Warning: mysql_get_server_info() [function.mysql-get-server-info]: [2002] No such file or directory (trying to connect via unix:///var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock) in /data/15/1/115/21/1441510/user/1548793/htdocs/blog/wp-content/plugins/advanced-category-excluder/advanced-category-excluder.php on line 128

Warning: mysql_get_server_info() [function.mysql-get-server-info]: No such file or directory in /data/15/1/115/21/1441510/user/1548793/htdocs/blog/wp-content/plugins/advanced-category-excluder/advanced-category-excluder.php on line 128

Warning: mysql_get_server_info() [function.mysql-get-server-info]: A link to the server could not be established in /data/15/1/115/21/1441510/user/1548793/htdocs/blog/wp-content/plugins/advanced-category-excluder/advanced-category-excluder.php on line 128
The SIPA | 2012 | August

The SIPA

The Blog Of The Securities Industry Professional Association
Ads

Archive for August, 2012

T-BONE!

            T-BONE Lessons from George Costanza   Long ago I learned that literally all lessons in life can somehow be related to either the “Godfather” or in some strange way “Seinfeld”.  Over the past year small firms have been flooded with hate spewing e-mails that seem to obsess about the […]
Comments Off on T-BONE!

FACEBOOK FIASCO NOW BIGGER THEN MADOFF

Market cap losses now exceed over 50 billion  A little less then two months ago we wrote a story known as “ FACEBOOK FOLLIES” and openly criticized the impending public offering and wondered why this huge scam was being allowed to be perpetuated on the American public.  Here we are two months later and the […]
Tags: , Comments Off on FACEBOOK FIASCO NOW BIGGER THEN MADOFF

FINRA RATE HIKES MAY HELP YOUR FIRM

Silver lining not seen by all Recently some groups and supposed champions of the membership were shocked by the various fees that were increased by FINRA as a result of a large loss.  I’m not sure why you would be shocked by this when the CEO of FINRA, Rick Ketchum announced in April that there […]
Comments Off on FINRA RATE HIKES MAY HELP YOUR FIRM

FINRA CANDIDATES DEBATE FOR YOUR VOTE

 Candidates bring solutions to the table The Financial Services Exchange (FSX) once again was the only small firm advocate that was willing to hold an open and candid debate of the candidates for FINRA’s small firm position and just like past years, they asked members of the SIPA to help out.  When Judy Ensweiler of […]
Comments Off on FINRA CANDIDATES DEBATE FOR YOUR VOTE