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20 мая, 14:08

Melania scours media to protect Trump

As she travels with the president this week, the first lady will be in a position to exert greater influence over his chaotic operation.

17 мая, 16:36

Regeneron, Nuance Communications, Waste Management, Waste Connections and Republic Services highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day

Regeneron, Nuance Communications, Waste Management, Waste Connections and Republic Services highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day

17 мая, 14:15

Bear of the Day: Nuance Communications (NUAN)

Bear of the Day: Nuance Communications (NUAN)

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16 мая, 03:14

Icahn takes new 19.8 million share stake in Conduent in first quarter

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn acquired a new 19.8 million share stake in business services provider Conduent Inc in the first quarter and sold out of pharmaceutical firm Allergan Plc and speech technology group Nuance Communications Inc , according to regulatory filings on Monday.

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16 мая, 02:13

Icahn takes new 19.8 million share stake in Conduent in first quarter

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn acquired a new 19.8 million share stake in business services provider Conduent Inc in the first quarter and sold out of pharmaceutical firm...

15 мая, 19:36

New AIG CEO Brian Duperrault plans to ‘grow’ insurer

Veteran wins early support from activist Carl Icahn who sought to break up group

15 мая, 19:29

New AIG CEO Brian Duperrault plans to ‘grow’ insurer

Veteran wins early support from activist Carl Icahn who sought to break up group

10 мая, 16:30

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Berkshire Hathaway, iShares Dow Jones US Technology ETF, US Global Jets ETF, iShares India 50 and Columbia India Small Cap ETF

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Berkshire Hathaway, iShares Dow Jones US Technology ETF, US Global Jets ETF, iShares India 50 and Columbia India Small Cap ETF

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09 мая, 23:07

Trump adviser Icahn may have broken trading laws

Democratic Senators want federal authorities to investigate whether Carl Icahn, President Trump's chief regulation-buster, violated trading laws.

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09 мая, 23:07

Trump adviser Icahn may have broken trading laws: Senators

Democratic Senators want federal authorities to investigate whether President Trump's special adviser, Carl Icahn, violated trading laws.

09 мая, 20:08

U.S. Democratic senators seek probe into Icahn’s biofuel credit dealings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eight Democratic senators asked U.S. regulators on Tuesday to launch an investigation into billionaire Carl Icahn’s activities in the U.S. biofuels blending credit market, saying the activist investor may have violated trading laws since becoming an adviser to President Donald Trump.

09 мая, 19:12

Invest Like Warren Buffett with These ETF Strategies

Want to use Buffett's insight? Follow these ETF strategies.

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09 мая, 17:18

Carl Icahn's Investment Fund Starts 2017 Down Again

The billionaire's investment fund fell by 2.7% in the first quarter of 2017, according to a disclosure made on Tuesday by Icahn’s publicly traded investment vehicle, Icahn Enterprises.

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08 мая, 04:00

Michael Dell explains how to start a business, and keep it going

Michael Dell, a pioneer of personal computing, started in his college dorm, became a multi-billionaire and fought off Carl Icahn. Here's how he did it.

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03 мая, 18:27

Десять фильмов про Wall-Street

К выходным нужно готовиться заранее.  Иначе можно не успеть. Поэтому я сделал подборку интересных фильмов про Уолл-Стрит и начал запасаться попкорном. Провиантом делиться я не намерен, а вот фильмы расшарю.  №1. Волк с Уолл-Стрит, 2013 №1. Волк с Уолл-Стрит, 2013 Самый известный фильм про брокеров на сегодняшний день. Описывает взлет и падение Джордана Белфорта – наиболее скандального махинатора конца прошлого века. Главную роль великолепно исполнил Леонардо Ди Каприо.  №2. Бойлерная, 2000Сюжет очень похож на предыдущий. Те же жуликоватые брокеры, те же холодные звонки, те же обманутые инвесторы. Короче говоря, все тоже самое, но немного с другого ракурса и немного меньших масштабов.  №3. Аферист, 1999Barings Bank был одним из старейших торговых банков в мире. Но его существование прекратилось после того, как он позволил амбициозному трейдеру Нику Лисону торговать на бирже и вести учет активов одновременно. Как именно все произошло, показано в ленте.  №4. Предел риска, 2011Сентябрь 2008 года. Мировой экономический кризис уже начался, но Америка еще не понимает масштабов грядущей катастрофы. И только группа руководителей одного из крупнейших инвестиционных банков Уолл-Стрит ищет рецепт спасения.  №5. Игра на понижение, 2015Фильм, который рассказывает про причины кризиса 2008 года. Некоторые вещи переврали, но в целом все отражено весьма точно. Так же присутствует своеобразная «финансовая» динамика.  №6. Уолл-Стрит, 1987Отличный фильм с Майклом Дугласом в главной роли. Прототипом его персонажа стали такие личности, как Карл Айкан, Иван Боски и Майкл Милкен. Картина повествует о волне слияний и поглощений 1980-х годов, и об инсайдерах, которые круто на ней заработали. После чего сели в тюрьму.  №7. Уолл-Стрит: Деньги не спят, 2010Продолжение предыдущего фильма. Действия разворачиваются после освобождения Гордона Гекко из тюрьмы, прямо перед наступающим кризисом. Возможно, первой части фильм и уступает, но просмотра все равно достоин.  №8. Чужие деньги, 1991Дэнни ДэВито в роли корпоративного рейдера, беспринципной акулы Уолл-Стрит. Ради собственной наживы он разваливает одну компанию за другой. И все идет хорошо, пока однажды он не влюбляется в юристку, вставшую на защиту очередной жертвы.  №9. В погоне за счастьем, 2007Думаю, этот шедевральный фильм в отдельном представлении не нуждается. Реальная история отца-одиночки, который прошел все трудности открытия брокерской компании и заработал миллионы.  №10. Воины Уолл-Стрит, 2006Единственный документальный фильм в списке. Рассказывает про различных участников биржевых торгов: профессиональных трейдеров, портфельных менеджеров, частных спекулянтов и т.д… Показывает их внутреннюю кухню – применяемые стратегии, стили и темпы работы. Изюминкой фильма для русскоговорящей аудитории является серия, посвященная А.М. Герчику. Материал подготовлен Fedotov Capital.

02 мая, 19:17

7 Fun Facts About PayPal (PYPL) As Stock Nears All-Time High

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL) released its first-quarter earnings last week, surpassing expectations on the top and bottom line. Since then, the online payment giant's stock has popped and now sits comfortably at an all-time high.

29 апреля, 14:01

In 100 Days, Trump Has Found 29 Ways To Screw Regular Americans

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); President Donald Trump campaigned as a champion of forgotten and downtrodden Americans ― a risible but tried-and-true platform ― but the first 100 days of his presidency have been decidedly un-populist. Amid Trump’s deluge of unsubstantiated claims and the chaos of his administration, it can be challenging to keep track of what campaign promises he has or hasn’t fulfilled. So here’s a list of 29 things Trump has done so far that cater to big business at the expense of ordinary Americans: 1. Trump reversed a planned decrease in the cost of mortgage insurance for working- and middle-class homebuyers. Within hours of being sworn in, Trump put a hold on a reduction in the cost of Federal Housing Authority mortgage insurance. The move means 750,000 to 850,000 Americans will face higher costs in the next year alone, according to the National Association of Realtors. 2. He nominated to run the Treasury Department a second-generation Goldman Sachs partner and hedge fund manager who activists say ran a “foreclosure machine.” Steven Mnuchin misled senators by saying the bank he invested in and ran didn’t use illegal robo-signings (documents showed they did) and omitted $100 million in assets from his personal financial disclosure forms. Oh, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development is investigating claims his bank engaged in the racist practice of redlining. 3. Mnuchin is painfully under-informed about automation’s potential to decimate labor. In an interview with Axios’ Mike Allen, Mnuchin said he was “not at all” concerned about the potential shocks to the labor market that advances in automation might have, insisting that the timeline for such concerns was “50 or 100 years.” As The Verge’s Adi Robinson noted, “[a] December report from the White House cited studies that estimate automation will affect between 9 percent and 47 percent of jobs over the next 10 to 20 years.” 4. Trump tried to put a fast-food executive in charge of the Labor Department. After running a campaign focused on the economy’s forgotten workers, Trump plucked the chief executive of the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. burger chains to lead the nation’s top workplace watchdog. While Andrew Puzder ran parent company CKE Restaurants, Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. franchises around the country violated the very labor laws that Puzder would have been expected to enforce. Puzder’s nomination eventually went down in flames ― not due to his company’s labor record, but because of old domestic abuse allegations and because he’d personally employed an undocumented immigrant. 5. Goldman Sachs’ influence in the Trump White House doesn’t end with Mnuchin. Former Goldman Sachs president Gary Cohn’s influence in the West Wing has grown considerably in Trump’s first 100 days. Cohn’s developed such a strong hand internally that he is currently thought to be a leading contender for Reince Priebus’ job, should any staff shakeup create the need for a new White House chief of staff. As HuffPost has noted, “Cohn’s appointment as White House chief of staff wouldn’t just be a boon for bank lobbyists seeking lucrative new loopholes. It would be a restoration of finance to the center of American politics.” 6. Goldman Sachs’ influence in the Trump White House doesn’t end with Gary Cohn, either. Trump nominated former Sullivan & Cromwell partner Jay Clayton to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is tasked with making sure the financial sector behaves itself. In the wake of Clayton’s nomination, his old firm carefully trimmed his 800-word biography ― which detailed his adventures helping Wall Street firms navigate the legal terrain in pursuit of mergers, acquisitions and capital market offerings ― down to a more concise 30. Here’s an even more concise biography: Clayton is probably best known as Goldman Sachs’ bailout lawyer. 7. Trump named a billionaire investor as an anti-regulation czar. Trump named Carl Icahn as a special adviser on regulation, which is awkward, given the dozens and dozens of regulations that materially affect Ichan’s investments. He is particularly incensed by an EPA renewable fuel rule that applies to an oil refinery in which he owns a stake. Only one thing can allow a business to transcend the daily brute struggle for survival: monopoly profits. Peter Thiel, "Zero To One" 8. Trump named a huge fan of monopolies to lead the search for anti-trust regulators. Shortly after his inauguration, Trump gave billionaire Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel the go-ahead to lead the search for his administration’s “top antitrust enforcement jobs.” Thiel, who sits on the board of world-devouring platform Facebook, came out as a committed monopolist in his book Zero To One: “Only one thing can allow a business to transcend the daily brute struggle for survival: monopoly profits.” 9. Overall, Trump’s advisers live in an elitist bubble. As the Washington Post’s Philip Bump reported in April, Trump has staffed his White House with a collection of plutocrats who possess a staggering collective wealth: “Financial reports released by the Trump administration indicate that 27 staffers who work for him are worth a combined $2.3 billion thanks to real estate, investments and hefty salaries.” That’s more money than 86 counties’ worth of Trump voters make in a year. 10. Trump moved to kill a rule that forces Wall Street to act in the best interest of Americans saving for retirement. Trump signed a memo that put the fiduciary rule — which requires brokers act in the best interests of folks saving for retirement — on the path to the glue factory. His adviser Cohn likened the move to “freedom,” saying, “This is like putting only healthy food on the menu, because unhealthy food tastes good but you still shouldn’t eat it because you might die younger.” Not exactly: The rule literally forbade brokers from guiding retirees “into expensive or poor-performing products that carry economic benefits and perks for the advisers and their firms, without disclosing such conflicts of interest.” It’s estimated that consumers lose $17 billion annually to such scams. 11. Trump took aim at post-crisis bank regulation. Trump signed an executive order in February that by itself doesn’t undo Dodd-Frank, but starts a process that could defang Wall Street oversight. Technically, the administration is still in the “just asking questions” phase of financial de-regulation, but Trump has been clear about his intentions, saying that “we expect to be cutting a lot out of Dodd-Frank.” Trump signed the order after a meeting earlier that day with big-time Wall Street executives, at one point telling JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, “There’s nobody better to tell me about Dodd-Frank than Jamie, so you’re going to tell me about it.” Trump signed two more executive orders in April asking the Treasury Department to review governmental authority to take over failing financial companies, and to review rules that allow for the regulation of financial companies other than banks as systemically important. 12. Trump outlined a budget that’s broadly punitive to Trump’s own voters. The Washington Post’s Jenna Johnson reports Trump’s proposed budget includes cuts that “would disproportionately harm the rural areas and small towns that were key to his unexpected win.” 13. Trump has instigated a trade war that will hit Americans first. The Dallas Morning News reported that Texas cattle ranchers have emerged as the “first casualty” of Trump’s “blundering, blustering trade policy.” Per contributor Richard Parker: “By threatening a trade war with Mexico within days of inauguration, the president helped trigger a slide in cattle futures. Mexico is a major export market. By sinking the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the new administration cut off long-sought access to the Japanese market. Now banks have raised the conditions for collateral for loans for ranchers.” 14. Trump has backed health care proposals with a common theme: subsidize the wealthy while jacking up prices on the poor with shock cost increases. Both Trump-backed Obamacare replacements are broadly redistributive, but not in any discernibly populist direction. Rather, they shift wealth from poorer Americans to wealthier ones and corporations. People earning over a $1 million, in fact, would have “saved an estimated $165 billion in taxes over 10 years.” The tax benefits would be financed through draconian cuts to Medicaid and other health programs for the poor. 15. The plan also features substantial cuts in drug treatment protocols to address the nation’s opioid crisis. As CNN’s Dan Merica reported: “The current version of the Trump-backed Republican health care plan would end the Obamacare requirement that addiction services and mental health treatment be covered under Medicaid in the 31 states that expanded the health care program. The GOP plan would instead leave up to states ― and their budgets ― to decide whether to cover drug treatment and mental health services under Medicaid. That’s a decision advocates say could put the most vulnerable opiate abusers in greater risk, thanks to near-constant pressure on state budgets.” 16. Good news for employers who like stealing from their workers! Trump signed a bill, sent to him by Congress, that repeals the sensible-sounding Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule, put in place by Obama. The rule would have required companies to disclose labor law violations when they bid on federal contracts, so that the government doesn’t steer taxpayer dollars toward companies that cheat or endanger workers. By repealing the rule, Trump did a favor for companies that have a history of wage theft and workplace hazards.   17. Trump delayed a life-saving protection for construction workers. Earlier this month, Trump put a halt to the most consequential workplace safety reform of the last decade. The so-called silica rule would reduce the amount of cancer-causing dust that companies can legally expose construction workers to. The tighter regulations rolled out last year were 45 years in the making and are projected to save 600 lives per year. But the Trump administration announced a three-month delay to enforcing the rule, drawing applause from the construction industry. Workplace watchdogs now worry the regulations will be watered down or scrapped altogether. 18. Trump made it harder for low-wage workers to save for retirement. The Obama administration took steps to popularize what are known as automatic IRA accounts. These are government-sponsored retirement plans set up for people who don’t have IRA’s through their jobs, i.e., much of the working class and working poor. Even though these plans once enjoyed conservative support, Trump repealed Obama’s executive order that would have made it easier for cities and counties to set up these auto-IRA’s. That surely pleased Wall Street, which doesn’t like how these IRA’s compete with its own offerings. 19. Trump made it easier for employers to hide worker injuries. Earlier this month, Trump loosened the record-keeping requirements for employers in dangerous industries. Instead of having to keep accurate injury records for six years, employers can only be held accountable for the last six months. Occupational health experts say the change will make it easier for companies to sweep injuries under the rug. “This will give license to employers to keep fraudulent records and to willfully violate the law with impunity,” a former OSHA policy adviser told HuffPost. 20. Trump weakened rules on lobbyists working in his administration. Trump signed an executive order that allows lobbyists to join his administration, provided they don’t work for two years on any issue on which they lobbied. (The Obama administration barred anyone who had been registered as a lobbyist in the prior year from joining.) As a result, someone like Geoffrey Burr, who lobbied the Labor Department in opposition to wages rules and worker safety measures, can work in the Trump administration’s Labor Department. 21. Trump allowed coal companies to dump waste in streams. Trump signed a bill killing the Obama administration’s Stream Protection Rule, which aimed to keep toxic metals out of water supplies in coal country. 22. Trump froze Environmental Protection Agency contracts grants. The Trump team put a temporary halt to funding for routinely contracted work like drinking water testing, ProPublica reported. 23. Trump’s FCC kept the prices sky-high for families who call loved ones in prison. Prison phone calls are absurdly expensive, averaging around $3 for a 15-minute in-state call. Activists have been trying to bring the cost down for years. In 2015, federal regulators approved a rule that capped charges at 11 cents per minute. The industry sued, and Trump’s new head of the FCC, Ajit Pai, recently announced the agency would not defend the rule in court. 24. The FCC also blocked nine internet service providers from a federal subsidy program for low-income Americans. Pai undid a move that allowed internet service providers to participate in the Lifeline program, which gives a $9.25-per-month credit to households to buy internet service. 25. Trump’s EPA killed a rule to protect people from mercury exposure. The EPA withdrew a rule requiring dentists’ offices to install equipment to dispose of fillings that contain mercury as an alternative to washing them down the drain. Mercury can hurt pregnant women and kids even at low levels. 26. Troubling signs for civil asset forfeiture reform. During a White House meeting with county sheriffs from across the country, Trump offered to help “destroy the career” of Texas state Sen. Juan Hinojosa after one of the sheriffs in attendance complained about Hinojosa’s efforts to curtail the oft-abused practice of civil asset forfeiture. 27. Big military budget build-up has little for the soldiers on the front lines. Trump has planned to funnel taxpayer dollars into the military in a bid to beef up its budget. But as of now, the principal beneficiary of this largesse will continue to be wealthy military contractors and Pentagon elites. As HuffPost’s David Wood reported, very little will trickle down to working-class service members, who typically deploy with “budget leftovers” such as “antiquated rifles, helicopters built for their grandfathers during the Vietnam War and communications gear that is overweight and unreliable.” The men and women who are training to fight in the next war have “weapons that don’t work, trucks that are broken down, [and] combat exercises canceled for lack of money.” 28. Plans are afoot to make it easier for corporations to get out of paying their taxes. Trump signed an executive order this month asking the Treasury Department to look at all Obama-era tax rules. Anything that’s too much of a burden or too complex in the eyes of Secretary Mnuchin could get axed. The main target appears to be rules put in place to cut down on tax inversions, in which an American company acquires a foreign company and relocates abroad to cut down on its U.S. taxes. 29. And now, Trump has proposed a massive tax cut for America’s elites: Just ahead of the (largely arbitrary) “100 Days” deadline, the White House issued a single-page statement of principles that outlines a massive tax cut for America’s richest citizens. In HuffPost’s analysis, the wealthy would benefit from “reducing the tax rate on stocks, bonds and real estate investments; eliminating inheritance taxes for millionaire heirs and heiresses; and bringing down the tax rate on the largest corporations to less than half of what it is now.” According to the Center for Economic Policy and Research, Trump would himself receive a tax break windfall under this plan, to the tune of $65 million. Appropriately, the punchline of Trump’s faux-populist joke is, “The Aristocrats!” -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

29 апреля, 06:45

Пекин уводит Азию и Океанию на «китайский путь»

Китайское информагентство Синьхуа сообщило, что генеральный директор Всемирной организации интеллектуальной собственности (ВОИС) Фрэнсис Гарри объявил Китай мировым лидером по количеству заявок на патенты, торговые знаки и промышленные образцы. В прошлом году страна подала свыше 43100 заявок на международные патенты – почти на 45 процентов больше, чем год назад. Сейчас в Поднебесной действуют 1,103 миллиона патентов на...

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18 апреля, 17:18

How To Play It: Carl Icahn

How to play it.

17 апреля, 01:43

Wall Street Banker Cohn Moving Trump Toward Moderate Policies

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); In a White House marked by infighting, top economic aide Gary Cohn, a Democrat and former Goldman Sachs banker, is muscling aside some of President Donald Trump’s hard-right advisers to push more moderate, business-friendly economic policies. Cohn, 56, did not work on Republican Trump’s campaign and only got to know him after the November election, but he has emerged as one of the administration’s most powerful players in an ascent that rankles conservatives. Trump refers to his director of the National Economic Council (NEC), as “one of my geniuses,” according to one source close to Cohn. More than half a dozen sources on Wall Street and in the White House said Cohn has gained the upper hand over Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon, the former head of the right-wing website Breitbart News and a champion of protectionist trade opposed by moderate Republicans and many big companies. Cohn is a key administration link to business executives and White House sources say he will lead the charge for Trump on top domestic priorities such as tax reform, infrastructure and deregulation. “Gary’s singular focus is tax reform and he’s working to try and get that done in 2017,” said Orin Snyder, a partner at law firm Gibson Dunn and a long-time friend of Cohn. “He is working to implement the president’s twin goals of economic growth and job creation. The tax plan will also include a reduction in the corporate rate, but also tax relief for middle- and low-income Americans.” Some conservatives fear Cohn may push through a tax plan that is unnecessarily complicated and argue that including tax relief for middle- and low-income Americans would not spur economic growth as much as cuts focused entirely or mostly on businesses and entrepreneurs. Adam Brandon, president of the conservative group FreedomWorks, is disappointed Trump is not charging ahead with a plan unveiled last year during his campaign that would slash taxes on businesses and wealthy individuals. That plan was shaped heavily by Stephen Moore, an economic policy expert at the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank, who advised Trump’s campaign. But it has since been shelved. “I don’t like the idea of scrapping it and starting over again,” Brandon said. A senior administration official said the White House has started from scratch on the tax plan and, while setting business tax cuts as the highest priority, is consulting with lawmakers, economists and business leaders before taking it to the Republican-led Congress. Two administration officials said reports that the White House was considering a carbon tax and a value-added tax were incorrect, but that other ideas were on the table. “We are considering a multitude of options for tax reform,” a White House official said on Sunday. RAPPORT Associates of both Trump and Cohn say the two have developed a bond. People who have worked with Cohn say he is loyal, direct and assertive, traits that Trump likes. Crucially, Cohn also has the trust of Jared Kushner, Trump’s adviser and son-in-law, and his wife Ivanka, Trump’s daughter. Cohn hired his staff more quickly than other top officials, building a reputation for competence in an administration hurt by early missteps over healthcare reform and a travel ban, the sources said. “Gary is a huge asset to the Trump administration. He’ll be of great help in eliminating unnecessary regulation, stimulating growth and reforming the tax code,” said billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson, an early backer of Trump who knows Cohn through Wall Street circles. The son of middle-class parents in Cleveland, Ohio, Cohn overcame dyslexia and worked in sales before elbowing his way into a position as a Wall Street trader and rising to become president and chief operating officer at Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N). Kushner was a Goldman Sachs intern when he first crossed paths with Cohn. After Trump’s election victory, Kushner paved the way for Cohn to meet the president-elect, who had spent much of the campaign blasting investment banks as modern-day robber barons. Trump soon named Cohn his NEC director. Apparently paying more heed to Cohn and other moderates on his team, Trump last week said he was open to reappointing Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve chairman when her term is up and he also held back from naming China a currency manipulator. Both stances marked a reversal from his campaign when Trump criticized Yellen and vowed to label China a currency manipulator on “day one” of his administration, a move that could lead to punitive duties on Chinese goods. Sources close to Cohn and inside the White House said there are sharp policy differences between Cohn and both Bannon and Reince Priebus, White House chief of staff. A White House spokesperson denied there was a power struggle inside the West Wing. Cohn has already put his stamp on regulatory policy by working with Kushner to successfully push Wall Street lawyer Jay Clayton for head of the Securities and Exchange Commission after billionaire investor Carl Icahn, an early Trump supporter, had vetted other candidates. Clayton’s nomination has been advanced to the Senate for a vote. The vacant Federal Reserve vice chairman’s seat is a key regulatory role Cohn and his colleagues on the economic team want to fill soon. Cohn has interviewed nearly two dozen candidates and has whittled the list down. Randal Quarles, a veteran of the George W. Bush administration is one of several candidates left, a source familiar with the process said. Cohn will also take a leading role in developing Trump’s infrastructure plan to rebuild airports, roads and bridges. The biggest challenge may be figuring out how to pay for the initiative, which Trump has estimated at $1 trillion. While conservatives are concerned by Cohn, they note that Bannon is still part of Trump’s mercurial administration and that Cohn could fall out of favor as quickly as he has risen. “Whoever is up today,” Brandon said, “could be gone tomorrow.” (Reporting by James Oliphant, Svea Herbst-Bayliss, Olivia Oran, Sarah Lynch, Ayesha Rascoe and Caren Bohan; Editing by Kieran Murray and Bill Rigby) -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

20 января, 17:30

Трамп прийде, порядок наведе!

В должность 45 президента США вступает Дональд Трамп, часто сравниваемый с Рональдом Рейганом Давайте взглянем на его кабинет и на него самого более пристально WASP,пресвитерианец, изоляционист, консерватор (в хорошем смысле этого слова) и натоящий мужик!

17 мая 2016, 15:00

Карл Айкан делает ставку на обрушение рынка. Шорт 150% к капиталу.

Карл Айкан – это легенда американского фондового рынка, его состояние оценивается сейчас в 24,5 млрд долларов. В начале карьеры у молодого Айкана было совсем немного денег, он работал рядовым брокером на бирже. Дальше он основал свою фирму и начал зарабатывать деньги на банкротствах других компаний – безжалостно выдавливая из них все соки ради своих прибылей. Вначале безжалостный мистер Айкан пожирал относительно небольшие организации, потом, по мере роста капитала, перешёл на крупные корпорации. Похоже, что теперь этот признанный специалист по банкротствам готовится сделать хорошие деньги на банкротстве Соединённых Штатах. Пессимизм Карла Айкана не стал особым сюрпризом для тех, кто следит за новостями – вот уже несколько месяцев мистер Айкан выдаёт всё более и более мрачные прогнозы по финансовому сектору США. Карл Айкан поставил несколько миллиардов долларов на обрушение американских бирж. Он не только полностью избавился от всех акций Apple, но и поставил огромные деньги на понижение – чистая короткая позиция его фонда достигла уже уверенных 149%. Проще говоря, мистер Айкан настолько уверен в том, что рынок пойдёт вниз, что он поставил на это не только свои деньги, но и кредитные. Когда мы говорим о самом «медвежьем» хедж-фонде в мире, мы всегда вспоминаем Horseman Global, который не только был прибыльным последние 4 года, но и сделал это, имея чистую короткую позицию. По состоянию на 31 марта размер чистой короткой позиции к капиталу составил рекордные 98%. Как оказалось, это не идет ни в какое сравнение с короткой позицией Карла Айкана.По информации, только-что опубликованной формы Q-10 инвестиционной фирмы Айкана, Icahn Enterprises LP, в которой 80-ти летнему инвестору принадлежит 90%-ная доля капитала, мы выяснили, что по состоянию на 31 марта, Карл Айкан, который ранее избавился от акций Apple, ставит по-настоящему серьезные деньги на шорт. Еще в декабре 2015 года чистая короткая позиция компании Айкана составляла 25 % от суммы капитала, но с тех пор эта цифра стремительно взлетела до беспрецедентных для Айкана 149%. Такой результат стал возможен благодаря сложению длинной позиции, которая составляет 164% от капитала компании (156% — лонг акций, 8%-лонг долговых инструментов), и стремительно выросшей короткой позиции, которая в марте 2015 года составляла 150% к капиталу, а годом позднее – невероятные 313% (277%-шорт акций, 36%-шорт долговых инструментов). Чтобы понять суть этих цифр, скажем, что не только компания Icahn Enterprises никогда ранее не имела таких коротких позиций, но и то, что, жалуясь на перспективы рынка акций год назад, Карл Айкан имел чистую длинную позицию в 4%. Те времена прошли, и, начиная 3-4 квартала, Айкан начал увеличивать чистую короткую позицию, которая на тот момент составляла примерно 25% от капитала компании. С тех пор эта цифра увеличилась в 6 раз на конец прошлого квартала!Примечателен размер плеча, которое использует Айкан. Но ничто не может сравниться с 3-х кратным левереджем в его короткой позиции по акциям (заметьте, это не CDS). В качестве напоминания: Icahn Enterprises представляет собою хедж-фонд, ранее привлекавший деньги сторонних инвесторов. В 2011 году Айкан вернул деньги всем инвесторам, оставив в капитале только свои средства и средства компании IEP. По информации Barron, капитал фонда составляет около $5.8 млрд., в котором доля Карла Айкана равна $4 млрд. Все это говорит о том, что личная ставка Айкана очень солидна в долларовом выражении.Когда 5 мая на конференции, посвященной финансовым результатам компании, управляющего Icahn Enterprises Кейта Козза (Keith Cozza) попросили прокомментировать излишний медвежий настрой Айкана, который он озвучивал по ТВ, тот сказал, что Айкан немножко преувеличивал. Оказалось, что нет.«Мы считаем, что рынок скорее двинется вниз на 20%, чем на 20% вверх. Наша короткая позиция- это отражение наших взглядов», добавил Козза.Айкан лично не присутствовал на той конференции, однако после того, как его ставка на обвал рынка стала известна публике, мы уверены, что остались считанные дни или даже часы, когда Bloomberg и CNBC начнут восстановительные работы, направленные на избежание паники. Иначе инвесторы-любители начнут задаваться вопросом, что же такого знают самые проницательные инвесторы в мире, о чем они даже не догадываются. www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-09/historic-150-net-short-position-carl-icahn-betting-imminent-market-collapse