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  • Political intelligence firms set up investor meetings at White House

    05/27/2013 1:58:49 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 26, 2013 | By TOM HAMBURGER
    Wall Street investors hungry for advance information on upcoming federal health-care decisions repeatedly held private discussions with Obama administration officials, including a top White House adviser helping to implement the Affordable Care Act. The private conversations show that the increasingly urgent race to acquire“political intelligence” goes beyond the communications with congressional staffers that have become the focus of heightened scrutiny in recent weeks. White House records show that Elizabeth Fowler, then a top ­health-policy adviser to President Obama, met with executives from half a dozen investment firms in 2011 and 2012. Among them was Kris Jenner, a stock picker with...
  • Pelosi Made Killing Off of Most In-Demand IPO in History

    12/10/2011 8:36:53 PM PST · by DBCJR · 29 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Saturday, 10 Dec 2011 12:35 PM | By Paul Scicchitano and Ashley Martella
    ... Pelosi and her husband doubled their stock investment on a highly sought after Visa IPO in a matter of only weeks, according to Schweizer. “She and her husband were given access to low price, pre-IPO shares of stock — 5,000 shares that they were able to buy for $44 apiece and then they were able to see that value go up by 50 percent in one day, and then more than double in value within a couple of weeks,” he says, adding that the deal took place during Pelosi’s reign as Speaker. “They were given access to this stock...
  • Exotic investment Vehicles: An Unproductive Abuse of Capital

    05/12/2010 4:19:48 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 1 replies · 155+ views
    OilPrice.com ^ | 12/05/2010 | Dave Forest
    Michael Lewitt has an interesting new book out, called "The Death of Capital". In it, Lewitt attacks speculative investment activities such as private equity buyouts. He notes that such speculation "has been a prime abuser of capital as it has diverted an inordinate amount of capital into unproductive uses while producing (at best) mediocre returns and charging unjustifiably exorbitant fees." He also cites naked credit default swaps, leveraged buyouts and quantitative stock trading strategies as cases where capital has been channeled into unproductive use. Surveying the base metals this week, his point is driven home. The aluminum price ticked up...
  • Dow turns negative for 2006 (Down Near 185 points today)

    01/20/2006 12:28:41 PM PST · by SierraWasp · 123 replies · 2,630+ views
    MarketWatch.com (by Dow Jones) ^ | 1/20/06 | Tomi Kilgore
    2:01PM Dow turns negative for 2006 ($INDU) by Tomi Kilgore NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The Dow industrials ($INDU) was last down 173 points at 10,707, and has turned negative for 2006 for the first time. It closed out 2005 at 10,717.50. The Dow has now lost 336 points since closing at a 4 1/2-year high on Jan. 11, and is on course to close at its lowest level since Nov. 16.
  • 'Zero intelligence' trading closely mimics stock market

    02/02/2005 3:32:08 AM PST · by snarks_when_bored · 18 replies · 1,334+ views
    New Scientist ^ | February 1, 2005 | Katharine Davis
    'Zero intelligence' trading closely mimics stock market11:59 01 February 2005 NewScientist.com news service Katharine Davis A model that assumes stock market traders have zero intelligence has been found to mimic the behaviour of the London Stock Exchange very closely. However, the surprising result does not mean traders are actually just buying and selling at random, say researchers. Instead, it suggests that the movement of markets depend less on the strategic behaviour of traders and more on the structure and constraints of the trading system itself. The research, led by J Doyne Farmer and his colleagues at the Santa Fe Institute,...