stock manipulation

Europe Comes to Terms With Market Manipulation; the SEC and the American Media Bury Heads in the Sand

The markets go haywire, Germany responds sensibly, and the American establishment refuses to contemplate the reality of criminal manipulation.
Mark Mitchell
5 min read

Manipulating Gold and Silver: A Criminal Naked Short Position that Could Wreck the Economy

Naked short selling of gold and silver -- a threat to the stability of the financial system and evidence that our markets are rigged
Mark Mitchell
10 min 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

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

Fortune Magazine Stonewalls Exposure of Bethany McLean Perfidy

Summary – This post contains two emails I sent Fortune Magazine regarding Deep Capture’s work documenting an inappropriate relationship between journalist Bethany McLean and hedge fund Rocker Partners. If after reading this you agree...
Patrick Byrne
4 min read

Rocker Partners and Bethany McLean: the smarmiest guys in the room

the evidence shows that Rocker Partners hedge fund first approached Bethany McLean about Fairfax on December 7, 2006. Bethany then met with Rocker Partners employee (and former SEC attorney) Richard Sauer 11 days later,...
Judd Bagley
1 min read

The word on TheStreet.com

One of the central theses of The Story of Deep Capture, Mark Mitchell’s epic work of media criticism, is that the staff of TheStreet.com is overwhelmingly beholden to the interests of a few criminal,...
Judd Bagley
3 min read

Bethany McLean: your benefit of the doubt is hereby revoked

There’s no sense denying it: reporters depend on sources, and in the mind  of most business journalists, a connected hedge fund manager will always prove a more valuable source than even the CEO of...
Judd Bagley
3 min read

Becky Quick Bickers Quickly but Blithely Fails to Follow

Becky Quick invited me on CNBC. I expected another CNBC spin-job and was not disappointed. Becky began with a half-truth about an Overstock accounting restatement, failing to mention that it was a restatement up...
Patrick Byrne
40 sec read

Unsettled Trades: Jobs Destroyed, Firms Ruined, Pensions Looted

The proliferation of unsettled trades in a firm’s stock disrupts the market’s ability to find the true market-clearing price for that stock. As a result, a troubled firm that comes under such an attack...
Patrick Byrne
1 min read