Merrill Lynch And HSBC Have Been Advising On Derivatives, Pioneered By John Key, Since 2000. Yep, While He Was Still A Banker!

“Investment research is just one of the many powerful tools we will make available to self-directed investors to help them to invest with intelligence.” E. L. Goldberg. With all the scandals about HSBC erupting I thought I’d do a check to see if Merrill Lynch and HSBC had any dealings with each other. Merrill Lynch […]

China Halts Bank Transfers And HSBC Ends Limited Cash Withdrawls, Are We Sliding Into The Next Phase?

I know it’s happy Auckland day and all that but for the rest of the world it’s business as usual. So here are a few headlines  you might want to check up on: China stops bank transfers. HSBC (of Rockstar economy infamy) Was forced to end the limitations on cash withdrawals after it tired to […]

HSBC Says NZ Rockstar Economy. They Should Know They made Maddof Into One Too

A couple of days ago HSBC chief economist for Australia and New Zealand Paul Bloxham told us that NZ’s economy was poised to grow dramatically in 2014 and would be a veritable Economic “Rock star”! Here are some pointers as to why you won’t feel the difference other than that you will feel poorer and […]

Food For Thought: HSBC, Too Big to Jail, is The New Poster Child For US Two-tiered Justice System

By Glenn Greenwald December 12, 2012 “The Guardian” —  The US is the world’s largest prison state, imprisoning more of its citizens than any nation on earth, both in absolute numbers and proportionally. It imprisons people for longer periods of time, more mercilessly, and for more trivial transgressions than any nation in the west. This […]