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Government By Goldman

Authored by Gary Rivlin and Michael Hudson via The Intercept, in partnership with The Investigative Fund, Steve Bannon was in the room the day Donald Trump first fell for Gary Cohn. So were Reince Priebus, Jared Kushner, and Trump’s pick for secretary of Treasury, Steve Mnuchin. It was the end of November, three weeks after Trump’s […]

Where There’s [Almost] “Blood In The Streets” In America Today…

Authored by Simon Black via, In the spring of 1871 after a miserable defeat in the Franco-Prussian War, Paris plunged into a major crisis as local citizens revolted against the government. Financial markets went berserk as a result, and the prices of French government bonds plummeted. There’s an old story that an heir to […]

Paulson Shutters Long-Short Equity Fund Amid Massive Healthcare Losses / by Tyler Durden / Jul 27, 2017 1:15 PM After gaining instant fame with his massive subprime bet back in 2008/2009, John Paulson can’t seem to buy a clue of late.  Over the past couple of years, a series of strategic missteps have resulted in abysmal returns and increasing concern among investors that Paulson may have been […]

Meanwhile, Spotted Together At A Southampton Party…

While publicly polarizing average-joe America at every opportunity, it appears the 'elites' are having a blast 'together' behind the scenes… As Politico reports… OUT AND ABOUT IN THE HAMPTONS — Lally Weymouth held her annual summer party last night at her house in Southampton.   There was a long gold carpet entrance from where the […]

Partner At Paulson & Company Jumps To His Death In Midtown Manhattan / by Tyler Durden / Mar 29, 2017  A 56-year-old partner at Paulson & Co., who was best known for losing billions of his clients’ money to Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme when he ran the Fairfield Greenwich fund of funds, leaped to his death from the luxury Sofitel hotel in midtown Manhattan. Charles W. Murphy was […]

Harvard Is ‘Billionaire-Making’ University

Want to learn about the history of economics, how to code with Ruby on Rails, or the essentials of string theory? It’s all out there for free on the internet, and anyone who has the time or energy can learn it directly from the experts. The Information Age grants us an unprecedented amount of access […]

Trump’s Treasury Secretary Pick Is A Lucky Man… Very Lucky

Authored by Jesse Eisinger, originally posted at, Steven Mnuchin has made a career out of being lucky. The former Goldman Sachs banker nominated to become Donald Trump’s treasury secretary had the perspicacity to purchase a collapsed subprime mortgage lender soon after the financial crisis, getting a sweet deal from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. […]

Trump Unveils Economic Advisory Team; Carl Icahn Turns Down Invitation

Earlier today Donald Trump, who despite lagging Hillary badly in the most recent polls, remains perceived as the presidential candidate who is better equipped to do a “better job on the economy“… … even though a majority believes that Hillary is “more qualified” to be president (suggesting that to Americans the economy is not really […]

Hedge-Fund Handouts: Hillary Clinton $48,500,000 – $19,000 Donald Trump

Hedge funds are playing a far bigger role in 2016 than in past elections – and, as The Wall Street Journal reports, Hillary Clinton has been the single biggest beneficiary. The lines around what constitutes a hedge fund aren’t always clear in the data, or in the financial industry. But the numbers are stark. The […]

What The Biggest Hedge Funds Did In Q1: The Full 13-F Summary

While far less attention is being paid to hedge fund 13F filings, which show a stale representation of equity long stakes among the hedge fund community as of 45 days prior, than in years gone by as a result of increasingly poor performance by the 2 and 20 crowd, they still remain closely watched source […]