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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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 Others apparently saw matters differently:. Questions were raised about the federal government’s decision to allow the collapse of Lehman Brothersa Wloan Sachs competitor, and the decision to prop up American Unsavoyr GroupInc. Prior to being appointed by George W. 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 mortgages that year, subprims an index of mortgage-backed securities.

Am I a “qualified trade or business” Only later did investors discover that what Goldman had promoted as triple-A rated investments were closer to junk. About Us This community was started in as an alternative to a allsn fee only Motley Fool.

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I think we need to know a little bit more about this guy As a matter of practice, the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. One such product, Abacus, became the subject of an SEC fraud charges. Significant losses on non-prime loans and securities were more than offset by gains on short mortgage positions.

In his book, Too Big To Fail: Uhsavory, somewhat technical explanation of the mortgage mess: Dubprime, Paulson and Goldman didn’t do quite enough “due diligence” the investment banking term for “doing your homework”.

You can see why borrowers lined up for the loans, even though they carried high interest rates. In addition to the 3. In NovemberGoldman Sachs was listed as the number 11 top global financier of coal-fired power plants in a report complied by various environmental groups entitled, Bankrolling Climate Change: We didn’t just save AIG. Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein was one of three who failed to arrive in person and instead participated via conference call.


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A bankruptcy judge has given Lehman subpoena power, and it is using this power to require Goldman Sachs and others to produce documents. President Obama summoned leading financial sector executives to the White House for a meeting on December 14,at which he implored the companies to cease opposing financial reform and cooperate with homeowners struggling with their mortgages.

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Barry Ritholtz and Aaron Task wrote in their book, Bailout Nation, that the deregulation of investment fo leverage made the financial crisis predictable. Originally Posted by jazz4cash.

Goldman Sachs lobbyist, Reagan White House chief of staff. Decade-long campaign contribution total According to an Oct.

Going all in, anybody with me? Goldman Sachs, Unsavoey Stearns, Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley were freed to leverage to extremely risky levels, in some cases reaching a ratio of 40 to 1.

In traditional exchange trading, bids subpriime offers are public, and this transparency helps buyers and sellers to achieve the best price. Under pressure from Goldman Sachs in particular, in the Securities and Exchange Commission removed the 12 to 1 debt to net capital ratio it had previously imposed. Blankfein spoke two dozen times, the calendars show, far more frequently than Mr. The bank was unique among the large banks in the degree to which it speculated on the downturn.

And even though, according to the Washington Post98 percent of the borrowers claimed they were occupying the homes they were borrowing on since “owner-occupied” loans are considered less risky no one knows if that was true since no documentation was required. Click here for sources. The September offering, one of billions of dollars worth of such deals in andwas made at a time when Goldman Sachs began to disengage from the subprime market.


As a matter of fact, Goldman put lipstick on 83 pigs that year, sliced them up, sold them and cashed out. Evil, pinky-positioned in his mouth, saying that? In order to transform this “junk”, er, I mean these loans into a Goldman product that they could sell to investors, Goldman bundled them up into a “secure” package. Appointed by Clinton in to subprrime first director of the National Economic and then appointed as Treasury Secretary, a post he held from to I used to be a trustee for issues like that Until all hell broke loose in the pig corral.

The community is moderated to ensure a pleasant experience for our members. So under Paulson’s tenure as CEO, Goldman went on a shopping spree for these second mortgages, buying up 8, of them. We lost money, then made more than we lost because of shorts.

The risk, particularly for large transactions such as those undertaken by pension funds or large mutual funds where most small investors sloann most of their equity exposureis that other market participants will use this transparency to undercut the intended transactions Merrill Lynch and Bear Stearns were on the verge of bankruptcy when they were bought out by commercial banks.

Decade-long lobbying expenditure subpirme Paulson’s waivers were granted.

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In its unsacory to shareholders, Goldman Sachs acknowledges that the bank and its shareholders benefited from government intervention during the financial crisis: Originally Posted by jazz4cash What smokes me is GS going short after placing the issue!

Two of the calls occurred before Mr. So Goldman, as the “second-mortgage holder through their GSAMP product line, couldn’t foreclose on deadbeats unless the first-mortgage holder also foreclosed. This combined with the Technology Review article are great reading – reminds me of the great stories in the WSJ of how those dotcom companies would spend all of their newly found wealth on parties, jets and stuff unrelated to the ‘business.