In another excellent expose “Wall Street Proprietary Trading Under Cover”, Michael Lewis exposes Wall Street’s plan to exploit loopholes in the laws and regs to continue proprietary trading, the activity that was the primary downfall of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers.
Accounting data was not designed for equity investors, but for debt investors. “Earnings, earnings per share and earnings growth are misleading measures of corporate performance.”(from page 66 in The Quest For Value by Bennett Stewart, Harper Collins 1991.)
The difference between Investing and Speculating is much larger than Wall Street would have you believe. In fact, they could not be too more different activities. Speculating is gambling. Investing is intelligent decision-making.
This report shows how the big Wall Street banks and large hedge funds exploit their access to more information to front-run unsuspecting investors.
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