Author Archives: Danielle Park

Human behavior consistent in capital markets

Humans are consistent anyway. Lots talk about the beauty of free markets, but only so long as prices are going up. The higher and faster, the more irrational the pricing, the more confident humans get. But when necessary and inevitable … Continue reading

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Chinese stocks lose 1/4 of value in 13 days

Policy-pumped stock bubbles typically implode at shocking speed to the decimation of participants. China’s round trip nightmare is not over yet and offers lessons for deluded confidence in other debt pumped developed markets. See: Troubling lessons in China’s crumbling stock … Continue reading

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Gifts of the credit bubble: broke folks far and wide

CBC reports on how a growing number of seniors are declaring bankruptcy. Here is a direct video link.

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Yes or no to math: understanding the Greek referendum

Six hellish months at the center of the European debt mess, bestowed with a seemingly antithetical mandate to keep Greece in the EU while demanding that its lenders write off bad loans, Finance Minister Varoufakis says this Sunday’s referendum will … Continue reading

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Urban farming: smart food spreading

Urban farming initiatives are cropping up all over. Growing fresh, healthy, organic food right where people eat it. Cutting out middlemen, big food corps, and carbon-intensive shipping and packaging.  Perfection. See:  Urban farming a growing trend: When many people think … Continue reading

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Canada already in recession?

This week Statistics Canada said Canadian GDP declined 0.1 % in April– the fourth consecutive monthly decline.  After a 0.6% annualized contraction in Q1, Q2 is setting up to be a second quarter of negative growth in Canada (a technical recession), … Continue reading

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