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ARS Update April 2013: The Nightmare Continues

Posted by Larry Doyle on April 25th, 2013 8:43 AM |

Five plus years after the meltdown of the largest fraud ever perpetrated on Wall Street, and the nightmare that defines the world of auction-rate securities goes on.

While Wall Street, Washington, and the media would very much like to leave the pain encompassing the ARS market largely in the rear view mirror, for many individuals who still hold on to the hope that they may ultimately get repaid in full from these widely distributed “cash-surrogate” instruments, the pain and anxiety remain front and center.

I continue to hear regularly from many individual ARS holders.

Not that anybody needs further reason to know that individual investors on Wall Street are at an enormous disadvantage in the face of captured and corrupted regulators and institutions that possess more information, but a recent piece of data I unearthed while working on my upcoming book (think I might be able to get Mary Schapiro to come to a book signing and autograph some copies!!??) speaks volumes to this point.¬† (more…)

Joe Sciddurlo Drops Bombshells on FINRA

Posted by Larry Doyle on July 5th, 2011 11:09 AM |

We do not often get an insider’s perspective into the world of Wall Street regulation. That reality should not be a surprise.

Wall Street and those charged with regulating it typically play their cards very close to the vest. Getting a peek ‘over the shoulder’ at the cards held by the banks, the SEC, FINRA, and other regulators is a real treat.

Longtime followers of Sense on Cents may recall the fabulous insights provided by former SEC attorney and Madoff investigator Genevievette Walker-Lightfoot on NQR’s Sense on Cents with Larry Doyle in October 2009.

Last week, longtime and highly regarded financial journalist John Crudele of The New York Post provided a fabulous look into FINRA as he wrote another in a recent series of scathing commentaries on Wall Street’s self-regulatory organization. (more…)

ARS Investors Targeting Andrew Cuomo

Posted by Larry Doyle on May 13th, 2010 7:30 AM |

I know fraud when I see it. I also know a miscarriage of justice when I see it. The manner in which auction-rate securities were distributed was a fraud. The manner in which this fraud has been largely adjudicated has been a massive miscarriage of justice. No miscarriage has been greater than that laid at the feet of those auction-rate securities investors who purchased ARS from Oppenheimer and Company.

In true American patriotic spirit, these ARS investors are not taking this injustice sitting down. I have never owned an auction-rate security, but I welcome joining their fight and highlighting their cause. On that note, Andrew Cuomo should watch out. A group of Oppeneheimer ARS investors just released the following statement: (more…)

Has Oppenheimer Already Violated Its Auction-Rate Settlement with NY AG Cuomo?

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 29th, 2010 1:08 PM |

Is the great lie and fraud encompassing the auction-rate securities fiasco continuing even into the settlement process? Information, or the lack thereof, indicates it is. In the process, the injustice served cold to the thousands of ARS investors, especially those who purchased these so-called ‘cash’ instruments from Oppenheimer Holdings, continues.

Wall Street, Washington, and the bulk of the financial media (exceptions being author Phil Trupp, Bloomberg’s Susan Antilla, and the Washington Examiner’s Marta Mossburg) would prefer to keep the ARS fraud and fiasco neatly under the rug. I have no interest in allowing the fraudulent ARS perpetrators and their financial regulators any degree of comfort in this mess. (more…)






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