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The Smartest Move I Ever Made in the Oil Markets Was Walking Out on These Two Guys…

postcards from the florida republic An independent and profitable state of mind.   Dear Fellow Expatriate, I wore jeans and an old Jos. A. Bank jacket that evening. The villains wore $3,000 suits. Their wristwatches - excuse me, “timepieces” - were worth more than my student loan balance. They drank $35 glasses of scotch. In […]

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Goldman Sachs Wants a "Revolution," so Grab These Shares Now

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Goldman Sachs thinks they've spotted an economic anomaly - and they're warning it may force the firm to redefine the nature of capitalism itself.

In a research note, produced by a team of analysts and released earlier this year to clients, the firm highlights the fact that profit margins in the United States and elsewhere are historically high and that they may remain that way for a long time - especially when it comes to companies engaged in mergers, acquisitions, and stock buybacks.

In what may be the ultimate case of the pot calling the kettle black, Goldman says that's not how things are supposed to work.

I can't say I disagree.

Since 2007 we've talked about how today's markets are a completely artificial construct made possible by the Fed's incessant meddling, regulators who were asleep at the switch and who still aren't fully awake, and a completely out-of-control Wall Street machine.

You simply cannot engineer your way out of a crisis caused by too much debt by adding more debt.


Because it messes with the very relationships Goldman has evidently just latched on to.

Something has to give...

...just make sure it's not your money.

Here's how you can make sure it won't be - and a run-down on two stocks uniquely positioned to make triple-digit gains when this debt-ridden system falls apart...

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

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...

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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