GameStop logo is seen at one of their stores in Athens, Ohio.
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It's up to the courts to draw a line between free speech and illegal market manipulation. And the Supreme Court has never ruled on this specific question.
Rosewood, the name for several endangered tree species that make beautiful furniture, being loaded in Madagascar.
For decades nations have worked to curb international sales of endangered plants and animals. But in countries like China, with high demand and speculative investors, that strategy fuels bidding wars.
Water markets are essential for many farmers to keep their crops alive.
The market for water entitlements is worth tens of billions, encouraging investors to raise funds and get involved. But the data shows they aren't having a big impact on prices.
Trading floors like this one – at the old American Stock Exchange in the 1980s – are at the heart of capitalism and financial speculation.
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The word “speculation” carries a connotation of negativity. And it’s probably fair to say that pretty much every financial crisis since the tulip mania of the 1630s can be attributed to some sort of mass…
How much for the whole field?
“Mister Thorn once cornered corn and that ain’t hay” sang Ella Fitzgerald, in the year that two speculators cornered the market for onions in Chicago. It was 1956, and Sam Siegel, a Chicago trader, and…
While new housing financial instruments caused the global financial crisis in 2008, in investment theory innovation is held…