Goldman Sachs Principal Transactions Update: Humming Nicely

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Fri, 07/17/2009 - 18:13 | 9054 phaesed
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How much longer before they stopped reporting? I thought this was the last week?

Fri, 07/17/2009 - 18:30 | 9059 Tyler Durden
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Read footnote two in the NYSE link

Fri, 07/17/2009 - 21:33 | 9135 VegasBD
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Shit. So even this data is only what GS said they traded?

Fri, 07/17/2009 - 19:02 | 9073 Anonymous
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc has quietly reached an agreement to end a legal dispute with a blogger who will be allowed to keep running a website critical of the investment bank.

The agreement required blogger Michael Morgan to post a disclaimer on his website, saying it has no affiliation with the financial firm.

Fri, 07/17/2009 - 20:43 | 9118 deadhead
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thanks for posting that....i read the stipulation and GS just backed off. 


Guess too much negative publicity is starting to get on you a bit, eh Lloyd?


There is a critical mass developing and even joe 6 pack is hearing a lot about Goldman.


And, some of us are watching what is going on with those TARP warrants as well.  You won't be able to sneak those bad boys through in the middle of the night....

Fri, 07/17/2009 - 22:08 | 9149 Anonymous
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When I first saw this guy it occurred to me the instant he said he was short GS was that he was a fool. It's one thing to spit in the eye of the big guy and lay some smack on him but to have real impact here is what he should have done and then said. He should have gone full tits long on GS with maximum margin. Then he should have gone out and screamed for everyone to do the same. Buy GS because it's a sure thing. They know what the Treasury is going to do before the Treasury does. They know what the Fed is going to do before the Fed does. Hell they know the last time you screwed your wife because they run the NSA too. Get aboard people because it's going to 2000. Your money is going to have Rubins and Blankeships pictures on it in a few years.

Fri, 07/17/2009 - 19:32 | 9086 Anonymous
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i truly enjoy getting this weekly update, for the sheer comedy - this report thats irrelevant to anyone who knows about pt - but it feels just so damn conspiratorial, doesn't it? vampire squid!!!

Fri, 07/17/2009 - 19:39 | 9095 Anonymous
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What's even more funny is watching earnings central on CNBC.
One minute company X beats EPS estimates with "items added" then the next minute company Y beats EPS estimates with "excluding items" lol!!

Fri, 07/17/2009 - 20:03 | 9104 Anonymous
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bloomberg terminal is just as bad these days, a couple days ago Intel had a profit, not including the fine they got for being a monopolist which helped them generate that profit. today, Citi had a profit, including the sale of half the fucking company. a loss not including the sale. i guess items are ignored only if they hurt earnings?

what a mind fuck.

Sat, 07/18/2009 - 01:26 | 9247 Miles Kendig
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Back to the discussion on operating vs reported earnings.  This situation is a sad joke.  Company X beat the street when you do not factor in expenses....

Fri, 07/17/2009 - 19:48 | 9098 Anonymous
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Do I understand this correctly that GS does half the volume of the NYSE for its own account?
If yes, where are the monopoly busters, where are the class action suits?
And we have yet only seen the tip of the corrupt iceberg called US markets, supposedly the deepest in the world. Dark pools, forced buy in etc. all show it is more wild west than a greedy gentlemen's game.

Sat, 07/18/2009 - 01:14 | 9243 Anonymous
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half of PT, not half of nyse total.

Fri, 07/17/2009 - 19:52 | 9099 Anonymous
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Stop trading NYSE listed. Let the snakes eat their own tails.

Fri, 07/17/2009 - 19:56 | 9103 Anonymous
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That's what I've been advocating.

"I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break in pieces."

Fri, 07/17/2009 - 20:15 | 9107 Anonymous
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Who is trading with Goldman? Who is the counterparty to 50% of the NYSE volume?

If Goldman is running this volume through HFT, who is the voluntary counterparty?

Fri, 07/17/2009 - 21:02 | 9125 FischerBlack
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Sachs, of course.

Fri, 07/17/2009 - 21:09 | 9129 joann
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"who is the voluntary counterparty?

Morgan Stanley (of course:)

Fri, 07/17/2009 - 21:39 | 9138 VegasBD
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So its GS bots vs. JPM bots at this point? So yea, skynet has taken over the stock market...

Fri, 07/17/2009 - 22:39 | 9167 Anonymous
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goldman to buy the US Treasury

what is next?

Sat, 07/18/2009 - 00:56 | 9238 jym
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And coming to you soon from Goldman Sachs...

Brawndo: The Thirst Mutilator

It has electrolytes. It has what plants crave.


I hear the Starbucks are going to be great tho

Sat, 07/18/2009 - 10:42 | 9461 Anonymous
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There are millions of people in America angry and FED UP with the manipulation and fraud that has occured and continues day by day at GOLDMAN SACHS...

WHERE are the coordinated protests in the streets at every location they do business???


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