Tag: Wall Street

Book: US Stock Market is Rigged

Monday, 31 March 2014 This month marks the fifth anniversary of the current bull market on Wall Street, making it one of the longest and strongest in history. Yet U.S. stock ownership is at a record low and less than half of Americans trust banks and financial services. […]

Financial world shaken by 4 bankers’ apparent suicides in a week

Published time: February 03, 2014 12:16                                                                              Mike Dueker (Still from YouTube video/Russell Investments) The apparent suicide death of the chief economist of a US investment house brings the number of financial workers who have died allegedly by their own hand to four in the last week.

Quants: the maths geniuses running Wall Street

Forget Gordon Gekko. Old-style City traders are being replaced by maths geniuses who use super-computers to beat the markets. But are ‘quants’ a force for good or evil? Photo: Getty Images <!– remove the whitespace added by escenic before end of tag –> By Sarfraz Manzoor 7:00AM BST […]

New Russian rocket battery poor man’s deterrent

© Photo: ru.wikipedia.org/ConcernAgat/cc-by-sa 3.0 How do you deter aggression by a big international bully if you are a small third-world country? North Korea has chosen nukes. Russian military engineers have proposed an alternative option.  They have developed container versions of the widely-exported ship-based Club, or Kalibr, short-range surface-to-surface […]