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“Failed” Regulation??

How To Insult The American Public With A Smile On Your Face Today the SEC Chairman Christopher proclaimed that “ The SEC Failed to Investigate and Probe Madoff”.  (Click here to read story). While this might sound to some of you as a small act of contrition and public acknowledgement of his agency’s failings, this […]

Is It Really A PONZI SCHEME If Nobody Cares?

The Fall of Madoff should come as no surprise. For many years now we have always thought of Ponzi schemes as something that was run out of boiler rooms in Long Island and Boca Raton that would prey on the elderly and unknowledgeable.  Today the FBI has announced that one of the most respected names […]

The End Of FINRA: Dec 5, 2008

In several articles earlier this year, we broached the unthinkable: that the End Of FINRA was potentially at hand. Since then, we have seen much in the way of de-facto re-organization, with the Bulge Bracket firms – such as they still exist – coming under direct control of the Treasury. Ironically, what this means is […]