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It’s getting harder to put Wall Streeters behind bars

US Southern District Attorney Preet Bharara has racked up dozens of convictions of insider traders like Galleon Group CEO Raj Rajaratnam and former McKinsey managing director Raj Gupta. But recent high-profile cases being overturned in appellate courtrooms could open the SEC to a flood of challenges and hamper its ability to prosecute existing cases in [&hellip

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The 129 finance people you have to follow on Twitter

Twitter has evolved into a platform for serious finance gurus. Beyond the jabberings of the small-time players, these analysts, hedge funders, and big players have the power to sway markets in 140 characters, and they often take to Twitter to give their two cents. And it’s smart stuff. We asked Wall Street analysts and Business [&hellip

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Silicon Valley IPO market boom winding down, data shows

Last year, many tech IPOs enjoyed soaring valuations in their Wall Street debut, raining cash on the companies and their investors and boosting concerns about another Silicon Valley bubble. Now, the party is winding down, according to data analyzed by Reuters: Five of the 12 U.S.-based tech companies that went public this year, or 42 [&hellip

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Here’s what Wall Street isn’t telling you about this stock market

Welcome to the worst day of the year for investors, though you wouldn’t know it by looking at stock futures this morning. Thank the portfolio window-dressers or bouncy dead cats, but the market looks set to fly. Anyway, that gloomy prognosis for the day fits nicely with the disastrous end to the quarter we’re headed [&hellip

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Here’s a super quick guide to what traders are talking about right now

Via Dave Lutz at JonesTrading, here’s a quick guide to what traders are chatting about before the markets open on Thursday: Good Morning! US Futures are under pressure, with Nasdaq off over 1%. The source of the stress comes from Germany, where DAX is off early 2% on BMW headlines X3 Emissions are 11x the [&hellip

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INVESTOR: Wall Street banks will never be as profitable as they once were

Investing in banks used to be a wild ride. They would make billions of dollars when times were good, and then lose just as much when the market tanked. Nowadays they’re pretty dull. They take less risk — and look more like utilities than the levered-up, proprietary trading, subprime lending banks of old. Read More

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Market Snapshot: Dow futures jump almost 100 points as U.S. stocks look set for rebound

U.S. stock futures pointed to an upbeat open on Wall Street on Wednesday, with investors finding relief in calmer markets in Asia ahead of a Chinese holiday. Later in the day, key labor-market data and the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book will also be closely watched for any clues on the timing of the first rate [&hellip

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