In response to the news we posted yesterday regarding a Federal appeals court’s ruling on the Sentinel bankruptcy case that brokerages can use segregated client funds to pay creditors, Ann Barnhardt has advice for all investors remaining in the paper markets: ‘YOU HAVE GOT TO GET OUT.’
“This ruling and precedent will be used by every brokerage, every bank, every insurance company and every pension fund to deny you your money when the financial system finally collapses, be it on Monday, or be it two years from now.
DO YOU UNDERSTAND? You have GOT to GET OUT.”
From Ann Barnhardt:
The National Futures Association is collusion with the Banksters, government and judiciary and have achieved their goal. The entire concept of “customer segregated funds” is officially, completely, legally dead.
Guys, it is OVER. I know that many of you are still cowering in normalcy bias, unable to deal with reality, unable to face the world as it is, but you have GOT to snap out of it. The marketplace is DESTROYED. You CANNOT be in these markets. All legal protections are now officially gone.
Do you remember how I told you about the Ponzi scheme that imploded in 2007 called “Sentinel Management Group” that stole over $500 million in customer funds? The NFA was the auditing regulator of Sentinel, and the NFA admitted after the Sentinel Ponzi imploded that they signed off on their audits even though the NFA claimed not fully understanding Sentinel’s books or accounting methods. In other words, the NFA didn’t really audit Sentinel at all – they just PRETENDED to audit them, drew up some forms, had some robosigners sign off, and then just hoped that when the shit hit the fan, everyone in the industry would be so terrified of the NFA that no one would hold the NFA accountable for their criminal malfeasance – or even talk about it.
Sentinel took customer segregated money and fraudulently used it as the collateral on a loan from Bank of New York Mellon for $312 million to fund their own in-house proprietary trading operations. When the Sentinel Ponzi collapsed, BNYM sued to go to the front of the line of creditors – ahead of the customers of Sentinel whose money was fraudulently used as collateral, which has now been “linguistically sanitized” into the word “hypothecated”.