Roddy Boyd

A moment of déjà vu

In the absence of a legitimate defense, hacks always attack the whistleblower’s mental state.
Judd Bagley
56 sec read

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...
Judd Bagley
28 sec read

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
Mark Mitchell
6 min read

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.
Judd Bagley
4 min read

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 by stock manipulators. I’ve merged the recording of the lecture with my slide presentation and converted...
Judd Bagley
12 sec 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 enormous proportions for so long. Aguirre places particular blame upon...
Judd Bagley
3 min read

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) vs. SAC Capital, et al, lawsuit are the lengths to which short-selling hedge funds go to...
Judd Bagley
3 min read

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 mop-and-spooge-bucket boys is Roddy Boyd, formerly of the New York Post (for folks who move their...
Patrick Byrne
3 min read

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...
Judd Bagley
2 min read

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.
Mark Mitchell
8 min read