Wall Street's 10 big winners of 2013

There were plenty of huge winners as the stock market rallied to all-time highs.

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Dec 24, 2013 9:49PM
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I would be proud for mankind if you told me that Sheldon Adelson, or any of these  hedge fund/investor gurus made $40 million per day last year by finding a cure for cancer, or discovering a new form of cheap energy or means of improving crop yields by 50% or more. But, to see these people rewarded so massively for gambling and producing relatively little of long-term value to our economy is an insult and embarrassment to our culture and society.

 

As the old song goes, "Is that all there is?"

Dec 28, 2013 12:16PM
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Cut foreign aid by 50%, charity begins at home. Hire our veterans and unemployed to rebuild our infrastructure.    STOP THE MADNESS !!    Illegal aliens and prisoners get free medical and education,  a typical working man can be wiped out due to illness,  college costs can keep you in debt for a lifetime.   
Dec 19, 2013 2:34PM
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America's 300 million biggerst losers of 2013:  The average American taxpayer.    Not surprised they didn't mention the legal drug dealer who dragged in 55 BILLION in 2009 with about 7400 legal drug distributorships operationg after starting their drug business in 1963.  Oh, well.  I guess \the legal drug lords and CONgress wouldn't let them report that. I wonder how much money they took in in 2013 and how many people they took out with their junk FDA approved pills.

Dec 18, 2013 8:36PM
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These BS articles have to stop. The ones without Comments portals are steerage and creating the WRONG impression. "Wall Street's biggest winners..." IDIOTS. They had $85 BILLION a MONTH coming in from the Federal Reserve, NO economy, NO work forces and the ability to spend 100% of their time and assets in fixed rigged markets. Pretty much... NO ONE was a winner because EVERYONE has to pay now. I see Gas Chambers straight ahead and forcing money grubbers back down to Reality. The Fed announces it will shave $10 BILLION monthly off the top, $75 BILLION still pumps the bubble and does absolutely NOTHING for us except to create more stagnation and increase the gap between functionality and employment... and worthless useless people who have ZERO ability to live like the rest of the world does. YOU are going to DIE rich people. You don't have to, but YOU cannot stop being greedy selfish useless and corrupt. If you REALLY had talent, you'd be figuring out how to keep a little of that wealth, give most of it to recovery and know how to be decent humans. I'm seriously doubting any one of you wins that challenge. 
Dec 24, 2013 9:13PM
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Icahn, Loeb, Ackman, Paulson, Adelson…

It’s like watching the poker channel, which I did once for five minutes before I got bored and disgusted. These people are not winners, they are losers, even when they seem to win. They are definitely not the answer or solution to our economic problems.

 

Dec 19, 2013 9:26AM
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B-b-b-but how c-could anyone make money with Ob-b-b-bummer in charge??? And why d-d-didn't the market c-crash yesterday when the Fed announced the t-t-taper, like all my c-c-con friends have been screaming would happen for y-years??? B-B-B-BOO-HOO!!! WAAAAAH!!!
Dec 28, 2013 5:44PM
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"I feel blessed everyday..."


You don't get it. Rich people don't use OUR banks, they keep money offshore. It can't be lent to US when it's in another country. Almost every rich person either got that way by taking fiat money meant to recover us and hoarded it or... inherited it. Take a look around... how many small businesses do you see thriving? Take another look at the big businesses that are... they have small personnel ranks and only the top administrators make high salaries, the employees are not. For Wal-Mart employees to qualify for Food Stamps even WITH the wages they are paid, doesn't condemn the Food Stamp program (1 in 6 Americans now rely on them), it says Wal-Mart doesn't pay a living wage. Wal-Mart's owners control more assets than 130 MILLION Americans and not one of them created that enterprise. There is an old five & dime store in Sioux Falls, SD where wealthy inheritors worldwide use it as a tax evasion shelter. Radisson is dead, but his heirs enjoy the momentum of his enterprise and dodge taxes on it. You are a stooge.  

Dec 19, 2013 4:13AM
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the comment that the stock market  used after the feda cut  back 10 billion  IT IS ONLY POCKET  CHANGE  does this not tell you that the feds are the only thing  keeping the market  going pocket change to  me  is 5.00 and somtimes that is not enought
Dec 30, 2013 12:01PM
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And what about the banksters who'd ruined OUR country just prior to and following 9/11..? When will that article be written..?

Oh, I forget...Mainstream News outlets are owned by Big Money and dish out lies and bullcrap..!
Dec 19, 2013 1:41AM
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I sure am glad Oshkosh Corp did not sell to Icahn!  I made a nice profit on my stock sale, much more than he was offering for my shares.
Dec 30, 2013 11:36PM
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At least Bush threw the Enron thieves in jail.  He is a cowboy.  We've got none of that now.  We've got pathetic politically correct wimps who won't hold anyone accountable.
Jan 1, 2014 6:09PM
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obama buddies but i thought he was the peoples champion
Jan 1, 2014 11:07PM
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Phuck YOU GUYS WITH A BREAST PUMP! This **** news means nothing, zip, -- zero! 000000

Tell us WHO was indicted for FRAUD? Who was indicted -- all of them -- for insider trading? Who was charged with LAUNDERING illegal money in the U.S. -- like Bank of America, Citibank, GS, etc.etc.etc.

NOW -- DO I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION? Capitalism as practiced in the 21st century is a fraud worse than the casinos. I.E., how can we separate the fool's money from the fool? Rig the game with the government as a partner!!! IF I WERE 20 YEARS YOUNGER, I WOULD BURN THIS HOUSE DOWN! Thank you, Scent of a Woman!

NOW -- basic economics: what is important to keep an economy going is liquidity: if the money doesn't constantly changer hands and turn over, then you do NOT have an economy. Money is a fluid commodity; it only works so long as it keeps moving. When corporate and management executives like at Caterpillar deny workers share in the profits, then they deny their success in the future. Not tomorrow, not next week, but eventually the non-productive collectivization of capital stunts all future growth and kills the goose that laid the golden egg!

WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE, you butt-phucks! -- K-Mart

Dec 19, 2013 2:25PM
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Total bull propagated by the very media those thieves control.
Dec 19, 2013 11:23AM
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Now if we only knew who would be the big winners of 2014 so we could invest with them.
Dec 24, 2013 8:34PM
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I'm in the wrong business.   :-)
Jan 2, 2014 1:52AM
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I WISH the CROOKED BASTARDS at Discover Card and JP Morgan Chase DEATH!!!!
Jan 1, 2014 11:48PM
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the rich get richer.....     the beat goes on......

the ones who make the rules get the money.    always will...
Dec 28, 2013 9:24PM
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Wall Street will always win, that's the economic miracle that's been happening for over 30 years. All of America has been enjoying sharing in this triumph!

 I credit this phenomenal achievement on those old laws that "tied the hands of business", being overturned so corporations could expand into real estate, banking, credit services, off shore investing et cetera.

 Plus the new idea of hedge funds, where if you lose money on an investment, the US government will reimburse you. That is pure genius. I hope that all of our youth, and honest unemployed adults, will all enter a career in hedge funding, that will make America greater!

Jan 1, 2014 6:42PM
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Let have a great year we need more undercover reporter find out and stop drug group and family that been around for 2-3 generation think of the money & lives we save
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