Update on SEC Goldman Sachs suit and Paulson bet

Why is Goldman Sachs stalling on a request from the SEC? Goldman Sachs Group Inc. will have longer to respond to the high-profile lawsuit by the Securities and Exchange Commission over disclosures regarding a collateralized debt obligation tied to subprime mortgages, a judge ruled. Apparently the CDO in question was one that caught the eye …

SEC investigators look at ratings agencies

In a pay-to-play game ratings agencies were trusted by Americans until problems becmae obvious in 2007. An SEC investigation of ratings agencies could turn up some interesting facts. While the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose almost 4 percent Monday, share prices for Moody’s Corp. tumbled 7.19 percent as investors digested confirmation of a Securities and …

Derivatives loopholes are a clear and present danger

This is a classic case of too little too late from the U.S. government. For a problem that was a clear and present danger to the United States years ago, the Bush administration took action Friday (November 14, 2008) to strengthen government oversight of derivatives trading and close the loopholes that have allowed these complex …