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Credit crunch to sting into next year

Reuters UK- A near one year-old credit crunch still has plenty of venom and will sting global financial markets and the economy well into next year or even into 2010, a Reuters poll found. On the eve of its one-year […]

Canberra drags its heels as the SEC tackles the problem

The Australian- The SEC’s decision to take a hard line on the illegal practice of naked short-selling is a band-aid attempt to fix a problem that is plaguing most stock markets in various guises, but at least it is having […]

Top funds may have lost $4 bln on Freddie and Fannie

Reuters- Some of the best known U.S. fund firms probably suffered significant losses in last week’s meltdown in the stocks of mortgage finance agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Among the casualties may be the one-time star stock-picker Bill Miller […]

Cerberus’ Snow Compares Fannie, Freddie To Hedge Funds

FINalternatives- It’s not the first time “hedge fund” has been used as an epithet, but a former U.S. Treasury chief is using the H.F. words to describe mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The two firms, into which Treasury […]

HK Subprime Investments Cause Local Concern

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net)- The Hang Seng Index posted its biggest single-day loss in a month, as investors fretted about the recurring subprime credit crisis in the United States and its impact on regional banks and other financials. "It’s a […]

SEC mounts attack on the rumor mill

Boston Globe- The Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday said that it and other regulators would begin examining rumor-spreading intended to manipulate securities prices. The timing of the announcement, made before the markets opened in Asia, was meant to warn broker-dealers, […]

Government Rescue Plan Boost Fannie and Freddie Shares

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may get some help from the Fed in hopes of staving off a market implosion following a crippling credit crunch and a period of great stress in the financial […]

Regulators probe stock manipulation by rumor

Los Angeles Times- Wall Street regulators are examining whether securities firms adequately police rumor-mongering used to manipulate stocks after shares of Lehman Bros. Holdings Inc., Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac tumbled last week. The Securities and Exchange Commission’s inspections unit; […]

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