Posts filed under “Regulation”

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

Rent Seekers vs Innovators

I love when I find thought provoking articles. I was thinking about the concept of innovators (Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and the Google Boys come to mind) versus those who would manipulate governments for their own benefits in the absence of innovation. Which led me to this article from the Streetwise Professor about Elon Musk:…Read More

Category: Regulation, Technology

Libor: The Spider Network

From the Wall Street Journal: The Libor manipulation scandal has ensnared at least 17 financial institutions and 28 individuals in a wide-ranging investigation spanning 11 countries and four continents. So far, it has netted at least $5 billion in penalties, with more on the way. Below, we’ve taken the most complete list of allegedly involved…Read More

Category: Finance, Legal, Regulation