Forbes Street Sweeper: Here's What You've Been Missing

December 16, 2010


Happy Holidays: New Wave of Insider Trading Arrests

It starts with a comprehensive discussion of the recent insider trading arrests. It ends with a bitter, cynical observation. You may not like Bill Singer's conclusion but it's hard to disagree with him.

Government Malfeasance and Nonfeasance on Wall Street

Bill goes off on a rant -- or is it a diatribe? He's all in a lather about why no government officer or agency ever seems to get named as a defendant when the government itself starts pointing fingers at the private sector. For starters, he goes off on the Department of Justice's recent civil case involving the Gulf oil spill.  This one you gotta read.

A Bush In the Hand Is Worth What?

These days, everyone is suing everyone about everything. Of course, since Bill is a lawyer, he's not exactly upset about that. Can you spell R-E-T-A-I-N-E-R?  However, just for a change of pace, read about two public customers who get bounced in FINRA arbitrations for raising odd claims.

Former Morgan Stanley Broker Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Juvenile Victims of Medical Malpractice

In a word: Disgusting.  Don't read this one on a full stomach.

SEC Starts Proceedings Against Alleged Canada / US E-Mini Ponzi Schemer

Oy Canada!

Former Goldman Sachs Programmer Convicted for Trading Code Theft

On the one hand, you could take the big bucks and work nights and weekends to write your own code from scratch. On the other hand, there's always that COPY and PASTE alternative.