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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Trade (January 7, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1137278722
  • ISBN-13: 978-1137278722
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.9 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #500,944 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"If you think Flash Boys was explosive, In Bed with Wall Street is downright nuclear." —Eric Hunsader, Nanex

 

In Bed with Wall Street should be read, shared and discussed, not just by the regulators or Wall Street, but more importantly, the average American.” —Susan Seltzer, The Derivative Project

"The new book by Larry Doyle, In Bed With Wall Street: The Conspiracy Crippling Our Global Economy, could be called a 'must read'. This reviewer would go even farther and say it should be required reading for every single American." —John Lounsbury, Seeking Alpha and Global Economic Intersection blogs

“A blistering account of the way that a "conspiracy" between Washington and Wall Street has lined the pockets of the richest financial services firms at the expense of average Joes." —Connecticut Post

"Not only does Larry Doyle have years of Wall Street experience that make him an essential observer of the world of finance but he also has something that very few commentators of the scene have: An extraordinarily high-level of honor and integrity. The combination makes Larry Doyle's new book a must read!" - William D. Cohan, author of House of Cards

"In his new book, Larry Doyle serves as an expert guide down the deep, dark canyons of our financial crisis. Holding well-needed light to Wall Street and Washington, Doyle pulls no punches. In Bed with Wall Street is required reading in any honest attempt to understand how our financial system failed." - David P. Weber, Former Assistant Inspector General for Investigations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and SEC Whistleblower.

"A juicy insider's account of the incestuous deal between Wall Street and captured regulators, detailing how years after the financial crisis of 2008, powerful interests have allowed the big banks to survive and thrive. Whistleblowers? Check. Corrupted regulators? Check. Financial fraud victims? You'll hear from everyone in Larry Doyle's gem." - Erin Arvedlund, author of Too Good to Be True: The Rise and Fall of Bernie Madoff

"The truth is hard to come by in the corridors of Washington and Wall Street. Lucky for us there's Larry Doyle, who has been relentless in pursuing the truth about our financial regulatory system. His findings should concern us all: Keystone Cops, unheeded whistleblowers, too-big-to-fail banks, kangaroo courts, and rampant revolving doors, just to name a few. In Bed with Wall Street pulls back the curtain on the government's failed response to the financial crisis, and offers a roadmap for meaningful reforms." - Danielle Brian, Project On Government Oversight

"Larry Doyle draws on his decades of Wall Street experience to uncover the cozy relationships between major banks and their supposed regulators while taking us into the dark corners of Wall Street and Washington. His book outlines in detail the fundamental reasons why little has changed since the financial crisis." - James Kwak, associate professor, UConn School of Law, and co-author, 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown

“Larry Doyle does an excellent job of laying out the complex web of conflicts, complicity and deceit enabled by the revolving door between the banking cartel, the regulators and legislators. He patiently and eloquently details the evidence that so few people understand today even after everything that has happened since the financial crisis first erupted.” —Danielle Park, author of Juggling Dynamite

"Michael Lewis has accused Wall Street of being 'rigged,' but he’s really just scratching the surface, as Doyle outlines in this excellent book." —Mark Melin, ValueWalk blog

 

 

About the Author

Larry Doyle is a former  mortgage- backed securities trader who has worked for the First Boston Corporation,  Bear Stearns,  Union Bank of Switzerland, Bank of America,  and JP  Morgan Chase. He also served as chair  of the Mortgage  Trading  Committee  for the Public Securities  Association   (PSA). Doyle is  a  contributing   author  for a number of news outlets and financial sites including  the widely read Seeking Alpha, Before It’s News, Business Insider, Daily Markets, Benzinga, CNN/Fortune, ForexPros, and Wall  Street Pit.  He has been   interviewed   on  Fox   Business News,  CNBC, Al  Jazeera  English,  First Business News, and China Central TV. His work has  been  featured  in Bloomberg Businessweek, Chicago Sun-Times, Financial Times, Forbes, New York Daily News, New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Yahoo! Finance. He currently  runs his own investment  practice and lives  in Connecticut.

More About the Author

Larry Doyle has worked on and around Wall Street for the last 30 years. From First Boston to Bear Stearns and ultimately JP Morgan Chase, Doyle engaged in the trading, selling, and managing of a wide spectrum of mortgage-related assets. He now manages his own investment advisory practice in Connecticut, and writes extensively on the markets, economy, Wall Street, and Washington at his blog Sense on Cents.

Profiled in a Dow Jones commentary, Doyle stated, "The country needs Wall Street. It needs a flow of capital and credit, but when politicians get paid off, you end up with a regulatory system that protects the industry rather than investors.

"I'm just trying to help people understand what's going on here," he said. "If that's critical of the industry, well, let's put it this way, there's been a lot to write about."

Doyle has received wide acclaim for his tireless efforts to expose shortcomings and injustices stemming from an ineffectual -- if not corruptible -- financial regulatory system that is the result of egregious payoffs and a well trafficked revolving door between Wall Street and Washington.

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous on January 8, 2014
Format: Hardcover
As a regular reader of Larry Doyle's blog Sense on Cents, I could not help but share what people are saying about his book, In Bed With Wall Street: The Conspiracy Crippling Our Global Economy. As Larry has helped educate the public over the past five years using his blog as a vehicle to deliver his message, Larry once again, in plain English, helps to deliver a message that many in the main stream media refuse to address. If you like Larry’s blog you are going to love his book. It is a must read for every American. Well done Larry.

The new book by Larry Doyle could be called a “must read”. This reviewer would go even farther and say it should be required reading for every single American.

–I am extremely impressed with the depth of research that went into this book. Larry Doyle is uniquely qualified and prepared to write this book. And the result is a masterpiece!

--This book will clarify many things for which you may have had an incomplete picture. It will give another example of the old saw: You couldn’t make stuff like this up.

– . . . a blistering account of the way that a “conspiracy” between Washington and Wall Street has lined the pockets of the richest financial services firms at the expense of average Joes.

–What is fortunate is this book is eminently readable. It reads like a novel while unfolding page after page of crony capitalism, regulatory capture, outright agency fraud (both within government and the financial industry as well) and abuse of the investing public.

–With great intensity, Doyle focuses on a little-known self-regulator called the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By TD on January 7, 2014
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Anyone familiar with Larry Doyle"s blog, "Sense on Cents," will recognize the the subjects covered in his book, "In Bed with Wall Street." But while the author's blog presents a daily dose of dirty dealing not covered by the main stream media, the book connects the dots in plain spoken language to reveal how the business of Wall Street has been constructed to ensure that the house always wins.

There are numerous specific cases that Doyle takes a deep dive on. I'm not aware of any investigative journalism over the past five years that has been able to so effectively untangle the web of deceit and corruption that permeates the money game. A short list of topics covered: Auction Rate Securities, the bait and switch scam that dwarfs Bernie Madoff; SIPC: the Keystone Cops of financial protection/insurance - there until you need them; the systemic abuse heaped upon well intentioned whistleblowers; and the sham of Potemkin arbitration hearings.

Special contempt is reserved for Mary Schapiro who lined her pockets at FINRA and the SEC while utterly failing in her mandate to protect individual investors and regulate the money center banks. You read this book and you wonder why no one in Congress or the media has been willing or able to call a spade a spade. With the publicatIon of "In Bed With Wall Street," the ruse is laid bare.

Buy two copies, one for yourself and one for your Congressman. Here' hoping Mary will be reading it at FCI Butner.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Silver on January 7, 2014
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Fantastic book! Mr. Doyle is doing yeoman's work for all of us small investors. Share this book with all and let the people rise up! Well written, easy to understand! A must read!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By The Saint on January 13, 2014
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Larry Doyle in his well written nook, In Bed With Wall Street sheds a spotlight on the incestuous relationship that permeates the Wall Street/D.C. Corridor at the expense of the retail investor. Shame on the politicians and political appointees who feign to protect Main Street while lining their own pockets and dealing an occasional slap on the wrist to those they are supposed to oversee on The Street.
Looking forward to the movie!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Timothy B. Favero on January 22, 2014
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In Bed With Wall Street, the new book from Larry Doyle, (who has chronicled the misdeeds of the financial industry through his blog SenseOnCents.com), writes a scathing account about how the financial crisis of 2008 was brought about, how FINRA, the SEC and the other regulators of the markets “enabled” these bad actors to rip off and take advantage of the financial markets at the expense of other mostly smaller investors. Larry also highlights poor regulatory oversight by politicians and other “financial police” who were also facilitating these trading behemoths at the expense of the individual investor.

Larry doesn’t pull any punches and he goes in great detail on Bernie Madoff, Allen Stanford, JP Morgan Chase (involved with Madoff and should have known about the Ponzi scheme), interest-rate manipulation with LIBOR, drug cartels laundering money through big banks, misappropriation of customer funds by MF Global. The author paints an unflattering picture of former SEC Chair and FINRA head Mary Schapiro and her failure to reign in these institutions and her failure to achieve “real reform” that is either attributed to her incompetence or her willingness to let corruption happen at every turn under her watch.

Larry does mention hero Harry Markopoulos, who had written to the SEC multiple times about Madoff and his Ponzi scheme, yet the SEC never fully investigated Madoff until the 2008 financial crisis was upon us.

This is a great read and goes into great detail that anyone, even someone who is not familiar with financial markets, can understand. I wholeheartedly recommend reading this book for everyone to get a sense of the corruption and collusion that goes on between Washington and Wall Street that is facilitated by regulators, politicians and the Wall Street banks.

In Bed with Wall Street should be required reading for every high school student in this country.
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