3 quick takeaways from the mortgage conference happening right now

3 quick takeaways from the mortgage conference happening right now

Tidbits from SourceMedia Mortgage Servicing conference

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SEC tells two Wall Street bond traders this isn't Monopoly

Accused of Free Parking
February 4, 2014
Two Wall Street traders are charged with involvement in a “parking” scheme that arranged for one to purchase several securities with the understanding that the other would repurchase them at a profit in order to skirt around company rules.
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NY AG appoints new investor protection chief

October 17, 2013
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman appointed a new chief to lead the AG's Investor Protection Bureau. The group spearheads investigations related to the sale of mortgage-backed securities.
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Falling mortgage activity at banks could dampen 3Q earnings

October 2, 2013
With third-quarter earnings right around the corner, rising rates and a sharp decline in refinancing activity could produce additional job cuts and worsen the already gloomy mood on Wall Street.
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Friday proves sluggish on Wall Street

HW 30 takes a dip to end week
September 27, 2013
Friday proved a bit of a lull for all indices on Wall Street. The HW 30 index, for example, tumbled 0.25% on Friday.
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Jamie Dimon: Call me maybe?

September 23, 2013
A financial writer answered his phone back in 2009 to surprisingly hear Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase CEO, on the other end contesting a book review published a day earlier. Once a white knight on Wall Street, the writer’s criticism of the star banker has come to fruition.
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Six lessons remembered from the financial meltdown

September 23, 2013
Another financial crisis can be avoided if people learn from past mistakes. One commentator revealed a list of six lessons that should now be well planted in the minds of investors. One of the key lessons discussed: ignoring Wall Street’s optimistic forecasts.
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Congress, Wall Street will cause the next financial crisis

September 17, 2013
Another financial crisis is coming, but it's not the result of too little regulation. Instead, it's the natural outcome of a regulatory scheme that did too much and too little all at the same time, says banking veteran Christopher Whalen.
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Wall Street social media gurus launch investment firm

September 16, 2013
Barry Ritholtz and Josh Brown made a name for themselves in social media after developing platforms that aimed to provide transparency to investors. Now the gurus have their own investment firm.
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Stocks, bonds rally as Summers exits Fed Chair race

September 16, 2013
Lawrence Summers, the presumed top pick to replace Ben Bernanke at the Fed, has long been considered more of a hawk — and a potential Fed chief who would be less accommodating when making decisions about the tapering of MBS and Treasury purchases. For this reason, the markets rallied after Summers dropped out of the race.
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Bank lobbyists run Wall Street, NYT writer claims

Bills drafted by banking lobbyist create controversy
September 6, 2013
The opinions of banking lobbyists are too influential on Capitol Hill, writers from The New York Times argue. The editorial is stirring debate and receiving coverage in various media outlets.
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