Freelance Financial Journalist
I'm Nancy Miller, a financial journalist, author of The Facebook IPO Primer, and ice hockey mom. All the other Nancy Millers are impostors. Let's talk.
ft.com — Explore how valuable your data are with this interactive calculator. While the multibillion-dollar data broker industry profits from the trade of thousands of details about individuals, those bits of information are often sold for a fraction of a penny apiece, according to industry pricing data viewed by the Financial Times.
nancefinance.wordpress.com — Traders are paying up big money to get an early look at market-moving data provided by non-governmental groups. This is pay-to-play, pure and simple. This is way different from data that the government releases. The rules are very strict; if anyone break s an embargo they get the boot.
online.wsj.com — On the morning of March 15, stocks stumbled on news that a key reading of consumer confidence was unexpectedly low. One group of investors already knew that. They got the University of Michigan's consumer report two seconds before everyone else.
davidsimon.com — Is it just me or does the entire news media - as well as all the agitators and self-righteous bloviators on both sides of the aisle - not understand even the rudiments of electronic intercepts and the manner in which law enforcement actually uses such intercepts? It would seem so.
bloomberg.com — Traders at some of the world's biggest banks manipulated benchmark foreign-exchange rates used to set the value of trillions of dollars of investments, according to five dealers with knowledge of the practice.
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