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WSJ Interview with Chris Dodd

Posted by Larry Doyle on September 9th, 2013 9:37 AM |

As the 5 year anniversary of the demise of Lehman Brothers approaches, I would expect to see a steady stream of reviews of that critical period and interviews with some of the players involved.

Do not expect any mea culpas from those who brought our nation to its knees but let’s take a closer look at what former US Senator Chris Dodd has to say about those fateful days and his attempt to clean up a mess that he was party to creating in the first place.

The WSJ recently interviewed him regarding the financial regulatory reform legislation that has his name attached: (more…)

Is Jon Corzine “Too Big to Be Indicted”? Part III

Posted by Larry Doyle on November 22nd, 2011 4:29 PM |

This commentary runs a little long, but I exhort you to read it in its entirety as it captures the sentiments of readers who are extremely close to or actually “in the MF arena.”  Their messages are filled with real pain and anguish which is not found in the media. This is reality. I hope you will want to share this post with your friends. LD

As if $600 million in missing customer funds were not enough, recent news emanating from the debacle that defines the bankruptcy of MF Global puts the estimated misappropriation of customer funds at a cool $1.2 billion. Yes, billion with a B!

Those involved in the markets would easily ascertain that those manning the MF Global ship redirected these customer funds in an attempt to save the ship as it was going down. The customers themselves remain in a state of shock and bewilderment as to how this reality might ever have come to pass.

Meanwhile, the outrage in America burns while the lack of trust and confidence in the markets, the market makers, and those charged with protecting investors grows stronger by the day.

You don’t believe me? Read on and chew on these messages I recently received from people “in the arena”: (more…)

August 8 Market Commentary: America’s Margin Call

Posted by Larry Doyle on August 8th, 2011 7:59 PM |

That was not a lot of fun.

The 6% selloff in the market we witnessed today is obviously tremendously unnerving.

Professional traders and active managers who monitor market moves on a minute by minute basis will have their their own opinions as to what did happen and what will happen.

For those in the audience who appreciate and embrace the true spirit of ‘sense on cents’, while we listen to the spin provided by market mavens, esteemed economists, political pundits, and Washington wizards, let us not lose sight of the real fundamental issues which remain at the core of our American foundation. (more…)






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