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Investors Were Being Blocked from Fund Withdrawals Months Before the Pandemic

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Broken Piggy Bank

Wall Street On Parade has previously written that a financial crisis was already well under way before the first case of COVID-19 was reported anywhere in the world. This should matter greatly to Americans because the Federal Reserve is attempting to blame the financial crisis on the virus to avoid Congressional investigations of its second epic failure in a dozen years at regulating the behemoth Wall Street banks.

America needs a comprehensive investigation of what really triggered this financial crisis in order to restructure the U.S. financial system away from a casino culture into one that doesn’t regularly need massive Federal Reserve and government bailouts. These bailouts are piling more and more debt on the shoulders of taxpayers and becoming a crushing drag on the U.S. economy, notwithstanding Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s dismissive remark to Congress that we’ll worry about the debt later.

Today we’re expanding our financial crisis timeline to include pre-COVID-19 announcements of big job cuts at global banks; mutual funds and hedge funds taking the desperate measure of locking out investors from access to their money; and the massive sums investors were pulling from mutual funds and hedge funds throughout 2019 — all prior to the first case of COVID-19 anywhere in the world.

According to the timeline at the World Health Organization, on December 31, 2019, China first reported a cluster of cases of pneumonia which were identified in early January to be the coronavirus now known as COVID-19. This is the timeline of events suggesting that a financial crisis was in the works months before December 31, 2019.

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June 3, 2019: The highly-touted $4.7 billion Woodford Equity Income Fund in the U.K. froze withdrawals by investors. It had too many illiquid securities.

July 7, 2019: Deutsche Bank, the large German bank that is heavily intertwined via derivatives with the behemoth Wall Street banks, confirms it is slashing 18,000 jobs.

July 29, 2019: Bloomberg News runs this headline: “Citi to Cut Hundreds of Trading Jobs in Bad Wall Street Omen.”

August 8, 2019: Reuters reported that the amount of foreign sovereign debt carrying negative yields had “increased to an all-time peak of $13.2 trillion.” This was an increase of 13.4 percent from just a month earlier. Large, rapid inflows into government bonds, which drives down the yield, signals a flight to safety from a financial storm.

August 14, 2019: The Wall Street Journal reported that “Investors continued their run on bank stocks, sending shares of some of America’s biggest financial institutions sharply lower following the latest sign of trouble ahead for the U.S. economy.” On this day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunges 800.49 points, or 3.05 percent but the shares of two of the biggest Wall Street banks, JPMorgan and Citigroup, significantly outpaced those losses. JPMorgan Chase lost 4.15 percent on the day while Citigroup gave up 5.27 percent. Also on this day, for the first time since the onset of the financial crisis in 2007, the U.S. saw an inversion of the yield curve, with the 2-year Treasury note yielding more than the 10-year note. An inverted yield curve is viewed by market veterans as a harbinger of an economic downturn. Also on this date, the Financial Times reported that Germany’s economy, the economic engine of Europe, had contracted in the second quarter and its annualized growth was now the slowest in six years.

August 30, 2019: Buenos Aires Times reports that more than a dozen “Argentine mutual funds block redemptions as locals rush for exit.”

September 17, 2019: The New York Fed announces it is intervening in the repo loan market for the first time since the financial crisis of 2007-2010. The Fed says it will provide a maximum of $75 billion per day to 24 Wall Street trading houses (primary dealers) with a cap of $40 billion going to any one firm. (This large cap suggests the New York Fed knows that one or more specific firms are in trouble.) There had been no news reports of coronavirus COVID-19 anywhere in the world at this point.

September 20, 2019: Three days after launching its daily $75 billion of overnight repo loans, the New York Fed announces that these will continue but it is also adding $30 billion in 14-day terms loans that will be offered three times during the week of September 23. This is a clear indication that banks have backed away from lending to other financial institutions, just as happened in the financial crisis of 2007 to 2010.

October 1, 2019:  Reuters’ David Henry reported the following: “Publicly-filed data shows JPMorgan reduced the cash it has on deposit at the Federal Reserve, from which it might have lent, by $158 billion in the year through June, a 57% decline.” Why did JPMorgan need that massive amount of money from its reserves at the Fed?

October 4, 2019: the Fed announces that it will be offering an additional $310 billion in repo term loans to the trading houses on Wall Street as well as offering at least $75 billion daily in overnight loans.

October 11, 2019: The New York Fed announces that on top of its overnight and term repo operations, it will begin buying up $60 billion of U.S. Treasury bills monthly (to add further liquidity to dampen the Wall Street crisis).

October 14, 2019: Lime Asset Management, a top Korean hedge fund, freezes $710 million as investors try to make withdrawals.

October 23, 2019: The New York Fed announces that effective October 24, it will increase its daily overnight repo loans from $75 billion to $120 billion – an increase of 60 percent – while 14-day term repos will also continue. Clearly, there is a cash crunch on Wall Street that is getting worse, not better.

November 12, 2019: Wall Street On Parade files a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Federal Reserve seeking emails and correspondence related to why JPMorgan Chase needed to reduce its cash reserves at the Fed by $158 billion. Wall Street On Parade does not receive a response to its FOIA request until March 11, 2020. The response, under the law, should have come within 20 business days. Instead, it came four months later with no explanation for the delay. The Fed conceded that it had 223 pages of relevant documents but it was not going to be sharing them with Wall Street On Parade.

December 4, 2019: The £2.5 billion ($3.3 billion) U.K. commercial real estate fund, M&G Property Portfolio gates (lock outs) investors from withdrawing their money. Prudential’s property funds act quickly to do the same. At the time of the gating, M&G Property Portfolio had seen outflows of 25 percent through the third quarter.

December 5, 2019: Bloomberg News reports that “U.K. real estate funds have suffered 14 successive months of outflows.”

December 9, 2019: CNN reports that Morgan Stanley is cutting 1500 jobs.

December 12, 2019: The Guardian reports that other property funds in the U.K. have seen a wave of redemptions and “the core of the problem with property funds is their exposure to beleaguered assets in the retail sector, such as shopping centres and malls, where shops are going bankrupt and rents are falling.”

December 12, 2019: The New York Fed announces that it will add an extra $185 billion of liquidity over the turn of the year on top of the ongoing repo loans.

December 23, 2019: The Wall Street Journal reports that “Hedge-fund firms York Capital Management and Southpaw Asset Management are barring clients from getting back all of the money they have requested for year-end, a sign of the pressure that investors in distressed assets are facing.”

December 31, 2019: According to eVestment, there were massive outflows from hedge funds and mutual funds in 2019. Traditional asset managers reported outflows in 2019 of a negative $210.7 billion while hedge funds saw outflows of a negative $102.25 billion in 2019.

January 27, 2020: Wall Street On Parade, using the New York Fed’s own Excel spreadsheet data on its repo loans, publishes the finding that the New York Fed has pumped out a cumulative $6.6 trillion in super cheap loans to the trading houses of Wall Street with no explanation as to whether Wall Street banks are experiencing a funding, liquidity or insolvency crisis.

February 29, 2020CNN reports first coronavirus COVID-19 death in the United States occurred one day earlier.

By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: June 8, 2020 ~

Originally published at https://wallstreetonparade.com/2020/06/investors-were-being-blocked-from-fund-withdrawals-months-before-the-pandemic/?fbclid=IwAR3espaR4xu_Cu4dNUWbKf7ThOX3xqGHxkJux3NXOj_jdl_4q11yIdg6DVQ

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So, What is Fraud?

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So, what is fraud? What does it mean?

My book is currently in its final editing stages and we are looking for a release date soon. I will announce the release here, and on the Quantum of Justice – The Fraud of Foreclosure Facebook Page “. Sign up to the blog and the Facebook page and receive a special bonus.

Here is an excerpt from my upcoming book release ” A Quantum of Justice – The fraud of foreclosure”:


Fraud would be if the President of the United States asked during a press conference if injecting people with disinfectant would help cure them of a virus. During a press briefing on April 23, 2020, regarding the CoronaVirus Trump was seen asking Bill Bryan, the head of the Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology division, “I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute. And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning? As you see, it gets in the lungs, it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.” Prior to that, in March, 2020, an Arizona man died after ingesting chloroquine phosphate, believing it would protect him from becoming infected with the coronavirus. The man’s wife is known to have told NBC News that she had watched the prior press briefings by Trump talking about the potential benefits of chloroquine. Using their position of authority as a means to deceive another. As a person who is perceived to know such information, being the president, and having access to the best and most knowledgeable scientists and research teams to initiate an idea by misleading allegations, or by concealment of facts in order to induce someone into doing something to themselves that causes themselves injury.

“An intentional perversion of truth for the purpose of inducing another in reliance upon it to part with some valuable thing belonging to him or to surrender a legal right. A false representation of a matter of fact, whether by words or by conduct, by false or misleading allegations, or by concealment of that which should have been disclosed, which deceives and is intended to deceive another so that he shall act upon it to his legal injury. Any kind of artifice employed by one person to deceive another. Goldstein v Equitable Life Assur. Soc. Of U.S., 160 Misc. 364, 289 N.Y.S. 1064, 1067. ” Black’s Law Dictionary 5th Edition 1979 West Publishing Co.

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A Trillion dollars a day worries me.

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A Trillion dollars a day worries me. This is the first thing I saw this morning and it troubles me deeply. The economic barometer began rising, in mid-September on through today, as the Fed began handing out over $180B per day in over the counter lending to the tune of $6T without much mention to the public. I’ve been writing about this throughout that time to seemingly crickets. Many of the banks receiving those funds didn’t ask for it and didn’t need it, but received funds anyway. Today, the Fed is moving an unprecedented $1T a day across the counter to the big banks without Congressional oversight. This should be of grave concern to everyone.

The fact that the Fed is accelerating its own purchases of mortgage-backed-securities raises major red flags to me, as well. Every loan securitization audit that I have ever reviewed from across the nation is littered with fraud which, by law, makes the securities that are within the tranches void, therein making the tranches void as well. Therein making the global investments void, as well. The judicial systems across the country have turned a blind eye to the truth to the evidence that is presented to them in foreclosure fraud. The reason for this is primarily corrupt benches. Those of us that follow this kind of information aren’t very surprised and remain cautious and worried. This exasperates the extent of the smoke and mirrors of the stability of the American and global economy. With all of the toxicity of the mortgage-backed-securities in the market and the Fed buying them up at record pace simply tells me that any repair to this legal travesty is not going to be fixed anytime soon. This house of cards on such a global scale is here to stay and I don’t see any legal precedent that the system will allow to be created that is going to change any of that very soon.

This concerns me, as well, as the government talks about placing necessary moratoriums on foreclosures across the country. The last time any action like this took place, beginning in 2008, in the shape of loan modifications through the likes of the failed TARP, HAMP and other programs that were less than 2% successful, created tainted titles across the nation. This, in turn, created new layers of curtains drawn across the mortgage industry that simply sweep the economic virus under the rug for a later date. That later date has now arrived and it is being swept under again with no oversight. There is no legal legitimate mortgage lending happening in the United States anymore, however, this is the paradigm we have all decided to participate in. We have allowed our legislators to put us in this position. Partly this is due to their own ignorance and part is due to political corruption. Both have become major toxins to how our country is to run.

The system keeps turning and people buy their homes and investments are made. The foundations of all of the properties in this country are sitting in quicksand. I feel that there is no longer any viable legal means of unraveling the mayhem. With everything being so intertwined and fraudulent at the same time makes fixing the issues extremely difficult. All of this will continue to play out well for the large institutional investors who will continue to receive the bailouts for being “too big to fail” as we continually see to this day. But, the solutions for the average homeowner will remain tenuous at best. They have polished the mirrors to reflect the billowing bowels of smoke that are being pumped into the mortgage system.

See https://www.pbs.org/newshour/economy/federal-reserve-to-lend-additional-1-trillion-a-day-to-large-banks?fbclid=IwAR00Pu4JpsL2FZ4_JuurPYqGOS-kexgqXl16GywJwhH0xAiIgdhxgJVDnek

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What’s $9 Trillion dollars between friends…

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What’s $9 Trillion dollars between friends. I mean, really, show a little love.

On February 12, 2020, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 29,551.42. Yesterday, March 13, the Dow closed at 23,185.62 -– a loss of 6,365.80 points in one month’s time, or 21.54 percent. In 2008, the greatest financial calamity since the Great Depression, the Dow had lost 2,339.60 points or 21.4 percent one month after the frightening events of September 15, 2008 when Lehman Brothers filed bankruptcy, Merrill Lynch had to be taken over by Bank of America, and one day before the U.S. government seized the giant insurer, AIG, because it couldn’t pay the tens of billions of dollars in derivative bets it had made with the mega banks on Wall Street.

On this past Friday morning, in what appeared to be an effort to restore confidence on Wall Street, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin gave an interview on CNBC. Mnuchin said “there’s lots of liquidity” and “this isn’t like the financial crisis.” But savvy folks on Wall Street, and readers of Wall Street On Parade, clearly understand that there is not lots of liquidity and this is exactly like the financial crisis of 2008 in terms of mega Wall Street banks losing massive amounts of their common equity capital and being on a liquidity feeding tube inserted by the Federal Reserve.

Since September 17, 2019 – six months ago, the Federal Reserve has loaned billions of dollars to Wall Street every single business day that the stock market has been open. This is the first time this has been necessary since the financial crisis of 2008. That fact, in and of itself, makes this very much on a par with the financial crisis of 2008.

Since the Fed began its repo loan operations on September 17, the tally of the Fed’s cumulative loans to Wall Street’s trading firms comes to more than $9 trillion (using the Fed’s own Excel spreadsheet of the data; you have to manually remove the Reverse Repo dollar amounts.)

According to the Fed audit conducted by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), from December 12, 2007 to July 21, 2010, a period spanning more than 31 months during the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, the Fed’s cumulative loans to Wall Street tallied up to $16.1 trillion. (See chart below from the GAO audit.)

And here we are today, when everyone from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell to bank analyst Mike Mayo is telling the public that the banks have plenty of capital and yet the Fed has pumped out 56 percent in six months of the amount it funneled to the Wall Street banks over 31 months during the 2008 financial crisis. At this rate, it is going to top the money it threw at the 2008 crisis in no time at all.

That’s no exaggeration. Just this past Thursday the Fed said it would make $1.5 trillion available to Wall Street over just the next two days. The banks didn’t take all of that money but the Fed clearly thought there was a big enough crisis to offer it.

The Fed’s balance sheet is back to $4.3 trillion, just $200 billion short of the $4.5 trillion peak it set following the financial crisis.

While the Fed was providing that $16.1 trillion to Wall Street during the financial crisis at super cheap interest rates, traders and executives of the mega banks were being rewarded with multi-million bonuses. Contrast that to the announcement that JPMorgan Chase’s Board recently rewarded Jamie Dimon, its Chairman and CEO, with a $30 million pay package. That largess comes despite the fact that the bank is under its fourth criminal probe by the Department of Justice, all while Dimon has sat at the helm. Two of the prior criminal investigations resulted in the bank pleading guilty to three separate felony counts. One of the criminal probes, into turning its precious metals desk into a criminal racketeering enterprise, is ongoing.

Since the Fed turned on its latest money spigot to Wall Street, it has refused to provide the public with the dollar amounts going to any specific banks. This has denied the public the ability to know which financial institutions are in trouble. The Fed, exactly as it did in 2008, has drawn a dark curtain around troubled banks and the public’s right to know, while aiding and abetting a financial coverup of just how bad things are on Wall Street.

In his CNBC interview, Mnuchin also urged the Wall Street banks to tap the Discount Window, stating “there is no stigma about going to the Discount Window.” We have been looking at the Fed’s weekly H.4.1 reports and no bank is borrowing even $1 billion using the Discount Window, whose details of borrowings are made public two years after the fact. Why would the banks borrow at the Discount Window, where the details will eventually be made public, when the Fed is willing to offer them trillions in secret repo loans. It has been the conventional wisdom for the past 100 years that there is stigma attached to a major bank borrowing from the Discount Window, since it suggests that they have run out of their own liquidity – meaning they didn’t properly prepare for a rainy day and their federal regulators were also napping.

Mnuchin also stated that the Trump administration would be going to Congress “for authorities that they took away that we think we need to deal with this…” Mnuchin is referring to the Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation of 2010 which eliminated the power of the Fed to secretly funnel trillions of dollars to domestic and foreign global banks while hiding the names and details from Congress and the public.

According to Section 1101 of Dodd-Frank, both the House Financial Services Committee and the Senate Banking Committee are to be briefed on any emergency loans made by the Fed, including the names of the banks doing the borrowing. The section reads:

“The [Federal Reserve] Board shall provide to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Financial Services of the House of Representatives, (i) not later than 7 days after the Board authorizes any loan or other financial assistance under this paragraph, a report that includes (I) the justification for the exercise of authority to provide such assistance; (II) the identity of the recipients of such assistance; (III) the date and amount of the assistance, and form in which the assistance was provided; and (IV) the material terms of the assistance, including — (aa) duration; (bb) collateral pledged and the value thereof; (cc) all interest, fees, and other revenue or items of value to be received in exchange for the assistance; (dd) any requirements imposed on the recipient with respect to employee compensation, distribution of dividends, or any other corporate decision in exchange for the assistance; and (ee) the expected costs to the taxpayers of such assistance…”

We know that as of February 6 the Fed had not briefed the Senate Banking Committee on its repo loan operations because on that date Senators Sherrod Brown, Elizabeth Warren, Jack Reed and Tina Smith, Democratic members of the Committee, sent a letter to Jerome Powell, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, listing six specific questions they wanted answers to in preparation for his hearing testimony on February 12. At that point in time, the Fed’s repo loans amounted to a cumulative total of $6.6 trillion, more than a third of the Fed loans made during the last financial crisis. The six questions were the following:

“1) Has the Fed determined the cause for the protracted, increased demand for reserves that necessitates continued intervention through repo activities? If so, what is/are the cause or causes?

“2) Has the Fed analyzed the impact of the availability of this facility on primary dealers’ balance sheets and market activity? If so, what has changed in money markets since September 2019? Are other portfolios affected by these adjustments and reallocations?

“3) Could a bank use access to this facility to game capital or liquidity standards, and what steps are supervisors taking to ensure that is not the case?

“4) Have profits at banks that have access to this facility outpaced profits at similarly situated financial institutions that do not have access or have not participated in the facility? If so, does that suggest anything about the efficiency of overnight repo operations as a transmission mechanism for monetary policy?

“5) The facility has reduced the cost of access to cash in the money markets – to what degree has the cost of borrowing been reduced to consumers, specifically those with outstanding loans? In your estimation, do banks or consumers primarily benefit from the operation of this facility?

“6) Since September 2019, has the Board discussed the possibility of weakening or otherwise altering liquidity, capital, or other regulatory and supervisory standards in order to address this issue? Does the Board continue to consider any such changes? Has the Board or FRBNY considered the possibility that market actors refused to lend into the market, sacrificing short-term profits in order to raise questions about prudential regulation? Would it be feasible for the small network of primary dealers to do so?”

These global banks have been charged with rigging the global interest-rate benchmark, Libor; with rigging the foreign-exchange markets; and their general counsels meet secretly once a year in brazen violation of the spirit of the anti-trust laws. Hopefully, question 6 is a rhetorical question from Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee.

GAO Data on Emergency Lending Programs During Financial Crisis

Originally posted 03/14/2020 – Wall Street on Parade

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CoronaVirus v global economy

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The word being put out throughout the world by the mass media is that the current stock market decline is due to the fears generating from the CoronaVirus that is moving across the globe. Don’t get me wrong, I do think you should wash your hands at least every hour to best protect yourself, but economies don’t shut down for something like this at this stage of the process.

When we peel back the curtain I believe that we will find that the viral strain that is killing approximately 2% of those who become infected is nothing like the “flu”. The “flu” or “common cold” comes around every year and has a kill ratio of approximately .1%. As of this posting there have been 83,809 cases report worldwide. Of those cases, there have been 2867 deaths. There are over 7 billion people on the planet. Alcohol, drugs, guns, cars, and cancer all have a higher kill rate that this virus.

However, we are being told by the main stream media that the global economic crisis that is beginning to show its face is due to the CoronaVirus?

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