It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. Henry Ford

Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one. Benjamin Franklin

The idea that you know what is true is dangerous, for it keeps you imprisoned in the mind. It is when you do not know, that you are free to investigate. ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj

Sunday, 15 March 2015

"There is a mind-boggling process at work today just as was the case in the run-up to the 2008 stock market crash. It’s called the share buy-back
Do you recall when, in the months before the Lehman Brothers collapse and bankruptcy in 2008, I stated that the Company is too smart to be buying $1.7 billion of their stock at a market cycle top? I went on to say they were buying all the securities from family, friends and best clients to provide all the funds those people would need to buy shares at much lower prices after the next Bear.
In other words, I believed Lehman was ripping off the market. And they did.
Same thing is happening today. Yesterday, Morgan Stanley (MS) announced a major share buy-back plus a 50% increase in dividends. Their treasury is now in the process of being raped.
Do you recall how shortly before the 2008 market crash, Wall Street was advocating massive dividend increases? Again, who was benefiting more than family, friends and best clients?
Well, Wall Street is at it again.
Given that this process is happening at cycle tops, when costs are enormous, rather than at cycle bottoms, when market support is needed, I must believe it is a plan. A plan to screw the rest of us."

Bill Cara

(thanks to Wile for this)

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