Monthly Archives: March 2012

My Letter to Rep. Neugebauer Read into Congressional Record

    The following letter I wrote to Representative Randy Neugebauer (R-TX), Chairman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee, was read into the Congressional record at the top of their March 28th hearing on MF Global. [gview file=””]

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    Taking the fall at MF Global |

      This article originally appeared on By James O’Toole @CNNMoney March 27, 2012: 5:03 PM ET Jon Corzine, a former Democratic senator and governor from New Jersey, testifies on Capitol Hill last year. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Nearly five months after some $1.6 billion in customer money went missing at bankrupt brokerage MF Global, the question remains:

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      MF Global questions remain despite investigations and hearings | Delta Farm Press

        This article originally appeared in the Delta Farm Press. Will firm treasurer and e-mail trail spike Corzine? Mar. 26, 2012David Bennett During a Wednesday hearing, congressional investigation of the MF Global collapse and subsequent bankruptcy — the eighth-largest in U.S. history — is expected to focus on less senior members of the brokerage’s back-room team. There is

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        MF Global clients see recovery prospects improving | Reuters

          This article originally appeared as a Reuters dispatch. By Nick Brown, Tom Polansek and Ann Saphir NEW YORK/CHICAGO | Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:53pm EDT (Reuters) – Former clients of MF Global (MFGLQ.PK) are growing more optimistic about the prospects for recovering their frozen money, which is helping to bid up the price of customer claims being resold to

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          MF Global customers seek to streamline liquidation | Reuters

            This article originally appeared as part of a Reuters dispatch. By Nick Brown Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:13pm EDT (Reuters) – The primary advocate group for former MF Global customers is undertaking an effort to convert the commodities broker’s bankruptcy status to one that allows a more streamlined liquidation process, saying it would preserve more

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            Barclays, Seaport eye bulk buys of MF Global claims | Reuters

              This article originally appeared as a Reuters dispatch. By Nick Brown and Ann Saphir NEW YORK/BOCA RATON | Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:26pm EDT (Reuters) – Barclays PLC and the Seaport Group have separately begun working to group together thousands of MF Global customer claims with an eye toward acquiring the claims in bulk, according to an

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              MF Global customers may see more payback | Reuters

                This article originally appeared as a Reuters Dispatch. March 15 (Reuters) – The trustee liquidating MF Global‘s broker-dealer is asking a bankruptcy court for permission to distribute an additional $600 million to U.S. exchange customers whose accounts were frozen when the futures broker collapsed. Trustee James Giddens announced the plan in court papers on Thursday, saying he would

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                ETF Guide: Trending in turmoil | Futures Magazine

                  This article originally appeared in the March edition of Futures Magazine. BY JAMES T. HOLTER In 2011, the exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry continued a recovery that brought it out of its first significant contraction since it was created in 1993. However, the surge was muted strongly mid-year as the European debt crisis, and then the MF

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                  March 2010 Market Outlook & February Performance Review

                    View PDF | View HTML IN REVIEW | February 2010 & the Month Ahead At the end of January and in our year end review, we noted that the macro conditions argued for rising volatility in the major averages with sideways to lower prices throughout February.  This was indeed the case in the first week

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