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Joe Floren Screws the Pooch (Goldman Sachs, Morgan Lewis…

The first time I heard Joe Floren speak I was standing behind him in an elevator in his law firm's San Francisco office tower...
Patrick Byrne
1 min read

You Don’t Have to Be Einstein to Get This…..…

“The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the Prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and...
Patrick Byrne
17 sec read

SAC Capital and (and Steve Cohen, Too) Should Be…

Former SAC Capital portfolio manager Mathew Martoma was convicted today for insider trading, and there is much discussion that SAC Capital founder Steve Cohen...
Mark Mitchell
2 min read

All Publicity is Good Publicity if You’re Bill Ackman

John Hempton at Bronte Capital (see his blogs here) is going to some lengths to stir up a scandal concerning letters that were authored...
Mark Mitchell
48 sec read

Stevie Cohen, When PBS is Devoting Frontline Shows to…

  And yes, I know that PBS used “trader,” not “traitor.” De gustibus non est disputandum.  
Patrick Byrne
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Steven A. Cohen: “That’s guilty! Guilty, guilty, guilty!!”

  NBC: Billionaire Steven Cohen’s hedge fund could pay $1B fine in fraud case: sources      
Patrick Byrne
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The Global Bust-Out Series (Chapter 8): Boris Berezovsky and…

Berezovsky, a surprisingly typical oligarch, had ties to terrorists, organized crime, Wall Street and Washington
Mark Mitchell
36 min read

“The Global Bust-Out Series (Chapter 7): Michael Milken and…

The "insider trading network" that the FBI is currently investigating is similar to an "insider trading" network that the FBI investigated in the 1980s--and...
Mark Mitchell
40 min read

Jim Cramer’s TheStreet.com Upgrades OSTK to Buy: ‘The Hun…

On May 31 TheStreet.com (which at one point had notorious Wall Street villains Jim Cramer and David Rocker as shareholders #1 and #2, and...
Patrick Byrne
50 sec 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.