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Norb Vonnegut
Norb Vonnegut
"If anybody can turn international finance and hedge funds into a riveting thriller, it's Norb Vonnegut." (Jeffery Deaver) When the money talks…I listen. And I write about what happens behind the scenes in the bare-knuckled world of finance. THE TRUST, THE GODS OF GREENWICH, TOP PRODUCER.


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Dec. 27, 2010 4:16 pm
People email me all kinds of things. Photos. Gossip from Wall Street. Viral jokes. About anything you can imagine. Sometimes I get stuff from the wrong side of barbed-wire fences. Like today. This photo of Bernie Madoff arrived fifteen minutes ago from the federal correctional complex in Butner, North Carolina. Just remember, this is the BEFORE shot. Talk about...  Read More
Dec. 23, 2010 11:22 am
Computers That Trade on the News Today, The New York Times described how some hedge funds analyze and trade on market sentiment. Their computers sift through masses of news articles and social media posts. Their robo-readers assess investor mood by counting key words or even, you can't make this up, the number of emoticons zinging around the Internet. Some of these...  Read More
Dec. 17, 2010 11:05 pm
I just learned that Acrimoney was listed on Forensic Account Masters, Top 50 Forensic Accounting Blogs. On behalf of all the bloggers on this website, I'd like to say thanks to FAM for their recognition. In the Public Interest Acrimoney : Norb Vonnegut’s posts are non-fiction and describe the culture of finance, with original and sometimes irreverent commentary about people who manage...  Read More
Dec. 11, 2010 12:50 pm
The news about Bernard Madoff never stops. According to The New York Times this morning, the Madoff trustee is seeking $19.6 billion from an Austrian banker. And moments ago we learned that Mark Madoff committed suicide. With the loss of his son, I can only wonder if Madoff is suffering a personal hell equivalent to what he created for so many others. These are sensational...  Read More
Dec. 5, 2010 1:06 pm
After returning from three strip malls, Phoebe Jenkins kicked off her shoes first thing. Right there in front of the kitchen sink. She was exhausted from the holiday crowds—all the pushing and shoving, the occasional hip check or two. Her swollen dogs were screaming for a break. I’ll try again tomorrow. Phoebe sat at the kitchen table, afternoon shadows sweeping the room, rambling thoughts...  Read More
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