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America Searches For Its Soul in Magazine and Newspaper Covers

America Searches For Its Soul in Magazine and Newspaper Covers By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: June 21, 2018 ~ This past week has seen the worst of an American President in modern history and the best of America’s free press. From MSNBC’s almost non-stop coverage of the child abuse inherent in Trump’s policy to […]

24 Hours of Unprecedented News on Trump’s War on Immigrant Children

24 Hours of Unprecedented News on Trump’s War on Immigrant Children By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: June 21, 2018 ~ Over the past 24 hours, everyone from the Pope to Fox TV producers to foreign leaders like U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May to top corporate CEOs like Apple’s Tim Cook to U.S. airlines (who […]

Removal of GE from the Dow Looks Suspiciously Like Citigroup’s Exit

Removal of GE from the Dow Looks Suspiciously Like Citigroup’s Exit By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: June 20, 2018 ~ General Electric Co. (GE) will be unceremoniously sacked from the Dow Jones Industrial Average on June 26, it was announced yesterday by the S&P Dow Jones Indices folks. GE was one of the original […]

Trump’s Immigration Policy: It’s Child Abuse According to Experts

Trump’s Immigration Policy: It’s Child Abuse According to Experts By Pam Martens: June 19, 2018 ~  According to Dr. Colleen Kraft, President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the U.S. President of the United States, Donald Trump, is deploying a policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S. southern border that is […]

Goldman Sachs Gets into the Non-Collateralized Personal Loan Business

Goldman Sachs Gets into the Non-Collateralized Personal Loan Business By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: June 18, 2018 ~  Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein famously said in 2009 at the height of the financial crisis that he was “doing God’s work.” What Goldman Sachs was actually doing in secret at that time was receiving billions of […]

How Did JPMorgan Reverse an Arrest Warrant for its Mexico Bank Chief?

How Did JPMorgan Reverse an Arrest Warrant for its Mexico Bank Chief? By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: June 15, 2018 ~  On Monday Reuters reported that “a judge in Mexico has issued an arrest warrant for the country head of U.S. investment bank JPMorgan for alleged fraud….” Details about the arrest warrant were provided […]

Bitcoin Price Manipulation Versus What’s Going on in Dark Pools

Bitcoin Price Manipulation Versus What’s Going on in Dark Pools By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: June 14, 2018 ~ Finance Professor John Griffin and fellow researcher Amin Shams, both at the University of Texas, released a study yesterday that is causing alarm bells to ring for investors in Bitcoin and other digital currencies. Titled “Is […]

Merrill Lynch Fine Renews the Question: Can You Trust Your Broker?

Merrill Lynch Fine Renews the Question: Can You Trust Your Broker? By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: June 13, 2018 ~  Yesterday the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) quietly dropped a bomb on the relationship that the behemoth Wall Street firm Merrill Lynch has with its institutional clients. For those willing to skip past the […]

WaPo and SEC Commissioner Wake Up to Looming Crisis from Stock Buybacks

WaPo and SEC Commissioner Wake Up to Looming Crisis from Stock Buybacks By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: June 12, 2018 ~ Last Friday, Steven Pearlstein, a Pulitzer Prize-winning business and economics columnist at the Washington Post, penned an in-depth article on the hubris of stock buybacks and the role they are playing in retarding […]

Even after Madoff, Ponzi Schemes Touting Promissory Notes Proliferate

Even after Madoff, Ponzi Schemes Touting Promissory Notes Proliferate By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: June 11, 2018 ~   Most Americans are not aware that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had the opportunity to stop Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme 16 years before he confessed in 2008. In 1992, the SEC settled an investigation against […]