Author Archives: Danielle Park

Revolving door between regulation and finance must be jammed

A first hand account of the corrosive regulatory capture caused by the revolving door between token finance regulators and the financial firms that hire them as defence counsel and lobbyists once they leave office. “The real world sees a pandemic … Continue reading

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Attacks in Canada’s capital

Parliament Hill came under attack today after a man with a rifle shot a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa. A gunman inside Parliament has been confirmed dead. Ottawa police say shots were fired at … Continue reading

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Canadian financials wobble

The picture of risk for the Canadian broad market: the financial sector is its most concentrated exposure (today 38% of the TSX) as the basket of shares (XFN) lept an outrageous 100% in the last 2 years of ‘QE-ever’ mania. … Continue reading

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After 65 years of ‘add debt and stir’: time to sober up

I am for the founding principles of democracy: one voice, one vote, self-initiative, self-reliance and individuals accepting personal responsibility for their decisions. I am for the rule of law–that rules must be transparent and applicable to everyone in the society … Continue reading

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How Ebola was discovered in 1976

Microbiologist Peter Piot brought Ebola to the world’s attention nearly four decades ago. With rarely seen footage from his visit to Zaire in 1976, he describes how his team solved the mystery of the virus. Here is a direct video … Continue reading

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Danielle on The Financial Survival Network

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

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Bill Black updates on “Too big to jail”

Important discussion on Moyer and Co this month. “Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation last week reminds us of an infuriating fact: No banking executives have been criminally prosecuted for their role in causing the biggest financial disaster since the Great … Continue reading

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Chinese downturn continues

Jim Rickards, Chief Global Strategist at West Shore Funds, explains China’s gross domestic product figures. Here is a direct video link.

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Reflex rally now playing

As markets swooned the past couple of weeks, central bankers began to panic and take to the policy propaganda media channels talking about other stimulative tricks they could try. Of course with their policy rates already at nil and balance … Continue reading

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El Erian explains the madness of current Fed policies

Mohamed El-Erian, Allianz chief economic adviser, says the Fed’s policy bet depends on keeping valuations high in order to pull up fundamentals. Here is a direct video link.

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Taking a good long look at Dr Copper

China joined the World Trade Organization in December 2001 and global trade entered an era of unprecedented reciprocity. Chinese workers made goods cheap and the west bought trillions by increasing debt at every level from households to corporations to governments. … Continue reading

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Will the US 10-year yield move below the German once more?

With the equity mongrel horde still calling for higher interest rates and insisting that bonds are for dummies– even though the total return on treasuries has outperformed the total return on stocks by 5.7 x since 1982 (well how’s a … 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 developments in the world economy and markets. You can listen to an audio clip of the segment here.

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Loonie likely to land lower

Traditionally the Canadian dollar has tracked global demand for the nation’s rocks and trees. As shown in the chart below, the connection between Canadian exports and the strength of its currency historically reflected in a correlation between Canadian resource-based venture … Continue reading

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Ebola outbreak “this time is different”

Scott Gottlieb, American Enterprise Institute, explains how circumstances are different with the current outbreak of Ebola from other outbreaks.  Here is a direct video link.

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