Author Archives: Danielle Park

Danielle on The Financial Survival Network

Danielle was guest today with Kerry Lutz on The Financial Survival Network talking about recent trends in the world economy and markets.  You can listen to an audio clip of the segment here.

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The horror of Canadian bank shares

It was one thing when the world was in love with high tech shares in 2000 or with US banks, home-builders and construction materials in 2007. Those were extremely dangerous times to be sure and many oblivious and greedy “investors” … Continue reading

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Worthwhile watch: Hannah Arendt

We rented this film on iTunes last night. It is one of the most entertaining and thought-provoking works I have seen in a while. Film maker Margarethe von Trotta made some brilliant choices in telling this story of the real … Continue reading

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Best marriage proposal story ever…

I love Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Cafe and yesterday had the good fortune of being stuck in weekend cottage traffic long enough to enjoy his entire Sunday show. The inspiring true story read from Michael Gallagher of Hope, Main is one … Continue reading

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Warren on the painfully (!) obvious case for reviving Glass-Steagall

Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) continue as forceful advocates for the intelligent and obviously necessary return to a Glass-Steagall-like division preventing banks from levered speculating backed by the American taxpayer. This clip from 2013, is a good … Continue reading

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Urban farming intelligent part of healthy food solution

As more and more people move into cities, the demand for access to fresher, more nutritious foods continues to rise. Brooklyn-based Gotham Greens builds greenhouses on urban rooftops. Inside the greenhouses, the company grows vegetables that don’t have to make … Continue reading

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Corporate profits whistle past secular retreat in household consumption

In 2013, $10.832 trillion of the $15.942 trillion GDP produced in the US went toward household purchases. This means that consumer spending from US households–the wealthiest in the world–while diminished since the credit bubble peak in 2007-08, still accounts for … Continue reading

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9/11 intelligence release long overdue

Land of the free? Rep. Massie speaks at Press Conference Regarding 9/11 Documents. Here is a direct video link.

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Complacency has been encouraged and will be punished

Complacency and aggressive risk taking has been intentionally encouraged by Central Bank policies the past 4 years. But since the Fed is only bluffing that it has control, reality will eventually hit as a dramatic shock and punishment to followers. … Continue reading

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New documentary: Fed up

Today’s processed foods industry is more powerful than the tobacco industry was in the 1950′s and ’60′s. Not everyone smokes, but everyone eats.  The other magnifying feature in terms of social impact, is that unlike tobacco, processed foods are being … Continue reading

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Danielle’s weekly market update

Danielle was a guest today on Talk Digital Network with Jim Goddard talking about recent trends in the world economy and markets. You can listen to an audio clip of the segment here. To clarify the comments on Buffett, investors … Continue reading

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Stockman: Financial system run aground by “ship of fools”

Notwithstanding the usual heavy gold-mongering by the sponsor, this interview offers some worthwhile macro and financial risk analysis. The central banks of the world are massively and insouciantly pursuing financial instability. That’s the inherent result of the 68 straight months of zero … Continue reading

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North American treasury yields: how low can they go?

Today the US 10 year treasury has dropped to 2.5%, down from a yield of 3% at the start of the year. If it does close through 2.50 the next downside test area is 2.3% as shown in this updated … Continue reading

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Druckenmiller: outsized returns to be made betting against the Fed

Legendary hedge fund manager Stanley Druckenmiller speaking on why he thinks current Fed policy “makes no sense” and the Fed is once more making judgment errors that prescient risk managers can set up to profit from again the way a … Continue reading

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Gundlach on demograpics, debt, deflation and asset prices

Doubleline Capital’s Jeff Gundlach in a wide-ranging hour long interview that begins with how he stumbled into the bond manager business 30 years ago, followed by an overview discussion on the demographics and debt driving global deflationary trends today. He … Continue reading

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