Securities and Exchange Commission

Moral Hazard at the SEC

When attempting to understand much of what happens at the Securities and Exchange Commission, I believe moral hazard is nearly as important a factor...
Judd Bagley
5 min read

The Markit Group: A Black-Box Company that Devastated Markets

Did a little mystery company in London help hedge funds crash the markets?
Mark Mitchell
7 min read

Goldman pillages, Goldman steals, Goldman Sachs

I think we can all agree that the middle of last September was as strange a time as our financial markets have ever experienced.
Judd Bagley
3 min 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

Wall Street Journal Reports that Short Selling Fueled Panic

A Wall Street Journal shows that short selling fueled financial panic. But the story is much bigger than that.
Mark Mitchell
6 min read

Live On CNBC: Naked Shorts “Causing” Market Mayhem

History was made last night. At 9:30 pm, CNBC broadcasted these words: “naked short selling is what’s causing a lot of the problems in...
Mark Mitchell
1 min read

Live On CNBC: Naked Shorts "Causing" Market Mayhem

History was made last night. At 9:30 pm, CNBC broadcasted these words: “naked short selling is what’s causing a lot of the problems in...
Patrick Byrne
1 min read

Email Illuminates “Deep Capture” of the SEC

By some quirk of human psychology, it remains difficult for a certain segment of the population to accept the “deep capture” thesis – the...
Mark Mitchell
4 min read

The SEC Scandal You Don’t Read About in the…

The media fails to cover the full story of an SEC scandal
Mark Mitchell
5 min read