When Is A Fine Not A Fine?

Posted by admin on October 5, 2010 in stock market, stock market crash | Short Link
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Jerome Kerviel has just been convicted and sentenced in Paris. Mr Kerviel was the trader at the centre of the Societe Generale wobble in January 2008. This was the event that provided the first hints that things going wrong in the US might hit Europe. Of course, it was completely unrelated, but we didn’t know […]

Financial Education For The Masses, A Movie, Or Both?

Posted by admin on September 24, 2010 in borrowing, ethical investment, recession, stock market, stock market crash | Short Link
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Last night I was fortunate enough to put my waiting to an end and go to the movies to see the new Wall Street film – Money Never Sleeps. Clearly, I am a financial buff, so loved the original and frankly, I enjoyed this follow up as well. It may not turn out to have […]

Financial Transaction Reforms Explained

Posted by admin on May 8, 2010 in credit crunch, eu economy, european commission, stock market, stock market crash | Short Link
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Earlier this week, I was able to interview one of the key players and thinkers on the European Commission team for financial reform as a part of the ‘day job’. As mentioned here, David Wright, Deputy Director of DG Internal Market and Services, is one of the most public voices right now on the direction […]

Breaking News: Confidence In Wall Street ‘On The Line’

Posted by admin on April 23, 2010 in credit crunch, public borrowing, stock market, stock market crash | Short Link
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This story from CNN shows just what denail the United States is in when it comes to Wall Street, financial services, money and reputation. According to the story, it seems that confidence in Wall Street is ‘on the line’. Which line would that be? Perhaps it is the final line that an economy will not […]

Just How Dangerous Is High-Frequency Trading?

Posted by admin on November 3, 2009 in credit crunch, stock market, stock market crash | Short Link
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In a story on the BBC today, Lord Myners, Minister in the Treasury (UK), warns that HFT (otherwise known as high-frequency trading) could put large corporations at the mercy of automated speculators. He is probably right. Much of the blame for the stock market drop in 1987 lies at the door of automated trading programs. […]

The American Banking Sector Is On Life Support

Posted by admin on February 27, 2009 in borrowing, credit crunch, depression, economy, finances, recession, stock market crash | Short Link
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The CNN story here shows just what a mess the banking sector is in. The sad thing is that the list of 250 banks ‘in trouble’ is only in the USA. When I clicked on the link, I was rather hoping that it was a global list. Perhaps it was less hope and more blind […]

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A Video About The Stock Market Crash

Posted by admin on February 18, 2009 in depression, recession, stock market, stock market crash, Uncategorized | Short Link
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I found this on YouTube and thought I’d share it. It relates to the stock market crash and is super interesting – footage that takes us back in time. There are some parallels here for sure!

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