Tag Archives: Wall Street

Should Mega-Corps Crowdfund?

Does the ¡Yappah! crowdfunding site on Indiegogo look pretty professional? It should. ¡Yappah! is an invention of Innovation Lab, a subsidiary of Tyson Foods. Tyson is a $25.2 Billion marketcap company whose stock trades on the NYSE. Innovation Lab is … Continue reading

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Forex Traders Seem To Like Crowdfunded ICO’s

Is the “smart money” really smart? A new survey of visitors to the Forexlive website, an information platform for foreign currency traders, reported that 19% have  invested in an Initial Coin Offering, while 8.5% said that they are interested in … Continue reading

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Look For A Different Focus At The SEC

The PEOTUS’ pick for the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Jay Clayton, has deep ties to protecting Wall Street as a partner at the white shoe law firm Sullivan & Cromwell. He has written that “zealous enforcement of … Continue reading

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Wall Street Attempts To Push Out Crowdfunding Lenders

Wall Street is stepping into a vacuum left by crowdfunder Lending Club by initiating a new consumer lending platform named “Marcus.” If you are invited to the party (with a code), you will be able to borrow up to $30,000 … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding To Free “Wall Street” Convict

If you’re a Bernie Sanders supporter, then you probably won’t be contributing to the crowdfunding campaign to raise legal fees for the appeal of Tom Hayes. Hayes was the London trader who is currently serving an 11-year sentence for conspiring … Continue reading

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“Bad Actor” Waivers Getting Harder to Get

After giving an investment adviser that failed to get clients’ consents for 21,000 trades a “bad boy” waiver, the Securities and Exchange Commission is now considering punishing JP Morgan. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Commission is thinking about … Continue reading

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SEC Will Be Serious About Crowdfunders Reporting

Title III, Sec. 304(b) of the Crowd Fund Act of 2012 will require that issuers file annual reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC is serious about reporting. Witness the SEC’s charge against W2007 Grace Acquisition I Inc., … Continue reading

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