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This document explains some of the obscure or unclear aspects of PrivatePlacement Opportunity Programs (PPOPs). PPOPs are also known underother names, such as Private Placement Programs (PPPs) or PrivatePlacement Investment Programs (PPIPs). This study is the result of severalyears of expert personal experience and testimony, and is explained from theviewpoints of both an client and a broker.
Before tackling the topic of Private Placement Opportunity Programs, it isimportant to discuss the basic reasons for the existence of this business. Thisdiscussion includes the basic concept of what money is and how it is created,controlling the demand for money and credit, and the process of issuing a debt note, discounting the note, and selling and reselling the note in arbitragetransactions.
THE BASIC REASONS FOR PPOPS
MONEY CREATIONFirst and foremost, PPOPs exist to “create” money. Money is created bycreating debt.For example: You as an individual can agree to loan $100 to a friend, with theunderstanding that the interest for the loan will be 10%, resulting in a total tobe repaid of $110. What you have done is to actually create $10, even thoughyou don't see that money initially.Don't consider the legal aspects of such an agreement, just the numbers.Banks are doing this sort of lending every day, but with much more money.Essentially, banks have the power to create money from nothing. Since PPOPsinvolve trading with discounted bank-issued debt instruments, money is