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Dow Jones Plummets By More Than 530 Points–Wall Street NYSE Drops Like A Stone

August 22nd, 2015 Comments off

Wall Street has incurred 2-days of brutal losses. Friday’s drop of more than 530 points follows Thursdays’ decline by more than 300 points on the Dow Jones index. The NYSE collapse parallels that of major bourses across the world.

The sudden crash in stock prices will undoubtedly send the various plunge protection teams of the world’s major central banks into action, seeking to reverse the sharp losses. In spite of what the central bankers do, they cannot much longer hide the fact that the world barely recovered from the global economic crisis that emerged in 2008, and the likelihood of a return to the Great Recession has grown exponentially, with the accumulation of bad economic news, especially from China.

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Large Banks Plead Guilty To Felony Crimes, Senator Elizabeth Warren Reacts

May 21st, 2015 Comments off

In a plea deal with the U.S. Justice Department, five of the largest mega banks have agreed to plead guilty to currency manipulation and rigging interest rates. These are serious crimes of a felony nature, however, not a single banking executive will see the inside of a prison. In a continuation of Obama administration policy, large fines that may impress the public are imposed, though it must be stated that the financial penalties are a fraction of the profits those banks received through their interest rate and currency manipulations, let alone public bailouts and Federal Reserve injections of liquidity at near zero interest rates. Meanwhile, no bankers face individual criminal indictments.

The five banks are: Citicorp, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, The Royal Bank of Scotland and UBS AG.

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has become the terror of Wall Street, had this to say about the plea deal agreed to by the Department of Justice: “It’s business as usual, and it stinks. The big banks have been caught red-handed conspiring to manipulate financial markets, and several have even admitted in court that they’re felons, but not a single trader is being held individually accountable, and regulators are stumbling over themselves to exempt the banks from the legally required consequences of their criminal behavior. That’s not accountability for Wall Street.”

 

Hillary Clinton is running for President of the United States  in 2016. See the video about the book that warned back in 2008 what a second Clinton presidency would mean for the USA:

 

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Global Economy Shows Increasing Signs of Fragility: From Wall Street to Berlin, the Warning Lights are Flashing

October 10th, 2014 Comments off

In the past few days the equity markets, in particular the Dow Jones index, have displayed wild gyrations. One day stocks fall sharply, followed by a near equal climb the following day, only to shortly afterwards swing down sharply again. The sentiment-driven swings on the world’s bourses display extreme nervousness  by investors. Increasingly, they are beginning to catch on that the “recovery” was no secular recovery following the  global economic and financial crisis of 2008, but a short-lived stabilization. Now, reality is catching up fast.

For the past few months, there have been indications of stagnation in the world’s fourth largest economy, Germany, which has been the sole force holding together the debt-ridden Eurozone. Now comes the August figures on German exports: a decline of 5.8 percent (http://www.dw.de/german-exports-take-a-deep-dive-in-august/a-17983575), the worst contraction in Germany’s critical export sector since January of 2009, at the worst point of the global economic crisis.

The German export contraction is merely a hint of what is happening globally. Trade growth is slowing, inhibiting the ability of sovereigns to finance their massive structural deficits and cope with record high levels of unemployment. The geopolitical situation is very bad and getting worse, pointing to further erosion in economic confidence. It may be that the global economy is only one major crisis away from another catastrophe, as in 2008. And the sources of that next crisis are everywhere around us: the Islamic State war in the heart of the Middle East; looming tension with Iran over the nuclear issue; border tensions between India and Pakistan;  a territorial dispute in the Far East that pits China against Japan and Vietnam. Then there is the Ukraine crisis, pitting Russia against most of Europe and the United States. On top of the geopolitical flashpoints, there is now the emerging global health crisis involving the Ebola virus. Any one of these flash points can trigger a “Black Swan” event that could plunge all major economies into a severe recession.

While all those negative indicators envelope our world, central banks across the globe are giving increasing signs that sooner rather than later the policy of essentially zero-interest rates will have to be reversed, as the distorting effects  of artificially low rates cannot be maintained in perpetuity. Yet, it has been largely those low rates, in combination with the unleashing of a flood of liquidity, that are largely responsible for the limited economic growth that has occurred since 2008, along with the recovery of the world’s stock markets from their worst losses  incurred during the onset of the crisis.

The mood swings on Wall Street and elsewhere appear to be the tracing of a fiscal and economic electrocardiograph, delineating that not all is well with the global economy, and the warning signals are flashing red. Underlying and reinforcing those fears is the knowledge within the financial community that sovereigns expended so much of their capital in coping with the last worldwide economic crisis, there is little left for policymakers to react with when the next big financial and economic tsunami  strikes the global economy.

 

If Hillary Clinton runs for President of the United States  in 2016, see the video about the book that warned back in 2008 what a second Clinton presidency would mean for the USA:

 

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U.S. Fiscal Crisis-A Temporary Truce in Congress

October 17th, 2013 Comments off

The Dysfunctional  American political establishment, already presiding over a very real fiscal crisis due to an economy totally dependent on structural mega-deficits, has most recently added a self-created fiscal crisis, with one third of all federal government workers laid off due to a government shutdown, and debt default for the U.S. Treasury rapidly approaching. At almost the last possible moment, it appears that Congress will approve a Senate-led compromise, which would allow the American government to, in effect, reopen for business, alongside an extension of the debt ceiling, currently set to reach the maximum allowable figure at present on October 17.

According to details thus far being reported, it appears that the deal likely to be approved by the U.S. Congress will allow the government to reopen through February 7, 2014 and debt default avoided  for now by extending the borrowing limit, currently set at $16.7 trillion limit, through January 17, 2014. In other words, nothing is really resolved; all that is agreed on is to kick the proverbial can down the road for a few more weeks, when the next politically-manufactured fiscal crisis will occur. Wall Street, however, only thinks of the short-term, which is why the Dow Jones is soaring once more at this example of legislative  “craftsmanship” by America’s inept politicians.

If Hillary Clinton runs for President of the United States  in 2016, see the video about the book that warned back in 2008 what a second Clinton presidency would mean for the USA:

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WALL STREET KILLS--A CHILLING NOVEL ABOUT WALL STREET GREED GONE MAD

To view the official trailer YouTube video for “Wall Street Kills,” click image below:

In a world dominated by high finance, how far would Wall Street go in search of profits? In Sheldon Filger’s terrifying novel about money, sex and murder, Wall Street has no limits. “Wall Street Kills” is the ultimate thriller about greed gone mad. Read “Wall Street Kills” and blow your mind.

Esther L. George Is The Lone Hero Within the U.S. Federal Reserve

September 19th, 2013 Comments off

The recent conclave of the Fed’s FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee)  that met and rendered a decision  has sent the Dow Jones index soaring to record levels. The Fed, under the chairmanship of Ben Bernanke, is continuing its asset buying program, calibrated at $85 billion per month, as a monetary stimulus to goose and prop up the American economy, still on life support five years after the implosion of Lehman Brothers, previous claims of “green shoots” and economic recovery notwithstanding.

Wall Street is obviously delighted. The claim that the expansion of the Fed’s balance sheet by $2.5 trillion since 2008 is not inflationary is untrue. Inflation there has been, but it is primarily confined to the equity markets, where a new asset bubble is being cultivated by Ben Bernanke and company, to the pleasure of Wall Street, which scored big through the FOMC decision on maintaining the $85 billion per month asset buying program.

The FOMC’s vote was almost unanimous in favor of continuing the money printing frenzy at the Fed-but not quite. There was one lone dissenter who voted against the continuation of the asset buying program; Esther L. George, President of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank.  According to the Fed’s official release, “Voting against the action was Esther L. George, who was concerned that the continued high level of monetary accommodation increased the risks of future economic and financial imbalances and, over time, could cause an increase in long-term inflation expectations.”

It would appear that Ms. George is the sole rational member of the FOMC, with the ability to look beyond the horizon and recognize that the massive economic and financial imbalances being created by the Fed spell catastrophe in the future. Could that be the authentic reason why Larry Summers withdrew his name from consideration as the replacement for soon-to-retire Fed Chairman Bernanke?

If Hillary Clinton runs for President of the United States  in 2016, see the video about the book that warned back in 2008 what a second Clinton presidency would mean for the USA:

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WALL STREET KILLS--A CHILLING NOVEL ABOUT WALL STREET GREED GONE MAD

To view the official trailer YouTube video for “Wall Street Kills,” click image below:

In a world dominated by high finance, how far would Wall Streetgo in search of profits? In Sheldon Filger’s terrifying novel about money, sex and murder, Wall Street has no limits. “Wall Street Kills” is the ultimate thriller about greed gone mad. Read “Wall Street Kills” and blow your mind.

Wall Street-Official Movie Trailer For “Wall Street Kills”

August 7th, 2012 Comments off

WALL STREET KILLS--A CHILLING NOVEL ABOUT WALL STREET GREED GONE MAD

 To view the official trailer YouTube video   for “Wall Street Kills,” click image below:

In a world dominated by high finance, how far would Wall Street go in search of profits? In Sheldon Filger’s terrifying novel about money, sex and murder, Wall Street has no limits. “Wall Street Kills” is the ultimate thriller about greed gone mad. Read “Wall Street Kills” and blow your mind.

WALL STREET: Music Video For Snuff Movie Thriller “Wall Street Kills”

July 13th, 2012 Comments off

 

To view the YouTube music video for “Wall Street Kills,” click image below:

 

“Wall Street ” is a rap music video introducing the explosive novel by Sheldon Filger, “Wall Street Kills.” A dark and shocking view of Wall Street greed that is pathologically out of control is the theme of “Wall Street Kills,” which is available in both eBook and hard copy editions on Amazon.com. The book portrays its leading characters, primarily Wall Street insiders, as having a pathological drive for attaining vast profits, even if that means engaging in a shockingly brutal plot, in which the life of a celebrity woman must be sacrificed. Controversial themes explored in the novel include the exploitation of sexual violence against women for profit.

At the core of “Wall Street Kills” is an elaborate plot to kidnap a world famous female celebrity, and murder her in a theatrical spectacle that will broadcast over the Internet in real-time, available for viewing to anyone with a computer willing to pay the steep access fee. The secretive group of Wall Street investors behind the scheme seek to produce the ultimate snuff movie , convinced that they can achieve a massive return on their investment. A snuff movie is an erotic film in which one of the actors is actually killed in front of the camera, and has been the subject of urban myth and speculation for decades.

The author of “Wall Street Kills,” Sheldon Filger, is the founder of the popular website and blog, www.Global EconomicCrisis.com and a blogger with the Huffington Post. His previous books include the nuclear terrorism novel, “King of Bombs” and “Global Economic Forecast 2010-2015: Recession Into Depression.”
Additional information on “Wall Street Kills” can be found on the book’s website on Amazon.com, http://www.amazon.com/WALL-STREET-KILLS-ebook/dp/B008E0OUWC/ref=sr_1_1?s=digi…

U.S. Jobs Report For June Shows Continued Economic Stagnation; This Is Not The “New Deal”

July 6th, 2012 Comments off

The latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic indicates that only 80,000 jobs were created in the United States in June. One must take into account that the BLS figures are abstractions and not exact, and usually reveal only the most optimistic spin of the employment data. The BLS also reports that the American unemployment rate remains unchanged at 8.2 percent.

Since the U.S., with a population in excess of 300 million, must create between 150,000 and 200,000 jobs a month just to keep even with population growth, the only reason a tepid jobs creation number of 80,000 would also reveal no increase in the unemployment rate is that many Americans formerly classified as unemployed were reported by the BLS as having “left” the workforce in June, so they are no longer counted as unemployed. Such mathematical gymnastics may produce a slightly better spin on the unemployment picture in the United States, but they obviously do not resolve America’s profound economic problems.

It must be pointed out that even the exceedingly poor job creation figures of the past several months have been purchased at a very high opportunity cost. Since the global economic and financial crisis of 2008, the U.S. has been running annual structural mega-deficits of more than a trillion dollars annually. In fiscal year 2012, the U.S. federal budget projects expenditures of $3.8 trillion dollars and revenue of only $2.5 trillion. That means one third of U.S. federal government expenditures are derived from borrowed money. If such a massive fling of red ink can produce, at best, economic stall speed, one shudders to think what will befall the world’s largest economy once the spigot of cheap borrowed money is shut off by creditors who have lost their patience with America’s hopelessly gridlocked political system.

What went wrong with the Obama administration’s stimulus program? In the decades to come, scholars will wax eloquent in their analyses and academic explanations. However, one need only look to the last great American recession, the Great Depression of the 1930s, to note a major difference. The priority of the Obama administration was saving Wall Street, meaning the banks, including investment banks, at all costs, viewing the financial sector as the center of gravity of the American economy. In the case of the administration of Franklin Roosevelt in the 1930s, its policies, known as the New Deal, focused on the industrial sector and job creation as the nation’s economic center, and viewed the financial sector in a punitive manner, requiring investigation and strict regulation and reform. Arguments over the effectiveness of the New Deal continue to this day, however one fact cannot be denied. On the day that Franklin Roosevelt died in office, America was unquestionably the leading industrial and manufacturing nation on earth, and the role of financialization was below 2 percent of GDP. How different things are today.

 

WALLSTREET KILLS-A CHILLING NOVEL ABOUT WALL STREET GREED GONE MAD

To view the YouTube video overview of “Wall Street Kills,” click image below:

 

On Wall Street, a secretive group of investors plan on making the ultimate snuff movie (a snuff movie is an erotic film in which one of the performers is murdered in front of the camera). Their goal: massive financial returns on their investment. Their plan: kidnap a female celebrity and have her tortured and killed before a live Internet audience. Wall Street greed, financial power, the Federal Reserve and corrupt politics come together in the explosive thriller by Sheldon Filger, “Wall Street Kills.”

 

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Wall Street Greed Portrayed as Brutally Pathological in New Novel

June 25th, 2012 Comments off

“Wall Street Kills” presents an image of Wall Street tycoons and insiders whose greed leads to a willingness to do anything to achieve maximum returns on their investment, including murdering a female celebrity on the Internet.

 

A new novel by Sheldon Filger that presents a dark and shocking view of Wall Street greed that is pathologically out of control has been published.  “Wall Street Kills,” available in both  eBook and hard copy editions on Amazon.com, portrays the leading characters, primarily Wall Street insiders, as having a pathological drive for attaining vast profits, even if that means engaging in a shockingly brutal plot, in which the life of a celebrity woman must be sacrificed. Controversial themes explored in the novel include the exploitation of sexual violence against women for profit.

At the core of “Wall Street Kills” is an elaborate plot to kidnap a world famous female celebrity, and murder her in a theatrical spectacle that will broadcast over the Internet in real-time, available for viewing to anyone with a computer willing to pay the steep access fee. The secretive group of Wall Street investors behind the scheme seek to produce the ultimate snuff movie , convinced that they can achieve a massive return on their investment. A snuff movie is an erotic film in which one of the actors is actually killed in front of the camera, and has been the subject of urban myth and speculation for decades.

The author of “Wall Street Kills,” Sheldon Filger, is the founder of the popular website and blog, www.Global EconomicCrisis.com  and a blogger with the Huffington Post. His previous books include the nuclear terrorism novel, “King of Bombs” and “Global Economic Forecast 2010-2015: Recession Into Depression.”

Additional information on “Wall Street Kills” can be found on the book’s website on Amazon.com, http://www.amazon.com/WALL-STREET-KILLS-ebook/dp/B008E0OUWC/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1340644676&sr=1-1&keywords=wall+street+kills

 

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Wall Street, Ben Bernanke and Illusions

August 24th, 2011 Comments off

 Today the Dow Jones rose by more than 300 points. This was not due to positive economic news; to the contrary, negative news drove the NYSE up. How is it that the cascading torrent of appalling economic data would raise cheers on Wall Street? In the bizarre economic and financial world of today, the computer program traders and investors on Wall Street are convinced that the worsening economic situation globally will compel Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, to unleash a third bout of quantitative easing. In the myopic universe of the Wall Street crowd, this is considered the most wonderful  thing that can happen on our planet.

The two bouts of quantitative easing already engaged in by the Fed have been, by consensus of most credible economists, ineffectual. What this mad money printing did accomplish was to inflate commodity prices, creating a drag on the global economy. But if at first you don’t succeed, try again, so say the Wall Street oligarchs. And so when the central bankers convene for their annual conclave in Jackson Hole, Wyoming the Wall Street oligarchs will be hoping and praying for QE3.  Only a clique infused with short-term greed and distorted illusions could believe that bad economic news leading to Bernanke unleashing another round of printing money will end the global economic crisis.