of course the tech's will play the charts as we are pushing new highs.
Salad Bar :o
With Adolph I mean Madoff, it took 19 years of tracking, investing tracking, and how many interviews i just don't remember. Really from the start of the Biscayne Federal Savings and Loan debacle to the Savings Loans collapse he was hard at work setting up his facade & using his religiosity to charm so many that would later propel him into infamy.
The SEC, watch dog for the investment community, failed miserably even though a very astute investigator testify in incognito to them what was occurring. In closed testimony to the SEC, he told them of the enormity of the problem but only when the investigator testified under oath to a Congressional investigating committee proving the enormity of the Madoff Ponzi scheme was a directive given to the FBI, U.S. Marshall, SEC, Bank exterminators, auditors, etc. was action taken. The subsequent repudiations wrought a crisis which precipitated a financial calamity that we are still working through.
Below is a link that shows Charles Ponzi in his coat and tie, manicured, and taking notes at his trial on his receipt book.
The caption for this picture should read, " Do not judge a book by its' cover "