Banks and bankers are dishonest by design, these bankers are not committing suicide because they want to be the first in heaven… During the past few years, we extensively covered a bizarre surge in banker suicides, pointing out the various conspiracy theories linking various high-level bank executives and inside scandals at the very highest levels across financial…

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Deutsche Bank plans 18,000 job cuts in robot strategy called “Operations 4.0”. Operations 4.0 Underway Deutsche Bank says Operations 4.0 is already underway. The plan is to Replace 18,000 Jobs With Robots. Mark Matthews, head of operations for Deutsche’s corporate and investment bank, told Financial News that machine learning algorithms “massively increased productivity” and “redistribute capacity.”…

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They’re starting to go after each other… As bearish-biased analysts, strategists, and investors throw in the towel amid the market’s incessant FOMO-driven melt-up in the face of record global policy uncertainty, declining earnings, and a global economy showing anything but ‘troughing’; it seems JPMorgan’s Asset Management group has decided now is the time to name names and call out…

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Russia’s de-dollarization effort is full steam ahead, in line with President Putin’s commitment to reduce the country’s vulnerability to the continuing threat of US sanctions. Crossing the wires early Wednesday morning, Russian Deputy Finance Minister Vladimir Kolychev was quoted by Reuters as saying the Russian sovereign wealth fund will reduce US Dollars and is considering…

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A lot of big names will report third-quarter earnings this week, and the results are expected to be worse than the same period in 2018. The timing comes as the shale sector is facing somewhat of a reckoning. After years of price volatility – with more downs than ups – oil prices have failed to return…

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Goldman Sachs has avoided staying out of the insider trading spotlight for about a year. But on Friday, new court documents reveal that an investment banker at the firm’s New York branch was arrested for his alleged involvement in an insider trading scheme that generated $2.6 million in illicit profits, according to Bloomberg.  Bryan Cohen, a vice president…

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