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IPFS News Link • Cost of Empire

$ 15 BILLION… sucked out of Americans’ pockets !

• Investment Watch
Remember when BO said he was the only thing standing in the way of Wall Street and citizens with pitch forks? Good thing they contributed so heavily to him it really paying off! Energy swaps are trades in which parties exchange the difference between two price payments, one fixed and one floating, for a specific commodity for a period of time. Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley accounted for about half of the $15 billion in revenue that the world’s 10 largest investment banks generated from commodities in 2007, Ethan Ravage, a financial-services industry consultant in San Francisco, estimated last year, as energy prices neared records.