Government Agencies SEC

  • We need a Financial Intelligence Agency to do the work the SEC's Christopher Cox and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke should have.

  • Now that's change we can believe in.

  • Do you want to know why the stock market was up 396 points today (this on top of Friday's 494 point rally)? Cramer says it's simple.

  • There's one specific decision, Cramer believes, that President-elect Obama can make that would have immediate positive effects and "restore stability and credibility to our stock market" -- without costing a dime! It could even stop the "endless incredible pummeling of stocks." What's this miracle move, you ask? Simple: he should replace SEC Chairman Chris Cox.

  • Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks owner

    Mark Cuban, the billionaire entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball franchise, on Monday disputed an accusation from the Securities and Exchange Commission that he profited from insider stock trading.

  • Federal regulators are expected to release a memorandum of understanding as early as Friday outlining their plans to share information about the credit default swap market, according to a person close to the situation.

  • Hedge Funds will finally show their hands as they are set to release updated holdings information this week. This information could shed some light on whether forced liquidations plagued hedge funds and exacerbated the troubles in "Black October" and what positions have changed.

  • Government Regulation

    The future of financial regulation: An open letter to the next Treasury secretary, from the New York Times

  • Plus, Cramer explains his Linn Energy call.

  • Why does the media hold a cable-television host to a higher standard than CEOs and top federal policy makers?

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    Federal officials assured Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group that its planned investment in embattled Morgan Stanley would be protected, the New York Times reports.

  • Credit Crunch

    Leaders on both sides of the Atlantic make bold promises to rescue the global financial system, but are still racing to work out the details to calm battered stock markets, the New York Times reports.

  • Bear Stearns

    A government investigation has found the Securities and Exchange Commission failed to administer its statutory obligation in an investigation of mortgage-backed securities at Bear Stearns, according to a report obtained by CNBC.

  • Traders have been speculating for weeks that some kind of individual stock "circuit breaker" would be adopted by the SEC after they allowed the ban on short selling in financials this Wednesday.

  • Jerry Bowyer

    I know that you’re deluged with people who are sure that they see what’s wrong and what should be done. As for me, I’m not remotely sure, but I’ve looked at the data and read the plans and chewed it over and (yes, I’m not ashamed to say) prayed it over.

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    The Treasury Department is considering taking ownership stakes in some banks to try to restore confidence in the financial system, the New York Times reports.

  • The ban on short-selling of high-profile financial stocks has prevented bear-market rallies and an extension of the ban would be a 'big mistake,' Kirby Daley, senior strategist at the Newedge Group, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Morgan Stanley and its Chief Executive John Mack got preferential treatment in a 2005 investigation of alleged improper trading at Pequot Capital Management, according to a government report obtained by CNBC.

  • George Washington Bridge

    While regulators were sprinting to save the financial system last month, someone was making a lot of money — by betting against the State of New Jersey, the New York Times reported.


    “We have a good deal of comfort about the capital cushions at these firms at the moment.” — Christopher Cox, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, March 11, 2008.