SAC Capital

“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

There is More to the SAC Capital Story

Steve Cohen has received a subpoena as part of the FBI's big insider trading probe, but insider trading is the least of SAC Capital's...
Mark Mitchell
3 min read

The SAC Capital Scandal–Made For TV

The SAC Capital insider trading scandal has been portrayed (and cleansed) as fictional TV.
Mark Mitchell
1 min read

Michael Milken Redux: Insider Trading Indictments on the Horizon…

SAC Capital and other hedge funds might finally pay the piper.
Mark Mitchell
6 min read

New Evidence Raises Serious Questions About Kingsford Capital’s “Donation”…

How a network of miscreant hedge funds keep unflattering stories out of the media
Mark Mitchell
9 min read

Steve Cohen, the anti-Midas

This brings us to another interesting phenomenon: the startlingly high mortality rate of SAC-sponsored spin-off hedge funds.
Judd Bagley
2 min read

Blue Kryptonite and naked short selling

Within minutes of my introduction to the world of short selling hedge funds, I encountered the analogy that remains the best suited to describe...
Judd Bagley
5 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

Bernard Madoff, the Mafia, and the Friends of Michael…

In 2005, Patrick Byrne, the CEO of Overstock.com and future Deep Capture investigative reporter, began a public crusade against illegal naked short selling (hedge...
Mark Mitchell
28 min read

Strange Occurrences, and a Story about Naked Short Selling

An investigation into naked short selling and Wall Street leads to death threats
Mark Mitchell
14 min read

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