The Brian Lehrer Show

AG Schneiderman: Dark Pools and Other Scams

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Eric Schneiderman, New York's attorney general, is suing Barclays over "dark pools" and high speed trading that many say put regular investors at an unfair disadvantage. He also talks about some of his office's settlement with a fundraising organization that was scamming veterans, and other agenda items.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The High Frequency High Frequency Trading Debate

Friday, April 04, 2014

Felix Salmon, finance blogger for Reuters, explains the debate and the backlash — and the backlash to the backlash — over Michael Lewis' Flash Boys.

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New Tech City

Price Check! Buying and Selling Bitcoins at Whole Foods

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Every Monday night, a Manhattan Whole Foods fills with a unique breed of "buy-local" enthusiasts. They're not there for the Brooklyn-made pickles or the Westchester apples. They come because they want to buy and sell bitcoins.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Volcker Rule and You

Friday, December 13, 2013

Heidi Moore, finance and economics editor at The Guardian, talks about the new financial regulation restricting how banks can trade securities and invest with their own funds.

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The Takeaway

'The Buy Side' and Wall Street's Dark Side

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

In 1994, Turney Duff was a fresh-faced journalism graduate from Ohio University with no clear career plan.  He moved to New York and called up a rich uncle who worked at Morgan Stanley.  A few phone calls later, Duff had his first job in finance, in an asset-management division of Morgan Stanley.  Over the next 15 years, Duff climbed the ranks of Wall Street, eventually acquiring a 7-figure salary as well as a cocaine addiction. He recalls his high flying days and downfall on Wall Street in a new memoir, “The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader’s Tale of Spectacular Excess.” 

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The Takeaway

Women Investors Push Back on Claim that Mothers Can't be Traders

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tudor Investment Corporation's Paul Tudor Jones found himself in the middle of a firestorm of his own making on Thursday when the Washington Post published a video of a speech he gave last month. During that speech, the hedge fund billionaire told the audience that there are not as many great women investors or traders as men, mainly because mothers cannot be good investors. But successful female traders disagree.




Tuesday, February 05, 2013

The inhumanly fast world of high-speed trading, an excruciatingly slow experiment, and a physicist plays Zeus.

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Million Dollar Microsecond

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Picture the scrum of the stock exchange -- the flurry of buying and selling, the split-second decisions that make and break fortunes. Then take out all the humans and accelerate everything until you literally can't keep up. Jad visits the inhumanly fast world of modern-day, high-speed trading with NPR's

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The Brian Lehrer Show

UBS Admits to Fraud

Thursday, December 20, 2012

UBS has pled guilty to manipulating global interest rates, and will pay $1.5billion in fines. Liam Vaughan, Bloomberg UK finance reporter, discusses the case and the implications for financial regulation.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Backstory: High-Frequency Trading

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Bloomberg finance reporter Nina Mehta joins us to explain high-frequency trading.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Putin faces a a growing Russian protest movement, Xi Jinping visits Washington, and emissions trading causes friction at the EU-China summit

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Putin faces a a growing Russian protest movement, Xi Jingping visits Washington, and emissions trading causes friction at the EU-China summit


The Takeaway

How Does Rogue Trading Work?

Friday, September 16, 2011

Over the past twenty-four hours, we’ve learned more about the rogue trader that lost the Swiss bank UBS $2 billion. It turns out that the trader, Kweku Adoboli, had the same job at UBS as Societe Generale's Jérôme Kerviel, whose fraudulent trading cost the bank €4.9 billion in 2008. How does this happen, and what is it that drives these traders to commit fraud?