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On Wall Street he and a few others - how many? three hundred, four hundred, five hundred? had become precisely that... Masters of the Universe.
I like mainstream movies that are completely off the wall.
Robert Downey, Jr.
On Wall Street, financial crisis destroys jobs. Here in Washington, it creates them. The rest is just details.
Both 'Consenting Adults' and 'Glengarry Glen Ross' revolve around the economic stresses of the '90s. They are about what people do when they're pushed against that wall, and how they're manipulated. They are both morality tales, though in very different genres.
For decades, Wall Street has charged companies a standard fee of 7 percent to sell their shares to the public.
The war to rein in Wall Street excess is never over.
The Mexican debt crisis, Latin American debt crisis, the crises of the 1990s, the Wall Street stock market crash, and other events should have reminded us, and did remind us, that financial instability remains a concern, remains a problem.
The pictures of my family were designed to be on a family wall, they were supposed to be together. It was supposed to copy my mother's wall in her house.
Although not well known outside Wall Street, Freddie Mac and its corporate cousin, Fannie Mae, are two of the world's largest financial institutions and play a crucial role in the housing market.
It's no secret that big institutional investors have a lot of advantages on Wall Street. They get the first chance to buy hot initial public offerings. They get to meet in person with companies' managements.
It is a truth universally acknowledged on Wall Street that original research is on life support. Serious research can be bad for business, as well as expensive.
In truth, government has been good to Wall Street and big business.
I don't know anyone on Wall Street who goes to work every day thinking of anything but how to increase their bonus.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Your normal Wall Street big-swinging Richard has enough of a lingering moral compass to at least tell himself that his wizardry benefits somebody or something besides himself. You know, his cleverness makes capital markets more efficient. It provides credit to productive enterprise. Whatever.
Unlike the Tea Party, who see themselves as the customers of government, people in the Occupy Wall Street movement understand that we are the government. Stated most simply, we are trying to run a 21st-century society on a 13th-century economic operating system. It just doesn't work.
While Wall Street firms typically underwrite offerings in teams, the lead underwriter, or manager, of the offering has primary responsibility for selling the offering and reaps much of the fees and profit.
For most of Wall Street's history, stock trading was fairly straightforward: buyers and sellers gathered on exchange floors and dickered until they struck a deal.
I believe Wall Street needs serious ongoing regulation.
I like having my back pressed against a wall and being made to work harder so I don't embarrass myself.
I think that the S.E.C. has been pretty feckless when it comes to reigning in reckless behavior on Wall Street.
It's time to put the national interest before the interests of Wall Street.
We can't expect Wall Street to police itself - that's why we have a federal government.
In 'Wall Street,' Charlie Sheen carried that movie.
The people who work in Wall Street still look up to Gordon Gekko. He's sort of a guru.
Barack Obama is Occupy Wall Street. Barrack Obama is plugged into that world. That's what he believes.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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