Lehman Brothers

Government By Goldman

"...now Cohn’s in charge of the economy and talking about eliminating financial reform and basically putting the country back to where it was in 2005, as if 2008 didn’t happen. I’ve started the countdown clock to the next financial crash, which will make the last one look mild."

Could Market Complexity Trigger The Next Crash?

Just like in an avalanche, where various factors at the top of a mountain (accumulating volumes of snow, weather, temperature, geology, gravity, etc.) make up a complex system that is difficult to predict, markets are similarly complex... and prone to instantaneous collapse.

Former Deutsche Bank Head Of Subprime Trading Sued For Fraud

Nearly 10 years to the day since Lehman Brothers failed, the US filed a civil lawsuit in federal court in Brooklyn against Paul Mangione, former Deutsche Bank head of subprime trading, whom it accused of defrauding investors in mortgage-backed securities sold before the financial crisis.

Soros' Worst Trade

"...the seller was high-stakes Wall Street investor, George Soros. 'You ought to talk to George about that trade, if he’ll talk to you', Rubin suggests... 'Motty. He was long up the ying yang and he panicked." I just remember it as the day I out-traded the great George Soros."

 

Steve H. Hanke's picture

The calculated risks that a financial institution takes when investing is best understood by the institution itself, not the government or any outside party. So, shouldn’t these banks determine how to utilize their capital if they are the ones who best understand the risks they take?

Steve H. Hanke's picture

Why was international financial officialdom so eager to raise banks’ capital-asset ratios? The starting point for the global bank capital obsession is found in Britain and its infamous Northern Rock affair. Indeed, this was the true beginning of the Great Financial Crisis and the Great Recession.