stock manipulation

Chapter 1 of a book-length story about the financial underworld and the vulnerability of the U.S. markets to deliberate attacks
Mark Mitchell
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Europe Comes to Terms With Market Manipulation; the SEC…

The markets go haywire, Germany responds sensibly, and the American establishment refuses to contemplate the reality of criminal manipulation.
Mark Mitchell
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Manipulating Gold and Silver: A Criminal Naked Short Position…

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
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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...
Judd Bagley
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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...
Judd Bagley
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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...
Patrick Byrne
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Rocker Partners and Bethany McLean: the smarmiest guys in…

the evidence shows that Rocker Partners hedge fund first approached Bethany McLean about Fairfax on December 7, 2006. Bethany then met with Rocker Partners...
Judd Bagley
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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...
Judd Bagley
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Bethany McLean: your benefit of the doubt is hereby…

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...
Judd Bagley
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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...
Patrick Byrne
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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.