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22 апреля, 14:30

How the Financial Collapse Steeled Gary Cohn for the White House

The former No. 2 at Goldman Sachs led his bank through a crisis that makes the infighting on Trump’s team seem pale.

19 апреля, 20:28

Bank Stocks Roundup: MS vs. GS, Which Bank Had the Better Quarter?

Investment banking giant Morgan Stanley (MS) reported its first-quarter results before the market opened on Wednesday, marking one of the final earnings releases from the major financial players this season. Did Morgan Stanley outperform its rival Goldman Sachs?

18 апреля, 19:03

Run, Goldman, run

Goldman Sachs’ internal technology revolution cannot come soon enough. The $90 billion Wall Street firm’s young online retail-banking unit is growing and could, once big enough, crank out far higher

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18 апреля, 14:55

Goldman Misses As FICC Disappoints, Stock Slides As Average Banker Comp Hits $360K

Unlike the other big banks, Goldman's earnings release is a breeze: since the bank has virtually no balance sheet to use as a source of income (or loss), it is all about the income statement. And it was here that there was a big surprise, because despite expectations of a blowout result, with whisper numbers well above consensus estimates, Goldman unexpectedly disappointed, reporting Q1 revenues of $8.03BN, below the $8.53BN expected, translating to EPS of $5.15, fractionally below the $5.17 estimate, which nonetheless was 92% higher compared to EPS of $2.68 reported one year ago. Unlike other banks Goldman did not benefit as much from a pick-up in trading activity during the period: net revenues from the institutional client services division were up 25% from a year earlier to $3.4bn, below the $3.62bn expected, of which FICC contributed $1.685 billion, which also missed expectations of a $2 billion number. Despite the miss in FICC, Goldman reported beats in virtually every other revenue line time, “The operating environment was mixed, with client activity challenged in certain market-making businesses and a more attractive backdrop for underwriting in our investment banking franchise,” said Lloyd C. Blankfein, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “As the economy improves, we are wellpositioned to not only meet our clients’ diverse needs, but also to generate operating leverage for our shareholders.” Broken down by key operating group, most segments reported numbers that beat expectations with the exception of FICC: FICC sales & trading revenue was $1.695bn, missing estimates of $2.03bn Overall sales and trading revenue $3.36 billion, missing estimates of $3.62 billion Investment banking revenue of $1.7bn beating estimates of $1.56bn. Investment and Lending, formerly known as prop, reported $1.48bn in revenue, virtually unchanged from a year ago. The full breakdown of Goldman's various revenue segments is shown in the chart below: Other metrics: Q1 return on avg. equity 11.4% Q1 Basel III common equity Tier 1 ratio 12.9% Assets under management $1.37t Goldman also reported Q1 compensation expenses, which while rising from $2.662 billion to $3.291 billion, came in modestly below the expected $3.52 billion. Also notable: Goldman staff decreased 7% Y/Y, with the firm closing the first quarter with 34,100 workers. As the following chart shows, the average accrued banker compensation rose from $338,576 to $360,000, the highest since Q3, 2015. Finally, for all those Goldman bankers who sold their stock at the top, congratulations. As of this moment, GS shares are down over 3%, and back to levels not seen since the election.

08 апреля, 02:13

Goldman Sachs Is About To Swallow Donald Trump

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 an attempt to rebut reports that he is governing ineffectively and beholden to a small group of fringe right-wing aides, President Donald Trump is reportedly considering yet another White House staff shakeup just 11 weeks into his presidency. Axios and The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that Trump is thinking of dismissing or demoting his current chief of staff, Reince Priebus, and his key adviser, Steve Bannon. Both outlets reported that former Goldman Sachs President Gary Cohn ― who currently serves as Trump’s top economic adviser ― is a key contender to replace Priebus. “Gary Cohn would be the top pick for chief of staff,” if Priebus is fired, a White House official told The Huffington Post. In an internal struggle for Trump’s good graces, Cohn has a strong hand: He’s rich, close to the Trump family and has ex-employees who now work for the Trump family in the White House. Perhaps most importantly, his promotion could salve Trump’s ego, which has been bruised by his relatively small inauguration crowd and a series of political failures that began with his attempt to ban Muslims from traveling to the United States and continued through his catastrophic attempt to repeal Obamacare. Cohn “speaks the language of ‘business,’ which is what Trump understands,” the White House official noted. The language of business is money: Cohn walked away with $285 million when he left Goldman Sachs for the Trump administration, and is in many ways a stand-in for the kind of New York businessmen who have shunned Trump for years. After years of being spurned by the American banking elite ― Trump famously had to turn to Deutsche Bank for cash after burning his creditors in bankruptcy ― he appears to enjoy being part of the club. The White House denied the reports of a staff shakeup, writing in a statement that “the only thing we are shaking up is the way Washington operates as we push the President’s aggressive agenda forward.”  Cohn is personally close to Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, and Trump’s daughter and aide Ivanka, the White House official notes. Cohn’s status in the White House is also bolstered by Goldman Sachs veteran Dina Powell, who was effectively hired as an aid to and proxy for Ivanka and now serves on the National Security Council. “Dina Powell is going to be a big, big person in the White House” the official said. “She can boost Cohn, and Cohn can do the same for her.” After spending a decade as the president and COO of Goldman Sachs, Cohn also has the boardroom skills to use those connections to his advantage. Bannon’s most recent managerial efforts focused on leading the relatively small newsroom at Breitbart, a website popular with white nationalists. Everyone who works on Wall Street does it for the same reason: the money. But high finance attracts a host of different personality types (like Cohn, Bannon is a Goldman alum). For the last half of the 20th century, big banks were a socially acceptable career choice for people with strong appetites for personal financial gain who were also interested in deploying their fortunes to support liberal causes. Banking summoned Democrats from the ether the way the oil and gas industry drew Republicans. There are still some Democrats on Wall Street today, but many of them changed teams after the financial crisis, including Cohn. During the presidencies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, Cohn was a heavyweight Democrat, offering up over $136,000 to official party organs while supporting individual candidates, including stalwart liberal Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.). His only donation to a Republican prior to the financial crisis, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics, was a $2,000 check to Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) in 2004. But in December of 2009, Cohn’s donations took a dramatic turn. He started giving to right-wing darlings like Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), former Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), while pouring tens of thousands of dollars a cycle into the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee and the Every Republican is Crucial PAC. Though Cohn is often described as a political moderate, and his opponents in the Trump White House even deride him as a “Democrat,” his partisan transformation occurred as Republicans were making a dramatic shift to the right.   Cohn’s pattern of contributions doesn’t fit that of an opportunist looking to buy access to winning candidates. Prior to December 2009, he gave to Democrats whether the party’s political fortunes appeared good or bad. But that month, the House of Representatives passed its version of what would become known as the Dodd-Frank Act, and did so without the support of a single House Republican. Since then, Cohn has not flexed any particularly impressive liberal ideological muscles. During his tenure in the Trump administration, his work has included efforts on a health care bill that would have rescinded coverage from 24 million Americans ― not exactly the Wellstone-ian ideal. Cohn didn’t suffer any meaningful personal financial consequences from Dodd-Frank ($285 million, the amount he left Goldman Sachs with, is more than 5,100 times the median household income). But many on Wall Street felt attacked by the regulatory restructuring, which shifted some political and economic power away from the private sector and into the hands of federal authorities. “One of the major things people want from politicians is psychic income,” former House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) told HuffPost in 2014. “They want to be told that they are wonderful people, that their jobs are important for the human race, that they contribute greatly. Lloyd Blankfein was not really kidding when he said that, ‘We are doing God’s work.’ That’s his inner feeling. I don’t think that the [Dodd-Frank] legislation really hurt them much …. But we really hurt their feelings mightily.” Wall Street had, of course, caused millions of foreclosures and created vast human suffering by throwing the global economy into the most severe economic calamity since the Great Depression. Many families have yet to recover, but Cohn and other top bankers survived with padded pockets thanks to federal support. 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. -- 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.

08 апреля, 02:13

Goldman Sachs Is About To Swallow Donald Trump

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 an attempt to rebut reports that he is governing ineffectively and beholden to a small group of fringe right-wing aides, President Donald Trump is reportedly considering yet another White House staff shakeup just 11 weeks into his presidency. Axios and The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that Trump is thinking of dismissing or demoting his current chief of staff, Reince Priebus, and his key adviser, Steve Bannon. Both outlets reported that former Goldman Sachs President Gary Cohn ― who currently serves as Trump’s top economic adviser ― is a key contender to replace Priebus. “Gary Cohn would be the top pick for chief of staff,” if Priebus is fired, a White House official told The Huffington Post. In an internal struggle for Trump’s good graces, Cohn has a strong hand: He’s rich, close to the Trump family and has ex-employees who now work for the Trump family in the White House. Perhaps most importantly, his promotion could salve Trump’s ego, which has been bruised by his relatively small inauguration crowd and a series of political failures that began with his attempt to ban Muslims from traveling to the United States and continued through his catastrophic attempt to repeal Obamacare. Cohn “speaks the language of ‘business,’ which is what Trump understands,” the White House official noted. The language of business is money: Cohn walked away with $285 million when he left Goldman Sachs for the Trump administration, and is in many ways a stand-in for the kind of New York businessmen who have shunned Trump for years. After years of being spurned by the American banking elite ― Trump famously had to turn to Deutsche Bank for cash after burning his creditors in bankruptcy ― he appears to enjoy being part of the club. The White House denied the reports of a staff shakeup, writing in a statement that “the only thing we are shaking up is the way Washington operates as we push the President’s aggressive agenda forward.”  Cohn is personally close to Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, and Trump’s daughter and aide Ivanka, the White House official notes. Cohn’s status in the White House is also bolstered by Goldman Sachs veteran Dina Powell, who was effectively hired as an aide to and proxy for Ivanka and now serves on the National Security Council. “Dina Powell is going to be a big, big person in the White House” the official said. “She can boost Cohn, and Cohn can do the same for her.” After spending a decade as the president and COO of Goldman Sachs, Cohn also has the boardroom skills to use those connections to his advantage. Bannon’s most recent managerial efforts focused on leading the relatively small newsroom at Breitbart, a website popular with white nationalists. Everyone who works on Wall Street does it for the same reason: the money. But high finance attracts a host of different personality types (like Cohn, Bannon is a Goldman alum). For the last half of the 20th century, big banks were a socially acceptable career choice for people with strong appetites for personal financial gain who were also interested in deploying their fortunes to support liberal causes. Banking summoned Democrats from the ether the way the oil and gas industry drew Republicans. There are still some Democrats on Wall Street today, but many of them changed teams after the financial crisis, including Cohn. During the presidencies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, Cohn was a heavyweight Democrat, offering up over $136,000 to official party organs while supporting individual candidates, including stalwart liberal Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.). His only donation to a Republican prior to the financial crisis, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics, was a $2,000 check to Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) in 2004. But in December of 2009, Cohn’s donations took a dramatic turn. He started giving to right-wing darlings like Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), former Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), while pouring tens of thousands of dollars a cycle into the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee and the Every Republican is Crucial PAC. Though Cohn is often described as a political moderate, and his opponents in the Trump White House even deride him as a “Democrat,” his partisan transformation occurred as Republicans were making a dramatic shift to the right.   Cohn’s pattern of contributions doesn’t fit that of an opportunist looking to buy access to winning candidates. Prior to December 2009, he gave to Democrats whether the party’s political fortunes appeared good or bad. But that month, the House of Representatives passed its version of what would become known as the Dodd-Frank Act, and did so without the support of a single House Republican. Since then, Cohn has not flexed any particularly impressive liberal ideological muscles. During his tenure in the Trump administration, his work has included efforts on a health care bill that would have rescinded coverage from 24 million Americans ― not exactly the Wellstone-ian ideal. Cohn didn’t suffer any meaningful personal financial consequences from Dodd-Frank ($285 million, the amount he left Goldman Sachs with, is more than 5,100 times the median household income). But many on Wall Street felt attacked by the regulatory restructuring, which shifted some political and economic power away from the private sector and into the hands of federal authorities. “One of the major things people want from politicians is psychic income,” former House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) told HuffPost in 2014. “They want to be told that they are wonderful people, that their jobs are important for the human race, that they contribute greatly. Lloyd Blankfein was not really kidding when he said that, ‘We are doing God’s work.’ That’s his inner feeling. I don’t think that the [Dodd-Frank] legislation really hurt them much …. But we really hurt their feelings mightily.” Wall Street had, of course, caused millions of foreclosures and created vast human suffering by throwing the global economy into the most severe economic calamity since the Great Depression. Many families have yet to recover, but Cohn and other top bankers survived with padded pockets thanks to federal support. 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. -- 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.

06 апреля, 07:19

Lee Stranahan: 'Ideological Coup' By Kushner-Linked Goldman Globalists Destroying Trump White House

After Wikileaks revelations that Citigroup picked Obama's cabinet, it appears the Trump administration is succumbing to 'same globalism, different bank.' Weeks after the Daily Mail exposed an internal struggle between Kushner-linked Goldman Sachs operatives and Trump advisor Steve Bannon, it has become clear that an "ideological coup" led by globalist bankers is well underway - claiming populist Steve Bannon as their latest victim. This ties in with Roger Stone's warning that Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has been leaking anti-Bannon information to MSNBC's Joe Scarborough. Well, it appears the Goldman globalists have won... for now. Wednesday evening, former Breitbart lead investigative reporter Lee Stranahan dropped an insightful Periscope video in which he laid out exactly what's going on in the White House - pointing out who's running the show, and imploring people to simply research the players for themselves. In a nutshell: Weeks after meeting with Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein at the Four Seasons bar in DC, Jared Kushner-friendly Goldman alums have successfully maneuvered Trump's top advisor Steve Bannon off the Natl. Security Council - further strengthening the globalist cabal's influence over President Trump. Jared Kushner, it should be pointed out, has a well documented history of donating to Democrats; including Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Robert Mendez (D-NJ). Lee @stranahan exposes Goldman Sachs globalists within Trump White House who have staged an 'Ideological Coup' https://t.co/oqEDepdB0B pic.twitter.com/hq3j4AGlU0 — ZeroPointNow (@ZeroPointNow) April 6, 2017 Let's look at the ex-Goldman operators within the Trump White House: Gary Cohn - recently Goldman's #2, is Trump's chief economic advisor - who was granted an unprecedented accelerated payout of $285 Million in order to go work at the White House. Staunch Democrat Huge globalist, led Goldman delegation to restructure Greek debt during financial crisis, helping them hide debt from EU overseers in Brussels. Head of the National Economic Council as of January 20th, 2017 Brought in Drew Quinn - lead negotiator of TPP     Dina Habib Powell, another top Goldman alum and former president of the Goldman Sachs foundation: Promoted to Deputy National Security Advisor on March 15th Worked in the Bush II administration Managing director at Goldman Sachs, named partner in 2010 Dina's husband Richard Powell is president at Clinton-linked Teneo Bill Clinton is/was a Teneo advisor Wikileaks emails reveal a deep and profitable relationship between Teneo, Doug Band, and the Clintons Teneo hired Huma Abedin while she was a State Dept. employee.   Lee @stranahan "GoldmanSachs IS Globalism" - points out MSM silence on $GS Infiltration into Trump White House https://t.co/oqEDepdB0B pic.twitter.com/DpvIOgUsrU — ZeroPointNow(@ZeroPointNow) April 6, 2017 Instead of draining the swamp, Goldman alums Cohn, Powell, and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin are the swamp... The populist, nationalist agenda that Donald Trump was elected on is getting pushed out of the White house.   The fact that Powell is in (who was in the Bush administration), as a Security advisor, is deeply troubling. She's got Ben Rhodes' old job. Goldman Sachs has taken over... We voted for the working people who have been taken advantage of by companies like Goldman Sachs. You've been screwed by Goldman Sachs. Look up TARP. You didn't vote for Goldman Sachs.   We did not vote for Globalism. And before you say "Wait, Steve Bannon is from Goldman!" - full stop... Bannon addressed how the megabank has changed and no longer shares his values. What can Trump voters do? Stranahan has one request for any and all who oppose this ideological coup by Goldman Sachs: CALL THE WHITE HOUSE! Lee @stranahan on what you can do - CALL THE WHITE HOUSE! https://t.co/oqEDepdB0B pic.twitter.com/I4Fd5cuOPA — ZeroPointNow(@ZeroPointNow) April 6, 2017 See entire Periscope here:    Content originally generated at iBankCoin.com * Follow on [email protected]

21 марта, 18:12

Goldman Sachs (GS) Reduces CEO's Salary by 27% for 2016

The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) slashed its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Lloyd Blankfein's2016 compensation by 27%, as disclosed in the company's proxy filling on Friday.

21 марта, 13:00

Финансовая политика Трампа 2017

Экономические лозунги предвыборной кампании Дональда Трампа до сих пор не приняли вид сколько-нибудь цельной экономической программы. Заявления и действия Трампа-президента противоречивы и непоследовательны. Особенно это заметно в сфере финансов. В ходе предвыборной кампании Трамп резко критиковал банки Уолл-стрит, обвиняя их в жадности, отсутствии патриотизма, называл главными виновниками бедности и экономического застоя. Однако один из первых […]

19 марта, 09:00

Голдман Сакс и коррупция в США

Настало время поговорить о виновниках торжества. О банках, которые всю кашу заварили, и которые прямо-таки спят и видят, как бы остаться не при делах. Натурально, банкиры сняли прибыль – сумасшедшие деньги – а теперь эти ребята и вовсе ни при чем. И не их ли спасают всем миром? Вбивая в головы всем, что иначе никак […]

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17 марта, 20:32

Lloyd Blankfein takes pay cut at Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs might be flying high in the Trump era, but you might not know that from CEO Lloyd Blankfein's paycheck.

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17 марта, 20:32

Lloyd Blankfein takes pay cut at Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs might be flying high in the Trump era, but CEO Lloyd Blankfein's paycheck has been trimmed.

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17 марта, 19:39

Goldman Sachs CEO Blankfein sees slight pay cut in 2016

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein saw his overall compensation fall slightly, reflecting lower revenues at the bank in the first half of 2016.

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17 марта, 18:29

Goldman Sachs CEO responds to 'Government Sachs' criticism

If Lloyd Blankfein gets his way, even more Goldman Sachs executives will join the upper echelons of the American government.

17 марта, 18:29

Goldman Sachs CEO responds to 'Government Sachs' criticism

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein says he wants more employees to join government, as he defended his bank against criticism over the series of former executives who have joined President Trump's administration.

17 марта, 11:22

Финансы – ахиллесова пята Трампа

P.S. Cтатья была уже завершена, когда пришло сообщение: руководство ФРС по итогам двухдневного заседания приняло решение о повышении ставки по федеральным фондам на 0,25  процентных пункта., до диапазона 0,75–1%. Это третье повышение ставки с декабря 2015 года, девять лет державшейся на рекордно минимальном уровне в 0–0,25%.

17 марта, 02:45

Mike Krieger: "Forget Russia, Donald Trump Works For Wall Street"

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The evidence is overwhelming and indisputable at this point. Donald Trump is a phony, who has given his administration over to Wall Street crooks even more enthusiastically than his predecessors, and his predecessors were very enthusiastic. I’ve written about this many times, and I warned throughout the campaign that my biggest fear was Trump is far too cozy with the finance industry, fake populist statements aside. His latest hire for the number two position at the Treasury Department once again proves the point. As David Dayen reports in his excellent article at The Intercept, Donald Trump Isn’t Even Pretending to Oppose Goldman Sachs Anymore: The continuity of Wall Street’s dominant role in American politics - regardless of what party sits in power or how reviled the financial industry finds itself across the country - was perhaps never more evident than when Jake Siewert, now a Goldman Sachs spokesperson, on Tuesday praised the selection of Jim Donovan, a Goldman Sachs managing director, for the No. 2 position in the Treasury Department under Steve Mnuchin, himself a former Goldman Sachs partner. America will never recover until this is dealt with, and Trump has made it perfectly clear he will not deal with it. “Jim is smart, extraordinarily versatile, and as hard-working as they come,” Siewert gushed. “He’ll be an invaluable addition to the economic team.”   The punch line? Siewert was counselor at the Treasury Department to Timothy Geithner, as well as a White House press secretary under Bill Clinton.   The ubiquity of Goldman Sachs veterans across numerous presidencies throughout history, both Republican and Democratic, has been well documented. But Donald Trump sold himself as something different, an economic nationalist determined to rankle Wall Street. He even ran campaign ads savaging bankers like Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein for their role in a “global power structure.”   That populist smokescreen is long gone now.   Mnuchin and Donovan are just two of five Goldman expats in high-level positions on Trump’s team. Steve Bannon spent a limited time at Goldman Sachs, but White House assistant Dina Powell, who headed the bank’s philanthropic efforts, and National Economic Council director Gary Cohn, Goldman’s former president, had higher-ranking positions for a longer period. Jay Clayton, Trump’s nominee for the Securities and Exchange Commission, was a partner for Goldman’s main law firm, Sullivan and Cromwell.   White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus reportedly blocked Donovan from Treasury initially, amid fears of an image problem with too many “Goldman guys.” But Donovan got the post anyway. You know it’s bad when Reince thinks there are too many Goldman baby squids around. Even in areas where populist sentiment was seen as pre-eminent, Trump has reportedly succumbed to the Wall Street advance. A dramatic piece in the Financial Times described a “civil war” within the White House over trade, pitting Trump’s hard-liners like Bannon and trade policy adviser Peter Navarro against the likes of Cohn. It stated that Navarro was being sidelined, with Cohn taking a larger role in the negotiations over NAFTA, and with foreign leaders working through the National Economic Council rather than Navarro in trade talks. AFL-CIO official Thea Lee said in the story, “It appears the Wall Street wing … is winning this battle.”   At the NEC, Cohn hired Andrew Quinn, a chief negotiator for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, to coordinate international trade and development. A stewing Breitbart News called Quinn “the enemy within.” Drain the swamp baby. Banks have celebrated since Trump’s election, composing the lion’s share of the “Trump bump” in stock prices. Goldman Sachs shares have risen from $181.92 on Election Day to around $250 today, an increase that accounts for as much as one-fifth of the total rise in the Dow Jones Industrial Average over that period. It’s now completely obvious that the Trump administration has been hijacked by Wall Street, so where’s the resistance? When it comes to the self-proclaimed leaders of this “resistance,” the corporate media and the Democratic Party, the resistance is nowhere to be found. They’re simply too busy focusing on invented Russia conspiracy theories to deal with the provable conspiracy right in front of their faces. I find that quite curious. It doesn’t take much critical thinking to immediately discover why. Russia fear-mongering is the perfect way to superficially oppose Trump, without actually opposing him. Corporate media and Democrats don’t dare focus on Trump’s Wall Street embrace because Wall Street owns their asses too. That’s the dirty little secret here. While that’s bad enough, the only reason Trump is actually able to get away with such an obvious betrayal and lack of swamp drainage, is because his supporters allow him to. His power resides in his base, and if his base shrugs as he sticks a knife in their backs, then he’ll continue to stick the knife in. As I mentioned on Twitter yesterday. I'm not surprised that Trump is a fraud, I'm surprised at how much of a fraud he is. — Michael Krieger (@LibertyBlitz) March 15, 2017 More important point, like Obama before him, the only reason Trump can get away with his con are his pathetic, cheerleading supporters. — Michael Krieger (@LibertyBlitz) March 15, 2017 Trump could lock half his supporters in a cage in the basement of Trump Tower for a year and they'd love him for it.He's getting the pedos! — Michael Krieger (@LibertyBlitz) March 15, 2017 Trump’s core supporters have a lot more to lose than I do if he continues along this path. Get angry or get screwed over, the choice is yours. Unfortunately, I’m not hopeful. As we should all know by now: “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.”

16 марта, 06:45

Финансы – ахиллесова пята Трампа

Экономические лозунги предвыборной кампании Дональда Трампа до сих пор не приняли вид сколько-нибудь цельной экономической программы. Заявления и действия Трампа-президента противоречивы и непоследовательны. Особенно это заметно в сфере финансов.  В ходе предвыборной кампании Трамп резко критиковал банки Уолл-стрит, обвиняя их в жадности, отсутствии патриотизма, называл главными виновниками бедности и экономического...

15 марта, 04:33

Wall St. relieved as Trump picks Goldman banker as Treasury deputy

Jim Donovan is the latest Goldman Sachs veteran to be selected.

01 марта, 17:30

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Goldman Sachs Group, JPMorgan Chase, Apple, American Express' and Boeing's

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Goldman Sachs Group, JPMorgan Chase, Apple, American Express’ and Boeing’s

30 сентября 2016, 17:09

Топ-10 самых инновационных университетов мира

Считается, что американская университетская система – это двигатель инноваций и прогресса, и это подтверждает рейтинг инновационных университетов мира от Reuters.

03 октября 2013, 11:50

Черная метка

Пока основное внимание средств массовой (дез)информации сосредоточено на перетягивании каната республиканцами и демократами в американском конгрессе, вчера в США состоялось не менее значимое, но гораздо менее заметное для широкой публики событие. Пятнадцать ведущих американских банкиров, среди посетителей были руководители банков GoldmanSachs, JPMorgan и так далее, 02 октября посетили президента США и доступным для понимания языком постарались объяснить ему, чем может закончиться технический дефолт американских казначейских облигаций. Несмотря на то, что среди посетителей были руководители гораздо более крупных банков, чем GoldmanSachs, именно его руководитель Ллойд Бланкфейн высказал общую позицию банкиров по этому вопросу. Вкратце это выглядело следующим образом: «Вы можете спорить по политическим вопросам или даже выносить их для публичного обсуждения, но не надо использовать в качестве дубины угрозу отказа США погашать долг по своим обязательствам. Прецеденты с остановкой правительства были, прецедентов с дефолтом пока не было. Мы такого раньше не видели, и я не горю желанием оказаться свидетелем этого процесса.» Поскольку банкиры вполне ясно представляют себе, во что может вылиться отказ США расплачиваться по своим обязательствам, в том числе и для них лично, то они донесли до президента США всю серьезность происходящего, предварительно выслушав его позицию. Каких-либо дебатов о том, что США всерьез решат не оплачивать долги, не было. Этот визит был довольно показательным с разных точек зрения. Фактически представители истинных хозяев или, иными словами, совет директоров ООО «Соединенные Штаты Америки» посетил единоличный исполнительный орган данной лавочки и публично вручил ему черную метку. Вряд ли президент США рискнет ослушаться такой рекомендации. На мой взгляд, это может случиться лишь в одном единственном случае: если хозяевами Америки было принято политическое решение полностью сменить правила игры, и ответственными за надвигающийся крах было решено назначить Федеральный резерв и приближенные к нему банки. Хотя это и выглядит крайне маловероятным, но богатые люди – это особые люди, и полностью исключать такого развития событий все-таки не стоит.