Article: FBI Agent Fed Stock Guru Risky Information

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FBI Agent Fed Stock Guru Risky Information

New York Post cited by RGM Communications via Wayback, 5 November 2004

A corrupt FBI agent in cahoots with inside traders revealed a steady stream of sensitive information — including one corporate executive’s alleged ties to the Russian mob and an undercover agent’s presence at another firm, according to court testimony yesterday.

The companies’ negative information was posted on the Web site of San Diego financial analyst and self-styled stock guru Amr “Anthony” Elgindy, who profited when their stock went down, a former Elgindy associate testified in federal court in Brooklyn.

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Paper: Boni Analysis of Failures-to-Deliver


Boni Analysis of Failures-to-Deliver

Robert Shapiro

Sonecon, November 2004

A new study documents that significant failures to promptly deliver shares sold short (“fails” or “failures”) are not, as many market participants assume, rare, brief and inadvertent, but rather pervasive, extended and deliberate. The analysis was done by Dr. Leslie Boni, recently a visiting financial economist at the SEC and now economics professor at the University of New Mexico. Boni’s data show that failures-to-deliver affect almost all public companies and usually last several weeks. On any day, there are 180 million-to-300 million shares involving more than 10 percent of public companies that have gone undelivered for at least two months. Failures of these dimensions can seriously distort the normal economic operations of U.S. equity markets.

PDF (2 pages): Boni Analysis of Failures-to-Deliver