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Truth About Global Economic Conspiracy Crash For Bailout's! Banks Mafia Scam Involving: Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Moodys, Standard Poors; Read Report: WALL STREET AND THE FINANCIAL CRISIS: Anatomy of a Financial Collapse, From The US Senate Investigation

A two-year investigation into the causes of the financial crisis has culminated in the US Senate publishing a 639 page report damning major financial institutions and regulatory bodies. Citing a wealth of internal documents and private communications ‘Wall Street and The Financial Crisis: Anatomy of a Financial Collapse’ details an array of reckless business activities which left the global economy in disarray and poor countries to disaster.

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Versão Portuguesa Portuguese Version:
Máfia Económica Global! "Wall Street e a Crise Financeira: Anatomia do Colapso Financeiro" Culpa Bancos, Moodys, Standard Poors, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Supervisão e Desregulação dos Mercados! Relatório Elaborado Pela Comissão de Investigação do Senado dos EUA Desmonta A Conspiração; Acorda e Levanta-te Portugal, Espanha, Itália, Grécia; Os Banqueiros Que Paguem A Crise Que Criaram!

  1. Introdution
  2. About Wall Street and the Financial Crisis: Anatomy of a Financial Collapse Report
  3. Study Development and Target
  4. Opinion Of Senator Carl Levin, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman
  5. Levin-Coburn Report Content
  6. Major Causes Of the Financial Crisis
  7. Report findings
    1. Report Proves What Some Call "Conspiracy Teories"
    2. High Risk Lending: Case Study of Washington Mutual Bank
    3. Regulatory Failures: Case Study of the Office of Thrift Supervision
    4. Inflated Credit Ratings: Case Study of Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s
    5. Investment Bank Abuses: Case Study of Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank
    6. Goldman Sachs
      1. 13,9 Biliões de Dólares Americanos Num Fundo de Apostas Contra Os Clientes
      2. Goldman Sachs:Strategy: Bet Against Clientes
      3. Case Of Hudson 1 CDO
      4. Case Of Timberwolf CDO
      5. Case Of Abacus CDO
    7. Deutsche Bank
      1. PIGS and Craps on a CDO “Ponzi Scheme.” Operation
      2. CDO Machine
      3. $8 billion Edge Fund Against $102 Billion RMBS Portfolio
    8. Conclusão Sobre o Papel dos Bancos Na Crise
  8. Report recommendations
    1. Recommendations on high risk lending
      1. Ensure “Qualified Mortgages” Are Low Risk
      2. Require Meaningful Risk Retention.
      3. Safeguard Against High Risk Products
      4. Require Greater Reserves for Negative Amortization Loans
      5. Safeguard Bank Investment Portfolios
      1. Recommendations on regulatory failures
        1. Complete OTS Dismantling
        2. Strengthen Enforcement
        3. Strengthen CAMELS Ratings
        4. Evaluate Impacts of High Risk Lending
      2. Recommendations on inflated credit ratings
        1. Rank Credit Rating Agencies by Accuracy
        2. Help Investors Hold CRAs Accountable
        3. Strengthen CRA Operations
        4. Ensure CRAs Recognize Risk
        5. Strengthen Disclosure
        6. Reduce Ratings Reliance
      3. Recommendations on investment bank abuses
        1. Review Structured Finance Transactions
        2. Narrow Proprietary Trading Exceptions
        3. Design Strong Conflict of Interest Prohibitions
        4. Study Bank Use of Structured Finance
    2. Critical Auto-Análisis by a Moodys Director
    3. Tables
      1. Deutsche Bank Total Annual CDO Issuance 2000-2009
      2. Tabela S&P Evaluates Deutsche Bank Gemstone VII Ratings by Tranche
    4. A Crise dos EUA Torna-se Global Via Offshore
      1. Deutsche Bank Cayman Offshore
      2. Goldman Sachs OffShore
    5. Reports
      1. Report WALL STREET AND THE FINANCIAL CRISIS: Anatomy of a Financial Collapse
      2. Documentation Suport Report
    6. Autores Responsáveis
    7. Extra: The Official Bankster Dictionary

    About Wall Street and the Financial Crisis: Anatomy of a Financial Collapse Report

    Wall Street and the Financial Crisis: Anatomy of a Financial Collapse is a report issued on April 13, 2011 by the United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. The 639 page report was issued under the chairmanship of Senators Carl Levin and Tom Coburn, and is colloquially known as the Levin-Coburn Report.

    Study Development and Target

    After conducting “over 150 interviews and depositions, consulting with dozens of government, academic, and private sector experts” found that “the crisis was not a natural disaster, but the result of high risk, complex financial products, undisclosed conflicts of interest; and the failure of regulators, the credit rating agencies, and the market itself to rein in the excesses of Wall Street.”

    Opinion Of Senator Carl Levin, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman

    In an interview, Senator Levin noted that:

    “The overwhelming evidence is that those institutions deceived their clients and deceived the public, and they were aided and abetted by deferential regulators and credit ratings agencies who had conflicts of interest.”

     Levin-Coburn Report Content

    By the end of their two year investigation, the staff amassed 56 million pages of memos, documents, prospectuses and e-mails. The report, which contains 2,800 footnotes and references thousands of internal documents  focused on four major areas of concern regarding the failure of the financial system: high risk mortgage lending, failure of regulators to stop such practices, inflated credit ratings, and abuses of the system by investment banks. The Report also issued several recommendations for future action regarding each of these categories.

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    Major Causes Of the Financial Crisis

    The report focuses on what it states are the four major causes of the financial crisis, and begins by concentrating on the impact made by high risk mortgage lenders, using Washington Mutual Bank (WaMu) as an example. Beginning in 2004, WaMu embarked upon a lending strategy emphasising high risk loans. At the same time, the bank was engaged in a host of questionable lending practices including steering borrowers form conventional mortgages toward higher risk products and accepting loan applications without verifying the borrower’s income. The same apened with Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs managing the Edge Funds.

    In April 2010, the Subcommittee held four hearings examining four root causes of the financial crisis. Using case studies detailed in thousands of pages of documents released at the hearings, the Subcommittee presented and examined evidence showing how high risk lending by U.S. financial institutions; regulatory failures; inflated credit ratings; and high risk,poor quality financial products designed and sold by some investment banks, contributed to the financial crisis.

    Report findings

    The Report found that the four causative aspects of the crisis were all interconnected in facilitating the risky practices that ultimately led to the collapse of the global financial system. Lenders sold and securitized high risk and complex home loans while practicing subpar underwriting, preying on unqualified buyers to maximize profits. The credit rating agencies granted these securities safe investment ratings, which facilitated their sale to investors around the globe. Federal securities regulators failed to execute their duty to ensure safe and sound lending and risk management by lenders and investment banks. Investment banks engineered and promoted complex and poor quality financial products composed of these high risk home loans. They allowed investors to use credit default swaps to bet on the failure of these financial products, and in cases disregarded conflicts of interest by themselves betting against products they marketed and sold to their own clients. The collusion of these four institutions led to the rise of a massive bubble of securities based on high risk home loans. When the unqualified buyers finally defaulted on their mortgages, the entire global financial system incurred massive losses.

    Report Proves What Some Call "Conspiracy Teories"

    When we read that experts” found that “the crisis was not a natural disaster, but the result of high risk, complex financial productsundisclosed conflicts of interest; and the failure of regulators, the payment of credit rating agencies, and the market itself to rein in the excesses of Wall Street.”,we can say that what some call Conspiracy Teories, are in fact conspiracy.

    High Risk Lending: Case Study of Washington Mutual Bank

    Through a case study of Washington Mutual Bank (WaMu), the Report found that in 2006, WaMu began pursuing high risk loans to pursue higher profits. A year later, these mortgages began to fail, along with the mortgage-backed securities the bank offered. As shareholders lost confidence, stock prices fell and the bank suffered a liquidity crisis. The Office of Thrift Supervision, the chief regulator of WaMu, placed the bank under receivership of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), who then sold the bank to JPMorgan. If the sale had not gone through, the toxic assets held by WaMu would have exhausted the FDIC’s insurance fund completely.
    The report found that WaMu sold high risk Option Adjustable-Rate Mortgages (Option ARMs) in bulk, specifically to the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac). WaMu often sold these loans to unqualified buyers and would attract buyers with short term “teaser” rates that would skyrocket later on in the term. The Report found that WaMu and other big banks were inclined to make these risky sales because the higher risk loans and mortgage backed securities sold for higher prices on Wall Street. These lenders, however, simply passed the risk on to investors rather than absorbing them themselves.

    Regulatory Failures: Case Study of the Office of Thrift Supervision

    The Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) was cited in the Report as a major culprit in financial collapse, for their “failure to stop the unsafe and unsound practices that led to the demise of Washington Mutual” While OTS identified over 500 deficiencies at WaMu, they did not take any regulatory action against the bank. OTS repeatedly requested corrective action, but the bank never followed through on their promises. The Report also cites the regulatory culture within OTS as an issue that exacerbated the lack of oversight. OTS consistently referred to the banks it oversaw as its “constituents.” They favored asking banks to correct problems rather than enforcing regulation, even though the banks rarely followed through on the agreements.

    Inflated Credit Ratings: Case Study of Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s

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    The case study of Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. (Moody’s) and Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (S&P) exposed a combination of inaccurate readings and conflicts of interest within the credit rating agency community. Due to a lack of regulation, agencies were able to place quantity over quality in rating of securities. Credit rating agencies were paid by Wall Street firms for their rating service. If credit rating agencies were to issue anything less than a AAA rating, they could be run out of business by the Wall Street firms they depended on. In the years leading up to the 2008 crisisMoody’s and S&P rated tens of thousands of U.S. residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) and collateralized debt obligations (CDOs). They regularly inflated the ratings, giving AAA grade ratings to the majority of RMBS and CDO securities, even though many were based off high risk home loans. In 2006, the high risk home loans began to fail, yet Moody’s and S&P continued, for 6 months, to issue AAA ratings to the same quality securities. After the CDOs and RMBS securities that consisted of these home loans began to incur losses, the rating agencies turned around and quickly began to downgrade the high risk securities. Now saturated with toxic and unmarketable assets, and the RMBS and CDO securities market collapsed. Traditionally, AAA rated securities had less than a 1% probability of default. In 2007, the majority of RMBS and CDO securities with AAA ratings suffered losses. 90% of AAA ratings given to subprime RMBS securities originated in 2006 and 2007 were later downgraded to junk status by credit rating agencies.

    Investment Bank Abuses: Case Study of Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank

    The Report cites investment banks as a major player in the lead up to the crisis, and uses a case study of two leading participants in the U.S. mortgage market, Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank. The case study found that from 2004 to 2008, banks focused their efforts heavily on RMBS and CDO securities, complex and high risk financial products that they could bundle and sell to investors who did not necessarily know the composition of the product. Financial institutions issued $2.5 trillion in RMBS and $1.4 trillion in CDO securities. They created large trading desks that dealt strictly in RMBS and CDO securities. More alarmingly, their trading desks began to take out insurance policies against the RMBS and CDO securities, allowing them to wager on the fall in value of their own asset. They acted in many instances as an intermediary between two opposing parties who wished to bet on either side of the future value of a security. This practice led to a blatant conflict of interest in the securities market, as the banks used “net short” positions, in which they wagered on the fall of a security, to profit off the failure of a security they had sold to their own client.

    The studies show how the credit default swaps that allowed investors and banks themselves to place bets on either side of the performance of a security further intensified market risk. Finally, they show that the unscrupulous trading techniques at the banks led to “dramatic losses in the case of Deutsche Bank and undisclosed conflicts of interest in the case of Goldman Sachs.”

    Goldman Sachs

    The case study of Goldman Sachs exemplifies this conflict of interest. They underwrote about $100 billion in RMBS and CDO securities in 2006 and 2007. They saw their securities were defaulting, and instead of warning investors to stay away from those products, they began developing a short position that would allow them to profit off of the inevitable collapse of the mortgage market. They amassed a $13.9 billion net short, and made $3.7 billion in profit in 2007 from the decline of the mortgage market. They sold RMBS and CDO securities to their own clients without notifying them of their conflict, that they had a multi-billion dollar short against that same product. The case study further examines four CDOs sold by Goldman known as Hudson 1, Anderson, Timberwolf, and Abacus 2007-AC1. The study found that Goldman would sometimes take risky assets they held in their inventory and dump them into these CDOs. They knowingly included low-value and poor quality assets in them, and in three of the CDOs, they had taken a short position against the CDO. Goldman sold their own toxic assets to their clients, then proceeded to bet against them, without ever notifying anyone about their conflict of interest.

    Case Of Hudson 1 CDO

    In the case of Hudson 1, Goldman took a 100% short against the $2 billion CDO, and then sold the CDO to their clients. The security soon lost value, and while their clients lost their investments, Goldman made $1.7 billion.

    Case Of Timberwolf CDO

    In the Timberwolf CDO, Goldman sold the securities above book value to their clients, then soon dropped the price after the sale, causing their clients to incur quick losses. The Timberwolf security lost 80% of its value within 5 months and is worthless today.

    Case Of Abacus CDO

     In the case of the Abacus CDO, Goldman did not take a short position, but allowed Paulson & Co. Inc., a hedge fund with relations to former Treasury Secretary and Goldman executive Henry Paulson, to select the assets included in the CDO. Goldman marketed and sold the security to their clients, never disclosing the role of Paulson & Co. Inc. in the asset selection process or the fact that the CDO was designed to lose value in the first place. Today, the Abacus securities are worthless, while the Paulson hedge fund made about $3 billion.

    Deutsche Bank

    The Deutsche case study Report focuses on the bank’s top CDO trader,

    PIGS and Craps on a CDO “Ponzi Scheme.” Operation

    Greg Lippmann. He warned colleagues that the RMBS and CDO securities were “crap” and “pigs” and could make money taking shorts against them. He predicted the securities would lose value and called the financial industry’s CDO operation as a “ponzi scheme.”

    CDO Machine

    Deutsche Bank took out a $5 billion short position against the RMBS market from 2005 to 2007, earning a profit of $1.5 billion. The case studies of these two investment firms also show that even as mortgage delinquencies increased in 2008, the banks continued to heavily market CDOs and RMBS securities to their clients. The banks knew that if they were to stop their “CDO machine” that was churning out record profits and record executive bonuses, the firms would have to cut back on their excesses and close their CDO desks.

    $8 billion Edge Fund Against $102 Billion RMBS Portfolio

    Deutsche Bank’s RMBS Group in New York, for example, built up a $102 billion portfolio of RMBS and CDO securities, while the portfolio at an affiliated hedge fund (usualy used to bet agains the product), Winchester Capital, exceeded $8 billion.

    Banks Role in The Economic Crisis

    The Report found that the investment banks were “the driving force” behind the risk-laden CDO and RMBS market’s expansion in the U.S. financial system, and the banks were a major cause of the crisis itself.

    Report recommendations

    Recommendations on high risk lending

    Ensure “Qualified Mortgages” Are Low Risk

    Federal regulators should use their regulatory authority to ensure that all mortgages deemed to be “qualified residential mortgages” have a low risk of delinquency or default.

    Require Meaningful Risk Retention

    Federal regulators should issue a strong risk retention requirement under Section 941 by requiring the retention of not less than a 5% credit risk in each, or a representative sample of, an asset backed securitization’s tranches, and by barring a hedging offset for a reasonable but limited period of time.

    Safeguard Against High Risk Products

    Federal banking regulators should safeguard taxpayer dollars by requiring banks with high risk structured finance products, including complex products with little or no reliable performance data, to meet conservative loss reserve, liquidity, and capital requirements.

    Require Greater Reserves for Negative Amortization Loans

    Federal banking regulators should use their regulatory authority to require banks issuing negatively amortizing loans that allow borrowers to defer payments of interest and principal, to maintain more conservative loss, liquidity, and capital reserves.

    Safeguard Bank Investment Portfolios

    Federal banking regulators should use the Section 620 banking activities study to identify high risk structured finance products and impose a reasonable limit on the amount of such high risk products that can be included in a bank’s investment portfolio.

    Recommendations on regulatory failures

    Complete OTS Dismantling

    The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) should complete the dismantling of the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), despite attempts by some OTS officials to preserve the agency’s identity and influence within the OCC.

    Strengthen Enforcement

    Federal banking regulators should conduct a review of their major financial institutions to identify those with ongoing, serious deficiencies, and review their enforcement approach to those institutions to eliminate any policy of deference to bank management, inflated CAMELS ratings, or use of short term profits to excuse high risk activities.

    Strengthen CAMELS Ratings

    Federal banking regulators should undertake a comprehensive review of the CAMELS ratings system to produce ratings that signal whether an institution is expected operate in a safe and sound manner over a specified period of time, asset quality ratings that reflect embedded risks rather than short term profits, management ratings that reflect any ongoing failure to correct identified deficiencies, and composite ratings that discourage systemic risks.

    Evaluate Impacts of High Risk Lending

    The Financial Stability Oversight Council should undertake a study to identify high risk lending practices at financial institutions, and evaluate the nature and significance of the impacts that these practices may have on U.S. financial systems as a whole.

    Recommendations on inflated credit ratings

    Rank Credit Rating Agencies by Accuracy

    The SEC should use its regulatory authority to rank the Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations in terms of performance, in particular the accuracy of their ratings.

    Help Investors Hold CRAs Accountable

    The SEC should use its regulatory authority to facilitate the ability of investors to hold credit rating agencies accountable in civil lawsuits for inflated credit ratings, when a credit rating agency knowingly or recklessly fails to conduct a reasonable investigation of the rated security.14

    Strengthen CRA Operations

    The SEC should use its inspection, examination, and regulatory authority to ensure credit rating agencies institute internal controls, credit rating methodologies, and employee conflict of interest safeguards that advance rating accuracy.

    Ensure CRAs Recognize Risk

    The SEC should use its inspection, examination, and regulatory authority to ensure credit rating agencies assign higher risk to financial instruments whose performance cannot be reliably predicted due to their novelty or complexity, or that rely on assets from parties with a record for issuing poor quality assets.

    Strengthen Disclosure

    The SEC should exercise its authority under the new Section 78o-7(s) of Title 15 to ensure that the credit rating agencies complete the required new ratings forms by the end of the year and that the new forms provide comprehensible, consistent, and useful ratings information to investors, including by testing the proposed forms with actual investors.

    Reduce Ratings Reliance

    Federal regulators should reduce the federal government’s reliance on privately issued credit ratings.

    Recommendations on investment bank abuses

    Review Structured Finance Transactions

    Federal regulators should review the RMBS, CDO, CDS, and ABX activities described in this Report to identify any violations of law and to examine ways to strengthen existing regulatory prohibitions against abusive practices involving structured finance products.

    Narrow Proprietary Trading Exceptions

    To ensure a meaningful ban on proprietary trading under Section 619, any exceptions to that ban, such as for marketmaking or risk-mitigating hedging activities, should be strictly limited in the implementing regulations to activities that serve clients or reduce risk.

    Design Strong Conflict of Interest Prohibitions

    Regulators implementing the conflict of interest prohibitions in Sections 619 and 621 should consider the types of conflicts of interest in the Goldman Sachs case study, as identified in Chapter VI(C)(6) of this Report.

    Study Bank Use of Structured Finance

    Regulators conducting the banking activities study under Section 620 should consider the role of federally insured banks in designing, marketing, and investing in structured finance products with risks that cannot be reliably measured and naked credit default swaps or synthetic financial instruments.

    Moody’s managing director critical self analysis

    Looking back after the first shock of the crisis, one Moody’s managing director offered this critical self analysis:
    “Why didn’t we envision that credit would tighten after being loose, and housing prices would fall after rising, after all most economic events are cyclical and bubbles inevitably burst. Combined, these errors make us look either incompetent at credit analysis, or like we sold our soul to the devil for revenue, or a little bit of both.”

    Deutsche Bank Total Annual CDO Issuance 2000-2009
    Year Total CDO Issuance ($ in billions)
    2000 67.99
    2001 78.45
    2002 83.07
    2003 86.63
    2004 157.82
    2005  251.27
    2006 520.64
    2007 481.60
    2008 61.89
    2009 4.34

    Gemstone VII Ratings by Tranche
    Tranche Initial Rating: Date 1st Downgrade:
    2nd Downgrade: Date 3rd Downgrade: Date
    Class A-1a AAA: March 15, 2007 A+: Feb. 5, 2008 BB+: July 11, 2008 CC: August 19, 2009
    AAA: March 15, 2007 B-: Feb. 5, 2008 CC: July 11, 2008 n/a
    Class A-2 AAA: March 15, 2007 AA-: Nov. 21, 2007 CCC-: Feb. 5, 2008 CC: July 11, 2008
    Class B AA: March 15, 2007 BBB: Nov. 21, 2007 CC: Feb. 5, 2008 n/a
    Class C A: March 15, 2007 B-: Nov. 21, 2007 CC: Feb. 5, 2008 n/a
    Class D  BBB: March 15, 2007 CCC Nov. 21, 2007 CC: Feb. 5, 2008 n/a
    Class E  BB+: March 15, 2007 CCC: Nov. 21, 2007 CC: Feb. 5, 2008 n/a
    Not rated
    Source:  S&P

    The Crisis Goes Global on Offshore 

    When we read this report and look to the financial crisis timeline, then we can say that when the prosecuter starts the investigations, the banksters spread the American Toxics and the crisis globaly:
    First Iceland, people reject it, then Ireland, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Chipre, and a lot more to come until people do the same as Iceland.

    Deutsche Bank Cayman Island Offshore

    To issue the CDO securities, Deutsche Bank established an offshore corporation in the Cayman Islands called Gemstone CDO VII, Ltd.1357 To administer the corporation, Deutsche Bank appointed its Cayman Island affiliate, Deutsche Bank Cayman, which is a licensed trust company.1358 As administrator, Deutsche Bank Cayman provided Gemstone 7 with the administrative services needed to operate the CDO securitization, including but not limited to, providing office facilities and secretarial staff, maintaining the books and records required by Cayman law, naming at least two Cayman directors, and acting as the Share Registrar for Gemstone shares.

    HBK’s Long Investment in Gemstone. HBK routinely purchased the equity tranche,1360 also known as the residual interest, in all of its Gemstone deals, including Gemstone7.1361 HBK told investors in its sales presentation that “HBK has retained 100% of the equity from CDO transactions resulting in strong alignment of interests between HBK and investors.”1362 According to Kevin Jenks, HBK’s collateral manager, HBK had a “buy and hold” approach to all of its Gemstone CDOs.1363 HBK also told the Subcommittee that it participated in Gemstone 7 with “the objective of obtaining long exposure to the CDO’s collateral, on a leveraged basis, through ownership of the Residual interest.”

    HBK deals were known for containing above average concentrations of BB or lower rated assets, but HBK prided itself on its ability to run in-depth analysis and accurate stress tests on assets it selected for its CDOs.1365 HBK expected to receive a 15% return on its investment in the equity tranche.1366 In its investor presentation, HBK stated: “The firm strives to provide superior risk-adjusted rates of return with relatively low volatility and relatively low correlation to most major market indices.”1367 HBK’s presentation also claimed that, as of January 2007, it had only three downgrades in its asset backed security portfolio, and that its upgrade to downgrade ratio was 23 to 3.1368 Investor M&T Bank, who later purchased Gemstone 7 securities, told the Subcommittee that it had relied on HBK’s assertions when choosing what it thought was an investment with “minimal risk.”

    Goldman Sachs OffShore

    In addition, Goldman typically established a domestic and an offshore corporation to act as the nominal owners of the securitization’s incoming cash, assets, and collateral securities; to serve as the actual issuers of the securities; and to perform certain administrative services. Goldman also established arrangements for the servicing of any underlying mortgages. In some CDOs, Goldman or its affiliate provided additional services as well, acting in such roles as the collateral securities selection agent, the collateral put provider, or the liquidation agent charged with selling impaired assets. Goldman also used its global sales force to market its securities to investors around the world, typically selling Goldman-issued CDO securities through a private placement and RMBS securities through a public offering.

    In late 2006, when subprime residential mortgages began to incur higher than expected rates of delinquency, fraud, and default, and its inventory of mortgage related assets began to lose value, Goldman took a number of actions. It sold the mortgage related assets in its inventory; returned poor quality loans to the lenders from which they were purchased and demanded repayment; limited new RMBS securitizations; sold or securitized the assets in its RMBS warehouse accounts; limited new CDO securitizations to transactions already in the pipeline; and sold assets from discontinued CDOs.

    Throughout this process, Goldman made a concerted effort to sell securities from the CDO and RMBS securitizations it had originated, even when those securities included or referenced poor quality assets and began losing value. Many of the CDO and RMBS securities that Goldman sold to its clients incurred substantial losses. The widespread losses caused by CDO and RMBS securities originated by investment banks are a key cause of the financial crisis that affected the global financial system in 2007 and 2008.

    WALL STREET AND THE FINANCIAL CRISIS: Anatomy of a Financial Collapse

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    Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
    Carl Levin, Chairman
    Tom Coburn, Ranking Minority Member
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    The Official Bankster Dictionary

    European Central Bank = JP Morgan Banksters Cartel

    European Union - Rockfeller Massonic Order

    US Federal Reserve = European controlled private bank.

    Central Bank = Counterfeiting Ring Leader

    Nobel Prize Winning Economists = Banking Shill Propaganda Puppets, by and large, awarded with Ivy League tenure, that a 3rd-grader well schooled in monetary truths can generally discredit.

    Criminal Underworld Currency Counterfeiters = Competitors that must be arrested and jailed.

    Savings Account = Devaluation Account, Cash Advance for Gambling Division

    Gambling = Banking Primary Business Line

    Fraud = Banking Secondary Business Line

    Las Vegas, Macau, Atlantic City = Model for running business operations.

    Inflation = Currency Devaluation through anti-free market manipulation of interest rates.

    Fractional Reserve System = Fractional Expansion Citizen Bankruptcy System, BSE (Biggest Scam Ever)

    Futures Markets = Manipulation Casino, SkyNet Three-Card Monte Scam

    Pablo Escobar, Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, The Ochoa Hermanos, Yakuza = Cash Cows

    El Subcomandante Marcos aka Delegado Zero = Anti-poverty activist that must be wacked and shut up

    Independent Media = Terrorist

    Mass Media = Allies

    Allen Stanford, Bernie Madoff = Occasional Patsies and Necessary Fall Guys to appease the public’s ire at us.

    Stock Markets = Manipulation Casino, SkyNet Three-Card Monte Scam

    Commercial Investment Firm Rating of “Buy” and Hold” = Contrarian Indicator to SELL!

    Commercial Investment Firm Rating of “Sell” = Contrarian Indicator to “BUY!”

    Barbarous Relic = USD, Euro, Yen

    Beta = Empty Statistic meant to impress naïve investors

    Insider Trading = Mechanism we can utilize to build wealth and remain immune from proesecution but for which we will send common peasants to jail.

    Diplomatic Immunity = Not a United Nations privilege but a privilege given to all of us to commit as much fraud and crime as possible without the slightest hint of ever being sent to jail.

    Loan = Usury

    Credit Card = Debt accumulation card

    USD, Euro, Yen, etc. = Fantasy Digital Idea made real by banksters to control humanity

    Women’s Liberation Movement = Expansion of Tax Base from only men to men AND women

    Income Taxes = Wealth Transfer from citizens to owners of central banks.

    Gold = Bankster Kryptonite

    Silver = Bankster Kryptonite

    Truth = Banker Kyrptonite

    Rising Gold & Silver Prices = Hated situation that makes it difficult to manipulate asset prices and that must therefore be controlled.

    Lies & Deception = Bankster Standard M.O.

    Free Markets = Fairytale story like Santa Claus, Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy to be taught in business schools worldwide.

    Drug Lords and Underground Crime Syndicates = Provider of global banking liquidity and huge year-end bonuses

    Parasite = Favorite insect

    Capitalism = Dead system that was killed by Central Banking but false scapegoat we can blame when we cause economic crashes and despair

    Miscellaneous Charges = Small Monthly Charges to siphon off money from bank accounts that customers will never notice or complain about

    Computer = Vehicle to rig all stock markets and commodity markets with HFT programs that execute trades not possible if executed by humans and if executed in a clear and transparent market.

    Boom = Unsustainable price distortions caused by interest-rate manipulation and market rigging.

    Bust = Opportunity to make money twice as quickly as in a boom!

    Market Crash = Engineered event to ensure the peasants will never accumulate enough wealth to rebel against us.

    Rising Markets on Mondays or Tuesdays into OpEx Fridays: Ruse to sucker more people to go long in order to fleece them by the time Friday arrives.

    Declining Markets on Mondays or Tuesdays into OpEx Fridays: Ruse to sucker more people to go short in order to fleece them by the time Friday arrives.

    Presidents and PMs = Best puppet and marionette allies to be rewarded handsomely after they leave office (see Tony Blair and the current POTUS)

    Superior Judges, SCOTUS = Made Men

    War = Double Bonus! Opportunity to devalue money at faster rate than during peace time and opportunity to accumulate more wealth from interest charged on war appropriations.

    Universities, Colleges and MBA programs = Re-education camps to indoctrinate students into fairytales of non-existent free markets, non-existent capitalism, and lies about how stock markets, real estate markets and economic cycles really work. Alternative meaning = best mechanism to bury young adults in a mountain of debt before their work life even begins so we can control them.

    Economic Journals and University Tenure = Carrot dangled in front of economic professors to ensure that they repeat to the world the “official” party line.

    Key Economic Indicators = False manipulated statistics designed to dumb down citizens into believing economy is recovering even as we increase their economic suffering

    Ben Bernarnke = Shakespearean clown.

    Conspiracy = Best Word to Discredit Truth about the global monetary system when the truth somehow escapes our censorship algorithms and makes it to the mainstream media we control.

    Machiavelli = Role Model

    Ivy League Schools = Indoctrination Camps for media representatives and professors we will send to brainwash other global regions into believing our propaganda

    CNBC = The Cartoon Network.

    Goldman Sachs = Rookie Farm Camp for global criminal banking syndicate.

    World Bank & IMF = Banks used by Western countries to impose crushing debt on developing nations to stunt their growth.

    Bailout = Transfer of Wealth from citizens to us.

    TBTF = Lie used to ensure we can perpetuate fraud and to pass legislation that would never pass under normal circumstances unless we use the TBTF threat.

    Quantitative Easing = Currency Devaluation.

    Fiat Currency = Worst Possible Idea

    Propaganda = Daily Financial News Feed

    ATM Machine = Only banking invention in the last century that has improved peoples’ lives instead of making them worse.

    Debt Forgiveness = PsyOps Term that makes it appear we are being benificient towards humanity when in reality, the amount of debt forgiveness probably could not equal the amount of money we have stolen from humanity through inflation, currency devaluation, income taxes, and other unjust taxes meant to transfer wealth to us.

    Compartamentalization = Process to keep good people working as cogs in the machine within the banking industry ignorant of the fact that they are inflicting massive harm upon society.

    Sound Money = Bankster Extinction Level Event. End of modern day immoral banking thievery system and event that would necessitate bankers having to find real jobs to earn wealth instead of merely building wealth by transferring wealth from everyone else to themselves. Also known as physical gold, physical silver, and the medium that allows citizens to call the banksters’ bluff in their monetary devaluation scheme and that allows citizens to fight back against corrupt banksters.


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