• paul mcculley


    What Kind Of Exclusive Gathering Of Finance Titans Is Right For You?

    If your idea of a good time is talking monetary policy with your fellow wonks, you’ll want to go with Jackson Hole. If you love a good circle jerk with a backdrop of the Swiss Alps, Davos is your place to be. If you want to let your hair down, catch some fish without having […]

    / Aug 11, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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    Wall Street Goes Fishing

    New York City’s most ambitious fishermen got together late last month to fight for the 15th Annual Manhattan Cup. Sponsored by the Fishermen’s Conservation Association, the Cup is one of the most prestigious catch and release tournaments in the Tri-State area. Plus, it’s for a good cause: It benefits the Wounded Warrior Project, as well […]

    / Jun 11, 2014 at 5:17 PM
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    German Politician Sees A Lot Of Similarities Between Rotting Fish And Deutsche Bank Management

    Deutsche Bank co-CEO Jürgen Fitschen, already the subject of a German tax-fraud probe, has come under further pressure after political leaders accused him of trying to influence the investigation by calling a senior German politician to protest a police raid on the bank’s headquarters last week. On Thursday, a day after the surprise search, Mr. […]

    / Dec 18, 2012 at 12:47 PM
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    Charlie Gasparino: Rumors Government Is Planning To Nail Four On Wall Street Probably Only Rumors But Listen Up Anyway

    Point: “The latest urban legend to spread on trading desks and through the executive suites on Wall Street goes something like this: coming this fall, as President Obama makes his final push for a second term, his Justice Department will finally give the public what it wants in the form of an arrest of a major Wall Street figure for his role in the financial crisis. The men at the top of this “October Surprise” list are two of the more infamous figures in the banking business: former Lehman Brothers chief executive Dick Fuld and current Goldman Sachs chief executive Lloyd Blankfein. Using the Justice Department for political purposes is, of course, pretty sleazy.

    Counterpoint: “…But after speaking to my law enforcement sources — and you can throw people who work at the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Justice Department in this category — I give low probability for this urban legend coming to fruition.


    “Here’s what I am told, confirmed by two senior law enforcement officials involved in the insider trading probe: investigators are looking at charging someone they describe as a “big fish.” The person has been described as someone I would know, which since I cover Wall Street, means that it’s a major financial type implicated in the matter. I cannot be certain of this because my sources refused to provide any additional details; the case isn’t complete. It involves cooperators, which means that it might go forward or it might not.

    So the October Surprise is a very real possibility, much to delight of journalists like myself. But before rejoicing we in the media should take a deep breath. These same law enforcement sources investigating insider trading among Wall Street fat cats and other corporate titans are also looking at the alleged improprieties of a major journalist who covers stocks. That case, like the other, isn’t completed, but both have been described as “moving forward.” In other words, stay tuned.

    An October Surprise On Wall Street [HP]

    / May 1, 2012 at 1:21 PM
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    Dominique Strauss-Kahn Enjoyed A Light Lunch Of Fish And White Wine After (Allegedly) Assaulting Hotel Maid

    Both the defense and prosecution would like to use the meal to make their cases.

    / Jun 27, 2011 at 11:47 AM
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    Insider Trader Danielle Chiesi Worried Feds Were Going To Charge Her With Deadly Pussy Possession

    Early in the morning of Oct. 16, 2009, agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation knocked on Ms. Chiesi’s door, confronting her with the evidence they had gathered. She walked into the hallway of her Manhattan apartment, worried about letting the agents in because they might find a marijuana joint in the apartment from a […]

    / Jan 20, 2011 at 1:03 PM
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    Attorney Defending Mark and Andy Madoff Offers Interesting Theory For Why Suit Against Them Should Be Thrown Out

    Hey remember Mark and Andy Madoff, the spawns of Bernie whose lives were shook to the core when their father and former boss admitted to not exactly playing by the “rules” when it came to investing? Many assumed they had to have been in on the crime, given that they were the number two and […]

    / Oct 7, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    Mark Madoff: Back In The Game!

    A few months ago there was a tear-jerker of a story about unemployed Americans having difficulty finding new jobs. It highlighted two in particular, who’d been out of work for over a year, due to the shuttering of their company. Their names were Mark and Andy Madoff and they were having a real tough go […]

    / Mar 8, 2010 at 9:45 AM
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    Andy And Mark Madoff Sued On Grounds That They Are Complete Morons

    Irving Picard promised Sunday that he would bankrupt Andy and Mark Madoff and he was not kidding! The spawn of Satan, along with their cousin Shana and uncle Peter, have been sued for $199 million. The good news is that they’re not being accused of actually taking part in the Ponzi scheme, but only for […]

    / Oct 2, 2009 at 3:27 PM
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    You Hear That? That’s The Sound Of Some Serious Lip Smacking In Southern Connecticut

    This is a huge shipment so he’s going to need a couple of able bodied guys to come with and hijack the goods. For those of you trying to score some brownie points, meet in the parking lot in ten for further instructions and ski masks– van’s leaving promptly at 3. The New York Aquarium […]

    / Sep 17, 2009 at 2:19 PM
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    What Kind Of Sharks Are Bank Of America Sharks?

    The coked up kind? But seriously: we’re ten minutes into the Frontline documentary on the Bank of Amerillwide deal (which you should watch if you’ve got an hour in the middle of the day to spare, and who doesn’t). Andrew Ross Sorkin has just described Bank of America (pre-MER ingestion) thusly: “They’re sharks…but they’re not […]

    / Jun 17, 2009 at 2:54 PM
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    Madoff Son Now Knows What It’s Like To Be A Black Man In America

    Page Six notes the following anecdote from an upcoming issue of Vanity Fair: Andrew recently “lamented” to an African-American friend, “I’m unemployed, I don’t have any money, and I’m just trying to stay out of jail — my name is mud,” to which the friend replied, “Well, now you’re just like every black man in […]

    / Jun 3, 2009 at 11:15 AM
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    Your Big Money Idea Of The Day

    There’s mucho dinero to be made in this mortgage meltdown situation, but instead of jumping in your time machine, traveling back to last summer and shorting subprime, why not get creative about it? According to the Journal, anyone interested in getting rich should dive into the fish fucking business, stat. Michael Corkery reports that the […]

    / May 9, 2008 at 12:00 PM
  • Brian Hunter

    Fish Boy Makes A “Comeback”

    Destroyer of all worlds/marine life/investor capital Brian Hunter has finally touched something that didn’t turn to shit (yet…as you know, his genius needs time to percolate). The Peak Ridge Commodity Volatility Fund, which Hunter has been advising since last year, gained 6 percent last month and 103 percent since it was started in November. The […]

    / Apr 11, 2008 at 10:30 AM

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