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Did Interactive Brokers' CEO Commit Insider Trading By Buying 8 Million Shares Of MF Global Ahead Of Its Bankruptcy?

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While certainly very much ironic, considering that his purchase is now completely worthless, the news that Interactive Brokers' CEO Thomas Peterffy, who up until the 11th hour was expected to be the buyer of the now liquidating exchange only to unwind the deal upon discovery of hundreds of millions in missing commingled funds, bought 8 million shares of MF Global stock for his own account is certain to raise many alarm flags at whatever disgraceful farce passes for US regulators these days. As a reminder, "the week before MF Global filed for bankruptcy on Oct. 31, the New York-based company’s shares fell 67 percent to $1.20. They have since dropped to 14 cents." So when did Peterffy start buying? "I started to buy the stock as it went down,” Peterffy, chief executive officer of Greenwich, Connecticut-based Interactive Brokers, said today in a phone interview. He said he still owns the shares. “You win a few, you lose a few."

True dat... the problem is that in this case you may well lose more than just 'a few' considering you were using your own cash to buy a stock knowing full well (and possibly in possession of material non-public info - in that case it is a clear cut case for the Feds) you would soon use the cash and possibly debt of your company as leverage to generate a massive personal return.

Granted, timing is an issue, and it all depends on just when Peterffy started accumulating. Which is why we will be closely watching to see at what prices and at what times the CEO dipped one toe, then another, then jumped head first. We also wonder just what comlipance process would allow him to buy the stock that the company would soon be looking into: even the most blind General Counsel must realize the optics of this revelation stink to high heaven. After all, it is precisley a variation of this theme that got David Sokol fired from Berkshire Hathaway..

More from Bloomberg:

Customers of MF Global, the holding company for the broker- dealer that was run by ex-Goldman Sachs Group Inc. co-chairman Jon Corzine, have been able to transfer only a portion of their accounts to new brokers. The broker-dealer unit, MF Global Inc., faces liquidation. The lack of access to customer cash at MF Global is a “huge tragedy,” Peterffy said.

 

“It’s a horrible black spot on the futures industry,” he said. “The next time something like this happens, the positions should be immediately liquidated and the money distributed.”

 

Corzine, 64, increased risk-taking at MF Global as part of his strategy to re-make the futures broker into an investment bank, including $6.3 billion in European sovereign debt positions that roiled markets.

 

Discrepancies over missing customer funds used to back futures trades doomed a potential acquisition by Interactive Brokers, said Hans Stoll, an Interactive Brokers director and a professor of finance at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. The deal could have averted the bankruptcy filing.

 

“The board certainly considered that purchase and stepped away from it at a point where it became clear there were lots of uncertainties about the accounts and segregated funds,” Stoll said in a Nov. 1 interview.

So will the SEC investigate this, or will it be up to Egan Jones to force the company to disclose critical information needed for shareholders to make the right decision?

 

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Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:57 | 1858428 Irish66
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What did Flowers do.....???

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:08 | 1858474 rubyruffruff
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sold the shares they had to peterffy (sumone has 2b the dumbass in the room).......flowers ain't tht stupid......if there was any value to mf he would have swooped in and made a deal with johnny boy corzine to steal the company at a cheapo price.........flowers ran cause he must have a an early look see at the cooked books or knew how fk'd the trades corzine had put on were.........peterffy suffered from the simple ailment of gross greed......he thought he could milk all the brokerage bus. and neutralize the sovergn losses in mayb 2 or 3 yrs.......with all the brokerage cash missing he got handed a massive bag of shit 2 hang onto........betcha he was buying b4 interactive brokers had done full due diligence.......posted by an interactive brokers custy of the last 8yrs........mayb peterffy wants 2 explain sum his facinating market making algo's in stock options

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:15 | 1858495 Irish66
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6% preferred

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:28 | 1858543 Hard1
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Reverse engineering bitchez!

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 07:25 | 1859997 AldousHuxley
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That's the kind of idiots heading up the financial sector. Even with INSIDER TRADING, they still lose money.

Yet they have sell side analysts pumping the idea that somehow they can guess the price of a stock 6 months from now just because they stroke the CFO's ego during an earnings call.

 

Bankruptcy Bonuses? MF Global Rewards Staff Just Before Bankruptcy

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/halahtouryalai/2011/11/08/bankruptcy-bonuses...

 

For wall street, it is wall street first.

 

 

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:30 | 1858549 mynhair
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Flowers made some hand gesture that scared a Lib.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:00 | 1858429 Seasmoke
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looks like he was corzined

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:25 | 1858517 hambone
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<Rant on> I'm 41yrs old, happily married, and two great kids in their teens - I'm generally a "winner" in this economy as I'm part of the 1.5% (though a long way from 1.5% to 1%!) so what the fuck do I have to complain about?  Why the fuck am I so mad?  And yet, I feel my guts are being torn out daily as I watch the thievery, lies, misdirection, manipulation, and collapse of faith, trust, honesty, justice, and optimism.  I have no interest in working within such a fraudulent system any longer and can only bring myself to do the absolute minimum.  Some days I don't recognize myself.  Day by day I'm clearer that the collective is dead and that we are all on our own, dog eat dog (not exactly the lesson I’d like to teach my kids).  Maybe because I'm a fucking nerd that studies history, economics, finance, politics in my spare time that I care to see what is being done more so than the average person???  Maybe because I believe in America and I can't look away and isolate myself from the "big world" - I feel America's shortcomings as my own.

I've likely 40yrs to live and fuck if I'm going to watch broken gov. and crooked private institutions steal what little I've saved, what opportunity my kids will have by inflation, taxes, outright confiscation all so a few can live oh so well, to fulfil pledges I never made to unions, to make whole foreign bond buyers, to bailout and bonus bankers who played the moral hazard.  Likewise I've no interest in joining the few to screw the many.

I now know there are many like me that are fucking seething w/ rage at what is being done...I yearn for the opportunity to destroy the system that rewarded me and likely lose some or all of what I've saved but at least have a chance to rebuild a society where my kids can have faith in money, trust in the law, hope for their future, and pride in being American.  In fact, my greatest fear is that nothing will happen, no blow-up, no "justice", no realignment but instead just more of the same.  I hold out what little optimism I have for Americans to remember what is great about our nation and cull that that is so antithetical to what we hopefully stand for.<Rant off>

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:31 | 1858554 mynhair
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Destroy the System!

Re-Elect ODummer!

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:36 | 1858565 I Got Worms
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Good rant. I am a 4 years younger version of you.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:47 | 1858585 spinone
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Suffer in silence.  Cherish and nurture your rage.  Prepare.  Keep a low profile and stay away from crowds.  Find like minded individuals.  Keep a list of names, crimes, address, and known accomplices. Wait and be patient for the correct moment, if it comes, which it might not.  But it might.  Timing is everything.

 

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:46 | 1858587 InconvenientCou...
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Your core values are at odds with the values of predatory machines and traitors that serve them.

It's a dangerous time for you in the belly of the beast, but clarity of spirit and conscience are a surprisingly strong defense.

 

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 19:09 | 1858694 hambone
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Thanks all - I'm sure much of what I write is correct and some undoubtedly is wrong.  Glad to have a forum to share my ravings....unfortunately I am in a minority of one among my co-workers and friends regarding my beliefs.  I'm not attempting to convert or even converse about the issues that I feel are so central to our present and future.  Not that they neccessarily disagree, they just haven't a clue what I'm talking about (sorta like RP w/ the general electorate).   Helpful for me to visit w/ others likewise operating on the fringes of "conventional wisdom" and the "herd".

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 03:17 | 1859805 Omen IV
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you said it well - i am negative also but just this week i am starting to look at it all differently - the fraud is so pervasive and so deep everywhere not just government but all facets of every day living which to me is a turning point

as in the market when everyone is fully bought there is no one to buy anymore and the market goes south - i think many people see the same thing and there must be record levels of cash - no one wants to risk being defrauded so the system is stopping - velocity going to nothing  

i was at a lecture sponsored by publica tonite at the tenament house -on orchard street - with a harvard doctor and two pulitzer prize winning journalists and  the place was packed -

the topic was the payoffs of doctors by the drug companies and how they funnel the money thru various vehicles in the billions to get their drugs prescribed with impunity - massive operation - people see it and are now reacting  - just one small area of where the system is gamed but it all is the same everywhere - we may be at a turning point  

 

 

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 19:39 | 1858791 SRV - ES339
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Nice rant hambone!

Buy silver... visit your local OWS protest and offer your support (be very suspicious of the hippy/anarchist meme approach to the divide and conquer game)... turn the rant back on and never turn it off, no matter who you're with!

Wecome aboard.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 20:20 | 1858910 Bwahaha WAGFDSMB
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Take this one and put it in the textbooks.  Perfect example of a lone wolf domestic terrorist here.  So are you gonna man up and become a self appointed judge jury and executioner?  Don't answer that, just watch your step.  There must be someone at the FBI who reads Zerohedge.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 20:34 | 1858948 hambone
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really???  I'll tell that one my sons basketball team I coach, to the carpools I drive, to my wife in bed tonight.  Good stuff. 

Don't know where judge, jury, or executioner comes from...remeber the guy who flew his plane into the IRS building in Texas?  probably not and likely hardly anybody else does either...just a wasted life.  Nope, only way we'll change this around is changing the narrative, the conventional wisdom.  From what I see, tea party and OWS are both good starts but still seems too soon for the masses.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 21:43 | 1859153 Bwahaha WAGFDSMB
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I'm just speculating here, but would not be the least bit surprised if you just bought yourself a spot on some high priority watch-list somewhere.

Access to resources: check, don't buy into the propaganda: check, pissed off: check, willing to sacrifice self for justice or some other ideal: maybe.  That's a lot of red flags there, and I'd say there's a better than average chance that ZH is monitored.

That fool in Texas couldn't even see who the real crooks are, couldn't see past the IRS.

If you ever do reach the point that you want to sacrifice yourself for whatever it is you believe in, self immolation is your best chance of making a difference.  It worked in Tunisia.  Don't kill innocent people, it's ineffective.

If I could start a meme that would be it.  Self immolation works, killing innocents doesn't.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 22:18 | 1859286 RiverRoad
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Take heart hambone; it was folks thinking just like you who built this country in the first place.  And who will save it in the end.  Forget the trolls.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 23:15 | 1859461 nah
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seriously

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gay

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 20:33 | 1858938 Freewheelin Franklin
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But you want real change? Real freedom from those who would impoverish and abuse you for their own benefit? Well, if you’ve been reading my stuff for very long or thinking for yourself since you escaped the government propaganda camps, you know exactly where to find it. If you don’t, then here’s the Big Clue:

 

YOU are the one thing that government and their Siamese twins in the financial world can’t manipulate, can’t “reform,” can’t control. Your independent mind and your intelligent desire to live separately from their concepts are the most powerful freaking weapons in the whole wide world.

 

Can government and their incestuous siblings in power really, truly eff up your world? Oh my. It’s the one thing they’re absolutely great at. We always have to work around the damnable things they do, and it gets harder by the day.

 

But that won’t change if we do them the honor of throwing ourselves at them in protest. That just tells them we believe in their authority.

 

You want a real freedom revolution? Then go inside your own head and demand that you free you. Heavens, the influence you can have there! The change you can spark! It’s awesome.

 

You can just go in there and tell your ownself what it needs to do to be more free — and it happens. No v*ting, no protesting, no petitioning, no lawmaking required.

 

Do the details get complicated? Of course. That’s the nature of the real world. Will outside influences always try to keep you from thinking and living free? Yes. Does individual freedom (as opposed to the eternally elusive ideal of political freedom) require hard, sometimes frustrating, work? Do bears sh*t in the woods politicians sh*t on reality?

 

Yes, what’s ahead of us is difficult. But it’s difficult no matter what we do — whether we hang our heads and comply, whether we v*te, whether we protest in the streets — or whether we build a homestead, build our skills, build a Good Bad Attitude and establish a freedom bulkhead in an unfree world.

 

The question is, are you going to give your mind and your life to outsiders, hoping those outsiders — who fundamentally don’t give a damn whether you live or die — will eventually change in your favor? Or are you going to give your mind and your life to you, your ownself — to do with as you think best?

 

http://www.backwoodshome.com/blogs/ClaireWolfe/2011/10/09/occupy-your-ow...

 

I've been diggin on some Claire Wolfe recently

 

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 21:48 | 1859173 Bwahaha WAGFDSMB
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die gedanken sind frei

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 00:50 | 1859633 JPM Hater001
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We should be together. You are my perfect twin. We are like...made from the same cloth.
Both 41... Tell me you are a Sagittarius

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 07:29 | 1860001 AldousHuxley
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you should be worried because top 400 richest will now go after top 1.5 to 0.1% high wage fatcats...they are done with blue collar, they outsourced white collar, they will go after gold collar....

 

Plus you have kidS. Unless they have a massive trust fund, their future will be in ruins.

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 08:24 | 1860104 russki standart
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Hambone, thank you for a most eloquent rant.....wish I could have said it so well.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:58 | 1858433 ffart
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Wait what, did the article say that you can cancel a trade if it turns out to be worthless?

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:01 | 1858445 Lady Heather...UNCLE
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How big a donor (political) is this prick?  That alone decides his fate

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:03 | 1858451 Godisanhftbot
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  Mr P runs a very tight ship, unlike Corswine. If he's a prick, then the list of non-pricks is very short indeed, and YOU might not be on it.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 19:40 | 1858793 defencev
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Interactive brokers is probably the best brokerage in US. Provide access to a number of international markets and currencies.

I am pretty sure that all allegations against P. will prove to be total bullshit (and face it: a lot of bullshit is posted on this website).

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 20:12 | 1858890 DeeDeeTwo
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Peterrfly is the best of a rotten bunch. But even Good Guys need a mansion on a hill with 23 bathrooms, baby.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:01 | 1858446 Godisanhftbot
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 Guess Mr P didnt realize Corswine was a complete miscreant.

 I suspect any buying came well before any takeover was contemplated.

 Mr. P does not need the money so badly, and this is a drop in the bucket. You will be financing much of the loss through a tax loss deduction, so Mr P thanks you.

 

 

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:08 | 1858475 jcaz
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"drop in the bucket, don't need the money..."

Yeah, that's what RajRaj said, too.....

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:40 | 1858574 MissCellany
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Guess Mr P didnt realize Corswine was a complete miscreant.

Hey, now, don't you go hatin' on MsCreant like that!

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 19:02 | 1858656 rubyruffruff
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huh???? mr. p???? u an ib employee or drank 2 much of the horse urine koolaid.....if the charitable mr. p didn't need the money then why the fk did he move on 8mil. shares for the pa acct jerko......more benevolence from the good ppl at ib????......as for the drop in the bucket statement.......did tht whacky bitch martha stewart go 2 jail for few hundred thousand?????....peterffy's greed was the driver for his purchase.........ur good buddy mr. p was trying 2 jack....mmmmm.....let's say $10 if he avg'd in arnd $5 a share.....so if 80 mil is sumthing u and  mr. p does really need

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 19:02 | 1858657 rubyruffruff
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huh???? mr. p???? u an ib employee or drank 2 much of the horse urine koolaid.....if the charitable mr. p didn't need the money then why the fk did he move on 8mil. shares for the pa acct jerko......more benevolence from the good ppl at ib????......as for the drop in the bucket statement.......did tht whacky bitch martha stewart go 2 jail for few hundred thousand?????....peterffy's greed was the driver for his purchase.........ur good buddy mr. p was trying 2 jack....mmmmm.....let's say $10 if he avg'd in arnd $5 a share.....so if 80 mil is sumthing u and  mr. p does really need

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:02 | 1858448 lizzy36
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Well MF global did pay bonuses in the US and the UK hours before it filed for bankruptcy (confirmed by the WSJ). 

So really all parties involved continue with business as usual. 

The only thing these markets have locked in is MORAL HAZARD.

Now chase that rally.....rainbows and unicorns, baby!

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:07 | 1858470 Panafrican Funk...
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX0D4oZwCsA

SPY, HAND OVER FIST!  WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!   SPEC LONGZ!!!!!!!  ONE BILLIONTY BY DECEMBER 31!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:23 | 1858521 GoldmanSux
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Really? I didn't see that. That is fraudulent conveance.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 19:21 | 1858738 Blano
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Aren't those therefore clawbackable??  (I know that's not a real word)

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 22:30 | 1859335 RiverRoad
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If you can pay yourself a bonus before filing for bankruptcy why can't cha write a book after payin' for yo' crime????

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:03 | 1858453 JPM Hater001
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LOL...for a second there I thought they were going to let one of the 1%fail.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:03 | 1858454 Zola
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Of course the SEC will look into it , after all isnt the SEC : Slumbering Extremely Concerned ??

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:04 | 1858458 Dr. Engali
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If an insider commits a blatant act of fraud inside the SEC .. Will anybody hear it?

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:05 | 1858460 jekyll island
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Wouldn't it be poetic justice if he went to jail for insider trading on a trade that lost him millions?  Snowball's chance in hell of that happening. 

 

 

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 20:20 | 1858911 Rainman
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...mighta been his short hedge pocket money...always look for the other side with the bilzonaires

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:05 | 1858462 mayhem_korner
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Randolph and Mortimer strike again!

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:06 | 1858465 jcaz
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Eh, lose this one, don't go to jail-  of course he won't bitch too much, lol.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:08 | 1858477 tasmandevil
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All he did was buy the effing dip..

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:11 | 1858483 HedgeAccordingly
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probably

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:31 | 1858553 tasmandevil
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most assuredly, your honor

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:12 | 1858484 TooBearish
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Is self dealing a crime? comon...no way

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:14 | 1858488 Joebloinvestor
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He started buying the company before his own DD team found anything wrong.

I am sure he stopped when they did.

He lost a lot of money to.

Had the acquisition happened, would he have made a pile?

He would have made sure of it I would hope.

I don't expect the SEC or FINRA or ANYBODY ELSE to do a FUCKING thing about it either.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:14 | 1858491 Dr. Engali
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I doubt anything will be done. His name's not Martha.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:15 | 1858496 Rastamann
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i thought you libertarian Chicago school FRIEDMAN-ITES believed in unfettered insider trading? shouldn't you be celebrating this act of financial Darwinist seppuku instead of advocating for justice by the eeeeeeeevil socialist regulatory institutions?

 

if you libertarian hypocrites are going to wear your "ideological" ass as a hat....please put it on straight.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:33 | 1858526 Dr. Engali
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You're a moron. The problem is that the corruption in the regulatory agencies won't do anything. They will turn a blind eye to this, and it just goes to show the failure of the regulatory agencies. There is one set if laws for the people in power and another set for us plebes.
Buy the way Mr. Regulator: Dod/ Frank /Sarbanes/Oxely did a great identifying and preventing the melt down of MF Global.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:35 | 1858562 mynhair
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His loss is more than the regurgitators would hand out.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:45 | 1858584 Rastamann
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hey Doc, are you able to COMPREHEND what you read? don't answer that.

 

your illogical reply is enough to have your "phd" revoked. your asshat is on crooked ...again

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 19:31 | 1858752 Dr. Engali
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Again I will say. Sarbanes/Oxely was supposed to prevent fraud. Dod/Frank was supposed to identify and prevent a firm from melting down. Here we have two examples of stunning regulatory failure. I could continue with more examples but, like the people that run the agencies, you're too simple to comprehend. So I'll type slowly for you. Regulations aren't meant to protect "the little people" they are meant to keep out the competition. The large corporations are loaded with teams of lawyers and accountants to work around the regulations. General Electric is a perfect example. 3bil in profits and no taxes.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:50 | 1858601 Strider52
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S.E.C. = Somebody Explain "Corruption"?

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 20:13 | 1858892 Don Birnam
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Strider, considering your avatar, "Seriously Excellent Casabas."

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:24 | 1858527 concerned citizen
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Looks like it was IBKR that bought the stock, not Peterfy's personal account. This news came out today because IBKR filed their 10-Q including this note:

"As of September 30, 2011, the Company held an investment in common stock of MF Global Holdings Ltd., (“MF”) with a fair value of $16.7 million.  MF filed for bankruptcy on October 31, 2011.  In response, the Company reduced the fair value of this investment and subsequent investments to zero, recognizing an unrealized loss of $28.8 million. "


 

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:28 | 1858539 Godisanhftbot
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 You have violated the bylaws of this site by introducing fact where hyperbole would have sufficed.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:38 | 1858572 Zero Govt
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It's strictly not insider trading if you lose money (ie. are a loser) ...why do you think bankrupts Blankfein and Dimon haven't been cuffed and jailed for all their insider trading?

...because they haven't made a profit in years

Yes that does mean the entire (insolvent) US elite are free from prosecution

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:40 | 1858575 Fix It Again Timmy
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Sometimes, ya just gotta jump at a chance...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX5jNnDMfxA&feature=fvst

 

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:43 | 1858582 CPL
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Fuck equities

Fuck T Bills

Fuck Bonds

Fuck Paper.

 

...Go long gallows.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:49 | 1858602 Jack Kreuz
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MadofF Global

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:50 | 1858606 Natural
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lol... just read the 10-q comment....

Zerohedge you have such great potential yet you constantly post absurd rubbish without doing any due dilligence.  Sometimes this site is brilliant, more often than not it reads as if its the ramblings of a mad man. 

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:54 | 1858623 Natural
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btw... you should at least show some journalistic integrity by updating your headline or by posting a retraction...

 

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 19:03 | 1858666 Zola
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@Strider - good one !

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 19:05 | 1858669 junkyardjack
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Buying stock on inside information is only illegal for the 99%. Case closed

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 19:25 | 1858753 dcb
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it's only insider trading if they prosecute. since they still haven't gone after steven friedman (head of the NY fed) for his inside trades on goldman, don't count on it. the guy sounds too waspy forthem to go after.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 20:04 | 1858865 squexx
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Things are so far gone in the USA, they  don't even bother covering crimes up anymore!

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 21:46 | 1859166 RiverRoad
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These big fish are falling all over themselves in the race to the bottom.  Bunch of lemmings.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 20:39 | 1858925 topshelfstuff
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.........ahh.....isn't this why Paulson and Geithner kept Demanding they have New, Strong Powers....no oversight.....to Bailout [they call it a "Tool"] ANY Hedge Fund or Financial Institution

I know it doesn't make sense....but just google Paulson or Geithner and New Power....its needed in the Paybook

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 22:07 | 1859239 zorba THE GREEK
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My son just told me that when things get so corrupt, they collapse.

Well, get ready for the collapse because it is as corrupt as it can get.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 22:45 | 1859391 RiverRoad
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Wish that were so, but something tells me Tyler's going to be busy here for a long, long time.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 22:08 | 1859244 Clint Liquor
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MF Global gave Bonuses hours before bankruptcy.

From the link below:

"The Telegraph is reporting that MF Global’s UK staff received bonuses hours before the brokerage firm filed for bankruptcy last week.

The report says MF Global, run by former Goldman CEO Jon Corzine, gave its UK staff quarterly bonuses. The report says it’s unclear if their U.S. counterparts were awarded with bonuses.

MF Global would not comment on the matter."

   http://www.forbes.com/sites/halahtouryalai/2011/11/08/bankruptcy-bonuses-mf-global-rewards-staff-just-before-bankruptcy/?partner=yahootix

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