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Wall Street’s Misallocation of Capital Is Worse Today than the Dot.com Era

Wall Street’s Misallocation of Capital Is Worse Today than the Dot.com Era By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: June 7, 2018 ~ Short memories are going to once again doom millions of stock market investors who are getting their advice from Wall Street’s minions of deeply conflicted analysts and brokers. This is a good time […]

Wall Street Has Placed a Derivatives Noose Around the U.S. Insurance Industry

Wall Street Has Placed a Derivatives Noose Around the U.S. Insurance Industry By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: June 6, 2018 ~  Several early warning signs emerged in the stock market yesterday. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index closed at a record high but every major Wall Street bank with large exposures to derivatives closed in […]

Wall Street CEO to Worker Pay Ratios Don’t Capture What’s Going On

Wall Street CEO to Worker Pay Ratios Don’t Capture What’s Going On By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: June 5, 2018 ~ The Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation that was passed in 2010 required that publicly traded companies report publicly how much the CEO makes compared to the median salary of workers. The Securities and Exchange […]

Citigroup Faces Criminal Charges in Australia: 3x Felon JPMorgan Is Said to be Cooperating

Citigroup Faces Criminal Charges in Australia: 3x Felon JPMorgan Is Said to be Cooperating By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: June 4, 2018 ~ The largest bank in the United States, JPMorgan Chase, is already a 3-time felon. It received two felony counts in 2014 for its role in the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme and […]

Deutsche Bank, not Michael Cohen, May Be Donald Trump’s Biggest Problem

Deutsche Bank, not Michael Cohen, May Be Donald Trump’s Biggest Problem By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: June 1, 2018 ~ Yesterday the Wall Street Journal dropped a bombshell into financial markets with a report that “about a year ago” the U.S. Federal Reserve had “designated Deutsche Bank AG’s sprawling U.S. business as being in […]

Jamie Dimon Goes Way Out of Town for Shareholders’ Meetings: For Good Reason

Jamie Dimon Goes Way Out of Town for Shareholders’ Meetings: For Good Reason By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: May 31, 2018 ~ JPMorgan Chase likes to hold its annual shareholders’ meetings far away from the media glare of New York City’s pesky press corps. Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, has good […]

Wall Street Banks Tank Yesterday as Contagion Threat Grows

Wall Street Banks Tank Yesterday as Contagion Threat Grows By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: May 30, 2018 ~  Big Wall Street bank stocks outpaced the decline in the markets yesterday by a big margin. That’s a serious problem but here’s a bigger problem: if you get your information from mainstream media, you have no […]

Welcome to Risk-Off Tuesday as Italy Rattles Markets

Welcome to Risk-Off Tuesday as Italy Rattles Markets By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: May 29, 2018 ~ U.S. investors have returned this morning from a 3-day Memorial Day break for parades and barbecues to find that turmoil in European stock markets may serve up losses to U.S. portfolios. At 7:18 a.m. this morning, futures […]

America Has Reason to Hope: Leslie Cockburn Is Running for Congress

America Has Reason to Hope: Leslie Cockburn Is Running for Congress By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: May 25, 2018 ~  On May 5 Leslie Cockburn, a former prize-winning 60 Minutes producer and journalist with no prior political credentials, won the Democratic nomination for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District. Two qualities sum up how Cockburn has […]

SEC Charges Elizabeth Holmes with “Massive Fraud” but Says She Can Head a Public Company in 10 Years

SEC Charges Elizabeth Holmes with “Massive Fraud” but Says She Can Head a Public Company in 10 Years By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: May 24, 2018 ~ On March 14 the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes with a “massive fraud.” According to the SEC, Holmes had made wild […]