Is Wall Street Just One Big Ponzi Pyramid Scheme?
Sun, 12/14/2008 - 18:00 — moneytalks
The recent 50 billion dollar fraud by Madoff could be just the point of the iceberg of a biggest pyramid in this economic crisis.
Bernard Madoff was the former chairman of the Nasdaq Stock Market and he said that his company was just running one big 50 billion Ponzi Fraud since 1991. He was arrested and charged with one of the largest fraud schemes in Wall Street history.
This giant scam have thousands of victims around the world, including major banks, hedge funds, pension funds and even charities around the world.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission fallen down on their job to detect a $50 billion fraud in the heart of Wall Street running for 17 years. They also failed in the past with Enron and probably the regulations were not applied correctly to other companies increasing the insecurity in the financial crisis.
So Where is the Money?
Many billion are disappeared in the money heaven!
Is Madoff just the point of the iceberg of a huge financial Pyramid Scheme.
Some pension funds have a pyramid schema, because they need new young contributors each year to pay the old ones ... until someday it collapses. This is the same basis of a Ponzi Scheme.
Just see some of the most recent events in the Economic Bubble Bursting:
| Bernard L Madoff Nasdaq relationship: Chairman of Nasdaq Stock Market in 1990, 1991 and 1993. He is a former member of the nominating committee of Nasdaq OMX. This committee suggested board members for the company.
||50 billion - Madoff Ponzi Fraud Madoff Ponzi Fraud ||691 billion - Lehman Brothers Mortgages and others||63 billion - Losed by Enron ||85 billion - AIG (American International Group) Bailout .||700 billion - Bank Bailout. ||400 billion annual deficit from the Federal Government||3000 billion - Financial cost of the Iraq War (3 trillion). |
This 2008 war spent about 800 billion/year ($12 billion/month).
With that money you can pay Lehman Brother loses or a Bank Bailout EVERY YEAR or a Auto Bailout every month.
| Market maker Bernard L. Madoff arrested in $50 Billion Ponzi Fraud
|| Feds say Bernard Madoff's $50 billion Ponzi scheme was worst ever
|| A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment operation that involves paying abnormally high returns ("profits") to investors out of the money paid in by subsequent investors, rather than from net revenues generated by any real business.
|| Bernard Madoff arrested over alleged $50 billion fraud
|| Madoff.Com A Global Leader in Trading U.S. Equities. Providing a Complete Dealing Capability for US Securities in Europe. Advanced Technology and Sophisticated Traders.
|| The Securities and Exchange Commission hasn’t examined Madoff’s books since he registered the unit with the agency in September 2006.
|| Madoff fraud case raises questions about SEC.
|| Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Must protect investors through administering the SEC's nationwide examination and inspection program to detect fraud and other violations of the securities laws.
|| Geneva banks loses more than $4 billion to Madoff. More victims in the scam: Steven Spielberg, Carl Shapiro (Mets Nueva York)
|| The private Swiss bank Reichmuth & Co says it has 385 million Swiss francs ($327 million) at risk in the case of U.S. financier Bernard L. Madoff
|| Saudi's Prince Alwaleed lost $4B this year The Article said the world's 50 richest Arabs lost a combined $25 billion amid the global meltdown,
|| U.S. to Take Over AIG in $85 Billion Bailout with Central Banks dollars Inject
|| Spanish investors could have up to 3 billion euros of exposure to funds managed by Madoff. Spain's Grupo Santander SA.
||The growing list of financial groups exposed to the alleged $50 billion fraud surrounding Wall Street trader Bernard Madoff. Royal Bank of Scotland ($595 million), Man Group ($360 million) , Nomura Holdings Inc (($302 million) ,|
HSBC Holdings Plc ($1 billion), Natixis of France ($605 million) , Italy's second-biggest bank, UniCredit SpA (75 million euros), BNP Paribas ($350 million). Group Santander Spain ($2.1 billion), Reichmuth ($329.1 million)
| Pension Funds. A pension fund is a pool of assets forming an independent legal entity that are bought with the contributions to a pension plan for the exclusive purpose of financing pension plan benefits.
|| Social Security.
|| Social Security Trust Fund.