When Dr. Alan Greenspan became chairman of the Federal Reserve, he moved from the world of rhetorical economics to the world of action. His most recent memoir attempts to make sense of how the financial crisis of 2008 came to be and how we can better predict future crises, along with the role of gold in a global monetary system.
Bank of America Corp.’s Merrill Lynch was fined $6 million by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority for allowing short-sellers to dump stocks without making sure they had first arranged to borrow the shares.
Here's a delightful piece of regulatory police work. The Securities and Exchange Commission brought a case today against Lawrence Robbins, a former accountant and current independent film producer who seems to have funded his films by insider trading ahead of corporate takeovers.