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The Eerie Silence Surrounding Wall Street Price Fixing

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 6th, 2012 8:48 AM |

Shhhhhhhh………

What is that eerie silence emanating from Wall Street lately? No, it’s not the quiet on the floors of the equity exchanges in the midst of anemic trading volumes. It is also not the empty echoes emanating from trading desks once bursting with activity.

The eerie silence to which I allude goes to the price fixing at the very core of how our Wall Street banks fund themselves in the overnight market. Sounds ominous, no? Let’s navigate and enter the world of Libor based funding. What is Libor? ……………….. (more…)

Financial “Family” Collusion Will Likely Increase

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 30th, 2010 9:18 AM |

What will be the next explosion in financial chicanery if not outright fraud? Collusion, that is price fixing. Why? A number of reasons, including:

1. The financial industry has become an oligopoly, (some may say cartel) thus setting the table for increased collusion to propagate.

2. Lower volumes across exchanges, which pressure revenues and incentivize market participants to collude to generate greater profits. (more…)






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