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Ratings: How Does Your Broker Rate?

If you knew the financial health of your futures broker, would that help you decide which firm to work with? James Gellert, President and CEO of Rapid Ratings, says futures broker ratings could make for more informed retail and professional investors. Gellert explains...

John Lothian Newsletter: MF Global Clients May Lose in $700 Million Bankruptcy Fight; EU Almunia: Deutsche Bourse/NYSE Decision To Be Adopted Feb 1 Without Doubt; Illinois AG sues S&P over mortgage ratings

Ex-MF Global clients are at risk of losing hundreds of millions of dollars from the bankruptcy outcome, no matter what settlement procedure is used.  Joaquin Almunia says the DB-NYSE Euronext merger (or not-merger) decision will come on February 1, no matter what...

John Lothian News Top Stories of 2011

We've created a list of the five most influential stories of 2011 for each of our newsletters, as well as from MarketsReformWiki, to help define what was a very eventful year across almost every market and industry sector. The year was punctuated by one major story...

Rolling Over Debt

Alexander Hamilton must have rolled over in his grave on Friday when Standard & Poor’s downgraded the credit rating of the U.S., the very thing Hamilton worked to turn from below junk to AAA before there were bond ratings. As the first U.S. Secretary of the...

Special Report: Markets Struggle with More Downgrades

In the wake of the recent historic news, JLN is putting out this Special Report to highlight some of the top stories from our newsletters. Obama to make statement at 1 p.m. Eastern Robert Schroeder – MarketWatch WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will make a statement to the press at 1 p.m. Eastern, the White […]

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