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How Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) Stock Will React to Closing of BRIC Fund

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Amid a challenging commodity and emerging market landscape, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) quietly shut its BRIC investment fund last month, marking the end of an era for the investment bank.

Since the move on Oct. 23, GS stock has climbed 7.3%.

The fund's $100 million in assets were folded into Goldman's $322 million emerging markets equity fund. Here's why Goldman Sachs is making the move...

Don't Ignore This Flashing "Red Alert"

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Stock market investors celebrated the continuing economic downturn by driving stock prices higher again last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 132 points or 0.8% to 17,215.95 while the S&P 500 added 18 points or 0.9% and the Nasdaq Composite Index jumped 1.2% to 4886.69. The worse things get, the more investors believe that the Fed will delay any interest rate increase into 2016.

They are probably being too optimistic. At the rate things are going, we may not see an interest rate increase until Barack Obama leaves office. And if we do, it won't be more than a token 25 basis points that won't amount to a hill of beans.

And that probably isn't a coincidence. Mr. Obama has appointed every member of the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors. This is highly unusual. The Federal Reserve Act provides for terms of 14 years, but in the past two decades the average tenure of governors has dropped to five years. This has arguably reduced the independence of the board.

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Here’s a Chart That Explains the Goldman Sachs Financial Crisis “Waves”

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This Goldman Sachs financial crisis "third wave" is upon us. But what exactly were the first two waves, and aren't we through the financial crisis yet?

Here's everything you need to know about each of the waves - and what's coming as the U.S. enters into a third phase of financial crisis...

The Best Investments When the Fed Raises Rates


Keith Fitz-Gerald was on CNBC's "Word on the Street" discussing the best investments if the Fed raises interest rates.

A recent Goldman Sachs report calls into question Keith's suggestion that Apple will see little impact from a rate increase.

But there is a flaw in that thinking, and investors may want to put the report in the context of Goldman's trading history...

Goldman's Conviction Buy List Has an Equally Sinister Cousin (NYSE: GS)

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Don't trust investment advice from Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS).

The banking giant often bestows its "wisdom" on retail investors with such vehicles as Goldman's Conviction Buy List, as well as its quarterly chartbook updates.

Trouble is, Goldman's advice is wrong most of the time.

Just look at this horrific track record...

JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley Form New Data Company

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Banking behemoths JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley are teaming up to create a company that will give them shared access to certain market data, which will help them cut data management costs.

The trio are each investing "seven figures" in the new initiative.

Here's why these highly competitive big banks are all teaming up...

This Media Darling Is Worth 98.22% Less Than Goldman Sachs Thinks (NYSE: GS)


Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) and Wall Street in general are bullish on this market darling, even after it has already fallen more than 45%.

This is why you definitely don't want to listen to "the herd."

Here are five good reasons why you should avoid this beloved stock at all costs...

Goldman Plays Defense With Consumer Loan Initiative

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Goldman Sachs' new consumer loan initiative is designed to keep the Wall Street giant ahead of the growing number of non-bank lenders making inroads. These firms, like peer-to-peer lenders Prosper and Lending Club, are growing fast. Goldman has some big advantages, though - which make its entry into the consumer loan market undoubtedly a smart move.

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Goldman Sachs Calls for a "Flat" S&P 500

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Goldman's recent forecast calls for basically no gains on the S&P 500 over the next 12 months. That's got some investors spooked and looking for the exits.

But Keith believes we need to look at what Goldman does, not what it says...

JPMorgan (NYSE: JPM) Is the Latest Target on Goldman Sachs' "Hit List"


JP Morgan (NYSE: JPM) is about to become Goldman Sachs' newest toy. Except its version of "playing" is "smashing it into pieces."

That's right, Goldman Sachs has joined a bandwagon of analysts calling for JP Morgan Chase to break up. And since Goldman Sachs is simply the best at what it does - good and evil - their mission shouldn't be too hard.

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Earnings Reports 2015: Next Week’s Top Results

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The beginning of January marks the start of Q4 earnings season.

Among the first ones up this year include an aluminum producer, a tech giant, and a few massive banking firms.

Here’s a look at each company on next week’s calendar of earnings releases.

How Goldman Sachs and D.C. Hosed AIG – and the Taxpayers

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Goldman Sachs and the U.S. government have long had a special bond. In fact, that bond has its own name: Crony Capitalism.

Or maybe they're not just cronies; they're lovebirds. Will the public ever get a chance to see this close-fisted couple finally separate? The answer: Maybe. That's thanks to a trial that should have ended over a month ago - one in which 30,000 damning new documents have been made public.

And you won't believe what they reveal...

Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) Lines Up Its Next Victim: Ecuador

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Unbowed by fines and new regulations, Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) has simply looked elsewhere for fresh victims.

In a deal that barely registered with the mainstream media, Ecuador's central bank agreed earlier this week to swap half of its gold reserves - worth $580 million - with Goldman in exchange for liquid assets.

The Ecuadorian central bank thinks it's going to earn $16 million to $20 million in profit over the three-year duration of the deal.

But Ecuador doesn't seem to realize it's dealing with Wall Street's most notorious pirate...

Goldman Sachs' Most Dangerous Trade

Here's something you probably don't know, and it will really tick you off.

You probably do know the biggest banks in the world have commodities businesses.

Those lines of business might include trading desks (trading everything from gold and copper to kilowatts), transportation (pipelines, railcars and tankers) and storage (warehousing) operations, mining operations, as well as production, refining, and raw and finished commodity distribution operations.

What you probably don't know is that one of the "commodities" a few of these monster banks (Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank) trade is...are you ready?

Okay, I'll tell... but you won't believe it.

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Don't Be Fooled by Goldman Sachs' (NYSE: GS) Earnings Beat

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Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) stock rose 1.22% yesterday (Wednesday) to $178.75, ahead of today's Q4 earnings release.

Analysts project EPS of $4.21 on revenue of $7.71 billion. Those figures are down from last year, when GS reported EPS of $5.60 on revenue of $9.24 billion.

The bank is scheduled to report earnings at 7:30 A.M. EST and will follow up with a conference call at 9:30 A.M.

GS stock has performed well lately, up 10% in the last three months and 29% in the last year.

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