A moment of déjà vu
In the absence of a legitimate defense, hacks always attack the whistleblower’s mental state.
March 26, 2011
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 dropped its own countersuit. This is a major victory for all public companies targeted by bear raiding hedge funds.
December 8, 2009
Roddy Boyd and the Bear Stearns Insider
A journalist lapdog tells a revealing tale about himself and a man at the center of the Bear Stearns debacle
October 13, 2009
The Pendulum Swings
On balance, 2006 was a very dark time for the market reform movement, as every charge was followed by a blistering counter-charge, and every lunge answered by a quick parry.
August 5, 2009
Lecture on abuse of social media by stock manipulators
I recently lectured business students at the University of Texas, on the topic of abuse of social media…
February 16, 2009
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…
December 29, 2008
Spyro Contogouris and the gentle art of hedge fund persuasion
Among the disturbing facts contained in the recently unsealed documents obtained via discovery in the Fairfax Financial (NYSE:FFH)…
December 24, 2008
Roddy Boyd Sucks It Like He’s Paying the Rent (Fortune Magazine)
In the adult novelty & video arcade shop that is our New York financial establishment, one of the…
October 10, 2008
Gary Weiss and DTCC: Roddy Boyd Responds
In an earlier item, I noted that perhaps one of the strangest things I’ve experienced as a reporter is having Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) spokesman Stuart Z. Goldstein ignore my request for comment for several days, only to receive an answer not from Goldstein, but from then-New York Post business writer Roddy Boyd.
July 29, 2008
The SEC Declares Emergency, and Joe Nocera Yammers On
Naked short selling and phantom stock causes the SEC to declare emergency; Joe Nocera and affiliated journalists continue to deny there is a problem.
July 15, 2008