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Experts offer five basic strategies on how not to be the next victim of trap like Bernie Madoff allegedly set.
"There were people in Omaha who thought what I was doing was some sort of Ponzi scheme." That's Warren Buffett talking about his early days as a money manager in the late 1950s, as quoted by Alice Schroeder in her recent Buffett biography The Snowball. It wasn't as crazy a thought back then as it might seem now.
What could be Wall Street's largest scam in history can teach us all to be wary when it comes to who we invest with.
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Many of those who say they were victimized by long-time investor Bernard Madoff's alleged "Ponzi" scam are up in arms that the Securities and Exchange Commission, Wall Street's top cop, didn't crack down on his activities sooner.
Find out why hedge fund manager Karen Finerman thinks the alleged Madoff Ponzi scam could have severe consequences for a long time to come!
Banks and investment funds around the world lined up on Monday to disclose they invested billions of dollars in companies controlled by Bernard Madoff...
In the all the coverage of alleged con-man Bernie Madoff's $50 billion Ponzi scheme, I keep hearing that this could be the biggest swindle of its kind in history. That's just plain wrong.
Real estate investor Mort Zuckerman said 10 percent of his charitable trust was invested with Madoff and estimated the losses at about $30 million.
The list of investors who say they were duped in one of Wall Street's biggest Ponzi schemes includes some of the world's biggest banks and hedge funds, the super rich and the famous.
What separates those who have been had vs. those who are and were immune is knowing when to let your brain do the talking and when to tell greed do the walking.
In the wake of the Madoff scandal, former SEC commissioner Laura Unger called for SEC reform.
"We have to sit down and figure what kind of life we have left," says Joan Sinkin, who with her husband, lost their life savings.
The latest list of people and organizations who have lost money in Madoff's fund, according to the New York Times.
Eighteen months ago a firm that does due diligence on investment advisers warned clients not to do business with Bernard Madoff's investment fund.