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  • Busch: Senate Begins Voting, But It Won’t End Well Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 3:20 PM ET

    While tougher regulations on consumer protections and derivatives are the highlights, it will be the lesser known aspects that will make or break many businesses.

  • Daniel Sparks, former partner and head of the Mortgages Department at the Goldman Sachs Group, Joshua Birnbaum, former managing director of the structured products group trading for The Goldman Sachs Group, Michael Swenson, managing director of structured products group trading for The Goldman Sachs Group and Fabrice Tourre, executive director of the structured products group trading for The Goldman Sachs Group are sworn in while testifying before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Af

    Mr. Buffett understands risk and how markets work. He knows that in the world of buying and selling complex financial instruments, responsibility is a two way street. Caveat emptor.

  • Has The Goldman Powerhouse Taken One-Hit Too Many? Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 3:12 PM ET

    As the titan of Wall Street continues to be bombarded by SEC civil fraud charges and now a criminal inquiry, can its franchise remain intact?

  • Anger, Taxes and Wall Street Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 1:12 PM ET

    Efforts to close the tax-rate loophole that private equity and hedge funds pay on profits seems to be heating up. Are lawmakers taking a second look?

  • Busch: Financial Regulatory Reform—The Dam Breaks! Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | 1:39 PM ET

    After three entire days, the Republicans finally relented Wednesday after reducing bailout language in the current Dodd bill, but the debate and amendment process is just beginning.

  • How to Beat Hedge Funds' Returns: Wealth Manager Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | 1:28 PM ET

    Hedge funds have been attracting inflows from yield-hungry investors eager for seemingly guaranteed superior returns. But there are a few things that investors should know before giving hedge funds a try, said Niall Gannon, director of wealth management at Gannon Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

  • Tony Fratto: You Say You Want A Resolution? Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | 12:34 PM ET

    Every now and then an idea takes hold that is, conceptually, so elegant and alluring as to be nearly irresistible. Resolution authority – like the call of the Sirens – has enchanted every US official who was in a decision-making capacity during the financial crisis.

  • Goldman Pressed for CDO Loss Settlement Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | 8:21 AM ET
    LLoyd Blankfein testifying before House Financial Services Committee

    Goldman is in talks over a potential settlement with an investor that claims that it lost money and went out of business after buying into a $1 billion mortgage-backed security, the FT reports.

  • Real Bookies Bet on Goldman Sachs Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 3:19 PM ET
    Daniel Sparks, former partner and head of the Mortgages Department at the Goldman Sachs Group, Joshua Birnbaum, former managing director of the structured products group trading for The Goldman Sachs Group, Michael Swenson, managing director of structured products group trading for The Goldman Sachs Group and Fabrice Tourre, executive director of the structured products group trading for The Goldman Sachs Group are sworn in while testifying before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Af

    Sen. Claire McCaskill called Goldman Sachs "the bookie" in selling synthetic CDOs. Now, real bookies are putting odds on what happens next to the Wall Street giant.  

  • What is a Market Maker? Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 11:43 AM ET

    The job of a market maker is to determine a price at which the trader is willing to buy a particular product AND a price at which that same trader will sell that same product at the same moment in time. Yes – a market maker will give you a price to buy, or sell – and they are generally indifferent to what you do, they just want you to do business.

  • What's Really Inside a 'Toxic Asset' Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 10:58 AM ET

    When housing went from boom to bust, mortgages (especially subprime and Alt-A loans) were at the center of the economic crisis. And the term 'toxic asset' was born.

  • Yoshikami: Goldman - Lawmakers Stop Wasting Time Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 9:54 AM ET
    Goldman Sachs

    I'm outraged, like most, that a culture of excess has crippled the US economic system. Honest people got the short end of the stick and something needs to change. We need more transparency from Wall Street and there should be a level playing field for all investors.

  • Replace “Abacus” with “Pinto” Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 2:15 PM ET
    Goldman Sachs Hearing on Capitol Hill

    Watching the Senate hearings on Goldman Sachs is both educational and entertaining. I call it a "rumble" for rich white guys.

  • Goldman Sachs: Why Reputation Matters Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 11:04 AM ET

    Step back for a moment and imagine that your company is in Goldman's position right now: Universally reviled; Accused of betting against not only its own customers but the entire economic wellbeing of the country; At the center of an international political storm (one example: the bank has become a talking point in the UK general election); So unpopular that you can't find political support even among the most pro-business members of the opposition.

  • Hedge Funds Shrug off Regulatory Threat Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 10:00 AM ET

    As Goldman Sachs faced investigation and Democrats and Republicans battle over financial regulation in the house it appears hedge funds are thriving despite the threat of more stringent rules.

  • Farrell: Greece—A New Moral Hazard? Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 9:41 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    The bailout of Greece has stirred ferocious debate and fallout in Germany, which has an election shortly.

  • Interesting Elements to the Goldman Story Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | 5:01 PM ET

    As I’ve told readers of my Wall Street newsletter, Wall Street and Washington are as connected as strongly as I’ve ever seen them in my 20 years covering financial news, due in large measure to the cries for financial reform in the wake of the recent crisis.

  • Negativity Does Not Equal Sincerity Friday, 23 Apr 2010 | 9:59 PM ET

    Investors, take note: Bears have motives just as bulls do.

  • Yoshikami: Lessons From Goldman Sachs Friday, 23 Apr 2010 | 1:53 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs this last Friday was shocked to find themselves at the end of litigation from the SEC that they had misled investors about complex securities sold to investors.

  • More Wall Street Fraud Cases Likely: Chanos Thursday, 22 Apr 2010 | 2:58 PM ET
    James S. Chanos

    A seasoned hedge fund manager told CNBC Thursday that he expects to see more actions like those of the securities-fraud charges against Goldman Sachs.

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