posted on Nov, 27 2009 @ 03:18 PM
"On Tuesday, March 11th, 2008, somebody — nobody knows who — made one of the craziest bets Wall Street has ever seen. The mystery figure spent
$1.7 million on a series of options, gambling that shares in the venerable investment bank Bear Stearns would lose more than half their value in nine
days or less. It was madness — "like buying 1.7 million lottery tickets," according to one financial analyst."
Here's the link:
A little further down the page:
"Cox nodded sternly and promised, yes, he would look into it. What actually happened is another matter. Although the SEC issued more than 50
subpoenas to Wall Street firms, it has yet to identify the mysterious trader who somehow seemed to know in advance that one of the five largest
investment banks in America was going to completely tank in a matter of days. "I've seen the SEC send agents overseas in a simple insider-trading
case to investigate profits of maybe $2,000," says Brent Baker, a former senior counsel for the commission. "But they did nothing to stop
I know that on this forum, people will dig deep, and maybe cause a little more light to fall on this.
[edit on 27-11-2009 by Dogdish]