Banks, Monolines, and Ratings Agencies As The Three Card Monte (Wall)Street Hustlers! Its a Sucker’s Bet, Who’s Going to Fall for it in QE2?Submitted by Reggie Middleton on 11/09/2010 12:31 -0500
Banks, insurers and ratings agencies conspired to move junk assets that were guaranteed to implode - and implode they have. They were (Wall)Street hustling, 3 Card Monte style, but what most are dismissing is that the ponzi/hustle collapse has yet to truly happen!
Can any of the tens of thousands of people working on Wall Street or in the bowels of the Federal Reserve, Treasury, Pentagon, etc. truthfully claim they "didn't know it was wrong" to mislead the citizenry, the soldiers, the investors and the buyers of their fraud? On the contrary, every one of those tens of thousands of worker bees and managers knows full well the institution they toil for is doing evil simply by hiding the truth of its operations. The entire status quo of the American Empire is built on lies. Now the dependence on lies, fraud and misrepresentaion is complete; Wall Street and the Empire itself would fall if the truth were finally revealed and properly identified as evil.
The Inevitable Has Come To Pass and Those That Insured Guaranteed Blowups Are Being Blown Up - Finally!Submitted by Reggie Middleton on 11/01/2010 08:47 -0500
Ambac was the walking dead 3 years ago, but nobody wanted to admit it. Well, as they skirt with bankruptcy today, the same story applies to the big US banks, and again nobody wants to admit it. What are the chances you will be reading a bankruptcy blog post like this one about the big banks in a year or two?
Wall Street responds to my missive on the potential of concentrated derivatives risk blowing up the banking system. Traders, salesman and financial engineers chimed in, and made some cogent points. Of course, I must rebut. It is the actual rebuttals that are probably more stinging than the original article - particularly the one concerning hedge funds. Please read on and feel free to chime in. Don't forget to bring the "Fiery Sword of Truth!"
A Step by Step Guide to Exactly How Much Derivatives Risk Each of the 5 Big Banks Actually Have, and How It Could All Go Boom!Submitted by Reggie Middleton on 10/25/2010 13:13 -0500
Blogs, Banks, Derivatives Risk and the Fiery Sword of Truth: This One Has It All - Even a step by step guide to the TRUTH!
I bet you won't see too many of these point's in your favorite broker's analyst reports!!!
Zero Hedge has been approached by an individual who participated directly in the various aspects of what is now broadly known as Fraudclosure. The below narrative recounts his experience in the due diligence process of selecting loans for the MBS pipeline. And far more than just legalese "technicalities" or a broad abrogation of property rights, as he points out there is a far more palpable issue for all those who hold Mortgage Backed Securities or other pool aggregations of mortgage loans: "we have no idea what is in those packages." This coming from the person who helped pick, diligence and sort through the various loans...
This is the introductory article for my JP Morgan quarterly opinion, which asks questions that will probably piss off management but I haven't heard anyone else ask them. I will be presenting views on this topic on CNBC's Squawk on the Street tomorrow (Monday) morning. I urge all to tune in.
A financial insider makes a big claim ...
Looming losses from the mortgage scandal dubbed “foreclosuregate” may qualify as the sort of systemic risk that, under the new financial reform bill, warrants the breakup of the too-big-to-fail banks. The Kanjorski amendment allows federal regulators to pre-emptively break up large financial institutions that—for any reason—pose a threat to U.S. financial or economic stability.
Could a Blog Really Have Bested Wall Streets Best of the Best? Even the Firm That's Doing God's Work? Let's Tell Bloomberg...Submitted by Reggie Middleton on 10/15/2010 04:16 -0500
Bloomberg features what they consider to be the most successful and accurate financial analysts since 2008. Of course, the firm that "Does God's work" is the one that won! Reggie Middleton disagrees, and thinks a blog beat them all! I urge the mainstream media to look beyond the traditional banking centers of influence for analysis. Not only is it soooo old school in a new digital age, but they just might find comparable (of not superior) talent in the blogosphere.
The banks are screwed—again. Because of the same thing as the last time—the fucking Mortgage Backed Securities. People still haven’t figured out what this Mortgage Mess means—but I’ll tell you: If enough mortgage-paying homeowners realize that they may be able to get out of their mortgage loan and keep their house, scott-free? Shit, that’s basically a license to halt payments right the fuck now. That’s basically a license to tell the banks to fuck off. This Mortgage Mess is a hurricane that'll make Lehman's collapse look like a spring rain. —Gonzalo Lira
"At the Root of the Crisis We Find the Largest Financial Swindle in World History", Where "Counterfeit" Mortgages Were "Laundered" by the BanksSubmitted by George Washington on 10/12/2010 03:13 -0500
The big banks are saying that these are simply "procedural defects" which don't affect their ability to foreclose.
Are they right?
Pay Attention to the National Association of Realtors and Their Chief Marketing Agent At Your Own Risk!Submitted by Reggie Middleton on 10/04/2010 13:14 -0500
The National Association of Realtors is a marketing engine with what some may call (but not I, of course) comedians for chief economists, yet their data and their economist’s opinions are quoted regularly in credible, mainstream financial news shows and newspapers. WHY???!!! On that note… Bloomberg reports the NAR states "Pending U.S. Sales of Existing Homes Increase 4.3%"
The U.S. SEC denied the application by China's Dagong credit rating firm of NRSRO status citing concern with cross boarder supervision. Dagong immediately issued an angry rebuff calling the SEC’s decision discriminatory, and that Dagong aims to enter the U.S. market to protect China's interests as the largest creditor there.