Comments on: Regulators should play to their strengths http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/23/regulators-should-play-to-their-strengths/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Tax Foreclosure http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/23/regulators-should-play-to-their-strengths/comment-page-1/#comment-8025 Sat, 17 Oct 2009 17:04:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/23/regulators-should-play-to-their-strengths/#comment-8025 Foreclosure properties are in high demand as the lenders are in troble and there are many tax foreclosure properties available

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By: Debt Rescue Relief http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/23/regulators-should-play-to-their-strengths/comment-page-1/#comment-7891 Wed, 14 Oct 2009 03:20:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/23/regulators-should-play-to-their-strengths/#comment-7891 It’s really amazing. Debt can be rescued by reducing expenses not by increase income

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By: Michelle Boudreau http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/23/regulators-should-play-to-their-strengths/comment-page-1/#comment-7826 Mon, 12 Oct 2009 16:43:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/23/regulators-should-play-to-their-strengths/#comment-7826 I like your post. No matter what amount of debt a person has, willingness to retire is the first step

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By: Wealth Women Debts http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/23/regulators-should-play-to-their-strengths/comment-page-1/#comment-7796 Sun, 11 Oct 2009 16:45:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/23/regulators-should-play-to-their-strengths/#comment-7796 Its very intresting and Informative stuff. Women finds it difficult to manage their cost, save $1 a day and you can see the difference it makes

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By: Quercus http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/23/regulators-should-play-to-their-strengths/comment-page-1/#comment-5927 Tue, 25 Aug 2009 16:22:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/23/regulators-should-play-to-their-strengths/#comment-5927 I’m confused. It seems like you’re a) criticizing the SEC (perhaps fairly) for not doing enough, and then b)criticizing them for trying to do more.

That, combined with some irrelevant cheap shot about amassing power (Well, yeah, they’re regulators; it’s their job to have power. If they don’t have any power, they’re not regulators, they’re cheerleaders). I mean, if you’re saying they’re going too far in this case, say that. Don’t resort to name-calling.

[If I didn’t respect most of your writing, I might end by saying something along the lines of how I understand, as name-calling probably leads to more controversy, more readers, and therefore more power for the journalist. And of course you journalists always first amass power and only then think about informing… But instead I’ll assume it’s just a bad day on your part]

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By: dvictr http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/23/regulators-should-play-to-their-strengths/comment-page-1/#comment-5884 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 13:47:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/23/regulators-should-play-to-their-strengths/#comment-5884 Monday comments are significant

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By: Abhilash SR http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/23/regulators-should-play-to-their-strengths/comment-page-1/#comment-5881 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 09:57:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/23/regulators-should-play-to-their-strengths/#comment-5881 Risk exists

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By: 86henry http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/23/regulators-should-play-to-their-strengths/comment-page-1/#comment-5879 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 08:32:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/23/regulators-should-play-to-their-strengths/#comment-5879 Financial experts have traditionally held that equities belong in a portfolio because, despite involving greater risk than cash or bonds, when held over the long term they offer higher return potential. However, that conventional wisdom has come under fire since the double whammy of the dot-com crash and the credit crunch. If you’re wondering whether it’s time to revisit the amount you’ve allocated to stocks, understanding both sides of the argument can help you make a more informed decision.

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By: Dan http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/23/regulators-should-play-to-their-strengths/comment-page-1/#comment-5874 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 01:55:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/23/regulators-should-play-to-their-strengths/#comment-5874 The SEC is probably as fine a place as any for investigating the fraud that is much of high frequency trading. Sending highly-placed managers at firms like Goldman to prison for securities fraud on the basis of front-running trades would probably do a lot of good in terms of restoring a belief in fairness of the markets. One of the most shocking things at this time is the utter dearth of prosecutions. Madoff had to essentially send himself to prison when nobody else would take on that responsibility.

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By: Dan http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/23/regulators-should-play-to-their-strengths/comment-page-1/#comment-5873 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 01:29:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/23/regulators-should-play-to-their-strengths/#comment-5873 Does anybody exist at any level of government who will impose even a modicum of discipline on the markets?

“keep an eye on high frequency trading…”

For the sake of what? I’m so embarrassed for us all. It has already been explained to us in fifth-grade terms how high frequency trading front-runs the market and defrauds the economy of billions, or tens of billions, annually.

Felix, why aren’t you more like Matt Taibbi? Where is the outrage? You managed to take down Ben Stein, a lightweight and a minor figure in the grand scheme of things. Meanwhile, our entire markets are a cesspool and nobody has the cojones to really fight when it comes to the important stuff. It is very sophisticated-seeming to maintain a cool analytical detachment when the sanest response to all of what we’ve seen would be anger.

I mostly limit the amount that I am personally defrauded through HFT by holding for years at a stretch, moving relatively minor sums of money around, and staying far away from all mutual funds (which we now see underperform the market in part because they are easy targets of HFT fraud, and their high turnovers don’t help at all). But the harm that this and many other practices do to trust will be long-lasting indeed.

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