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Why does it feel like Goldman Sachs is Slurping our Homes
2012-05-11 20:22:00
IS IT JUST ME or are institutional investors also raiding your city? Here I loosely define ‘institutional investors’ as ‘organized money’,  something backed by a well oiled capital machinery.  Because it sure don’t look like cash from under their pillow. My emotional progression about all of this (not in the least, random): Damn, those guys ...This Article is Copyright © 2004-2011 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Why does it feel like Goldman Sachs is Slurping our Homes
Goldman Sachs CEO gets $16.2 million pay package
2012-04-13 21:33:00
(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein's compensation increased 14.5 percent to $16.2 million in 2011 despite a sharp decline in profits and share price during the year, leaving the bank open to more attacks on its pay policies. Blankfein's pay boost includes stock awards from previous years that vested in 2011, and therefore does not reflect the amount that Goldman's board awarded him strictly for the company's performance last year. Goldman offered another figure, $12 million, as the amount Blankfein received for his performance last year. ...
How To Identify The Tipping Point In Any System
2012-04-01 21:11:00
This is Jerry McManus’ follow-up to his very insightful article, Modeling Collective Behavior, and it delves into the scientific meaning of a commonly-used, but sometimes misunderstood term of complex systems theory – “tipping point”. I have briefly added to his discussion …Read more »
News Remix: March 15-22, 2012 - Bricolage of (some of) last week's headline
2012-03-26 08:47:00
US peacekeeping forces joined with Congolese army troops to attack rebel militants hiding in the northern Congo, including remnant's of Joseph Kony's Lords Resistance Army. Ethiopia has sent troops into Eritrea. A Goldman Sachs insider says his former employer refers to its clients as "muppets". The European court of human rights has declared 'kettling' as the "least intrusive and most effective" tactic available to police against protesters, and one-fifth of young Canadians and Brits admitted taking mystery powders to get high.
Dems See ?Ammunition? Against Wall Street In Goldman Resignation
2012-03-18 20:37:00
The Hill By Peter Schroeder - 03/18/12 05:30 AM ET Democrats have co-opted a fiery resignation letter from a Goldman Sachs employee to argue for rigid rules on the financial sector. Lawmakers say the letter from Greg Smith, published in The New York Times, is evidence that the reforms Congress passed in the wake of ...
By: Suzie-Q
~~~~~Goldman Sachs "Doing God's Work For The Muppet Master God"~~~~
2012-03-15 14:12:00
Who can forget the words of Lloyd Blankfein as he testified before Congress "Goldman Sachs is Doing God's Work".Well, a Goldman Executive has come out to say that all Goldman Sachs is doing now is the work of the Muppet Master God. Muppets for anyone who is unfamilar with the word is similar to a puppet, but different. Not much difference.  Puppet would easily suffice for Muppet.As if nobody's noticed huh, that Goldman Sachs has easily become the world's largest collection of lyin' cheatin' scandalous money people the world has to offer, now we have an official opinion and truth from somebody who worked there.Read and hear more at the link below.Exec: Goldman officials called clients 'muppets' - Yahoo! News
2011-11-23 00:50:00
Tal y como hemos advertido desde el principio, los mismos terroristas financieros responsables del colapso económico han explotado la crisis para presentarse como salvadores y supervisar un golpe de Estado bancario - con secuaces de Goldma...
Market News: Sony, Goldman Sachs, UBS, Shell....
2011-05-27 02:30:00
Sony forecasts net profit for FY 2012. Sony (SNE) has predicted it will swing to a net profit of ¥80B ($975M) in FY 2012 (.pdf) after three years of losses, although the company's outlook is less than analyst forecasts of ¥105B. Even so, some think Sony could be too ambitious, with one economist saying that "there's a lot of uncertainty and there is a risk they will come in below that expectation." Sony is battling to recover from the damage caused by the March earthquake, while the hacking of its PlayStation Network and other Web sites will hit operating profit by ¥14B this year. Sony gave the forecast along with its results for FY 2011, which it flagged earlier this week. Net losses widened to ¥259.6B from ¥40.8B in 2010 as revenue slipped 0.5% to ¥7.18T.More details emerge of massive Fed loans during crisis. Credit Suisse (CS), Goldman Sachs, (GS) and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) each borrowed at least $30B in 2008 from a Fed emergency lending scheme called singl...
Gold and the CCCP Trade
2011-04-12 22:03:00
Swiss celebrate daylight, European Gold Forum opens, and the rally in metals takes a breather. Plus... Oil tumbles $5 as Goldman calls a pause to the ?CCCP trade?
No More 40-Cent Gasoline
2011-02-08 21:07:00
Improbable: Nation that just banned foreign cooking on TV achieves fuel independence. Unusual opportunity emerges for Western investors to ?steal? oil from Iran. Revealing chart correlates rising stocks with Fed?s easy money. Goldman sees nothing worthwhile to buy, JP Morgan looks to scarf up clients? gold. Poster grandpa for meaningless government regulation... as the reader debate rages on.
The Real Trade of the Decade? Redux
2010-07-16 20:53:00
A follow-up to the ?real? Trade of the Decade: 140,000% in April, another 1,900% now. The ?Goldilocks economy? redefined by Fed economists? who say this economics stuff is hard. Checking real-world economic stats -- rail traffic, state tax receipts. As we prepare for Vancouver conference, media mogul advises we don?t come back. The ghost of George Steinbrenner looks down upon 5 readers debating estate tax.
The Assault on Enterprise
2010-07-02 21:03:00
Rising taxes, Wall Street crooks, government boondoggles? Abundant evidence underpinning our theme for Vancouver. Gold Slaughter 2010? and an urgent question from Byron King. June jobs report? when even good news is bad. The biggest news for dividend investors in more than a year. Readers sound off on central banking? South Africa, the World Cup, Al?s big mansion? and more!
A GTL? Open Post Tuesday Free-For-All ? Me FIRST Though: Venezuela?s Hugo C
2010-04-28 04:36:00
THE Gun Toting Liberal? Reaches Out To His Fellow Commentators -Slash- Co-Bloggers And Readers To Furnish Their Opinions On Any Of The Above, Below, Or Anything Else Political One Wishes To O-Pine On… Okay, folks — you all know how this works by now — I chose a couple of current... This is only a comment summary. Visit to view the lastest content complete with some of the most outrageous original photoshops in the political blogosphere!
The Coming Correction, China?s Deal with Chavez, Icelandic Volcano Fallout
2010-04-20 22:14:00
Famous investor calls for 15-20% correction... why traders still resist. While U.S. frets over Goldman, China positions? their latest super-sized oil deal. Byron King on why the Icelandic eruption is ?no quaint story?? economic impact larger than Sept. 11. Readers, Dan Amoss chime in on the Goldman put conspiracy. 
Our Take on Goldman, Another Trade of the Decade, A Sector to Sell and More
2010-04-19 21:05:00
The real trade of the decade: How one $1,000 investment could have turned to over a million? in one day! Our take on the Goldman Sachs fiasco. So is it time to sell? Our options trader, value investor weigh in. Plus, Byron King with one sector definitly worth selling? right now.
Should Google compete with Goldman Sachs?
2009-09-09 13:00:00
Should Google start trading stocks to gain additional cash flows? Probably not no. But it certainly could. Think about it for just a few minutes. Who knows more about what customers are looking for than Google? If customers are searching 20% more for a new Toyota model while they are looking 20% less for the ...
Warren Buffett's Gamble on Goldman Sachs
2008-10-03 15:09:00
He is probably, the most successful investor in history. He owned around $62 billion in his bank accounts and was ranked the richest person in the whole world by Forbes as of February 11, 2008. That's right, that's Warren Buffet. When the news broke out that he is putting $5 billion into Goldman Sachs, the question was asked, is this another well-thought Buffett bet? Well, you could say so. Goldman Sachs's shares have lost almost half of its value since the subprime mortgage crisis. read more in
William Greider on Goldman Sachs Socialism
2008-09-25 03:48:00
Goldman Sachs Socialism By William Greider Wall Street put a gun to the head of the politicians and said, Give us the money--right now--or take the blame for whatever follows. The audacity of Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's bailout proposal is reflected in what it refuses to say: no explanations of how the bailout will work, no demands on the bankers in exchange for the public's money. The
Buffet Invests $5 Billion in Goldman Sachs
2008-09-24 23:18:00
Warren Buffett, one of the world’s best known and wealthiest investors, is betting $5 billion that the U.S. financial system is not about to collapse. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said Tuesday it will invest at least $5 billion in Goldman Sachs Group Inc., a huge vote of confidence for one of the survivors of the ...
And there you have it!
2008-07-18 17:46:00
The financial are up huge the past few days since I wrote about the fakeout shakeout. Oil is getting hit every time is tries to rally and I am of the opinion that the next big move is going to the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
> Goldman Sachs-Oil To Hit $ 150 a barrel by Summers
2008-06-09 13:40:00
Oil prices are likely to hit $150 a barrel this summer season, the global head of commodities research at Goldman Sachs (GS.N) said on Monday, as tighter supplies outweigh weakening demand. “I would suggest that the likelihood of that happening sooner has increased tremendously … sometime in summer,” Jeffrey ...
Portfolio-Lehman + Goldman Sachs
2008-06-07 12:00:00
Portfolio-Lehman + Goldman Sachs 6 Vote(s)
Rising Brics - For a new order
2008-06-03 15:27:00
BRIC shows signs of emerging as an alliance in an exercise seen as a challenge to the U.S.-dominated unipolar world order. BRIC, an acronym coined by Goldman Sachs a few years ago to define a group of large emerging economies with fast growth rates, was born in May this year as a formalised grouping aspiring to ...
> Goldman Sachs-Reliance Petroleum Downgraded To Sell, Imputed Value of
2008-06-03 06:42:00
Goldman Sachs-Reliance Petroleum Downgraded To Sell Imputed Value of Reliance Petroleum in the Reliance Industries stock consequently goes down. Expect Reliance to sink below Rs 2000 shortly. New RPL supply to keep gasoline spreads weak; cut 09E-10E GRM; downgrade RPL, Formosa Petrochemical to Sell RPL’s new refinery ...
Goldman Sachs and Candover Patners Bidding Against Halliburton
2008-05-24 14:59:00
Halliburton is looking to acquire drilling equipment maker Expro for $3.36 billion; however, now Candover Partners and Goldman Sachs have countered with a bid of their own for $3.4 billion. Although, the offer is only slightly higher then Halliburton's offer, it may strike a bidding war. Analysts speculate that Haliburton's offer holds more merit, as Haliburton is much more likely to keep the company in long run as opposed to investment firms reselling the company shortly afterwards.
Goldman Sachs Adds AAPL To ‘Conviction Buy’ List
2008-05-23 23:54:00
Apparently Goldman Sachs doesn't care about rumors about rumors, because AAPL has just been added to Goldman Sachs Americas conviction buy list. Their inclusion is based mostly on 3G iPhone rumors, which the firm agrees will be a big boost for Apple's profits. Specifically, David Bailey, one analyst with the firm, said he expects Apple to double their potential iPhone base, and raised his target price from US$185 to $220.
The Future of Oil Prices is a Geometric Explosion: $200, $400, $800 ?
2008-05-20 18:26:00
Why are we going to experience a geometric explosion (price doubling and redoubling) in oil prices? 1. Peak oil and declining production around the world. Plus you need to factor in oil producing countries’ local consumption. Rising local consumption in oil producing countries means they will stop exporting oil long before they run out. a. You see ...
Amazon Up Huge After Goldman Sachs Upgrade
2008-05-20 02:59:00
Amazon soared over 8 percent on Monday, after a Goldman Sachs' analyst upgraded the company to buy with a $98 price target. Mitchell, stated that Amazon should be able to sustain its revenue growth longer then other Internet retailers; Amazon's growth rate in the last few quarters has matched that of Google's. Mitchel expects the company to grow its sales by 20 percent or more each year over the next decade.
> Goldman Sachs Upgrades HKSE listed Coal Miners
2008-05-19 14:40:00
China: A $ 10 bn Effort To Re-Build Chengdu Hong Kong stocks rose Monday, with gains in Chinese coal producers leading the way after Goldman Sachs upgraded the sector because of surging oil prices. The Hang Seng Index rose 123.37 points, or 0.5 percent, to 25,742.23. ...
Building with BRICs
2008-05-15 05:39:00
Are the BRIC countries an emerging threat? From the article: The concept of the BRIC countries — Brazil, Russia, India and China — was coined five years ago in a research paper from the Goldman Sachs investment bank. This week, reality takes over from theory as the foreign ministers of the BRIC countries hold their first formal meeting ...
A Fertile Mind May Help, Else It’s Darkness (Goldman Sachs)
2008-05-12 15:40:00
Goldman Sachs Indian Fertilisers: Total Darkness Sell: Nagarjuna Fertilisers, Rashtriya Chemicals, and Basant Agro. Neutral: Chambal Fertilisers We have initiated on the fertilizer sector with a cautious stance starting off with three urea companies having a combined market cap of US$2.4bn. ...
You don't need to work at Goldman (GS) to know this!!
2008-05-07 00:33:00
I have been talking about this for ages. That the price would only start running once it breached $100. There is simply not enough oil now and not nearly enough has been done on the exploration... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
India: Facing Strong Headwinds...Goldman Sachs
2008-05-06 11:54:00
Cyclical headwinds due to worsening macro; stay selective The Indian financial sector is facing cyclical headwinds due to a worsening outlook for inflation in the near term and a subsequent tight monetary policy regime, in our view.5 Vote(s)
Goldman Sachs' NRI fund manager in UK top 20 list
2008-04-29 00:00:00
A senior executive with global investment banking giant Goldman Sachs, Sanjay Patel, has been named among the UK's 20 most powerful fund managers. Currently in his second spell at Goldman Sachs, after leaving it for an alternative asset management fu7 Vote(s)
Goldman Sachs 2007 Annual Report
2008-04-28 04:33:00
Fellow Shareholders: In last year’s letter, we discussed Goldman Sachs’ performance within the context of favorable market and economic conditions. We also said that our job is to plan for markets and conditions that won’t always be as benign.
Goldman Sachs buys 8.16% in NDTV
2008-04-24 23:57:00
Promoters offloaded 7.85% stake last week10 Vote(s)
NDTV founders sell 7.85 pct stake to Goldman Sachs
2008-04-17 18:01:00
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Founders of New Delhi Television Ltd on Thursday sold 7.85 percent stake in the company through market sales, BSE data showed. 6 Vote(s)
"Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo warn 'delusional' investors on stocks." So
2008-04-16 11:23:00
So what's your investment portfolio look like today?On stocks, are you a bull or a bear?I'm neither. I'm still into "asset preservation" and currency diversification. Commodities, food, oil, foreign markets, multinationals, dividend payers, foreign currencies, gold, silver. Knowing Bernanke is doing all he can to start a new bubble somewhere (hint - it's already well underway) while destroying the dollar. Some companies are going to be going away these next few months, others will see their stocks continue to get pummeled, while others will do just fine. And there's a LOT more surprises to come. I have one word for this market: Dangerous. Invest carefully. Read Crash Proof. Read Manias, Panics and Crashes. And don't put all your eggs in the US dollar. Cash is King - but cash comes in many forms, not just Bernanke's US dollars.Wall Street faces the growing risk of an equities bloodbath in coming months as the credit crunch spreads to the wider economy and earnings crumble, acc...
Federal Reserve Emergency Lending
2008-04-14 02:59:00
The Federal Reserve Was Ready to Make Lending Available to Other Brokers on Same Day They Helped Out Bear Stearns; Borrowers at Discount Window Included Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers. Bear Stearns, Federal Reserve, Goldman Sachs, Lenders With Problems 2007, Mortgage Defaults, Mortgage Delinquencies, Mortgage Implosion, mortgage news, Mortgage Video
[Wie ich reich wurde...] Blackstone, Ackermann und Goldman Sachs - Wirtsc
2008-04-02 00:00:00
Scheinbar wird wirtschaftlicher Erfolg, gerade spassbehafteter eher als Teufelswerkzeug gesehen. Ein glorifizierter Übermensch mit bahnbrechender Idee, finanziellem Beipack, einer Tonne Glück vollbringt sein Meisterstück und lebt meh...
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Goldman Sachs ups subprime mortgage mess loss estimate to a HP-worthy $1.2
2008-03-26 04:06:00
Still seeing 'subprime this' and 'subprime that', when we all know the REALLY big mess coming up ain't subprime at all. Why is it so tough for everyone to see what we see? Maybe they know and just don't want to say?When you see nationwide home values plummeting 10%+, and major cities like Vegas, Miami and Phoenix in total freefall, it's not just subprime that's for dinner. Nope, it's EVERY mortgage written the past few years that may be in trouble. It's the IndyMac Alt-A garbage, and the First Federal Option Arm timebombs. It's the entire Countrywide portfolio. And it's regular prime loans made by regular lenders all over the country. It's all melting down now - any loan made 2003 - 2007 is suspect, especially when the rates adjust or the job losses mount.And it infuriates me to no end to keep hearing reporting over here about the "dodgy loans made to poor people" who couldn't afford their loan that caused this mess.IT WASN'T JUST THE POOR PEOPLE!!! It was the housing...
Goldman Sachs Predicts $460 Billion In Credit Losses
2008-03-26 03:43:00
According to Bloomberg today, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said Wall Street institutions are now looking at $460 billion in credit losses stemming from the subprime mortgage debacle. Bloomberg?s Zhao Yidi wrote: ?There is light at the end of the tunnel, but it is still rather dim,? Goldman analysts including New York-based Andrew Tilton said in ...
> S&P Cuts Outlook for Goldman Sachs and Lehman
2008-03-22 03:41:00
India: Having Bought Over The Portfolio of Bear Stearns in a fire-sale, will Goldman and Lehman start another fire-sale for themselves? Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services said Friday it cut its outlook on Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., saying volatile markets leave the investment banks ...
S&P Downgrades Goldman Sachs
2008-03-22 03:28:00
Standard & Poor lowered their rating for Goldman Sachs on Friday while the market was closed. S&P downgraded the company to "negative" from "stable" due to citing that the company will likely see a 20 to 30 percent reduction in income as the company is posed to deal with larger write-downs going forward.
Goldman Sachs: The Andy Dufresne of this market
2008-03-18 15:38:00
Goldman Sachs(GS), just like the hero of Shawshank Redemption is trapped in a prison for a crime that it didn't commit. Just like Andy, Goldman will have its good days and bad days on the inside, but ultimately will escape. Earnings were down last quarter, but still beat the estimates.Let's look at some numbers and compare it to the sector.P/B: Goldman 1.49, Sector 1.75P/E: Goldman 6, Sector 14P/CF: Goldman 4.75, Sector 11.65P/S: Goldman 0.68, Sector 3.315-year sales growth rate: Goldman 30.94%, Sector 17.15%5-year EPS growth rate: Goldman 43.78%, Sector 16.45%Net income/employee: Goldman $380, 021, Sector $132,411ROE 5-year avg.: Goldman 25.16%, Sector 14.94%Simply put, GS provides both growth and value. It will probably be a bumpy ride for a while, but within the next five years you should be well rewarded.
Goldman Sachs takes 30% stake of Diana
2008-03-13 01:29:00
Goldman Sachs Group recently bought 30% of Diana Joint Stock Co's shares, the Viet Nam's leading disposable nappy and sanitary pads producer whereby Goldman Sachs will be Diana Co's strategic shareholder. Under it, Goldman Sachs will advise business development strategies for Diana in Viet Nam and in the world to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Goldman Sachs Says Emergency Rate Cut Likely
2008-03-10 23:50:00
Goldmans Sachs issued a memo today stating that it expects the Federal Reserve to issue an emergency interest rate ahead of its March 18th policy meeting. Investors have been anticipating rate cuts as high as 1 percentage point at the meeting in order to fend off issues in the credit market.
GOLDMAN SACHS: Oil May Reach $200 a Barrell -- SOON!!!
2008-03-09 15:22:00
By Steve Gelsi: "As the lack of supply growth and price-insulated non-OECD demand suggest a future rebound in U.S. gross domestic product growth or a major oil supply disruption could lead to $150-$200 a barrel oil prices," Goldman said.While saying it has a bullish long-term outlook, Goldman acknowledged that oil prices could correct from recent highs.Goldman also reiterated its view that oil
Goldman Sachs unveils $100 mn program to educate 10,000 women
2008-03-06 01:38:00
Goldman Sachs Group Inc., the world's largest investment bank, unveiled a plan Wednesday to spend $100 million (euro66 million) to teach 10,000 women business and management skills across the globe.7 Vote(s)
Goldman Sachs below 175
2008-02-26 00:05:00
We just bought them today at 172.50 for one of our clients. Nice push up towards the close on Ambac news. and XLF call buying…….Smell something??? Financials starting to move a lil. Next resistance level at $190.5. We are selling GS at $190. Good Luck swinging, Your Adarsh.
By: YourAdu
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