30 Dec 2015

Hedge Funds Push Conservative Candidates to Maintain Their Edge

When you are a master of the universe, you have to make sure your place on earth is secure. That’s why the nation’s largest hedge funds have been pushing the odds, gaming the system, working to get the edge and hedging their bets to get the most bang for their

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28 Dec 2015

“The Big Short” Gives the GOP Another Reason to Hate Hollywood

One of this holiday season’s biggest and most timely movie hits is “The Big Short,” an unusual film about one of the most esoteric financial topics ever to be presented to a mass audience on the big screen. There are no car chases, shots of cleavage or explosions in the

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23 Dec 2015

What the Scorpion, the Frog and JP Morgan Have in Common

An old tale tells the story about a scorpion who wanted to cross a river. Unable to swim, the scorpion asks a frog, who was sitting on a nearby rock, if he could ferry him across the river on his back. “I would do that for you, but how do

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05 Oct 2015

Financial Journalism’s Glaring Blind Spot is Objectivity

When it comes to publicly discussing journalism’s ability to be objective, all shades of the political spectrum have their opinions. However, financial journalism has traditionally been considered more objective, mainly because it relies on financial data, market statistics, audited company balance sheets and information contained in legal vetted annual reports

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20 Aug 2015

How Wall Street’s Bankers Stayed Out of Jail

NOTE:  This web site very rarely publishes articles from other people (this is only the second one), however, this is an exceptional article by author and former JP Morgan Chase executive  William D. Cohan who gives a detailed account of how the banks have taken over the U.S. justice system

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13 Aug 2015

The Great Opportunity to Link Progressive Investors with Progressive Financial Advisors

As the current presidential campaign season develops, economic and financial concerns about the income gap, wage stagnation and retirement financial security have become paramount issues. But as history has shown, political power is intertwined with economic power. This is true more today in the U.S. more than ever before. The

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12 Aug 2015

The Great Opportunity to Become Progressive Financial Advisors

Financial services providers who are disenchanted with their broker-dealers or who simply want to re-invent themselves as decidedly pro-investor advisors have a great opportunity today to re-make themselves into Progressive Financial Advisors. Progressive Financial Advisors (PFA) would be a distinct genre of financial professionals and would provide much more than those adopting the

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