Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Goldman Sachs: “You should not consider Trading Ideas as objective or independent research or as investment advice.”

Goldman's latest  letter of bullsh*t sent to their clients:

Dear client,

We may from time to time discuss with you Trading Ideas generated by our Fundamental Strategies Group. As part of our commitment to managing conflicts of interest appropriately, this message is to explain how the Fundamental Strategies Group interacts with other parts of our organisation and how that impacts on the Trading Ideas.

The Fundamental Strategies Group is a group of cross-capital structure desk analysts employed by our Securities Divisions to assist our traders. They develop Trading Ideas in conjunction with traders. We may trade, and may have existing positions, based on Trading Ideas before we have discussed those Trading Ideas with you. We may continue to act on Trading Ideas, and may trade out of any position, based on Trading Ideas, at any time after we have discussed them with you. We will also discuss Trading Ideas with other clients, both before and after we have discussed them with you.

You should not consider Trading Ideas as objective or independent research or as investment advice. When we discuss Trading Ideas with you, we will not be acting as your advisor (including, without limitation, in relation to investment, accounting, tax or legal matters) and the provision of Trading Ideas to you will not give rise to any fiduciary or equitable duties on our part. We will not be soliciting any action based on Trading Ideas and it is your responsibility to seek appropriate advice.

Any opinions that we express when we discuss Trading Ideas with you will be our present opinions only and we will not have any obligation to update you in the event of a change of circumstances or a change of our opinions. We prepare Trading Ideas based upon information that we believe to be reliable but we make no representation or warranty that such information is accurate, complete or up to date and accept no liability, other than for fraudulent misrepresentation, if it is not.

If you have any concerns about any of these matters, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind Regards

Jane Lattin

Assistant to Thomas Mazarakis – Head of Fundamental Strategies

Zero Hedge
covered this story perfectly.

Back in July, they brought this little disclosure by Goldman to the public's view. If you click on the picture, you'll see that Goldman's disclosure was that they would use your trading information for "internal business purposes." In other words, they would screw you.

In grey above "we may monitor your use of the Services for our own purposes (and not for your benefit.)

Today, they admitted to the world that they were trading off of their client orders.

Now we also found out, that when Timmy Geither, the phony, lying leech that has the full support of the Obama administration, who still is currently the Treasury Secretary, decided to pay SocGen and Goldman Sachs over $25 billion of taxpayer dollars from AIG, and with the help of the SEC, this information, this payola behind closed doors, will not  be disclosed to the public until November 2018. The SEC said it was "confidential."

What a bunch of bullsh*t!

Goldman screws people, then they deny it, and now they admit it. Our Government did the same. And our toothless SEC gave them a 10 year pass on the information. Why?

Because below you'll see all the CUSIP numbers and transactions of the taxpayer funded bail-out.

Notice they are all redacted!


Because all this derivative crap was trading at less than 50 cents on the dollar, and Treasury Secretary Geithner, thought it was in the best interest of the country, to give the pariahs at Goldman Sachs, $13 billion of your money, who have perfected the art of stealing, and now, besides stealing clients money, they stole yours, without you knowing where, why and how, and without you even reading one of these phony disclosures statements where Goldman Sachs says that they'll rape you, and your underage son or daughter, because Goldman likes screwing both the innocent and the infamous.

Goldman's Blankfein says he was doing "God's work." I guess they were. Like a priest abusing an altar boy, Goldman abused you, and they abused your trust, and then, after they bent you over, they then denied they raped you, after they wiped the sh*t off of themselves on your children's inheritance, and then bonused themselves what they stole.

So here is the list, of the derivatives, that you paid Goldman billions and billions of dollars for.

And in a bit less than nine years, you can then find out how, you were screwed.

Shortfall Agreement Exhibit A                                                                                                                                                


Anonymous said...

So they admit to front running their clients? Who could have known that stealing from stupid people was so profitable :P

Anonymous said...

I think all brokerages do this.

Even stuff like Etrade and Ameritrade. Notice what happens when premarket goes down hard? Their sites tend to go down and it's hard to place an order.

So what's new?

Anonymous said...


do you know anything about ALN?

Anonymous said...

Howdy Palmoni,

are you still bullish on the banks, or do you think they've had their run?