As more information comes out regarding the investigation into Deutsche Bank, we have to wonder if there are any securities out there that the German investment bank didn’t rig and manipulate. That is because on top of the acknowledgement last month that they rigged the gold and silver markets for several years, on May 23 it has now been verified that Deutsche Bank also rigged stocks.
Since the U.S. began allowing corporations and banks to function outside GAAP, and mark to market accounting, many of these entities use holding companies to dump bad assets into during times when they are to report earnings. This of course inflates the value of the bank or business, and perpetuates false shareholder values and unjustifiable bonus distributions.
But eventually all reporting, both honest and fraudulent, comes to light and it appears that securities going back to 2013 were hidden to help Deutsche Bank’s balance sheet look better than it actually was.