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HFT Exposed: Market Is Not Fair; Little Guy Loses

Posted by Larry Doyle on April 8th, 2014 8:53 AM |

Of all the questions on all the topics across all the market segments, the one that keeps being repeated by most investors — both institutional and retail alike — is the question regarding the fairness of the game.

That question and others were posed yesterday to James McCaughan who, as President of Principal Global Investors, just so happens to oversee the management of $300 billion and was interviewed by Tom Keene and Michael McKee on Bloomberg Surveillance.

Regarding market fairness in the midst of current high frequency trading practices, McCaughan does not equivocate in stating, “the market is not fair.” (more…)

Barclays’ Libor Scandal: Prison Will Remedy

Posted by Larry Doyle on July 2nd, 2012 7:11 AM |

Many executives on Wall Street and in The City, London’s central business district, have reason to be VERY NERVOUS this morning.

Their sweaty palms have nothing to do with the ongoing crisis in Europe or this week’s likely weak employment report here in the United States. The nerves have everything to do with the fallout from the Libor-manipulation story that has been centered on Barclays but likely encompasses every major bank in the global markets.

The industry would like to take one large broom and sweep this story back under the rug. The weekend ‘execution’ of Barclays chairman Marcus Agius is an attempt to do just that.  (more…)






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