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Over-the-Counter Derivatives Market and Hybrid Instruments

January 24th, 2009 · No Comments · Exchanges, Markets

Interesting testimony from 10 years ago . . note the players who supported minimal regulation of OTC derivatives which largely led to today’s financial armageddon. They are back today !!!! Testimony of Richard R. Lindsey, Director, Division of Market Regulation Before the House Committee on Banking and Financial Services, Concerning Regulation of the Over-the-Counter Derivatives […]

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How false rumours are used to manipulate stock prices . .

April 24th, 2008 · No Comments · Markets

As the global securities markets become more electronic, information flows faster and can be acted upon very quickly. Many traders/investors know that false rumours are often used to influence the direction of stock price movements. However, all means of communication e.g instant messaging, e-mail, telephone calls etc,  are recorded digitally and can/will be used by the SEC […]

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