Now that the multi-year saga of German fintech megafraud Wirecard is finally over, the pain is only just starting for disgraced German regulator BaFin (with the EU launching an investigation into its borderline criminal “regulation” which punished short sellers while never once looking at the real fraud). Also let’s not forget about the company’s “auditor” EY (aka…

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The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) “voted unanimously” to keep the banking rate at 0.1% and left its bond-buying program unchanged despite the country’s worst economic slump in 300 years, caused by coronavirus lockdowns.  MPC voted 7-2 to leave its bond-buying program unchanged at £645 billion. Two of its nine policymakers (Michael Saunders and Jonathan Haskel) voted to increase the…

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Infamous for his painful but ultimately profitable “big short” bet against mortgage-backed securities during the 2008 financial crisis, Michael Burry, the doctor-turned-hedge-fund-manager has been on a multi-day Twitter rant claiming that the lockdowns intended to contain the COVID-19 pandemic are worse than the disease itself. Echoing the thoughts of many, Burry opined in a series of…

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Don’t forget, the Spanish Flu pandemic lasted from January 1918 to December 1920.  Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Fear of the coronavirus is causing shutdowns on a global scale like we have never seen before.  Just about every major sporting event that you can think of has been either canceled or postponed, schools and universities are keeping students away,…

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