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Global Elite Use 3 Giant Financial Companies To Control 88% Of The Corporations Listed On The S&P 500 – Activist Post

Posted by M. C. on June 4, 2021

For example, last month BlackRock and Vanguard were instrumental in installing two new members on ExxonMobil’s board of directors

ExxonMobil did not want these new board members, but now they have been forced to take them.

And these new board members will help to ensure that ExxonMobil becomes more fully aligned with the climate agenda of the global elite.

https://www.activistpost.com/2021/06/global-elite-use-3-giant-financial-companies-to-control-88-of-the-corporations-listed-on-the-sp-500.html

By Michael Snyder

There is no question that large corporations absolutely dominate our society today.  They control what we eat, they control what we watch on television, they own most of the stores that we shop at, they provide the energy that our nation depends upon, and they make almost all of the products that we use.  Tens of millions of Americans make a living by serving these colossal firms, and at this point some of the biggest corporations are larger than many small countries.  But of course the corporations aren’t the top of the food chain.  They have owners, and there are 3 giant financial companies that the global elite use to control 88 percent of the corporations that are currently listed on the S&P 500.

The three financial companies that I am talking about are BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street.

According to CNN, those companies have a combined 15 trillion dollars in combined assets under management…

BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street manage a stunning $15 trillion in combined assets, equivalent to more than three-quarters the size of the US economy.

But that is actually an old number.

I wanted to come up with a newer number, and so I started digging.

According to Wikipedia, BlackRock had $8.67 trillion in assets under management as of January 2021…

BlackRock, Inc. is an American multinational investment management corporation based in New York City. Founded in 1988, initially as a risk management and fixed income institutional asset manager, BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager, with $8.67 trillion in assets under management as of January 2021.[citation needed][6] BlackRock operates globally with 70 offices in 30 countries and clients in 100 countries.[7]

Vanguard is nearly as big.  According to Wikipedia, Vanguard had $6.2 trillion in assets under management as of January 2021…

The Vanguard Group, Inc. is an American registered investment advisor based in Malvern, Pennsylvania with about $6.2 trillion in global assets under management, as of January 31, 2020.[5] It is the largest provider of mutual funds and the second-largest provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the world after BlackRock’s iShares.[6] In addition to mutual funds and ETFs, Vanguard offers brokerage services, variable and fixed annuities, educational account services, financial planning, asset management, and trust services. Several mutual funds managed by Vanguard are ranked at the top of the list of US mutual funds by assets under management.[7]

While not as large as the other two, State Street had $3.1 trillion in assets under management as of the first month of this year.

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Stock Prices Are Surging Because Corporations Are Spending More Money On Stock Buybacks Than Anything Else

Posted by M. C. on September 24, 2018

The reason for this is obvious – stock buybacks are a really easy way for corporations to manipulate stock prices.

For instance, this week we learned that the third largest bank in the entire country is going to lay off thousands of workers…Why would they do that if the economy was in good shape?

Because that is what happens when when one of the most crooked banks on the planet keeps getting caught.

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/stock-prices-are-surging-because-corporations-are-spending-more-money-on-stock-buybacks-than-anything-else_09212018

Michael Snyder

The primary reason why stock prices have been soaring in recent months is because corporations have been buying back their own stock at an unprecedented pace. In fact, the pace of stock buybacks is nearly double what it was at this time last year. According to Goldman Sachs, S&P 500 companies spent 384 billion dollars buying back stock during the first half of 2018. That is an absolutely astounding number. And in many cases, corporations are going deep into debt in order to do this. Of course this is going to push up stock prices, but corporate America will not be able to inflate this bubble indefinitely. At some point a credit crunch will come, and the pace of stock buybacks will fall precipitously.

The reason for this is obvious – stock buybacks are a really easy way for corporations to manipulate stock prices. Read the rest of this entry »

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