speed traders work the stock market to their advantage

Is the U.S. stock market rigged?

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Category: Really, really bad calls, Regulation, Trading, Video

Attention Suckers: Send Us Your Money!

  Those almost 10,000 early investors on Kickstarter participated in one of history’s most lucrative funding rounds from the perspective of the people receiving the funding: a $2.4 million early-stage investment in what would become a $2 billion business in a year and a half, in return for 0.0% equity.” – WSJ’s Corporate Intelligence on…Read More

Category: Investing, Really, really bad calls, Regulation, Venture Capital

Christie vs. Tesla?

How New Jersey Governor Chris Christie clamped down on one of America’s most innovative companies.

Category: Really, really bad calls, Regulation, UnGuru, Video

Behaviorally Informed Financial Services Regulation

Category: Psychology, Regulation, Think Tank

Bill Black: How to Rob a Bank

William Black is an associate professor of economics and law at UMKC. He has held many prestigious positions, including executive director for Fraud Prevention. He recently helped the World Bank develop anti-corruption initiatives and served as an expert for OFHEO in its enforcement action against Fannie Mae’s former senior management. He is a criminologist and former financial regulator.

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Category: Regulation, Video

Regulation NMS & Stock-Trade Complexity

Source: WSJ

Category: Regulation, Trading