Pam and Russ Martens: Rivals prop up Citi because if it goes down, they all do


Should This Be Illegal -- Banks Recommending a Stock to the Public, then Secretly Trading It in Their Own Dark Pool?

By Pam and Russ Martens
Wall Street on Parade
Friday, August 16, 2019

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 99.97 points yesterday but the mega Wall Street bank, Citigroup, closed in the red, down 0.15 percent. That decline follows a dramatic loss of 5.28 percent on Wednesday, a day that the Dow was down only 3.05 percent.

Citigroup's closing price yesterday was $61.32. The stock has lost more than 88 percent of its value since 2007, despite its attempt to dress up the share price with a 1-for-10 reverse stock split in 2011, which left its long-term shareholders with 1 share for each 10 shares previously held.

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Glint Completes L5 Million Private Placement
and Welcomes Sprott as Strategic Investor

Company Announcement
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Glint Pay Inc. (, the first-mover company that enables physical gold to make instant payments using a debit Mastercard, today announced the completion of a private placement of L5 Million in London-based parent Glint Pay Ltd. The financing was led by Sprott, an alternative asset manager and a global leader in precious metal and real asset investments with approximately $8 billion in assets under management.

Founded in the United Kingdom in 2016, Glint established the first app-based account in February 2018 giving clients in Europe a low-cost way to buy, sell, and save physically allocated gold and for the first time instantly spend it via the Glint Mastercard anywhere Mastercard is accepted. Glint Pay then added multiple currency wallets, including U.S. dollars, British pounds, and euros in July 2018. The company is working on its launch into the United States. ...

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Citi's share price has also been dropping like a rock since July 24 of this year when it closed at $73.01. But that hasn't triggered a rethink on the part of its competitor banks on Wall Street who have "buy" or "overweight" ratings on Citi's stock according to MarketBeat.

From September 20, 2018, to the close of trading on Christmas Eve of last year, Citigroup lost a whopping 34 percent of its value. That's in just a little over three months. Nothing about its situation or the global macroeconomic picture has changed for the better after last year's rout but, for some reason, four of its big bank peers got very bullish on its stock this year. ...

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