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UPDATE: Naked Short Selling, “Wall St. Conspiracy?”

Posted by Larry Doyle on May 16th, 2012 4:34 AM |

How many people in America today are questioning the very integrity of our markets?

More than we can measure.

Regrettably, there has been strong evidence of practices in selected corners of Wall Street which have violated the trust of investors, betrayed any semblance of fair dealing, and destroyed the development of otherwise viable businesses and companies.

Specifically a month ago, I introduced readers to the artifice of naked short selling in promoting a documentary, “The Wall Street Conspiracy.”

Yesterday, Bloomberg dropped a bombshell on this practice in reporting . . . . .  (more…)

SEC Outside Investigator Should Also Look Into. . . Recommended

Posted by Larry Doyle on May 8th, 2012 9:59 AM |

Perhaps it is only fitting that my 2000th post since launching Sense on Cents in January 2009 is directed at issues within our nation’s top financial cops at the SEC.

How interesting that a report is released today indicating that the SEC is bringing in an outside investigator to probe allegations of inappropriate activities within the Office of Inspector General during the tenure of the recently departed IG David Kotz.  (more…)

Attention: All Investment Advisers and Investors…

Posted by Larry Doyle on May 3rd, 2012 7:29 AM |

The financial regulatory landscape is poised to change and, as far as I am concerned, not necessarily for the better.

Will you be merely a spectator or do you care to participate in the legislative process that WILL impact most of you? Are you an investment adviser? Are you an investor with funds managed by an investment adviser?

If you fall into either of those camps, I exhort you to get involved. I encourage you to become part of the process and the solution and not merely a bystander. How so? Let’s navigate.  (more…)

Please Sign Petition re: Peter Sivere – George Demos

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 8th, 2012 10:10 AM |

Aside from my hope that readers would care enough to share my writing and passion for the Sense on Cents virtues of truth, transparency, and integrity I do not believe I ask for much if anything from those who come here.

Well, today I am asking.

How might you help?

More than you may ever fully know or appreciate.  (more…)

Casey Gough’s “Do’s and Don’ts of Networking” or “Don’t Let Your Classwork Get in The Way of Your Education”

Posted by Larry Doyle on February 10th, 2012 11:09 AM |

I strongly believe the key to successfully navigating our economic landscape is education.

Given that I am passionate about mentoring, I try to impress upon all those whom I mentor the need to constantly expand their base of knowledge. I encourage them to read and learn from a wide array of resources including this blog and and also to utilize my Sense on Cents Career Planning link.

I also strongly encourage those whom I mentor that they “don’t let their classwork get in the way of their education.” How so? Developing street smarts, personal relationships, and business instincts are critical to long term success. How do we make this happen? Networking! (more…)

Rogoff:“Incredibly Cynical About Governments”

Posted by Larry Doyle on February 6th, 2012 1:55 PM |

I first referenced Kenneth Rogoff here at Sense on Cents in early 2009.

As I navigate the global economic landscape I look for this Sense on Cents Economic All Star often. Why?

I ALWAYS learn something when I read Rogoff’s work and I love the way he thinks. On that note, I got a real pleasure this weekend in reading Lunch with the FT: Kenneth Rogoff. Let’s navigate………

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“Administration Officials Don’t Really Want Housing Program to Work”

Posted by Larry Doyle on February 2nd, 2012 11:57 AM |

I find myself in a daily battle not to write cynically about our economy and the political dynamic within our nation.

Just this morning I find myself wanting to rail on the Obama administration’s latest efforts to support housing when past efforts have been such enormous disasters.

How enormous? I cannot help myself……. (more…)

Still Mad as Hell and Not Gonna Take It Anymore….Open Thread

Posted by Larry Doyle on January 25th, 2012 5:01 PM |

Have you had just about enough? What’s that, you say? You’ve had more than enough. You feel alone and disenfranchised while doing the best to navigate the economic landscape. You now finally appreciate that nobody is there to protect you.

You have a home here at Sense on Cents.  Let’s navigate together.

In late 2009, I asked “What’s Fueling America’s Rage?” and people responded in spades.

In mid-2011, Jim Garvin’s message exploded across America that he was, “Mad as Hell and Not Going to Take it Anymore”.

Just over the last few days, some regular readers, such as Coe and BR, have unleashed as never before. I commend them for speaking their minds so eloquently and aggressively. (more…)

US Supreme Court Declines to Hear Standard Investment v FINRA

Posted by Larry Doyle on January 17th, 2012 4:54 PM |

In the fall of 2009, I was asked by some Washington based attorneys if I was aware of a case known as Standard Investment Chartered v FINRA. I informed them that I did not know the case.

These attorneys shared with me information that seemed to expose that the merger of two regulators to form Wall Street’s current SRO FINRA was predicated on a proxy statement that included misinformation. I was enormously intrigued and tracked the case closely, including paying a visit into the federal courthouse in New York to observe a hearing on this case.

The crux of the case was that executives of FINRA improperly represented information in the proxy statement used for a merger of the NASD and the regulatory arm of the NYSE.  (more…)

Is This What President Obama’s ‘Change’ Looks Like?

Posted by Larry Doyle on January 12th, 2012 9:50 AM |

While driving my truck this morning and listening to Bloomberg Radio, I almost gagged on my coffee and pictured my vehicle lurching into a ditch.

What caused my knee jerk reaction? Let me set the table as to what I heard, what prompted my thinking “You have got to be kidding me”, and why I feel compelled to write this commentary today.

I believe it is a foregone conclusion that the Republican Party will critique the Obama administration for failing to bring meaningful “change” in how Washington operates. I am not so sure the Republicans should be so quick to play that card.

In a similar fashion, we already see political interests from both ends of the spectrum attacking Mitt Romney—whom I believe is the presumptive Republican nominee—and the tenets of free market capitalism embedded within private equity and venture capital. (more…)






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