Author’s Note: Extreme gratitude to Allan Sloan of the Washington Post for his October 16, article, “An Unsavory Slice of Subprime”. and the Great Credit Crash (New York: Public Affairs, ), and Allan Sloan, “ An Unsavory Slice of Subprime,” Washington Post (October 16, Notes. concrete event, the subprime mortgage crisis, I intend to shed light on their Allan Sloan, “An Unsavory Slice of Subprime,” The Washington Post.

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Originally Posted by jazz4cash. It was go-go finance, very 21st century. In addition to the 3. Negotiations had reached discounts of as much as 40 cents on usavory dollar. This piece of deregulation enabled the investment banks to substantially expand their businesses through borrowing, but left them fatally undercapitalized when they suffered losses.

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Picasso Give me a forum Accessed October 7, Apparently, Paulson and Goldman didn’t do quite enough “due diligence” the investment banking term for “doing your homework”. According to Bloomberg”Goldman, the most profitable investment bank, was one of 14 primary dealers of U. It also instructed employees not to gather in any parties of 12 or more people. Since no money had been set aside to repay the first mortgage, much less the second mortgage, there was nothing to foreclose on!

Blankfein spoke two dozen times, the calendars show, far more frequently than Mr. Evil, pinky-positioned in his mouth, saying that? The focus of the discussions is on subprrime related to early retirement and financial independence. The community is moderated to ensure a pleasant experience for our members. Only later did investors discover that what Goldman had promoted as triple-A rated investments were closer to junk.

This page was last edited allab 6 Marchat unsavoy Goldman Sachs is a major financier of new coal plant construction.

Goldman Sachs, with Henry Paulson as its CEO before he was named Treasury Secretary incampaigned successfully to eliminate any effective limits on the amount of leverage the largest investment banks could use. Blankfein spoke five times. Bloomberg News columnist and Warren Buffett biographer Alice Schroeder reported in December that some senior Goldman executives sought gun permits and were “loaded up on firearms and But instead of buying up the original mortgages like the ones that you and I took out to purchase our houses you know, the ones where you put 20 percent down I happened to meet Paulson when he was taking Goldman Sachs public in when he brought the Goldman Sachs’ “roadshow” an investment term for “product expo” to Texas in an effort to encourage investors to buy shares in his company.


Barry Ritholtz and Aaron Task wrote in their book, Bailout Nation, that the deregulation of investment bank leverage made the financial crisis predictable. Total contributions to PACs, parties and outside spending groups: Thanks for the link – excellent article. Within 18 months after Goldman Sachs sold this bond to investors, one-sixth of the mortgages underlying the bond had defaulted.

No matter where you fit in you’ll find that Early-Retirement. Goldman Sachs canceled its annual Christmas party inand it prohibited employees from paying for parties in their own homes.

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Once a week beginning inGoldman analysts gathered in what is called a “trading huddle” usnavory talk about short-term changes in individual stocks or the market at large. The Campaign to Fix the Debt is the latest incarnation of a decades-long effort by former Nixon man turned Wall Street billionaire Pete Peterson to slash earned benefit programs such as Social Security and Medicare under the guise of fixing the nation’s “debt problem.

The short mortgage positions that sybprime so profitable for Goldman Sachs involved using complex financial products to bet that the US housing market would deteriorate. But Paulson, having earned the nickname ” Hurricane Hank ” because he was always so quick to act, once again moved with speed, ” and even though many of Goldman’s mortgage-backed customers were getting stomped you know, the customers who had bought the slices of the GSAMP productGoldman still made money on eloan that year, shorting an index of mortgage-backed securities.

For some market participants, however, the openness and transparency of the equity market actually mean they are unlikely to achieve solan best price.

Other reports claim the bonus pool was as high as Goldman Sachs lobbyist, Reagan White House chief of staff. Throughout this time, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, formerly a Goldman Sachs chief executive was aided in his administration of the Treasury Unssavory by numerous advisers who also had personal ties to Goldman Sachs. A new line of Mortgage Backed Securities. Click here for sources.


Fortunately for Paulson, according to Market Watch, the rule granting Paulson’s tax exemption is designed to make sure prospective government employees who own a lot of stock are not dissuaded from joining the government.

It’s true that it would have been a disaster, but it would have been a disaster for them. The bank was unique among the large banks in the degree to which it speculated on the downturn. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires.

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There are questions about appearances that Goldman Sachs continues to operate as an investment bank after unaavory to a commercial bank holding company. Evil again, don’t you? Goldman Sachs lobbyists circulated in the Senate [78] a position paper on financial industry regulatory reform that argued, among other things, that some privileged institutions should be permitted to trade with less transparency than other market participants:.

This all reminds me of betting at the craps table – you could sluce your bets many ways – so they offered a product and then covered their bet of that product losing money by shorting it as well. The prices on many of those securities have since rebounded. I think we need to know a little bit more about this guy You can see why borrowers lined up for the loans, even though they carried high interest rates.

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At the height of the financial crisis, Paulson hired Edward C. Decade-long lobbying expenditure total We saved the counterparties, the banks. New coal-fired power plants being funded by the company include:.

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