Deepwater Horizon explosion said they sold nearly half their shares of BP stocks saving for their investors billions of dollars of potential losses.
BP’s own chief executive, Tony Hayward, sold about one-third of his shares weeks before this catastrophe began unfolding too.
But according to this FSB report the largest seller of BP stock in the weeks before this disaster occurred was the American investment company known as Vanguard who through two of their financial arms (Vanguard Windsor II Investor and Vanguard Windsor Investor) unloaded over 1.5 million shares of BP stock saving their investors hundreds of millions of dollars, chief among them President Obama.
For though little known by the American people, their President Obama holds all of his wealth in just two Vanguard funds, Vanguard 500 Index Fund where he has 3 accounts and the Vanguard FTSE Social Index Fund where he holds another 3 accounts, all six of which the FSB estimates will earn Obama nearly $8.5 million a year and which over 10 years will equal the staggering sum of $85 million.
The FSB further estimates in this report that through Obama’s 3 accounts in the Vanguard 500 Index Fund he stands to make another $100 million over the next 10 years as their largest stock holding is in the energy giant Exxon Mobil they believe will eventually acquire BP and all of their assets for what will be essentially a “rock bottom” price and which very predictably BP has hired Goldman Sachs to advise them on.
This makes people wonder about what really happened in the Gulf. I am really wondering about all of this. Surly, it wasn’t intended to happen. Can we as Americans believe anything that comes from the White House any longer? I am not sure. Obama hasn’t shown himself to be must for talking to the American people. He did finally address the nation about two months after the accident. That was not good enough in my opinion.
I read this and thought it was worth passing on. Here is the short link.