fairfax financial

The stories behind the Rocker and Gradient lawsuit story

Today, short-selling hedge fund Rocker Partners paid Overstock.com $5-million to settle the lawsuit filed against them in August of 2005. Rocker Partners also entirely...
Judd Bagley
28 sec read

Our Watchdogs and the Financial Scandal of the Century

Naked short selling helped crash the economy. The OIG thrashes the SEC. Other Watchdogs do nothing.
Mark Mitchell
13 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

A hedge fund suite for Richard Sauer

In a recent interview, SEC whistleblower Gary Aguirre offered his insights into the regulatory failings that allowed the Bernie Madoff scheme to reach such...
Judd Bagley
3 min read

Spyro Contogouris and the gentle art of hedge fund…

Among the disturbing facts contained in the recently unsealed documents obtained via discovery in the Fairfax Financial (NYSE:FFH) vs. SAC Capital, et al, lawsuit...
Judd Bagley
3 min read

Rocker Partners and Bethany McLean: the smarmiest guys in…

the evidence shows that Rocker Partners hedge fund first approached Bethany McLean about Fairfax on December 7, 2006. Bethany then met with Rocker Partners...
Judd Bagley
1 min read

Introducing John Hempton: the Plunderer from Down Under

While an examination of the recently-unsealed products of discovery in the Fairfax Financial (NYSE:FFH) vs. SAC Capital, el al, lawsuit reveals the extensive involvement...
Judd Bagley
2 min read

Bethany McLean: your benefit of the doubt is hereby…

There’s no sense denying it: reporters depend on sources, and in the mind  of most business journalists, a connected hedge fund manager will always...
Judd Bagley
3 min read

Fairfax and just the facts, Ma’am.

Evidence of corruption and market manipulation among stock researchers and short selling hedge funds? That sounds suspiciously like the claim Deep Capture reporter Patrick...
Judd Bagley
2 min read

Fairfax and just the facts, Ma'am.

Evidence of corruption and market manipulation among stock researchers and short selling hedge funds? That sounds suspiciously like the claim Deep Capture reporter Patrick...
Patrick Byrne
2 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.