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  • Investment & Finance Thread (Apr. 13 edition)

    04/13/2014 3:35:12 PM PDT · by expat_panama · 64 replies
    Daily investment & finance thread ^ | April 13, 2014 | Freeper Investors
    Investment & Finance Thread (Apr. 13 edition) This is the thread where folks swap ideas on savings and investment --here's a list of popular investing links that freepers have posted here and tomorrow morning we'll go on with our-- Open invitation continues always for idea-input for the thread, this being a joint effort works well.   Keywords: financial, WallStreet, stockmarket.======================   OK, so if April began with "a heck of a week", then it's moving along with another one that's even more so; we're seeing gold'n'silver maintain a rebound and stocks hammering down new lows (from here).  (click to enlarge)There're many opinions...
  • Investment & Finance Thread (Apr. 6 edition)

    04/06/2014 11:34:34 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 84 replies
    Daily investment & finance thread ^ | April 6, 2014 | Freeper Investors
    This is the thread where folks swap ideas on savings and investment --here's a list of popular investing links that freepers have posted here and tomorrow morning we'll go on with our--Open invitation continues always for idea-input for the thread, this being a joint effort works well. Keywords: financial, WallStreet, stockmarket. ====================== A heck of a week, gold'n'silver lept back up and stocks plunged back down --10 year performance:(click pic to enlarge) Of course, while that's all well and good for what's been happening til now (telling us what we shudda done) but the plan we need now is for what...
  • The dirty little secret behind today's employment report

    04/04/2014 9:23:57 AM PDT · by cutty · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | APRIL 4, 2014 | Jeff Macke
    There's a dirty little secret buried in the monthly employment data. It's a secret so dark, so exquisitely threatening to the financial media industry that those who reveal it risk being expunged from the community like magicians revealing their tricks. The National Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 192,000 jobs were added to the economy in March. The unemployment rate stayed flat at 6.7%. The participation rate rose to 63.2%. Now the dirty secret: none of that actually matters very much. 1.The number itself is simply impossible to measure with any accuracy ... 2.The unemployment rate is irrelevant. ... 3.No...
  • Investment & Finance Thread (Mar. 30 edition)

    03/30/2014 5:37:23 PM PDT · by expat_panama · 93 replies
    Daily investment & finance thread ^ | Mar. 30, 2014 | Freeper Investors
    This is the thread where folks swap ideas on savings and investment --here's a list of popular investing links that freepers have posted here and tomorrow we'll go on with our--.  Open invitation continues always for input on ideas for the thread, this being a joint effort works well. Keywords: financial, WallStreet, stockmarket. ======================Year to date trends with stocks'n'metals--  --along with 'end-week' articles: Week Ahead: Jobs Boost Could Calm Stocks Amid Tech Wobble Amid signs that many technology and biotech stocks may have peaked -- the Nasdaq fell 3 percent last week -- markets will look to this coming Friday’s...
  • Investment & Finance Thread (Mar. 23 edition)

    03/23/2014 4:10:35 PM PDT · by expat_panama · 63 replies
    Daily investment & finance thread ^ | Mar. 23, 2014 | Freeper Investors
    Investment & Finance Thread (Mar. 23 edition)This is the thread where folks swap ideas on savings and investment --here's a list of popular investing links that freepers have posted here.  We usually see this showing up on Monday mornings w/ a ping to freeper investors, but it seems the write up is being done on Sunday night anyway so starting now it's being shared as it comes out.     Open invitation continues always for input on ideas for the thread, this being a joint effort works well. Keywords: financial, WallStreet, stockmarket. Tomorrow morning of course we'll still have our --and the...
  • Investment & Finance Thread 2014 New Year(Mar. 17 - nexttime edition)

    03/17/2014 3:12:23 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 63 replies
    Daily investment & finance thread ^ | Mar. 17, 2014 | Freeper Investors
    Investment & Finance Thread 2014 New Year(Mar. 17 - nexttime edition)This is the thread where folks swap ideas on savings and investment --here's a list of popular investing links that freepers have posted here.  Open invitation continues always for input on ideas for the thread, this being a joint effort works well.   Keywords: financial, WallStreet, stockmarket.  We still hope to include here a ----so let me know if anyone wants on or off this ping.  Be advised that it gets posted only when I'm not feeling lazy and remember that we now know from studies that sloth is completely genetic...
  • New York takes London’s crown as top financial center: survey

    03/16/2014 3:21:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:43pm EDT | Paul Sandle
    New York has knocked London from its position as the world’s leading global financial center after seven years, according to the Global Financial Centers Index compiled by London-based consultancy Z/Yen. London slipped from the top of the global rankings, scoring 784 against 786 for New York, because a series of own goals had tarnished its reputation, the report said. […] Hong Kong and Singapore took third and fourth spots respectively, the same as a year ago, the survey showed. But the gap between the “Big Four” and the chasing pack, led by Zürich, Tokyo and Seoul, was narrowing, it said....
  • Investment & Finance Thread 2014 New Year(Mar. 10 edition)

    03/10/2014 3:29:03 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 34 replies
    Daily investment & finance thread ^ | Mar. 10, 2014 | Freeper Investors
    This is the thread where folks swap ideas on savings and investment --here's a list of popular investing links that freepers have posted here.  Open invitation continues always for input on ideas for the thread, this being a joint effort works well.   Keywords: financial, WallStreet, stockmarket.  The past week sure seemed to be a lot of work getting nowhere, so I checked the comparative returns on typical investments: Doesn't seem like much of a change, but we always need to keep in mind the power of compound interest.  should remember here the affect of compound interest, and a year's...
  • Investment & Finance Thread 2014 New Year(Mar. 3 - nexttime edition)

    03/03/2014 2:15:00 AM PST · by expat_panama · 98 replies
    Daily investment & finance thread ^ | Mar. 3, 2014 | Freeper Investors
    Investment & Finance Thread 2014 New Year(Mar. 3 - nexttime edition)  This is the thread where folks swap ideas on savings and investment --here's a list of popular investing links that freepers have posted here.  Open invitation continues always for input on ideas for the thread, this being a joint effort works well.   Keywords: financial, WallStreet, stockmarket.    fwiw, these are the returns on $1,000 since 2010 for various investments: Incidentally, the plan is to include here a ----so let me know if anyone wants on or off this ping.  Be advised that it gets posted only when I'm not feeling...
  • Cary, Illinois woman charged with financial exploitation of elderly woman in her care

    03/01/2014 7:58:45 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    My Fox Chicago ^ | Mar 1, 2014
    Cary woman charged with financial exploitation of elderly woman in her care Mar 01, 2014 5:21 AM CST CARPENTERSVILLE, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A northwest suburban woman hired to be a caregiver for an elderly resident with Parkinson's disease is facing criminal charges for allegedly using the 86-year-old victim's credit cards without her permission, running up thousands of dollars in charges. The Kane County State's Attorney's office charged Lalaine Regencia, 46, of Cary, with financial exploitation of the elderly and two counts of theft, all Class 2 felonies, Carpentersville Police Commander Timothy Bosshart told the Elgin Courier News. Regencia...
  • Meet the 99.999999 Percent: They’re worried about jobs and growth, not inequality.

    02/10/2014 8:46:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/10/2014 | James Pethokoukis
    Forget about the 1 percent versus the 99 percent. It’s really more like the 0.000001 percent versus everybody else. A tiny group — mostly comprising the Obama White House, a bunch of Washington Democrats, progressive economists, and the media elite — continues to fixate on income inequality as America’s greatest challenge. Most everybody else, the 99.999999 percent, sees things differently. Surveys continue to show Americans most worried about jobs and economic growth, not the income gap between the top and bottom. It’s a rational view given new employment data from the government. The January jobs report showed only 113,000 net...
  • Under investigation, American Title CEO dead in grisly suicide

    02/07/2014 4:10:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 68 replies
    Denver Post ^ | 2/7/14 | Tyler Durden
    The ugly rash of financial services executive suicides appears to have spread once again. Following the jumping deaths of 2 London bankers and a former-Fed economist in the US, The Denver Post reports Richard Talley, founder and CEO of American Title, was found dead in his home from self-inflicted wounds - from a nail-gun. Talley's company was under investigation from insurance regulators. Via The Denver Post, Richard Talley, 57, and the company he founded in 2001 were under investigation by state insurance regulators at the time of his death late Tuesday, an agency spokesman confirmed Thursday. It was unclear how...
  • Death of American Title Co. chief, under investigation, a suicide (Richard Talley)

    02/07/2014 2:15:14 PM PST · by dynachrome · 26 replies
    UPI ^ | 2-7-14 | UPI
    CENTENNIAL, Colo., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The death of the chief of the American Title Co., under investigation by state insurance regulators, was a suicide, the Arapahoe County, Colo., coroner said. Richard Talley, 57, was found dead in the garage of his Centennial, Colo., home, earlier this week, the result of self-inflicted wounds from a nail gun, the Denver Post reported Friday. Talley, and the company he founded and led as chief executive officer, are under investigation by the Colorado Division of Insurance, a part of the state Department of Regulatory Agencies which regulates title companies, an agency spokesman confirmed...
  • Millionaire Congresswoman: Income Inequality is ‘Existential Threat’ to U.S. (Rosa DeLauro)

    01/20/2014 5:08:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 20, 2014 - 1:14 PM | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), who is worth millions of dollars according to her congressional financial disclosure statement, says Congress needs to tackle income inequality because it “poses an existential threat to our nation and our way of life.” […] According to her congressional financial disclosure statement for 2012, DeLauro is worth between $5 million and $25 million. …
  • What You Need To Know About Taxes In 2014: Expired Tax Breaks, Obamacare Penalties & More

    01/07/2014 1:50:09 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/05/2014 | Kelly Phillips Erb
    Tax season opens in 26 days. And here's my big prediction: a lot of taxpayers will be taken by surprise. Despite all of those "no new taxes" type promises, tax bills are expected to edge higher for a number of taxpayers for the 2013 tax year. And 2014 holds even more surprises. Here's a quick look at what to expect:
  • Washington & Wall Street: Income Inequality and Financial Repression

    01/06/2014 9:28:06 AM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Jan 2014 | Christopher Whalen
    You don't get something for nothing, You can't have freedom for free, You won't get wise, With the sleep still in your eyes, No matter what your dreams might be, “Something for Nothing” ... The biggest obstacle to economic recovery is ignorance, among the public and in Congress. Even reasonable proposals like those advanced by DeLong are basically frozen out by the strange logic that currently holds sway inside the White House and within the FOMC. In both cases, the idea of real debt restructuring and economic revival is shunned in favor of policy stasis and financial repression. The current...
  • Investment & Finance Thread 2014 New Year(Jan. 6 - Jan. 13 edition)

    01/06/2014 2:28:44 AM PST · by expat_panama · 51 replies
    Freeper Investors ^ | Jan. 6, 2014 | Freeper Investors
    Investment & Finance Thread 2014 New Year(Jan. 6 - Jan. 13 edition) Anyone want more stuff or less stuff posted here please let me know.Ping list -- on or off let me know here or via freep-mail. If I missed you then Freep-mail me.  The list of everyone's links is here.  Open invitation continues always for input on ideas for the thread, this being a joint effort works well.   Keywords: financial, WallStreet, stockmarket.  2013 was an amazing year-- stocks up 30%+ w/ metals tanking like 40%.  Don't know about you but I spent most of it ready to bail out...
  • Investment & Finance Thread (Dec. 16 - Jan. 6 edition)

    12/16/2013 3:41:24 AM PST · by expat_panama · 4 replies
    Daily investment & finance thread ^ | 12/16/20 | Freeper Investors
    Investment & Finance Thread (Dec. 16 - Jan. 6 edition) Anyone want more stuff or less stuff posted here please let me know.Ping list -- on or off let me know here or via freep-mail. If I missed you then Freep-mail me.  The list of everyone's links is here.  Open invitation continues always for input on ideas for the thread, this being a joint effort works well.   Keywords: financial, WallStreet, stockmarket  Everyone's taking the holidays off so we'll resume thing next year and all the very best to you and yours!   Until then, this week's econ reports here, Last week's stocks: 
  • Investment & Finance Thread (Dec. 9 - Dec. 13 edition)

    12/09/2013 2:36:58 AM PST · by expat_panama · 9 replies
    Freeper Investors ^ | Dec. 9, 2013 | Freeper Investors
    Investment & Finance Thread (Dec. 9 - Dec. 13 edition)Last week's stocks rebounded in shaky volume.    This week's econ reports here, earnings reports:   Anyone want more stuff or less stuff posted here please let me know. Ping list -- on or off let me know here or via freep-mail. If I missed you then Freep-mail me.  The list of everyone's links is here.  Open invitation continues always for input on ideas for the thread, this being a joint effort works well.   Keywords: financial, WallStreet, stockmarket
  • Weekly Investment & Finance Thread (Dec. 2 - Dec. 6 edition)

    12/02/2013 2:07:47 AM PST · by expat_panama · 13 replies
    Daily investment & finance thread ^ | Dec. 2, 2013 | Freeper Investors
    This is the Weekly Investment & Finance Thread (Dec. 2 - Dec. 6 edition)---- work in progress.Last week's stocks saw new highs.  This week's reports include:Dec 2 ISM Index, Construction Spending, Auto Sales Dec 3 Truck Sales, MBA Mortgage Index, MBA Mortgage Purchase Index Dec 4 ADP Employment Change, Trade Balance, New Home Sales , ISM Services, Crude Inventories, Fed's Beige Book Dec 5 Challenger Job Cuts, Initial Claims, Continuing Claims, GDP - Second Estimate Q3, GDP Deflator - Second Estimate Q3, Factory Orders, Natural Gas Inventories Dec 6 Nonfarm Payrolls, Nonfarm Private Payrolls, Unemployment Rate, Hourly Earnings, Average Workweek, Personal...
  • Weekly Investment & Finance Thread (Nov. 25 - Nov. 29 edition)

    11/25/2013 3:36:32 AM PST · by expat_panama · 23 replies
    Freeper Investors ^ | November 25, 2013 | Freeper Investors
    This is the Weekly Investment & Finance Thread (Nov. 25 - Nov. 29 edition)---- work in progress.Keywords: financial, WallStreet, stockmarket Ping list -- on or off let me know here or via freep-mail. If I missed you then Freep-mail me.   The list of everyone's links is here.Open invitation continues always for input on ideas for the thread, this being a joint effort works well.
  • Weekly Investment & Finance Thread (Nov. 18 - Nov. 22 edition)

    11/18/2013 2:46:13 AM PST · by expat_panama · 36 replies
    Freeper Investors ^ | 18 Nov., 2013 | Freeper Investors
    This is the Weekly Investment & Finance Thread (Nov. 18 - Nov. 22 edition)---- work in progress, under construction.  Keywords: financial, WallStreet, stockmarketPing list -- on or off let me know here or via freep-mail. If I missed you then Freep-mail me.  The list of everyone's links is here.There are soo many good ways of doing this,  by checking out the investment forums at Tradeking,   Scottrade, and TDAmeritrade & others they got all kinds of ways of link investors together.  The stockmarket thread  at usmessageboard.com has investors posting comments 2 or 3 times per month, but the one on Ameritrade's thinkorswim...
  • Zombie Apocalypse Stock Portfolio Triples In 3 Years

    11/11/2013 9:11:28 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 12 replies
    Zombie aficionados debate whether the living dead should be fast- or slow-moving. But there's no denying that the Zombie Apocalypse Stock Portfolio — companies that should do well in a zombie outbreak — has been lightning-fast. The zombie portfolio of seven stocks — SolarCity (SCTY), Generac (GNRC), Sturm Ruger (RGR), Smith & Wesson (SWHC), Cabela's (CAB), GNC (GNC) and Pall Corp. (PLL) — has soared by 230% since "The Walking Dead" premiered on Oct. 31, 2010. That compares to 50% for the S&P 500 index. So far this year, the Zombie Apocalypse Stock Portfolio has jumped 63% vs. the S&P...
  • Weekly Investment & Finance Thread (Nov. 11 - Nov. 15 edition)

    11/11/2013 2:32:33 AM PST · by expat_panama · 16 replies
    Freeper Investors ^ | Nov. 11, 2013 | Freeper Investors
    This is the Weekly Investment & Finance Thread (Nov. 11 - Nov. 15 edition)---- financial, WallStreet, stockmarket Trying to focus on the markets for today and each day and the economic news This is where you can exchange some investment opinions and advice; if you see another FR economic thread you like and want to link to it here, please post your favorite economic site links. Your favorite economic blogs and precious metals blogs and sites.  Ping list -- on or off let me know here or via freep-mail. If I missed you then Freep-mail me I might ping you to other interesting...
  • Weekly Investment & Finance Thread (Nov. 4 - Nov. 8 edition)

    11/04/2013 1:42:41 AM PST · by expat_panama · 25 replies
    Freeper Investors ^ | Nov. 4, 2013 | Freeper Investors
    This is the Weekly Investment & Finance Thread (Nov. 4 - Nov. 8 edition)----  Trying to focus on the markets for today and each day and the economic news   This is where you can exchange some investment opinions and advice; if you see another FR economic thread you like and want to link to it here, please post your favorite economic site links. Your favorite economic blogs and precious metals blogs and sites. Ping list -- on or off let me know here or via freep-mail. If I missed you then Freep-mail me I might ping you to other...
  • CLANCY: The power to borrow and the power to go broke

    10/24/2013 8:34:50 PM PDT · by mbj · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 23, 2013 | Dean Clancy
    On Oct. 16, Congress gave President Obama a blank check. That’s right. For the next three months, our chief executive will be able to increase the national debt as much as he wants, and as a practical matter, no one will be able to stop him. A newly enacted law, H.R. 2775, temporarily suspends the U.S. government’s statutory debt limit and shifts Congress‘ borrowing power to the president. This is a radical and unprecedented delegation of power that should trouble every American.
  • Ann Arbor Considers Cutting Lucrative Fossil Fuel Stocks From Underfunded Pension Plan

    10/03/2013 8:18:32 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/1/2013 | Tom Gantert
    The Ann Arbor City Council is considering divesting its city retirees’ pension fund from investments involving fossil fuel companies in an effort to combat "global warming." But the city could be urging its pension board to pull out from lucrative stocks at a time when the system is already underfunded. The city’s Employees’ Retirement System has its own board and it would make the final decision. A recent study showed that oil and natural gas stocks have been among the most lucrative nationwide for many public pension funds. Financial experts warn against limiting investments (or excluding certain categories) if investors...
  • Observations on the Financial Crisis

    09/15/2013 11:53:33 AM PDT · by Dysart · 1 replies
    keithhennessey.com ^ | 9-15-2013 | Keith Hennessey
    For the five year anniversary of the 2008 financial crisis, Ed Lazear and I have released a paper titled “Observations on the Financial Crisis,” published through the Hoover Institution. It’s just over 25 pages and also has a fairly detailed timeline of events as an appendix. Ed was chairman of President Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers when I was director of the National Economic Council. Here are the 19 observation headlines. I urge you to read our supporting arguments, especially if you’re going to comment on or respond to them. Each argument takes only about a page. “The recession that...
  • There Was Nothing 'Financial' About the 2008 Crisis

    09/11/2013 7:28:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | 9/11/13 | John Tamny
    "'Your No. 1 client is the government,' John J. Mack, Morgan Stanley's chairman and chief executive from 2005 to 2009, told current CEO James Gorman in a recent phone call. Mr. Gorman, who was visiting Washington that day, agreed." - Wall Street Journal, September 10, 2013. The five year anniversary of the ‘financial crisis' has predictably generated all manner of commentary about its presumed causes. What's most unfortunate five years later is that ‘financial' and ‘crisis' are still used together. It's unfortunate simply because despite what you read, the crisis was decidedly not financial, nor was it caused by a...
  • Plenty of question marks in Jackson's final House financial disclosure

    08/01/2013 2:56:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/01/13 | Katherine Skiba
    Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has filed his final House financial disclosure report more than six months late, a filing that sheds little light on how he will pay a $750,000 forfeiture for looting his campaign treasury. **SNIP** The Tribune reported last month that Jackson Jr. appears eligible for federal disability payments of $8,700 a month, or 60 percent of his congressional pay. That works out to $104,400 a year, though payments in later years would drop to $69,600 annually. On top of the financial hit from his criminal case, Jackson Jr. could have another one: a possible $200 late...
  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is looking to create a "Google Earth" of every ..

    07/17/2013 2:36:39 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 16, 2013 | Craig Bannister
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is looking to create a "Google Earth" of every financial transaction of every American, Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) warned today in a Senate speech opposing confirmation of Richard Cordray as CFPB director. "This bill (creating the CFPB) was supposed to be about regulating Wall Street. Instead, it's creating a Google Earth on every financial transaction.
  • Feds collecting personal, confidentialdata on consumer´s credit cards,bank transactions

    06/27/2013 11:47:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 74 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/27/13 | Paul Bedard
    The Obama administration, already under fire for the IRS scandal and National Security Agency snooping of the computers and cellphones of Americans, is also spending millions to have private contractors conduct a dragnet for confidential and personal credit and bank transactions without a warrant. Newly obtained documents from the Obama-created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reveal that the administration has OK'd a project to accumulate the personal financial data of some 5 million and share it with other agencies to build a "nationally representative panel of credit information on consumers for use in a wide range of policy research projects." The...
  • I For One Am Worried, And I’m Taking Preparations” (shorten)

    04/06/2013 8:38:16 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 13 replies
    BULL MARKET THINKING ^ | 4/5/13 | Tekoa Da Silva
    When asked if bank account confiscation will be going worldwide, Jim said, ”Well, it’s now in their bag of tricks, but yes, they can do anything they want too now. I for one am worried and I’m taking preparations. Who knows if I’m right or not, but I’d rather be safe than sorry as all of those people who had money in Cyprus have learned. They thought they had a normal bank account…but now it’s been [taken] with the sanctions of many governments and institutions.”
  • Financial info on celebs, officials leaked online (Eric Holder, Mel Gibson)

    03/11/2013 8:54:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/11/13 | Anthony McCartney
    LOS ANGELES — Authorities say they are aware of a website that has posted what it claims are credit reports and other identifying information on celebrities and government officials. Los Angeles police and the FBI declined to say whether they are investigating the site. It posted details about U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Oscar winner Mel Gibson and nine others. The information posted includes Social Security numbers, addresses, telephone numbers and in some instances, credit reports.
  • Op-Ed: Europe, Stop Supporting Israeli Extremists!

    02/06/2013 5:01:35 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/2/13 | Ron Torossian
    When the world isn’t killing the Jews, it spends way too much time worrying about the State of Israel. The latest news comes courtesy of a new report by NGO Monitor which published a report titled "NGO Reports to the Israeli Registrar of Non-Profits in 2012". It is simply flabbergasting to read and discover that European foreign governments are so involved in funding the far-left in Israel. At least thirteen political advocacy non-governmental organizations were funded by Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, and the Netherlands at a total tune of 21,671,115 NIS! The money was received primarily by organizations who are very...
  • Hawaii Dem Linked to Questionable Bank Bailout

    07/01/2009 6:04:27 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies · 445+ views
    CBS News ^ | July 1, 2009
    A struggling Hawaii bank received a $135 million federal bailout last fall two weeks after staff from the office of Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, a big investor in the bank, called federal regulators about the aid application, according to a report in ProPublica Tuesday. Bank regulators had designated Central Pacific Financial as a marginal candidate to receive federal assistance, according to documents cited in the report. But soon after the phone call from Inouye's office, the Treasury directed millions of dollars to bolster the bank's capital reserves. Inouye, D-Hawaii, owns shares in the bank that totaled between $350,000 and $700,000...
  • Has anyone read about FACTA?

    11/24/2012 9:36:59 AM PST · by prplhze2000 · 16 replies
    Another step to a one-world financial system. The reciprocal agreements mean no citizen of any participating countries will be able to escape those countries as they will seize their money. What is now happening is European banks are closing out American customer accounts. Thus even if Americans try to escape Obama, this new law will make sure they can't.
  • Van Rompuy: financial tax to form part of EU budget

    11/17/2012 4:54:38 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 3 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 11-16 | BENJAMIN FOX
    BRUSSELS - The much vaunted EU financial transaction tax (FTT) is set to be hard-wired into the EU budget, with most of its revenue going directly to the EU. A paper prepared by EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy and sent to European capitals ahead of next week's EU budget summit, where leaders aim to agree a mandate on the budget framework for 2014-2020, would deduct FTT revenues from national contributions to the annual EU pot. Van Rompuy put forward his ideas after private talks with EU countries' budget sherpas over the past 10 days. (Snip) Under Van Rompuy's plan,...
  • 64% Think Too Many Americans Dependent on Government Financial Aid (Mitt needs to hammer this)

    09/20/2012 8:39:43 AM PDT · by Signalman · 6 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 9/20/2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Americans strongly believe that there is too much government dependency in the country today. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 64% of Adults think there are too many Americans dependent on the government for financial aid. Just 10% think not enough Americans are dependent on the government, while 16% say the level of dependency is about right. The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on September 18-19, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
  • Romney’s Financial Advantage – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    09/14/2012 8:46:11 AM PDT · by Signalman · 5 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 9/14/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how Mitt Romney’s campaign will dominate television in the final eight weeks in the swing states! Tune in!
  • 'Where Is the Press With the Outrage?' This Major Financial Scandal Has Santelli Up in Arms

    07/17/2012 10:09:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/17/12 | Becket Adams
    Rick Santelli on Monday tore into the mainstream media for ignoring the London Inter-Bank Offer Rate (LIBOR) scandal and chided them for wasting time on petty and useless headlines. Wait, what’s the LIBOR scandal? “LIBOR … is the average interest rate the world’s largest banks pay when they borrow money. And this figure … is used to price hundreds of trillions of dollars worth of financial instruments, from high-yield corporate debt to student loans,” Christopher Matthews writes for TIME Business. Simply put, LIBOR isn’t just some “financial services sector thing” — it affects the everyday interest rates associated with loans,...
  • Bank On Yourself - ???

    07/08/2012 6:45:55 AM PDT · by WhoisAlanGreenspan? · 19 replies
    I've searched and found only one mention, a joke, about bank on yourself here on FR. I listen to talk radio and one station WDTK - The Patriot, advertises bankonyourself.com so I thought I'd check it out. It has to do with a concept of over-funding a whole life insurance policy that you can earn interest on at a much higher rate than a savings account, and of course you can borrow money from it as well. Recently my business changed mortgage lenders and switched from paying an escrow for the property tax to maintaining my own in a credit...
  • Romney Gains Big Financial Edge On Obama – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert! (video)

    06/19/2012 9:05:51 AM PDT · by Signalman · 2 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 6/19/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how it is becoming clear that Romney will have enough money to swamp Obama. Tune in!
  • The Great Destroyer

    06/05/2012 6:37:30 AM PDT · by radioone · 5 replies
    Creators.com ^ | 6-5-12 | David Limbaugh
    My newly released book, "The Great Destroyer: Barack Obama's War on the Republic," picks up where my previous book "Crimes Against Liberty" left off, chronicling President Obama's record since mid-2010, and it's not pretty. I firmly believe that Obama is heading this nation toward financial catastrophe, is greatly undermining our national defenses, the Constitution and the rule of law, is severely damaging our energy industry and our energy independence, is dangerously expanding government and smothering the private sector and small and large businesses, and is polarizing this nation in a way that we haven't seen in many decades, along racial,...
  • Vanity(?): Funding the Green New Deal: Building a Green Financial System

    04/27/2012 11:16:40 PM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 4 replies
    4/28/2012 | wheresmyusa
    I came across a document this evening published in October of 2011 and thought i would post it for "the record". It is written as a guide for the EU, using the financial crises as an excuse to shift to a new green economy. An EU which as we know is in shambles now, with Spain crossing the event horizon and beginning its death spiral. However, as i and many before me have surmised in the past, the reason for the total disregard of our economy, and many other nations being disregarding theirs, is because they must be destroyed to...
  • A Day in the Life of a Financial Advisor

    03/22/2012 11:04:59 AM PDT · by Altariel · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Xtranormal.com ^ | May 11, 2011 | seyah21
    A Day in the Life of a Financial Advisorby: seyah21
  • Navy reassigns 3 submariners in fraud probe

    03/02/2012 12:32:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies
    AP's Story at http://www.svherald.com/associatedpress/252039
  • Court OKs class action against Merrill Lynch

    02/28/2012 8:47:20 PM PST · by Miami Vice · 3 replies
    Legal Newsline ^ | 2-28-12 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    African-American brokers employed by Merrill Lynch can pursue racial discrimination claims in a class action. The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Chicago, on Feb. 24 reversed a District Court ruling, permitting the class action. The plaintiffs say there were two companywide policies that are alleged to cause racial bias. One was ...
  • Court OKs class action against Merrill Lynch

    02/28/2012 8:47:02 PM PST · by Miami Vice · 3 replies
    Legal Newsline ^ | 2-28-12 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    African-American brokers employed by Merrill Lynch can pursue racial discrimination claims in a class action. The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Chicago, on Feb. 24 reversed a District Court ruling, permitting the class action. The plaintiffs say there were two companywide policies that are alleged to cause racial bias. One was ...
  • Bain Capital eyeing financial services in Middle East (from 2010)

    01/23/2012 10:12:05 AM PST · by Nachum
    Kipp Report ^ | October 19, 2010 | Reuters
    U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital LLC is looking at investing in financial services companies in the Middle East, particularly in Saudi Arabia, a senior executive at the fund said on Tuesday. “It’s fair to say there are some opportunities in financial services in the Middle Eastern region we’ve looked at and we’ll continue to look at,” Steve Pagliuca, managing director at Bain Capital, told Reuters on the sidelines of a private equity conference. Bain Capital and Advent International recently agreed to buy the global merchant services business, which includes the payment business Worldpay, from Royal Bank of Scotland for...