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  • Cryptocurrency and Fiat Money: Bitcoin Shows serious weaknesses in the in the banking system.

    01/13/2018 10:53:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/12/2018 | Dexter Wright
    There is a rumor swirling on Wall Street that China may be reversing its decades-old policy of buying U.S. Treasury Bills (T-Bills), which is giving bond-traders a case of nerves.  If China does not buy T-Bills, then the Federal Reserve will have to raise the yield on the bonds to make them more attractive to other buyers.  This rumor combined with the possibility that the Chinese economy will eclipse the U.S. economy in twenty years seemingly makes a thirty-year T- Bill less attractive than in the past. What a strange time in which we live, when cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum may be a...
  • All main stock indexes close at records ahead of GOP tax bill draft [TRUMP EFFECT]

    12/15/2017 1:43:58 PM PST · by Enchante · 59 replies
    Morningstar ^ | December 15, 2017 | Sue Chang
    All main stock benchmarks closed at records on Friday with the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average extending their weekly winning streak to four as Republicans prepared to outline their final version of the tax bill. Stocks have been sensitive to developments from Capitol Hill on the tax bill and any news that is viewed as a step closer to enacting tax cuts tend to buoy market sentiment. The Dow rose 140 points, or 0.6%, to close at 24,648. The S&P 500 climbed 23 points, or 0.9%, to end at 2,675 while the Nasdaq Composite Index gained 80...
  • Wall Street furious over proposal to slash 401(k) limits

    10/21/2017 6:37:10 PM PDT · by Mariner · 125 replies
    The NEw York Post ^ | October 21st, 2017 | By Kevin Dugan
    Wall Street pushed back hard on Friday against a report that congressional Republicans are weighing a plan to severely limit the amount of money Americans can contribute to their 401(k)s. The Capitol Hill lawmakers, searching for ways to pay for President Trump’s broad proposed tax cuts, are eyeing a $2,400 cap on pre-tax contributions to 401(k) plans, used by millions of US workers to save for retirement. Currently, the pre-tax limit for such contributions is $18,000 a year. Contributions to 401(k)s are tax-deferred, which means that the government won’t be able to get its cut until retirees start withdrawing money...
  • Be not dismayed Jesus is with you in all this[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/13/2017 7:38:05 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible ^ | Holy Spirit
    My children be not dismayed with the array of things that beset the worldly for you ARE My Kingdom Come and now you shall walk in My attributes as never before. As Enoch now you shall be with Me, as Elisha when you call I shall come for you dressing you fresh in the Mantle of My Resurrection Power to take back the land from the evil one for I AM coming soon for you and NOW is your time to ( (( SHINE )) ) 2 Kings 2:14 Then he took the cloak of Elijah that had fallen from...
  • Now Wall Street Threatens the NFL's Act

    10/01/2017 7:03:13 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 1,2017 | BY MICHAEL WALSH
    that means... more backlash against the Needless Football League: Many brokers and bankers some of whom are also military veterans have threatened to pull the plug on pro football for not reining in players who are using the American national anthem as an opportunity to protest by taking the knee. And as the protests gather steam this weekend, some vets of the financial markets a huge employer of former US military service personnel, have unleashed a barrage of criticism in response and could be counted among the estimated 2 million fewer viewers over the first three weeks...
  • Obama commands $400K on Wall Streets speaking circuit: Report

    09/18/2017 3:08:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept 18, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Former President Obamas presence among Wall Street executives once derided as fat cats now nets him roughly $400,000 on the industrys speaking circuit. A source close to a Northern Trust Corp. speech last month told Bloomberg News on Monday that Mr. Obama was compensated close to $400,000 for his services. Additional sources said that he recently addressed members of the Carlyle Group LP and will receive a similar six-figure paycheck as the keynote speaker at a health-care conference for investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald LP.
  • Understanding Gary Cohn -vs- President Donald Trump

    08/26/2017 4:55:55 PM PDT · by Kalamata · 31 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | august 26, 2017 | Sundance
    Those Wall Street and Multinational interests that everyone rightly reviews through the prism of globalist advancement are being confronted and dismantled as part of the larger America First economic policy. Gary Cohn has a useful purpose in that his presence settles the nerves of Trumps domestic economic adversaries, but Cohns presence doesnt change the policy direction of America First at all.
  • WITH FRIENDS LIKE GARY COHN, WHO NEEDS ENEMIES?

    08/26/2017 10:35:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 8/26/2017 | Jeff Crouere
    Cohn was under intense pressure from his Wall Street friends to resign from the administration. He should have done the President and the country a big favor by succumbing to the pressure. President Donald Trump is attacked on a daily basis by his enemies in the media, the political establishment, and the deep state. He is under unrelenting assault, more so than any other U.S. President in recent history. Usually, even a besieged President can count on support within the ranks of his top advisers. While they may disagree in private, top administration officials have an obligation to present a...
  • Ivan Boesky and the End of the '80s Wall Street Boom

    08/14/2017 4:19:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, August 14, 2017 | Peter Grant
    It was the 17th of September 1986, and the curtain was now coming down on the greed-is-good Wall Street boom. On the surface, nothing seemed much different in the high-flying world of leveraged buyouts, corporate raiders, junk bonds and suspendered yuppies chasing dizzying amounts of money. But behind the scenes, one of the icons of this era was cutting a deal with federal agents and an ambitious U.S. Attorney named Rudolph Giuliani in the biggest insider-trading investigation in history. Ivan Boesky, the mega-rich and super-arrogant 49-year-old king of the arbitragers, was agreeing to sing like a platinum canary to get...
  • McDonald's Hits All-Time High As Wall Street Cheers Replacement Of Cashiers With Kiosks

    06/23/2017 2:12:56 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 189 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/22/17 | Tae Kim
    Cowen says McDonald's will upgrade 2,500 restaurants to its "Experience of the Future" technology by year-end, which includes digital ordering kiosks. The firm raises its rating on McDonald's to outperform from market perform and price target for the shares to $180 from $142. Same store sales estimate for 2018 raised to 3 percent from 2 percent. McDonald's shares hit an all-time high on Tuesday as Wall Street expects sales to increase from new digital ordering kiosks that will replace cashiers in 2,500 restaurants. Cowen raised its rating on McDonald's shares to outperform from market perform because of the technology upgrades,...
  • Pissed-off artist adds statue of urinating dog next to Fearless Girl

    05/30/2017 6:56:24 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | 29 May 2017 | Nick Fugallo and Max Jaeger
    Gee whiz, artists are so sensitive! City sculptor Alex Gardega seething over the Fearless Girl statue being placed across from Wall Streets Charging Bull has decided to retaliate with a work of his own. Gardega created a statue of a small dog, titled Pissing Pug, and his sloppily crafted pooch takes direct aim at Fearless Girl or, at least, at her left leg. This is corporate nonsense, Gardega told The Post of Fearless Girl, saying it was put opposite artist Arturo Di Modicas famed bull as a publicity stunt by a Boston-based financial firm.
  • Trump entertains breaking up big banks with Glass-Steagall

    05/01/2017 4:48:53 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 22 replies
    WASHINGTON EXAMINER ^ | May 1, 2017 | Joseph Lawler
    [txt on image] Trump: Considering Rewrite or Elimination of Dodd-Frank President Trump entertained the idea of breaking up big banks Monday, sending major Wall Street stocks lower. Trump suggested that he is considering reinstating some form of Glass-Steagall, the repealed law that for decades mandated a separation between commercial and investment banks. "There's some people that want to go back to the old system, right? So we're going to look at that," Trump said when asked about the policy by Bloomberg.
  • Warren, Sanders unhappy by Wall Street-paid Obama speech (squaw on warpath again)

    05/01/2017 2:34:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    AP ^ | April 28, 2017
    U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are not happy about reports that former President Barack Obama will be paid $400,000 to speak at a September health care conference put on by the Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald. Warren said Thursday on SiriusXM's "Alter Family Politics" program that she is concerned about the overall influence of money in politics.
  • The Art of the Deal: Wall Street Deals Explode Since January 20th

    04/28/2017 4:24:31 AM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    Since President Donald J. Trump took office on January 20th, almost 3,100 merger or acquisition (M&A) deals have been announced, per recently released data from Thomson Reuters. 2017 continues to be the art of the deal as there have already been 13 deals valued at over $5 billion dollars since the Trump administration took charge. Cross-border deals are also at record highs. As the mainstream media continues to decry the mounting political and economic uncertainty around the world as a result of the hard-to-predict Trump administration, the global economy centered around the vibrant U.S. market appears to be doing just...
  • Greedy Grifters Barack & Michelle Obama Robbing Blind the Party That Made Them

    04/28/2017 4:19:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/28/17 | Judi McLeod
    Schulz insists the former president remains true to his progressive values, and said taking money from Wall Street is not the same as being bought by Wall Street" Wake Up Call for all the OWS (Occupy Wall Street) activists: You cant OCCUPY WALL STREET, because greedy grifters Barack and Michelle Obama are already squatting on it. Its the same old story sung in the words of a song, The rich get rich and the poor get poorer. According to Christopher Wallace at Fox News, Obamas $400,000 Wall Street speech leaves the liberal base stunned.
  • Elizabeth Warren: "Troubled" By Obama's Upcoming $400,000 Speech To Wall Street

    04/27/2017 10:41:23 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 27 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | April 27, 2017
    In an interview Thursday with Alter Family Politics on SiriusXM, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) weighed in on former President Obama's upcoming speech to Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald. Obama is expected to receive at least $400,000 for the speaking engagement. TOMMY ALTER: Senator Warren, what do you think about President Obama accepting $400,000 from Wall Street? SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN: Well, I was troubled by that. One of the things I talk about in the book is the influence of money. I describe it as a snake that slithers through Washington. And that it shows up in so many different ways...
  • Trump Takes Aim at Wall Streets Favorite Financial Regulation

    04/22/2017 5:28:40 PM PDT · by davikkm · 5 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN CARNEY
    President Donald Trump ordered the Treasury Department on Friday to examine two controversial powers given to financial regulators in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, including a bailout authority widely favored by the biggest banks. One of the memos Trump signed Friday takes aim at the Orderly liquidation authority or OLA, which authorizes the federal government to take over and wind down a failing financial firm. It instructs Treasury to examine whether OLA encourages excessive risk-taking or exposes taxpayers to liability. It also orders Treasury not to use OLAA while the review is underway. OLA has been a target...
  • Trump to order U.S. Treasury to delve into taxes, post-crisis reforms

    04/20/2017 7:20:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr. 20, 2017 | Lisa Lambert
    U.S. President Donald Trump will order the Treasury on Friday to find and reduce tax burdens and review post-financial crisis reforms that banks and insurance companies have said hinder their ability to do business. A White House official said on Thursday that Trump will issue an executive order directing the Treasury on the tax issues. He will also issue two memoranda asking for reviews of two parts of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law - the Orderly Liquidation Authority that sets out how big banks can wind down during a crisis and the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), which...
  • CBS News Sides With Fearless Girl In Wall Street Art Face Off

    04/19/2017 1:18:28 PM PDT · by drewh · 41 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 19, 2017 | 11:52 AM EDT | Julia Seymour
    The media were thrilled when a statue of a defiant little girl was placed opposite Arturo Di Modicas famous Charging Bull on Wall Street. To the networks, it became a symbol, a sensation and female empowerment. Symbols spoke volumes, NBC Chief Environmental Affairs correspondent Anne Thompson said of the statue facing down Wall Streets famous bull, on March 8. The networks didnt seem to mind that Fearless Girl was really a clever corporate advertisement for SHE an exchange traded fund offered by State Street Global Advisors. Fortune reported that until April 2, a plaque at the girls feet read...
  • Cuomo says Charging Bull statue never bothered him the day after de Blasio knocked the famed work

    04/15/2017 10:45:18 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 04/15/2017 | Kenneth Lovett
    A day after Mayor de Blasio criticized Wall Streets Charging Bull statue as an ode to unfettered capitalism, Gov. Cuomo said I never found it particularly offensive. Ive gone past it many times, Cuomo told reporters at the governors mansion, where he hosted an Easter egg roll Saturday.