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Tag Archives: Janet Tavakoli

  • Podcast

    Janet Tavakoli: Life And Death On Wall Street

    History shows systemic corruption can be overcome
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, October 30, 2016, 9:06 PM


    Financial markets and derivatives authority Janet Tavakoli returns to the podcast to discuss a number of the themes contained in her new book Decisions: Life And Death On Wall Street.

    She paints a particularly informative timeline of the greed and rot that has come to dominate the modern financial system, and how its tentacles have fully penetrated and subjugated the halls of power in Washington DC.


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  • Podcast

    Janet Tavakoli: Understanding Derivatives and Their Risks

    Abuse is the problem
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, September 15, 2012, 3:48 PM



    Global financial markets are awash in hundreds of trillions of dollars worth of derivatives. By some estimates, the total amount exceeds one quadrillion.

    Derivatives played a central role in the 2008 credit crisis, as they had a brutal multiplying effect on the magnitude of the carnage. As a bad asset was written down, oftentimes there were derivative contracts written against it that resulted in total losses 10x greater than the initial write-down.

    But what exactly are derivatives? How do they work?

    And have we learned to treat these "weapons of mass financial destruction" (as Warren Buffet colorfully coined them) any more carefully in the aftermath of the global financial crisis?

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest – July 18

    by Davos

    Saturday, July 18, 2009, 2:50 PM

    • BIS, The Central Bank of all Central Bankers: The Central Bank WAS Warned in 2003
    • Joe Biden: ‘We Have to Go Spend Money to Keep From Going Bankrupt’
    • Want to Know How to Go Broke? 
    • Treasury Position
    • Glenn Beck and Ron Paul: Goldman Sachs (Video on page)
    • Q&A : Janet Tavakoli (Video on page)
    • CBO Projected Deficit, by Source (Char on page)
    • TIC flows (Treasury International Capital) were NEGATIVE (White paper on page)
    • MSNBC Video: False Economy (Video on page)
    • JPM’s Dimon: CRE "Big deal for regional banks"
    • Report: Record Foreclosure Activity in First Half
    • Seasonally-adjusted jobless claims way down but…

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