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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

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

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.