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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