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The Financial Report

By Janet Tavakoli

Letter: Withdrawal from Non-binding Paris Accord

The next time we go to the negotiating table, we’ll insist on fairness, accountability and a deal that will pass the scrutiny of our elected representatives.

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Glass-Steagall: Effective Replacement for Convoluted “Regulations”

Separate commercial banks that take in deposits and provide loans from investment banks that sell securities and speculate. Eliminate Fed funding and bailouts for investment banks.

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Fed Unveils Headache Free QE Math

QE Math Tavakoli Structured Finance Spoof

Do derivatives confuse you? Do you hate bond math? We feel the same way! So we simplified your life with headache free QE math.
— The Federal Reserve Board We-Hate-Math Committee

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Electronic currency isn’t free from crime


Eliminating paper money is not about deterring crime and the problems of “low” inflation. It is about eliminating the zero bound on interest rates and preventing people from bailing into cash.

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Video: Foreclosure Fraud is a Crime (C-Span)

Foreclosure fraud is a crime; owing mortgage debt is not.

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Was the First Presidential Debate Rigged?

Lester Holt asked Mr. Trump whether he supported the Iraq War, and even seemed to debate him when Mr. Trump said he had not. But Holt did not ask Secretary Clinton the same question. At the time, she was a Senator, and she voted for the Iraq War.

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Brexit: Why should the British not reject feckless policies?

The Wall Street Point of View

At issue is self-determination, the ability to make and enforce laws. It is unwise to ignore that 1,000 years of English Common Law, a legal system that was successfully exported around the world, was on the brink of eradication.

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Donald Trump Wins, and So Do We

Whether or not you agree with Trump, at a minimum his participation is forcing other candidates to clarify their positions on illegal immigration, and other issues.

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The Great Gold Conspiracy of 1869

Twenty Years of Inside Life in Wall Street

William Worthington Fowler’s Twenty Years of Inside Life in Wall Street or Reflections of the Personal Experience of a Speculator is a joy to read.

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Facebook: The Long and the Short of It

Facebook stock is at a record high: 103.94 as of the close Nov 4, 2015.

I am a long-time critic of Facebook’s funny numbers.

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Queen Elizabeth II: Credit and Character

Character is the most important of all of the four C’s of credit: character, capacity, collateral, and capital. Character is paramount. Money cannot buy it.

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Greece and the Troika: Next Moves

All the roads ahead will be hard for Greece. Some Greek corporations have already issued scrip, due to the shortage of Euros. Handelsblatt reported that Greek banks will be tapped out by the end of the day today.

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Red Flags at Deutsche Bank (Update)

Very serious consideration should be given to a thorough independent audit and new independent stress tests for Deutsche Bank.

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Wall Street Tale of Suicides and Skullduggery

Decisions: Life and Death on Wall Street (Kindle Single Edition)

I fled the Islamic Republic of Iran with a suitcase, a thousand dollars, and no regrets. But it wasn’t easy; I had to rebuild my life from scratch. Less than ten years later, I faced a decision that threatened to erase most of what I had accomplished, and I hesitated as I weighed the consequences.

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