Friday, April 23, 2010
Gupta tipped Raj about Buffett buy into Goldman
But when will somebody really say that the insider trade, wasn't Gupta's tip to Raj, but Goldman's massive buy of the financials the days before, with help from their tippee, Ben Bernanke, and Turbo Tim, and help on its way from Uncle Warren?
A Goldman Sachs Group Inc. director tipped off a hedge-fund billionaire about a $5 billion investment in Goldman by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. before a public announcement of the deal at the height of the 2008 financial crisis, a person close to the situation says...
That information "came" from Mr. Gupta, a person familiar with the matter says. Federal prosecutors notified Mr. Gupta in a letter that they had intercepted phone conversations between him and Mr. Rajaratnam. Mr. Gupta told Goldman last month he wouldn't seek re-election as a director.
Goldman directors even tipped the Buffett deal.
And did Goldman, ramp and reverse the financials, the day after the Government announced the shortseller rules, because they knew of Buffett's investment?
After all, didn't Byron Trott, Buffett's broker at Goldman, who put the deal of Buffett's investment into Goldman together--didn't he at the end of March 2009, start his own firm?
allowing Mr. Trott to sell his shares in Goldman, unlike the other executives who were handcuffed to the hip with their Goldman stock, because of Buffett's investment?
The Sunday before Buffett's announced investment, the Fed allowed Goldman to become a bank holding company. Then they blocked all short selling of the financials. Then Morgan Stanley announced their deal with the Japanese.
Buffett bought out Constellation Energy, to give confidence in the deal making arena, because that deal was on the ropes, and in the financials, names like State Street went from 30 to 64, Morgan Stanley, went from 12 to 34, and Goldman went from 86 to 144--all in ONE day--from 12:30 in the afternoon, to 8:00 am in the next day's pre-market!
Is someone going to say that the stocks ramped all because you couldn't lay out any more shorts, or those who were short, were instead tipped?
Why did you have, instead, the move in the financials, the days before?
How is it, that when a company on Wall Street, reports good numbers, and the stock sells off; that everyonne already knew that news.
Was the street so incestuous, that everyone else knew the news that Gupta had tipped?
How many people did Raj also tip? Who were also dying on the vine in Septemebr of 08?
And even with this massive, wonderful tip, Galleon was down 7.23% in September of 2008, and he was down another 5.23% in October. Even though he was getting tipped!
Is it any wonder why he was having crumpets and tea with Gupta, in his private office!
Away from the wires!
So now are we to believe, that it was just Raj, alone, who ramped the financials, or was a better explanation, that Goldman Sachs, decided to deploy their capital, into a massive short squeeze, in the shorted names, because they knew that the PPT, would be behind them, in their effort to prop up the markets, on the backs of the shortsellers, because Trott had already told Goldman that Buffett was in, and the Fed, had already told Goldman, that on Sunday night, they would be a bank holding company, and that, they would then have access to Ben's billions?
And Ben, and Timmy, and Lloyd, will all suffer memory problems, because the sole rat, in this whole mess, was Raj, just like Goldman's sole rat, in the Abacus, was a 27 year old kid called Fab!
Posted by Palmoni at 8:18 AM