The Rothschilds had secrecy built in to their trust. On the patriarchs death, his will had a set of rules to follow or be disinherited.
1. Don't divulge business dealings and assets outside the family.
2. Management stays in family.
3. Marry in family.
Since all members with real business knowledge were under the threat of disinheritence, their business dealings have been largely undisclosed. A few years ago they made an archive available which would seem to go against this, but these archives are carefully controlled.
One of the best known business dealings was orchestrated by Nathan, one of the 5 sons which represented their London branch. This deal was too public to keep quiet.
On the Rothschild's official website, their timeline shows that they supplied Wellington with gold in 1815. It would have been strange not to being that their first millions were gained funding other wars, and their place in Britian and ability to gain proximity with politicians would have suffered. Just as it would have been amiss if his brother in Paris didn't help fund the French side.
But bankers don't earn money by giving it away. The British had to pay for their wars and issued consuls, which are similar to bonds. At the time the Rothchilds weren't the richest bankers around, but they were the most spread out. This meant that the 5 brothers and their father needed a network of couriers between their six respective financial arms to take advantage of both sides of a situation, they also had to buy in to both sides. And other bankers knew this.
This is the story of their "Coup do Coups":
"Arriving at the Exchange amid frantic speculation on the outcome of the battle, Nathan took up his usual position beside the famous 'Rothschild Pillar.' Without a sign of emotion, without the slightest change of facial expression the stony-faced, flint eyed chief of the House of Rothschild gave a predetermined signal to his agents who were stationed nearby.
Rothschild agents immediately began to dump consuls on the market. As hundred of thousands of dollars worth of consuls poured onto the market their value started to slide. Then they began to plummet.
Nathan continued to lean against 'his' pillar, emotionless, expressionless. He continued to sell, and sell and sell. Consuls kept on falling. Word began to sweep through the Stock Exchange: "Rothschild knows." "Rothschild knows." "Wellington has lost at Waterloo."
The selling turned into a panic as people rushed to unload their 'worthless' consuls or paper money for gold and silver in the hope of retaining at least part of their wealth. Consuls continued their nosedive towards oblivion. After several hours of feverish trading the consul lay in ruins. It was selling for about five cents on the dollar.
Nathan Rothschild, emotionless as ever, still leaned against his pillar. He continued to give subtle signals. But these signals were different. They were so bubtly different that only the highly trained Rothschild agents could detect the change. On the cue from their boss, dozens of Rothschild agents made their way to the order desks around the Exchange and bought every consul in sight for just a 'song'!
A short time later the 'official' news arrived in the British capital. England was now the master of the European scene.
Within seconds the consul skyrocketed to above its original value. As the significance of the British victory began to sink into the public consciousness, the value of consuls rose even higher.
Napoleon had 'met his Waterloo.'
Nathan had bought control of the British economy.
Overnight, his already vast fortune was multiplied twenty times over."
What I like best about this, is that the Rothschilds didn't even need the couriers or the info, they just needed people to know they had them and believe they had the info. This is because it didn't matter who won to them, what mattered was that they would get paid for the war. And the war's IOU was written on consuls/bonds held by several banks on both sides of the channel.
The only info that the Rothschilds really needed was that the other bankers were nervous about the outcome. They then had to feed the nerves. The human brain thinks it learns from witnessing a repeated action, this is the basis for magic and deceit. Rothschild is selling, he is still selling, he is still fucking selling. Why the f*ck is he selling? Someone whispered in his ear? Who? One of his couriers...maybe he knows the result.
On the English side, this is clearly remembered: Nathan Rothschild looted the British through foreknowledge. What about the French side? When would be a good time to sell and rebuy the bonds issued by the French government? Why the very same time and in the very same way. The difference is on the French side they buy a debt for very little and it isn't seen as a profit. From a market perspective, there isn't much net loss whoever wins, that is: 1 +1 still equals 2, but the brothers buy at 0.05 + 0.05. They make huge profits immediately on the consuls and can control France by dangling the debt and profiting of it as needed in cash and influence.
The Rothschilds gain control of the two strongest economies in the world with the illusion of knowledge and became richer than all other banks combined. If you take this into perspective, they became the richest entity in the world without the debts that comparable wealth demand: responsibility to its subjects. In fact kings and presidents are replaced but the debt stays. The best part is that the IMF and World Bank, both founded by the Rothschilds, has been providing debt to leaders that then often transfer the funds right back to the Rothschilds' Swiss banks into personal accounts. The nations who receive these loans have a long list of conditions, usually giving up their resources, natural and nationalized. Rothschilds own De Beers for example. A lump sum for if you give up your income streams. I buy up your income streams cheaply, and the money I pay goes towards paying off your debt, that is, you give the money I just gave you back to me. I then triple water prices and electricity. Your population clamours, and I lend you more money to buy them back at triple. The leader gets a fat bank account, the population gets their water and the Rothschilds get interest on much more than they risked as well as total sway over a country and their luxury resources. If a country doesn't play ball, another Rothschild brainchild takes over, the UN.