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Puerto Rico – Here’s Why the New York Fed Does Not Feel Your Pain

Puerto Rico – Here’s Why the New York Fed Does Not Feel Your Pain By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: February 24, 2018 On Thursday, the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, William C. Dudley, held a press conference to effectively tell Puerto Ricans to suck it up as they attempt to […]

An Open Message to Parkland Students: Don’t Underestimate the Enemy

An Open Message to Parkland Students: Don’t Underestimate the Enemy By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: February 22, 2018  Carmen Schentrup would have celebrated her 17th birthday yesterday had she not been gunned down in a hail of bullets from an AR-15 semi-automatic assault weapon on February 14 at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School […]

Is that Cartel of Wall Street Lawyers Fixing Bank CEO Pay?

Is that Cartel of Wall Street Lawyers Fixing Bank CEO Pay? By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: February 21, 2018 Nothing buttresses Senator Bernie Sanders’ position that fraud on Wall Street is not a bug but a feature better than the news last week that the Citigroup Board was bumping up CEO Michael Corbat’s pay […]

Alarm Bells Sounded on Wall Street’s Derivatives

Alarm Bells Sounded on Wall Street’s Derivatives By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: February 20, 2018 On February 14, the week after the Dow Jones Industrial Average experienced two separate days of more than 1,000-point losses, the House Financial Services’ Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities and Investment convened a hearing to discuss various legislative proposals […]

Wall Street’s Regulators Move Deeper Into Darkness Under Trump

Wall Street’s Regulators Move Deeper Into Darkness Under Trump By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: February 16, 2018 In towns across America there are laws that prevent government officials from meeting secretly. Typically, the officials must first publish a notice to the public with the date and time of the meeting; circulate the notice in […]

Have You Heard of Goldman Sachs’ Theory Called the “Balanced Bear”?

Have You Heard of Goldman Sachs’ Theory Called the “Balanced Bear”? By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: February 15, 2018 Last Friday, Christian Mueller-Glissmann, an equity strategist at Goldman Sachs, took to the airwaves at CNBC to discuss last week’s market selloff and entered a new phrase into the lexicon of investing. Mueller-Glissmann said: “The […]

Volatility: Has Wall Street Found One More Index It Can Rig?

Volatility: Has Wall Street Found One More Index It Can Rig? By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: February 14, 2018 On Monday, an anonymous whistleblower sent a letter via his lawyer to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) charging that traders were manipulating the stock market volatility index […]

Rumors Grow that the U.S. Fed is Propping Up the Stock Market

Rumors Grow that the U.S. Fed is Propping Up the Stock Market By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: February 13, 2018  It’s not every day that three well-credentialed men are willing to put their names and reputations behind the allegation that the U.S. Federal Reserve is rigging the stock market. But that’s exactly what happened […]

These Fears Are Overhanging the Stock Market

These Fears Are Overhanging the Stock Market By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: February 12, 2018 Here’s what is feeding fear in the stock market: Trump’s presidency is spinning out of control leaving no adults in the room; the much ballyhooed tax cut legislation is actually going to produce frightening budget deficits that push up […]

Yesterday’s Stock Market Plunge Saw Indiscriminate Dumping of Stocks

Yesterday’s Stock Market Plunge Saw Indiscriminate Dumping of Stocks By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: February 9, 2018 The Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) has now had two days of losses of more than 1,000 points in the last four trading sessions: Monday and yesterday. The Dow consists of some of the oldest companies in […]