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Kochtopus Wants the Little Guy to Buy Stocks as the Market Plunges

Kochtopus Wants the Little Guy to Buy Stocks as the Market Plunges By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: February 5, 2018 Last Friday, the stock market, as measured by the Dow Jones Industrial Average, plunged 665.7 points. This morning, after just one minute of trading at 9:31 a.m. in New York, the Dow had bled […]

As SEC Chair’s Family Grows Rich from Corporate Secrecy Firm, U.S. Named #2 Facilitator of Illicit Money

As SEC Chair’s Family Grows Rich from Corporate Secrecy Firm, U.S. Named #2 Facilitator of Illicit Money By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: February 1, 2018 Yesterday we reported that the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Jay Clayton – the man ostensibly in charge of providing financial transparency to the American people – […]

Wall Street’s Top Cop Can’t Shake Money Ties to Mysterious Firm

Wall Street’s Top Cop Can’t Shake Money Ties to Mysterious Firm By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: January 31, 2018 When Jay Clayton, President Donald Trump’s pick to head Wall Street’s top cop, the Securities and Exchange Commission, was preparing for his Senate confirmation in March of 2017, the watchdog nonprofit, Public Citizen, requested in […]

Stocks Dive as Treasury Yields Set Off Alarm Bells

Stocks Dive as Treasury Yields Set Off Alarm Bells By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: January 30, 2018 The benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury yield touched 2.7 percent on Monday and as of 8:16 a.m. this morning it has returned to that level. The sharp rise in Treasury yields produced a 177 point drop in the […]

JPMorgan’s Most Admired Bank Award: General Public Had No Say

JPMorgan’s Most Admired Bank Award: General Public Had No Say By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: January 29, 2018 Someone really needs to send the good folks at Fortune Magazine a heads up that naming a bank that has admitted to three criminal felony counts in 2014-15 and lost more than $6 billion gambling with […]

Meet the Conflicted Team that Could Prosecute Trump-Russia Charges

Meet the Conflicted Team that Could Prosecute Trump-Russia Charges By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: January 26, 2018 According to former FBI Director James Comey, President Donald Trump asked him for a personal loyalty pledge. Comey didn’t give it. Comey was fired by Trump. Trump has also made repeated remarks to suggest that his view […]

Did U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Give Dollar Shorts a Wink in Davos?

Did U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Give Dollar Shorts a Wink in Davos? By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: January 25, 2018 U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin opened his mouth at the base of the snow-covered mountains of Davos, Switzerland yesterday during the World Economic Forum and sent an instant chill through currency markets around the […]

That Goldman Sachs Guy Is Dragging Trump and His Cabinet to Davos

That Goldman Sachs Guy Is Dragging Trump and His Cabinet to Davos By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: January 24, 2018 To hear Gary Cohn, the immediate past President of Goldman Sachs tell it, U.S. President Donald Trump will be feted as a beloved world leader when he arrives in Davos, Switzerland tomorrow morning for […]

Meet Don and Shannon McGahn: Trump’s Regulatory Chainsaw Couple

Meet Don and Shannon McGahn: Trump’s Regulatory Chainsaw Couple By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: January 23, 2018  President Donald Trump’s White House Counsel, Don McGahn, has a long history of gutting campaign finance laws to the benefit of corporations. His wife, Shannon McGahn, also an attorney, has a long history in efforts to roll […]

Rising Treasury Yields Pose Risk for Those Over-Weighted in Stocks

Rising Treasury Yields Pose Risk for Those Over-Weighted in Stocks By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: January 22, 2018 President Donald Trump’s persistence on his Twitter page in touting how well the stock market is doing is distracting investors from a scary, negative indicator for stocks – rising yields on U.S. Treasury securities. Since September […]