Editor's Note: The information below was emailed to me. If it's not true, maybe Goldman Sachs should spend their time on these issues, instead of attacking this website. If it is true, well, it is just another example of the fiction coming out of Washington and Wall Street lately.
Wall Street Emperor reports, sans appendage
In continuation of Wall Street's quarterly fantasy role playing game known as "gumptions and braggins", the Q1 Financial reporting charade I mean parade continues unabated with Wall Street Prince of Darkness firm Goldman Sachs reporting what looked like a blowout quarter until you read past the headlines to find that Goldman would have missed Analyst Estimates( oh the Horror!) if they stuck to their normal quarterly reporting cycle of Dec-Feb.
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Not only did TARP bail out Goldman Sachs to the tune of around 25 Billion, but it also allowed them to skip their $2.15 per share/ 1 Billion loss incurred during December.( Isn't 1 Billion too round a number? hmmm...)
How are they allowed to get away with this you ask?
In our increasingly fictitious/fascist collusive Government/Media/Corporate environment, apparently being allowed to convert into a Bank holding company can allow you to skip a bad month if you choose to and you get a free pass from everybody including the media.
Read the full article - Wall Street Emperor reports, sans appendage
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