The Mitchell Report

Email Illuminates “Deep Capture” of the SEC

By some quirk of human psychology, it remains difficult for a certain segment of the population to accept the “deep capture” thesis – the notion that our nation’s regulatory bodies and parts of our...
Mark Mitchell
4 min read

The SEC Scandal You Don’t Read About in the Papers

The media fails to cover the full story of an SEC scandal
Mark Mitchell
5 min read

The SEC Scandal You Don't Read About in the Papers

The media fails to cover the full story of an SEC scandal
Patrick Byrne
5 min read

Deutsche Bank Sold Massive Amounts of Phantom Stock

Floyd Norris of Times Misses Story About Phantom Stock at Deutsche Bank
Mark Mitchell
5 min read

Naked Shorts Frolic While Financial System Fries

“Morgan Stanley shares have been under extraordinary pressure as of late, for no apparent fundamental reason, as we estimate liquidity, the balance sheet, and long-term earnings, prospects are sound.” – Fox-Pitt analyst David Trone...
Mark Mitchell
5 min read

CNBC Spectacle Precedes Naked Short Massacre

So the SEC today lifted its ban on short-selling, and all but declared open season for law-breaking naked short sellers to start destroying companies again – and who does CNBC have on for two...
Mark Mitchell
1 min read

Naked Hunting Season to Resume Tomorrow

In a few hours, the SEC will lift its ban on short-selling of 900 stocks. That is well and good, except that it appears that hedge funds will also be permitted to resume abusive...
Mark Mitchell
1 min read

The Naked Short Selling That Toppled Wall Street

The Wall Street Journal stated in a lead editorial last week that the SEC was “reasonable” to “clamp down” on naked short selling. Well, that was progress of sorts, though one wonders how it...
Mark Mitchell
12 min read

The Week the World Said "Naked Short Selling"

Make no mistake: what you witnessed this week was not some natural process – an economy “souring,” a bubble “bursting.” This was not the “invisible hand” at work. This was not even capitalism. This...
Patrick Byrne
4 min read

The Week the World Said “Naked Short Selling”

Make no mistake: what you witnessed this week was not some natural process – an economy “souring,” a bubble “bursting.” This was not the “invisible hand” at work. This was not even capitalism. This...
Mark Mitchell
4 min read