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Like Rate-Fixing Scandals? You’ll Love the Credit Default Swap Market

A proper market would want an organization that was impartial, regulated, transparent and open to appeal, but with credit default swaps, there is no such luck.

How Shareholders Are Hurting America

Corporations don't plan for the long-term. Blame economists, business professors and corporate governance do-gooders, says a professor.

Incoming Regulator Promises No More Coddling of Banks

In his first interview, new O.C.C. head John Curry shows he knows what's wrong with the agency. But can he fix it?

What Did JPMorgan Execs Know and When Did They Know It?

When banks are in trouble, they often mislead the world about their financials. Maybe JPMorgan disclosed everything properly about its $2 billion loss, but that's what we need to determine.

SEC Keeps Ratings Game Rigged

The SEC hammers a tiny ratings agency for petty infractions but does nothing against the big agencies that helped cripple the global economy.

Whale of a Problem: Regulators Subvert Will of Congress

Congress wrote in protections to prevent banks from disguising proprietary trading. But regulators are weakening the law.

From Big State a Call for Small Banks

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas issues a blistering indictment of our financial system and calls for breaking up the Too Big To Fail banks.

Congress’s Genius Jobs Plan—for Fraudsters, Shills, and Wall St. Analysts

The so-called JOBS Act, which has support from the White House and Republicans, could help stock market scammers get their mojo back.
Jesse Eisinger

About The Trade

In this column, co-published with New York Times' DealBook, I monitor the financial markets to hold companies, executives and government officials accountable for their actions. Tips? Praise? Contact me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)