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Jan 08, 2019
Last Thursday, three former Credit Suisse bankers were arrested in London in connection with a fishing fraud aided and abetted by Mozambique government officials and other characters.
Indictments handed down by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York charged the bankers and their accomplices with bribery, money laundering, and securities fraud in connection with raising more than $2 billion for three suspect companies, including a tuna fishing business marketed as guaranteed by the government of Mozambique.
The companies, with proceeds from bond sales, allegedly generated cash to pay bribes and kickbacks by overpaying $713 million for equipment they bought from an accomplice.
Corporate investigations and risk consulting firm Kroll says $500 million of the money raised is missing.
More than $50 million was paid to the bankers and their cohorts in the form of kickbacks.
That doesn’t include $200 million in bank fees the conspiring borrowers paid their bank cronies.
It’s another story of greedy, loan-pushing bankers, paying bribes, getting kickbacks, canoodling with corrupt foreign heads of state and government officials, and bank compliance departments being circumvented like subway thugs jumping over turnstiles.
Jan 04, 2019
Back in October, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) analysts Eduardo Lecubarri and Nishchay Dayal warned that $7.4 trillion of global assets managed in passive funds could exacerbate a rout the next recession.
They were wrong, but at the same time, they were right.
We’re not in a recession.
But, the escalating selloff is weighing heavily on passive investors, especially in the highflying big-cap stocks that led indexes and index funds higher for ten years.
That means passive investors are losing money and could turn seriously active any day now.
If that happens, a crash may not be far behind – and we’re getting close to market levels that could trigger active selling by passive investors.
Jan 02, 2019
For most of last year, tech stocks were the momentum drivers; but now, after a tumultuous final quarter of 2018, momentum has reversed. There are no true leaders to look to, and an aura of negativity seems to permeate the market.
On the first episode of Varney & Co. in 2019, worries are still rampant when it comes to the government shutdown. But, as guest host Charles Payne points out, investors may be surprised (and relieved!) to know that the last time a shutdown coincided with the market falling was in 1990. Rather than focusing on that, Shah Gilani later reveals what investors should be focusing on as we enter the New Year – and a new, bearish-leaning market. Click here to watch.
Jan 01, 2019
The feds might be coming after the robots – finally.
Even here, as we start the New Year, I don’t have my hopes up. But I’ll take this good news.
On December 21, the SEC charged the country’s second-biggest robo-advisor, Wealthfront Advisers LLC, and a small defunct robo-adviser, Hedgable Inc., with misleading clients.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the two robo-advisors used “automated tools to create portfolios for clients, rather than relying on people to pick investments and councel customers through decisions,” misled clients by not monitoring accounts to prevent trades that created adverse tax consequences, illegally paid bloggers whose endorsements resulted in account openings, and, in the case of Hedgeable, used only 4% of client accounts to calculate company returns.
Here’s the $200 billion question (researchers at Backend Benchmarking say robo-advising makes up $200 billion of the investment and trading universe): Are do-it-yourself investors who rely on robo-advisors being shortchanged?
Today I’ll give you my answer
Plus, I’ll show you how to protect yourself.
Oct 31, 2018
Click here to download the PDF version Dear Reader, I am by no means a gold bug. But, given some very predictable historical patterns, I believe a massive bull run could be imminent. From the end of 1999 through 2011 …
Oct 02, 2018
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Sep 25, 2017
By Keith Fitz-Gerald I’ll be right up front. Click here to download the PDF version: You may not want to hear what I have to say… You may not want to believe what I have to say… And, you may not think …
May 09, 2017
Welcome to Total Wealth. Click here to download the PDF version: My name is Keith Fitz-Gerald. For more than 35 years, I’ve worked among the global markets as a consultant, analyst, and trader. I cut my teeth at some of …
Mar 30, 2017
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Mar 03, 2017
Editor’s Note: The 2000-mile border wall could become reality in just a few months – but another government initiative is moving even faster. A special class of investment Keith’s uncovered has seemingly created more millionaires than any other “program” in …
Feb 24, 2017
Editor’s Note: In this special report, Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald uncovers some of the best investment opportunities of 2017… But what he’s about to reveal is just the beginning of how you can profit from his research and insights. …
Jan 27, 2017
Editor’s Note: A steady, double-digit stream of income is a great catch for any investor. In fact, Keith has uncovered an additional stream of income that could add $2,000, $5,000, or more a month. And, this little-known investment has the …
Sep 07, 2016
Click here to download the PDF version: Dear reader, In my conversations with contacts around the world, I keep hearing the same word come up to describe the threat America faces… …existential. Most of the time, they’re referring to ISIS, …
Sep 10, 2015
Tuesday—A Chinese businessman paid $2.35 million to eat lunch with Warren Buffett. Despite the steep price, Zhang Li said the advice he received from the billionaire superinvestor was worth every penny. Li, who calls himself Andy, had the winning bid …
Sep 10, 2015
The likelihood of picking the best performing stock in the S&P 500 every trading day-248 of them-this year makes winning the lottery seem like a sure thing. Nonetheless, if you did it in 2014, you could have made yourself a …