Author Archives: Danielle Park

The endless potential to learn

Khan Academy is on a mission to unlock the world’s potential. Most people think their intelligence is fixed. The science says it’s not. Here is a direct video link.

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Bubble songs to start another day in Fed-land

Thanks to a reader for sending me a link to these cute Preschool Bubble Songs, that seem so perfectly applicable to our present times: Bubbles Everywhere Bubbles, bubbles everywhere, Gently flowing through the air, Bouncing around without a care, Bubbles, … Continue reading

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Stocks at cyclical highs while global economy slumps

This morning we see more confirmation that the much banked on rebound in the Chinese and European economies is not materializing.  What!! The stock market discounted this expected rebound months and months ago! You mean these cheques might not clear … Continue reading

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China’s anticipated baby boom a bust

China’s expected baby boom, from the relaxing of its one-child policy, not materializing as increasing living costs are keeping couples from having more than one child Here is a direct video link.

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Auto financing: the madness of robbing future demand for current consumption

The subprime lending madness that led to the bursting of the US housing bubble in 2006 has spread through auto loans ever since. Once lending and leasing rates were cut to zero, and wage increases remained flat, dealers turned to … Continue reading

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Jim Chanos in conversation

Chanos speaks in length on his long career as a short-seller. [Warning: short-selling is very high risk, and not a recommended strategy for most people.]  Here is a direct audio link to the Bloomberg business segment. The interview offers interesting … Continue reading

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Six years making back losses. Now what’s the plan?!

If you haven’t seen this excellent Frontline report (originally released in April 2013), there was an encore presentation of it this week. Critical issues for financial market participants to comprehend. Retirement is big business in America, but is the system … Continue reading

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Bob Shiller floats his ‘Titanic theory’ for why “Everything is pricey”

Robert Shiller, Yale University professor of economics, explains his “Titianic” economic theory for why the stock, bond and housing markets all look pricey today. Here is a direct video link. He points out that historically “there are always special factors” … Continue reading

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More on the ties that continue to purchase politicial favour for bankers

Nomi Prins talked about her book, All the Presidents’ Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power, in which she explores the multi-generational marital and protégé relationships in the financial and political worlds that she argues are the basis of … Continue reading

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The grotesque bubble in US education costs

Suckled on the public purse through a decade of excessive government-backed student loans, education costs in America have formed a grotesque bubble. When your customers no longer have the means to purchase your service, fresh more affordable business models and … Continue reading

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A crash course in how speculative markets break

As the most reckless players are today taking “genius” laps on the back of stock prices which have once more reclaimed the rare distinction of being the most most leveraged and over-valued in history next to 1929 and 2000, it … Continue reading

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Worthwhile video: Humans need not apply

Interesting reminder on some of the impacts of automated help. Here is a direct video link. Time to watch The Matrix again… For me the broader question is always about health.  If humans no longer need to leave their house … Continue reading

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More on the full circle of the business and investment cycle

Basic rule to manage life by: no one gets it all their way all of the time. Especially true in business and financial matters. The commodity exporters that benefited the most from the global credit boom: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Russia, … Continue reading

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Burbank on the crash risk of illiquid, over-valued markets

Passport Capital Founder and Chief Investing Officer John Burbank discusses his outlook for the markets and his investemnt ideas. Here is a direct video link.

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Taleb and Kahneman, talking fast and slow

A little Friday fun… Nassim Taleb and Daniel Kahneman discuss Anti-fragility at the New York Public Library on Feb 5, 2013. Here is a direct video link.

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