Insider Trading, Maybe?

Follow the Ameros!

A lot of us have speculated that somehow, someone(s), somewhere is making money off of Prznint Stupid’s incoherent Trade Wars and other shitshows. This piece in Vanity Fair puts the pieces of the puzzle together, though (Spoiler Alert!) no one knows who is making the money because…

There is no way for another trader, let alone an outsider such as me, to know who is making these trades. But regulators know or can find out. One longtime CME trader who has been watching with disgust says he’s never seen anything quite like these trades, not at least since al-Qaida cashed in before initiating the September 11 attacks. “There is definite hanky-panky going on, to the world’s financial markets’ detriment,” he says. “This is abysmal.”

Anyway, William Cohen lays it out very neatly and literally some of these suspicious trades have resulted in $1B+ Amero profits:

“… On Thursday, June 27, the S&P 500 index stood at about 2915; a week or so later, it was just below 3000, a gain of 84 points, or $4,200 per e-mini contract. Whoever bought the 420,000 e-minis on June 28 had made a handsome profit of nearly $1.8 billion.”

I don’t especially understand what these “e-minis” are, but it doesn’t matter much. They are bought just moments before the markets close and then almost immediately Trump does something to move the markets and the next day, BOOM! a fortune is made.

It’s a great read, it poses more questions than it answers, but damn! Someone with some clout needs to investigate this.

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4 Responses to Insider Trading, Maybe?

  1. w3ski4me says:

    I’ve always heard “follow the money”. It can’t be a coincidence that people are making money off his ranting. I doubt tho that he is the one making money off of this stuff, I don’t think he is smart enough to play the market.
    I so wish we had a Justice Department. I guess the founders never counted on a multi-system failure as we have now. “Somebody pull the Presidential Fire alarm”.
    We had a nice little Country going there for a while.

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    • tengrain says:

      Trust me: Trump is making bank on it. I absolutely believe if he is not getting a direct cut, then he’s retrieving it in campaign contributions. Whoever is doing this wants it to continue!



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  2. MDavis says:

    The article mentions Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as apparently uninterested parties that are supposed to investigate apparent irregularities.
    It does not mention Putin, who has proven able to pull donnie’s strings and can have an army of sock puppets represent buys and sales to make it look less suspicious actionable and is probably capable of buying off investigators to boot. Do we have any way of following the rubles?


  3. Scottie says:

    Reblogged this on Scotties Toy Box and commented:

    Hello TG. Thank you. I had a feeling there had to be more to these trade wars than just his most stupid tRump getting his feelings hurt. While he may really think he is winning on these clearly hurting the US trade wars, there had to be someone(s) propping him up and feeding him talking points. That there is behind the scenes massive profit to be made is a good explanation for all this. The question I have is this: Is tRump aware of the profit and gets a cut, or is he clueless and others are getting all the profit while making him out to be the fall guy total fool? Hugs

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