The day after the Trump election victory, articles came out on describing how much Buffett made – some $11B, according to this CNBC article published on November 22, 2016.
Thought that was a lot and that it might’ve been too late to buy then?
Well, wait til you hear about how much Buffett made after this past week’s rally. Just look at the size of that December rally compared with the election rally in November in the chart below.
From an all-time high of 103.14 in May of 2007 to an all-time low of 10.19 (and close at 10.875) today (Thursday), Germany’s biggest bank continues its sink into the abyss, as shown on the Monthly chart of Deutsche Bank.
Bankers have a justifiably awful reputation, particularly after the financial crisis. Although they completely raped the country, the general meme afterward was, “Yeah, gee, they got away with it, but we’ve learned our lesson as a society. Now we have the laws in place to harshly punish misbehavior on the part of bankers, and if they do anything naughty again, we’re going to throw the book at them. So………..sorry, society, but we’ve got your back now. Honest.”
Thus the Dodd-Frank law was seen as the “make good” for humanity letting Lloyd Blankfein, Jamie Dimon, and all the rest of them not be strung up by their necks in 2008.
We got our first test of this recently when Carrie Tolstedt, whose 102,000 “team members” (ummm – clerks) were directed to execute one of the most massive frauds in financial history, was caught red-handed. Carrie was one of those featured in the “most powerful women in banking” cover stories that American Banker does regularly.