Category Archives: SEC

Carl Icahn Proves It – The SEC Got Social Media Disclosures Wrong

Carl Icahn’s partnership, Icahn Enterprises L.P. Carl Icahn, owns a big stake in Apple.  On Tuesday Apple stock went up more than 4%.  What’s the connection?  During the trading day Mr. Icahn Tweeted this: Apple CEO Tim Cook apparently discussed … Continue reading

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How is Facebook Different than the Deutsche Börse AlphaFlash?

You will recall that earlier in the year the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it is OK for public companies to use social media to disclose what is (up to the time of disclosure) non-public information.  You will also … Continue reading

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Big Data and Financial Markets – Just Because We Can Do It Doesn’t Mean We Should Do It

So it appears it’s possible to predict movement in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.  Serious technical stuff about this is here: http://www.nature.com/srep/2013/130425/srep01684/full/srep01684.html Less scholarly stuff, pretty much all over the place. As you know, here at Big Data and the … Continue reading

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Comments about the SEC – Social Media Thing are Annoying

The two most annoying things about the SEC – Social Media discussion are (a) the people that don’t get it, and (b) the people that say other people don’t get it. This sometimes happens when two worlds collide.  In this … Continue reading

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A Little Muck-blogging about the Securities and Exchange Commission and Social Media

This post is not about securities law.  It’s about privacy and the law of unintended consequences. So the SEC released a report about public disclosures and social media.  It’s here: http://www.sec.gov/litigation/investreport/34-69279.pdf In it, the SEC says it’s OK for public … Continue reading

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