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Category Archives: UBS

Credit Suisse “Climbs The Wall Of Worry”, Raises S&P Target To 2,500 From 2,350

Following bearish reports from Goldman (which tactically downgraded stocks to Neutral for the next three months just hours before the Fed rate hike), RBC and JPM’s head quant Marko Kolanovic over the past week, overnight Credit Suisse decided to take the other side of the trade and hiked its year end forecasts for the S&P500, […]

How The FBI Laid A Trap For A Financial Scandal’s Mastermind

How did authorities zero in on Tom Hayes, the disheveled, socially awkward mastermind of the Libor scandal? An excerpt from David Enrich's new must read book ‘The Spider Network’ A Trap for a Trader On a mild, damp March afternoon in 2011, Sarah Tighe and her husband Tom Hayes arrived in the prenatal wing of […]

“I’m Sorry We Had To Experience This Today”: Caterpillar CEO Apologizes Over Shock Raid

The market was caught offguard by yesterday’s dramatic raid of three Caterpillar offices, including its Peoria Headquarters, which reportedly included agents from the IRS, FDIC and Commerce Department, and sent the stock tumbling by the most in over half a year. The raid took place just one week after former CAT CEO Doug Oberhelman met […]

Banks “Gag” Analysts From Discussing Politics On Air

In what may be a welcome change to what is already an overly politically charged financial atmosphere, Reuters reports that major banks are cracking down on market analysts talking publicly about politics over concerns of appearing partial with HSBC going so far to take its main global currencies commentator off air in an intensification of […]

Fannie, Freddie Plunge After Court Rules Hedge Funds Can’t Sue

Moments ago, the stocks of the nationalized GSEs – Fannies and Freddie – tumbled by over 30%, after a federal appeals court upheld a ruling that barred hedge funds from suing to overturn the U.S. government’s 2012 decision to capture billions of dollars in the profits generated by the mortgage guarantors Fannie Mae and Freddie […]

Feds Seize $20 Million In Ponzi Scheme Cash Hidden In A Box Spring

The FBI has seized $20 million dollars of cash, literally stuffed in a mattress in Westborough, Massachusetts, linked to the infamous TelexFree pyramid scheme that reportedly raised over $1 billion from gullible participants between January 2012 and March 2014. According to the Department of Justice, the money was found after an associate of one the […]

UBS Warns: Spain’s “Most Italian Bank” Runs Out of Options

wolfstreet.com / by Don Quijones / Jan 11, 2017  The bank-bailout business rages on. During the first week of 2017, Spain’s “most Italian bank”, Banco Popular, got off to a flying start as its stock outperformed all other major Spanish banks. By Jan 5th its shares had even crossed the €1-line for the first time in nearly a month. But […]

China’s $3 Trillion In Reserves Questioned After PBOC Reports $41 BIllion In December Outflows

In late December, ignoring the official Chinese monthly reserve data and instead using a dataset provided by China’s FX regulator SAFE on cross-border RMB flows and on onshore FX settlements, Goldman calculated the true amount of Chinese FX outflows and found that Beijing has continued to mask the full extent of its capital flight, which […]

SWOT Analysis: This Could Result In a More Bullish Scenario for Gold

news.goldseek.com / By: Frank E. Holmes, Chairman/CEO/CIO of U.S. Global Investors, Inc.,  / 27 December 2016 Strengths The best performing precious metal for the week was gold, down just 0.08 percent.  Gold is steady in year-end holiday trading, reports UBS, and is trying to form a base around these levels. Physical markets have perked up, helping […]

Credit Suisse Settles With DOJ For $5.3 Billion; Will Pay $2.5 Billion Civil Penalty

Shortly after last night’s news that Deutsche Bank had settled with the DOJ for $7.2 billion, of which it would pay $3.1 billion in a civil penalty, far lower than the $14 billion number initially speculated (the stock popped as much as 4% before settling just over 2% higher currently), Credit Suisse likewise closed the […]