The Mitchell Report

Would CNBC Let Gasparino Say This On-Air?

Charles Gasparino, the CNBC reporter, published an op-ed in The New York Post yesterday. Here’s the interesting bit Earlier this year, high-flying hedge fund...
Mark Mitchell
1 min read

Email Exposes Short Seller Plot to Destroy a Public…

This is Part 3 of an ongoing series. Read Part 1 Read Part 2 A few years ago, a clique of influential journalists went...
Mark Mitchell
9 min read

Bernard Madoff, the Mafia, and the Friends of Michael…

In 2005, Patrick Byrne, the CEO of Overstock.com and future Deep Capture investigative reporter, began a public crusade against illegal naked short selling (hedge...
Mark Mitchell
28 min read

Strange Occurrences, and a Story about Naked Short Selling

An investigation into naked short selling and Wall Street leads to death threats
Mark Mitchell
14 min read

Bernard Madoff, the Mafia, and Naked Short Selling

Bernard L. Madoff was once the chairman of the NASDAQ stock exchange. He was one of the most important market makers on Wall Street....
Mark Mitchell
2 min read

A Ponzi Scheme that is Bigger than Bernard Madoff's

Bernard L. Madoff’s fraud is “stunning,” says the SEC. It is a crime of “epic proportions.” But, says the SEC, we have nothing to...
Patrick Byrne
3 min read

A Ponzi Scheme that is Bigger than Bernard Madoff’s

Bernard L. Madoff’s fraud is “stunning,” says the SEC. It is a crime of “epic proportions.” But, says the SEC, we have nothing to...
Mark Mitchell
3 min read

Mr. President, Settle the Trades

The new president must ensure that Wall Street delivers what it sells
Mark Mitchell
3 min read

Wall Street Journal Reports that Short Selling Fueled Panic

A Wall Street Journal shows that short selling fueled financial panic. But the story is much bigger than that.
Mark Mitchell
6 min read

Live On CNBC: Naked Shorts “Causing” Market Mayhem

History was made last night. At 9:30 pm, CNBC broadcasted these words: “naked short selling is what’s causing a lot of the problems in...
Mark Mitchell
1 min read

Message from DeepCapture.com

At the time much of the content on DeepCapture.com was written, the Great Financial Crisis of 2008 was either on the verge of happening or had just occurred. In those days, emotions among this publication’s contributors were raw and, in an effort to get their warnings noticed and appropriate blame placed, occasionally hyperbolic language and shocking imagery were employed. Were we to write these entries today, a different tone would most certainly prevail.

Yet, being a record of a pivotal time in our global economic history, we’ve decided to leave the rawness unedited, with the proviso that readers take the context of the creation of certain posts into account, and that those easily offended re-consider the decision to read them.