Thursday, April 1, 2010

Mark Andrew Holmes &  Alex D'Atria
Bubble Barrons
Sun  ~  Opposite  ~  Saturn

Continued From

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Sun opposite Saturn

Kenneth Griffin:
Sun in Libra - opposite - Saturn in Aries

Saturn Opposite Sun:
Extremely critical deep distrust of the world with desire to gain control (Saturn)

The opposition aspect is extremely powerful and places the planets in conflict with each other, producing difficulties, but increasing the range of possibilities open to the individual.

Destructive Saturn in Aries:
Aries wants to tear down the walls of Saturnian limitations

Constructive Saturn in Aries:
New forms of force and energy with an emphasis on the conservation of energy

Natal Sun@22 Libra - Kenneth Griffin
10/15/1968 Daytona Beach FL

Jupiter@24 Pisces 09
Wax Semi-Sextile
Saturn@22 Aries 03 rx

The culmination of potential for individual selfhood. Faces consequences and identifies with the outcome of one's efforts.

Dissatisfied, indomitable presumes clearance to break restraints and limitations; assumes an occupation unconfined by the pressure of impedances; agitates for a theory fermenting irregular action; requisitions new loans undertaking real transactions with imaginative, untested schemes

Hedge Fund - Citadel Investment Group

Citadel Investment Group was the first hedge fund to issue publicly traded debt bonds. Its daily trading volume amounts to approximately 3% of average daily trading activity in London, New York, and Tokyo

In 2005 at a presentation to Goldman Sachs, Griffin spoke favourably of credit derivatives. "The market for credit derivatives has effectively created a huge new pool of risk-taking capital for our debt markets. By unbundling and trading credit risk without having to transfer the underlying asset, this market has introduced an entirely new and vital way of spreading risk. Credit derivatives, to use one example, let banks transfer risk from their portfolios, allowing them to create new loans."

Asteroid Analysis, Kenneth Griffin

Mercury @22 Libra
Prey (plunder, exploit, prey upon) @22 Aquarius,
Pholus (pervasive, invasive, foolish) @23 Aquarius

Venus @22 Scorpio
Pholus (pervasive, invasive, foolish) @23 Aquarius

Gold (gold or money in general) @20 Taurus

Mars @14 Virgo
Nessus (problems respecting boundaries) @13 Gemini

Midas (making money) @11 Capricorn

1998 BU48 (materialism) @14 Aries,
Damocles (crisis, to 'push it') @15 Aquarius

Jupiter @24 Virgo
Hidalgo (assertion, promoting self or others, ambition) @ 26 Scorpio

Gold (gold or money in general) @20 Taurus

Pholus (pervasive, invasive, foolish) @23 Aquarius

Saturn @22 Aries
Pholus (pervasive, invasive, foolish) @23 Aquarius

Uranus @01 Libra
Gaudi (commercialism) @01 Gemini,
Ouro Preto (the dark side of money) @03 Aquarius,

Caesar (imperialistic ambition, aiming for conquest) @00 Pisces

Pluto @23 Virgo
Gold (gold or money in general) @ 20 Taurus

Eris @11 Aries

Midas (making money) @11 Capricorn

David Murdock:
Sun in Aries - opposite - Saturn in Libra

Saturn Opposite Sun:
Extremely critical deep distrust of the world with desire to gain control (Saturn)

The opposition aspect is extremely powerful and places the planets in conflict with each other, producing difficulties, but increasing the range of possibilities open to the individual.

Constructive Saturn in Libra:
Saturn will be looking for balance, integrity, and fairness in the sign of Libra

Destructive Saturn in Libra:
Tendency to blame an issue with Saturn in Libra

Natal Sun@19 Aries - David Murdock
4/10/1923 Kansas City MO

Jupiter@17 Scorpio 00

Saturn@16 Libra 32 rx

Challenged to perceive the big picture, understands conflict of the planetary functions involved. 'Necessity the mother of invention' in existing circumstances brings out latent creative potential.

Initiating the absolute potential for massive growth, as a personal force of nature, with fundamental, indomitable expectations assumes intrepid risk-taking; attributes the most valuable commodity, an unstoppable confidence that can not be infringed upon or violated under harsh or tough circumstances

Real estate tycoon - Castle & Cooke

Asteroid Analysis, David Murdock

Mercury @22 Aries
Silver (persuasive, having to do with money or silver) @22 Aquarius

Jupiter @17 Scorpio
Damocles (crisis, to'push it') @16 Aquarius

Saturn @16 Libra
Damocles (crisis, to 'push it') @16 Aquarius

Uranus @15 Cancer
Caesar (imperialistic ambition, aiming for conquest) @15 Cancer

Pluto @09 Cancer
Midas (making money) @08 Cancer,
Ouro Preto (the dark side of money) @08 Cancer

Gold (gold or money in general) @08 Pisces,
Prey (plunder, exploit, prey upon) @09 Pisces,
Mony (money, insurance) @08 Scorpio

Eris @29 Pisces
Hidalgo (assertion, promoting self or others, ambition) @29 Libra

Alternet Investigations - Great American Bubble Barons

Epic Bear Market

Parties Responsible:

  • Regulators who stood by as U.S. banks developed ingenious but dangerous ways of shifting trillions of dollars of credit risk off their balance sheets and into the hands of unsophisticated foreign investors;
  • Hedge and pension fund managers who gorged on high-yield debt instruments they didn't understand;
  • Financial engineers who built towers of "securitized" debt with math models that were fundamentally flawed. - Jon Markman
Goldman Sachs


The IMF both bears much of the blame for the imbalances in the world economy and then for failing to clearly sound the alarms about the dangers of the bubble. While the IMF has no problem warning about retired workers getting too much in Social Security benefits, it apparently could not find its voice when the issue was the junk securities from Goldman Sachs or Citigroup that helped to fuel the housing bubble.

The collapse of this bubble has not only sank the world economy, it also destroyed most of the savings of the near retirees for whom the IMF wants to cut Social Security. The vast majority of middle-income retirees have most of their wealth in their home equity. This home equity largely disappeared when the bubble burst.
The average Social Security benefit is just under $1,200 a month. No one can collect benefits until they reach the age of 62. By contrast, many IMF economists first qualify for benefits in their early 50s. They can begin drawing pensions at age 51 or 52 of more than $100,000 a year.

This means that we have IMF economists, who failed disastrously at their jobs, who can draw six-figure pensions at age 52, telling ordinary workers that they have to take a cut in their $14,000 a year Social Security benefits that they can't start getting until age 62.

Dean Baker, co-director Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC.

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If you're in the market for a detailed, if byzantine, explanation of how banks ended up repackaging and buying their own own securities during the housing boom, we've got you covered.
This infographic, courtesy of MortgageRates lays out some of the details unearthed in a sweeping ProPublica investigation in August. To boost demand for complex mortgage securities called "collateralized debt obligations" (CDOs) some banks resorted to selling these same deals to their own company. (Hat tip to Felix Salmon.)
The technique worked something like this, according to Jake Bernstein and Jesse Eisinger of ProPublica:
"In analysis by research firm Thetica Systems, commissioned by ProPublica, shows that in the last years of the boom, CDOs had become the dominant purchaser of key, risky parts of other CDOs, largely replacing real investors like pension funds. By 2007, 67 percent of those slices were bought by other CDOs, up from 36 percent just three years earlier. The banks often orchestrated these purchases. In the last two years of the boom, nearly half of all CDOs sponsored by market leader Merrill Lynch bought significant portions of other Merrill CDOs."
For a graphical look at how this work see below: