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These Hidden Perks in the New Goldman Sachs Settlement Make Us Sick

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Goldman Sachs settlement with the DOJ boasts a massive $5.1 billion payout.

But the deal's fine print suggests the Wall Street leviathan won't be paying nearly that much.

Here's a look at the tax credits and incentives Uncle Sam is granting Goldman Sachs...

Goldman Sachs Nailed for Umpteenth Abuse, Yet Continues to Set Fed Policy

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Goldman Sachs has special ties to the Federal Reserve. Currently, former executives head up the Minneapolis, Dallas, Philadelphia, and New York Federal Reserve branches.

Yet just yesterday, the financial behemoth was fined $15 million by the SEC for lending practices that violated federal law. Goldman Sachs agreed to resolve the SEC's allegations -- as usual, without admitting or denying the findings.

Here's how this "pay to make disappear" approach has been a routine practice for Goldman for years now...

Puppeteer Goldman Sachs Will Make the Fed Dance – Again


Four of the Fed's 12 regional branches will be run by former Goldman Sachs executives in 2016.

Considering the banking and investment firm's contribution to (and benefit from) the 2007 financial crisis, is that such a good idea?

We don't think so. Especially after looking at the evidence of such blatant collusion...

More Proof Goldman's Conviction Buy List Is a Lagging Indicator

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Pardon us for not sharing Wall Street's excitement that Goldman's Conviction Buy List now includes Apple stock...

Now, we love AAPL stock. It's Goldman's Conviction Buy List we don't trust - and neither should you.

You see, Apple has been on the Goldman conviction buy list before, and it didn't go so well.

Here's what happened...

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...

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...

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...

Ted Cruz Net Worth: Assets and Liabilities

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Ted Cruz net worth: It became the subject of debate in 2012. That's when Cruz and his wife, Heidi, poured their entire life savings into his campaign.

This hefty donation, by the way, paid off.

Now here's what the Texas senator has on the books for his presidential run...

Goldman Sachs Earnings Disappoint but Analysts Still Like Stock (NYSE: GS)

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Goldman Sachs earnings released Thursday morning disappointed, sending shares down 1%.

Weighed down by litigation costs, the bank posted a 52% profit drop.

Nonetheless, the powerhouse remains an attractive investment.

Keeping reading to find out why.

Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) Is Going to Work for You


It's true! Starting sometime next year, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) is going to start lending money to the 99%.

But don't bother getting all suited up with hat in hand for a visit to a local branch of Goldman Sachs Bank USA (with its $73 billion in deposits) - there won't be one.

Here's how to capitalize on something we've seen coming for a while...

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.

In the past...

Goldman Sachs Stock Price Can't Escape Volcker Rule Time Bomb

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The Goldman Sachs stock price fell yesterday (Thursday) on what was a wildly successful earnings season for the investment banking giant.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) earnings crushed estimates across the board. But traders on the day were correct in their assessments. GS stock is not one to pile into right now.

In fact, big bank stocks are not the best place to put your money. And Goldman Sachs has its own challenges ahead...

The Most Dangerous Financial Headline I've Seen Since the 2008 Crisis


In my capacity as Chief Investment Strategist, I read newsfeeds from more than 100 sources every day. That helps me keep tabs on the Unstoppable Trends we follow at Total Wealth, what's going on around the world, and, more importantly, discover opportunities for you that others don't yet understand or even recognize.

Given everything going on - ISIS, Russia, Washington, fabricated economic numbers, earnings... you name it - it takes a lot to surprise me. I'm pretty jaded.

But a headline I recently came across stopped me in my tracks. Cold...