Tag Archives: Hedge Funds

  • Podcast

    Tan Liu: Why Many Of Today’s Most-Owned Stocks Are Ponzi Schemes

    Too much phantom wealth vs cash flow
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, February 14, 2019, 4:45 PM


    Stocks provide a return to today’s investors via two mechanisms: dividends and capital gains.

    Dividends provide and income stream which can be quantiatively values. Capital gains result from speculation — an expectation that future dividends will be higher than the market currently expects.

    But what’s the value of a company that continuously pays no dividends and does not appear as if it ever will in the foreseeable future?

    Former financier and current statistician Tan Liu, author of the recent book The Ponzi Factor: The Simple Truth About Investment Profits explains how many of today’s perpetually dividend-less companies traded on the public market are operating as ponzi schemes by definition.

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  • Podcast

    Sheelah Kolhatkar: Hedge Funds Are The Robber Barons Of Our Time

    And have enjoyed unfair advantage for far too long
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, April 2, 2017, 2:14 PM


    Sheelah Kolhatkar, former hedge fund analyst and staff writer at the New Yorker, thinks hedge funds have enjoyed enormous unfair advantages for far too long.

    In her recent book Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street, she details out how many hedge funds use financial engineering and accounting tricks — legal and illegal — to fill their coffers at investor expense. And then they use those ill-gotten gains to influence politics.

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  • Blog

    Chaos & Volatility On The Rise

    The systems that support us are breaking down
    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, May 7, 2016, 12:01 AM


    No, that’s not a ‘click bait’ sensationalist article title. Things are getting ‘weird’ out there if you’re trying to be polite, and downright chaotic if you are being blunt.  Everywhere we look, we see signs that the systems that support us are breaking down. 

    All of these are signs that the status quo has failed and continues to fail us. But the form of power expressed by our so-called ‘leaders’ today seems nearly incapable of healthy introspection coupled to correct action; preferring instead to do more of the same things that got us into this mess in the first place.

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: Race For The Exit

    Everybody's dancing near the doorway
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, November 20, 2015, 8:18 PM


    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Mish Shedlock discuss:

    • The Fab 5
      • Without these 5 stocks, the S&P would be negative for the year
    • The "Positive" Impact Of The Paris Attacks
      • Are they kidding???
    • The Insatiable Military Industrial Complex
      • Crisis is being fabricated to keep it fed
    • Housing Is Looking Sick
      • More and more weakness is showing


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  • Blog
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    Bankers Own the World

    And are ultimately destroying it
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 5:41 PM


    Today, some of the most celebrated individuals and institutions are ensconced within the financial industry; in banks, hedge funds, and private equity firms. Which is odd because none of these firms or individuals actually make anything, which society might point to as additive to our living standards. Instead, these financial magicians harvest value from the rest of society that has to work hard to produce real things of real value.

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest 12/1 – Spain, Italy Face Bonds Pressure, Russian Debt to Rise, Record for Silver Eagle Coins

    by saxplayer00o1

    Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 5:00 PM

    • Spain, Italy Now Face Bonds Pressure
    • Cost Of Insuring Italian Bank Debt Marches Higher
    • S&P threatens Portugal Downgrade
    • Trichet Says EU’s Resolve on Euro Shouldn’t Be Underestimated
    • IMF’s Lipsky: Euro `Solid,’ Threat `Wildly Exaggerated’ -Bloomberg
    • Newport: Home Prices Not Even Close to Bottom
    • Fed’s Kocherlakota Says Economy ‘Decelerated’
    • Russian Debt Set to Rise to 16% of GDP by 2012: Bond Prospectus
    • Hedge Funds Bet Against Euro, Shirk CDS, in Crisis
    • Portugal’s Banks Pile Up Sovereign Debt
    • Portuguese Central Bank Warns of ‘Intolerable Risk’ (Audio)
    • US Mint’s Silver Eagle Coins Set for Record in Nov.
    • Interesting Melt Values for Old Silver Coins Listed at Coinflation

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest – September 3

    by Davos

    Thursday, September 3, 2009, 3:00 PM

    • Michael Hudson On The Financial Crisis (Video)
    • The Mish and Peter show with Max (Video)
    • Macro Hedge Funds Betting Against Recovery Story
    • Politicians Play Solitaire During Budget Debate
    • Fed Will Now Monetize The Most Recently Issued Agencies
    • Couldn’t Have Said It Better
    • Merkel, Sarkozy Demand End To Banker “Blackmail”
    • Paul Mylchreest – Thunder Road Report…
    • “Land of the Free”: Cops Jump on Swine-Flu Power
    • Makers of Vaccine Refuse…(Video)
    • Budget Crisis: City Takes Out $275M Loan
    • David Walker (Video, H/T GregRoberts)

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest – May 19

    by Davos

    Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 3:00 PM

    • Debunking The Notion Of Too Big To Fail (Video)
    • Nixon Video, Ending Bretton Woods (Video From Nathan’s Economic Edge)
    • One Journey (Video)
    • How Is Chrysler Closing Dealerships? Not Nicely, And Maybe Not Well, Either
    • YoY CPI Drops Most Since 1955 (Chart)
    • Marc Faber on passing the baton to emerging economies (Video on page 2:20 point)
    • CRIMINAL: Hedge Fund Managers Bankrupt Companies, SEC allows it (Video)
    • Tanta’s Bench and Charity Update
    • Chasing The Shadow Of Money
    • Report: Smaller U.S.

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest – Mar 27

    by Davos

    Friday, March 27, 2009, 4:43 PM

    • ‘I’m having a very good crisis,’ says Soros as hedge fund managers make billions off recession
    • In Goldman Sachs We Trust
    • Rahm Emanuel’s profitable stint
    • Gregg: U.S. couldn’t even join EU due to debt levels
    • Soros Says Commercial Property Values Will Fall 30%
    • UN panel touts new global currency reserve system
    • When Giants Fall Presentation Online
    • Video: Geithner calls for single agency to oversee systemic risks
    • Space storm alert: 90 seconds from catastrophe

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