Money Never Sleeps

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    Shia LaBeouf Had A Busy Thursday Night

    Troublemaking actor Shia LaBeouf chased after a homeless man — demanding he hand over a McDonald’s bag in Times Square — a few hours before he went berserk at the Broadway musical “Cabaret,” new video footage reveals. “He really wanted whatever was in that bag. He had so much focus … If there were French […]

    / Jun 27, 2014 at 4:05 PM
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    You Won’t Have Shia LaBeouf To Kick Around Anymore

    Former “Transformers” star Shia LaBeouf seems to have reached his breaking point. After a series of controversies, the actor has announced he is stepping out of the public eye. “In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life,” the 27-year-old actor, tweeted in the early morning hours […]

    / Jan 10, 2014 at 1:57 PM
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    If Threatening To Hit An Employee With His Car Is Wrong, Tommy Belesis Doesn’t Want to Be Right

    Remember Tommy Belesis? Founder and CEO of preeminent boiler room John Thomas Financial? Breakout star of Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps? Mentor to Shia Labeouf? Guy who enforces rules at his shop about not letting junior employees sit down, who has cultivated an atmosphere in which senior brokers rub the balls of a bull […]

    / Apr 15, 2013 at 1:38 PM
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    “Brokers who show up with stubble are sent to the bathroom, where a bow-tied attendant dispenses razors, cologne and candy.”

    Back in February, FINRA informed John Thomas Financial founder Anastasios “Tommy” Belesis, he of rallies for Wall Street and Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps fame, that he “may face disciplinary action on a claim that he artificially inflated the price of a stock,” while the Post reported that the firm was being probed by the FBI and the SEC. According to the firm’s lawyer, Robert Bursky, “There is not a shred of evidence that suggests there is an ongoing inquiry by the FBI,” and if you asked David Pitts, a spokesman for John Thomas, if the brokerage is a boiler room, which Bloomberg did, he’d say it is not (and that, on the contrary, “it helps real companies raise money and provides honest advice to investors”). Regardless of whether or not any of the allegations are true, a few business practices one might want to avoid if questions like “is this place legit” or “is this business entirely modeled after 2000’s Boiler Room” are being raised include:

    / Feb 25, 2013 at 1:55 PM
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    Thespian-cum-Trading Guru Suggests You Get Your Vision Checked

    Shia LaBeouf was escorted out of the LA opening of The Box nightclub by security Friday night after a confrontation with a pal of shock rocker Marilyn Manson [after LaBeouf “picked up a water bottle…and started spitting it all over his tablemates, including Marilyn Manson“]. The “Transformers” star “exchanged terse words with a friend of […]

    / Aug 30, 2011 at 1:56 PM
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    Goldman Analyst: We’re Dreamers, Too

    “I don’t think LaBeouf’s character [who attempted to raise capital for an alternative-energy company] was unrealistic from a personality standpoint. More Wall Street people than you’d think have that kind of beneath-the-surface idealism.“– Anonymous Goldman analyst, in a conversation with Dealbook discussing how “real” things are in Money Never Sleeps. The same financial services employee […]

    / Sep 27, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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    Former Lehman Brother On The Difference Between Fixed Income Guys And Equity Guys

    The culture of the employees, the trading floor [as depicted in Money Never Sleeps]…I thought all that was pretty good, though some of the machines looked funky. And those equity guys were portrayed very accurately, like the lugheads that that know their stories on a couple of [stocks]. At Lehman the difference between equity floor […]

    / Sep 24, 2010 at 3:59 PM
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    Oliver Stone Tells Us How He Really Feels

    It’s one thing to produce a film that induces feelings of suicide in the audience, what with its 17 different plots lines and Gucci loafers, all the while exposing your childlike comprehension of the machinations of Wall Street but when you insult the looks of Lloyd Blankfein, you go too far.

    / Sep 21, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    Financial Services Employees Offer Words Of Wisdom, Tepid Enthusiasm For Money Never Sleeps, Night Of Love And Desktop Wallpaper

    Iggy Ioppe. Colin Butler. Greg Hold. Three “finance powerhouses” who “play hard” for “the thrill of the game itself.” Somehow they managed to find time in their schedules to help promote Money Never Sleeps. This involves telling us their favorite Wall Street quotes, of course, but also their relationship statuses (all singles, ladies!), and market […]

    / Sep 13, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    Jess And Bess At The Movies: Money Never Sleeps

    Daily Intel Jessica and I saw a screening of Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps last week. We haven’t shared our thoughts on it until now because we haven’t wanted to/been ready to talk about it. I’m not going to say it’s so bad you shouldn’t see it, but that’s just because it’s so bad […]

    / Sep 8, 2010 at 4:20 PM
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    Jeffrey Epstein Not Letting Taint O’ Massage Tables Ruin Social Life

    Guests at a Sunday night screening of Money Never Sleeps included hedge funder Jeffrey Epstein, who was greeted warmly by guests after he completed a prison sentence in June. “It was the first time he has been out in two years, but nobody blinked he was there,” a witness reports. “He was chatting to Jonathan […]

    / Aug 24, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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    Noted Money Manager Michael To Speak At Hong Kong Investor Forum

    Despite the fact that his co-star Shia Labeouf has the accumulated wisdom of several lunches with top brass at the Encino branch of Charles Schwab, sitting in on rounds 17-23 of the Goldman Sachs interview process, and months of studying for the CFA’s Level I exam only to come down with a stomach virus the […]

    / Aug 10, 2010 at 2:00 PM
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    Movie Goer Has Oddly Specific Reason For Why Money Never Sleeps Sucks

    “Don’t go expecting a movie that will give you some great intellectual or emotional insights into the Wall Street crisis. Sure, there are the obligatory “life on the trading floor” scenes and quasi-faithful recreations of arguments between Treasury and Wall Street at the oak-paneled New York Fed. And there are lots of cameos of CNBC […]

    / Jul 27, 2010 at 3:45 PM
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    Josh Brolin’s Mouth-Running Threatening To Overshadow Shia LaBeouf’s Wall Street Career

    As you undoubtedly know by now, during the course of his preparation for Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, Shia LaBeouf became a master trader. He worked with the guys at Encino Charles Schwab office, Citi and John Thomas Financial, he turned $20,000 into almost half a mill, he’s thisclose to becoming a Chartered Financial […]

    / May 17, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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    Shia LaBeouf Floats Interesting Theory Re: Last Thursday’s Crash

    “You just had the flash-crash on Thursday. Here we are at Cannes. It’s almost like Rupert Murdoch made it happen,” said co-star Shia LaBeouf, referring to the chairman of News Corp., which owns 20th Century Fox, the studio releasing the film. “You’re down 1,000 points on Thursday, you’re up 300 points on Monday,” LaBeouf, who […]

    / May 14, 2010 at 2:04 PM
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    Oliver Stone: Give It Up For RBC

    Also, while you’re giving them props, feel free to inform Goldman Sachs and RBS that shouldn’t hesitate to S a D. Because his 1987 hit attacked the personal ethics of financiers — and the director is pals with Hugo Chavez — it’s not surprising that several banks didn’t want Stone to shoot scenes inside their […]

    / May 13, 2010 at 4:50 PM
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    Oliver Stone: People Are Shelling Out $10,000 A Ticket To See Shia LaBeouf’s Gucci Loafers

    At least that’s what he claimed to Vulture on the eve of Money Never Sleeps premiering at Cannes. What are you doing to relax before your movie premieres tomorrow? [Laughs.] I’m trying to get tickets for people. “Friends.” It’s insane here. You know what a ticket’s going for here on this film, on the black […]

    / May 13, 2010 at 3:34 PM
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    Sleep Where Shia LaBeouf (Pretended To) Hath Slept, For $13 Million

    In 2003, an unnamed 47-year old “financial services pro” bought a 6,250 square foot apartment in the Flatiron district. Recently he’s been thinking about putting it on the market, having decided that the fact that an actor (who once shared a sandwich with a couplea Goldman Sachs employees) spent a couple days there will really […]

    / Apr 19, 2010 at 1:51 PM
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    Money Manager Michael Douglas Is Through With Investing

    Unlike his younger co-star, who has the stomach and the skills to withstand the highs and lows of trading, Michael Douglas is out. The Hollywood actor – who made the motto famous as trader Gordon Gekko in 1987 film Wall Street – says he chased the big bucks for years. The movie veteran said: “I […]

    / Apr 1, 2010 at 4:15 PM
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    Shia LaBeouf Has Learned A Few Things From His Time On Wall Street

    As I’m sure many of you know, it’s not atypical for someone with a long and storied career on the Street to look back and reflect. They’ve earned the right and its likely that if any of the young whippersnappers cared to listen, they might learn something themselves. Shia LaBeouf is no different. As someone […]

    / Mar 17, 2010 at 9:25 AM
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    Oliver Stone Is Giving Wall Street One Last Shot With This Movie

    Oliver Stone has said it before and he’ll say it again: nobody was supposed to see Wall Street and think “Hey! I wanna do that, too.” And yet, for the last twenty odd years, you people and the people you work with have never failed to approach Stone or Michael Douglas when they’re out to […]

    / Mar 3, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    The Fruits Of Shia LaBeouf’s Labor, Part II

    [via BI] Hours upon hours of (not) studying for the CFA. Months spent texting with Bloomberg. 53 mock interviews with Goldman Sachs. It’s all come together. For this moment. Earlier: The Fruits Of Shia LaBeouf’s Labor

    / Feb 19, 2010 at 3:17 PM
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    The Fruits Of Shia LaBeouf’s Labor

    Hours shadowing BSD’s on the trading floor. Months riding the highs and crashing the lows of having an online brokerage account. Countless meetings with Goldman Sachs executives. It’s all come together. For this moment.

    / Jan 28, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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    Break Yourself Off A Piece Of Pre-Thanksgiving Shia LaBeouf

    So I was getting a haircut after lunch today (York Barbershop, 71st and Lex), and Oliver Stone & co. walked in to inspect the place. According to my barber, they’re shooting MNS there, presumably all day, on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. However, I overheard murmurs that it might be too cramped, in which […]

    / Nov 20, 2009 at 4:15 PM
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    A Wall Street Sequel Director Walks Into A Boiler Room…

    What? O-Stones can’t help it if he has fans all over the Street. A show of hands please: for those of you working at “a major hedge fund or a boiler room” (or both), do you count the man responsible for unleashing this CFA candidate on the world as a hero? Oliver Stone, on the […]

    / Nov 9, 2009 at 3:29 PM
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    Which Brokerage Firm Is Responsible For Unleashing Shia LaBeouf On The Markets?

    In case there was any doubt as to whether or not Shia LaBeouf is a big boy trader now, the Money Never Sleeps star has confirmed that he is indeed the market moving BSD you imagined. Also, he apparently knows “everything” there is to know about this shit, so if anyone’s looking for a little […]

    / Nov 3, 2009 at 11:37 AM
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    Shia LaBeouf Is A Day Trader Now

    For those of you worrying the Money Never Sleeps actor would just be spouting lines about the market without the faintest clue as to what he was talking about, fear not. According to director Oliver Stone, ShiLa really gets this stuff. Sayeth Stone: “[I’m in the market]…but I don’t play it like the [pros]. Or […]

    / Oct 30, 2009 at 10:00 AM

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