Author Archives: Danielle Park

More Friday afternoon fun: S&P 500 and CRB Index

Further to the re-coupling-after QE theme, the large cap S&P 500 (top green line) would also need to fall 50% if it were to retrace and rejoin in its long-standing historical correlation with the CRB commodities index (bottom orange line) … Continue reading

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Cdn Venture Index warns on Russell 2000 downside

In the time before the double-down pump and dump scheme released as “Q’Ever” in 2012, small cap resource companies that trade on the Canadian Venture Exchange Index used to move in strong correlation with the US based small cap Russell … Continue reading

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Rage of the clueless, now in full bloom

Wide-eyed teleprompter readers, most of whom have little savings to lose in the first place, nor any expertise or clue about how to protect and grow money, are having a heyday at the moment hammering anyone with actual investment discipline … Continue reading

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Global billionaire stats

In 2014 there are 2325 billionaires worldwide, 609 of them based out of North America… The billionaire ranks are growing rapidly in many countries. Here is a direct video link.

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Meanwhile on the other side of the universe…

As some humans queue overnight to buy the latest iPhone… Scientists have made a surprising discovery: A dwarf galaxy with a supermassive black hole at its core. The finding provides clues about other black holes in the universe. Here is … 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.

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Scottish referendum explained for non-brits

An animated explanation of some fundamental questions prior to the referendum on Scottish independence on Thursday. Where is Scotland, what is Scotland and what does it mean to be Scottish? And what is the history of Scotland’s relationship with England? … Continue reading

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Print less but transfer more to households?

Trillions pumped into the banking system since 2008 have only bought more treacherous asset bubbles and debt. New thinking is desperately needed. The idea of giving stimulus cash to households rather than bankers may seem problematic, but it couldn’t be … Continue reading

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Reckless derivative speculation still backed by public purse

When we don’t learn, we are doomed to keep suffering…the investment banks are still backed by the public purse today and are now bigger and bolder in concentrated risk bets than ever before. “In the past five years, the firm … Continue reading

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Scotland referendum: inside the Yes camp

The National travels in Scotland to get the pulse of the independence movement just a few days ahead of a historic vote to determine the country’s future course. Those pushing for a Yes vote in Thursday’s referendum are motivated by … Continue reading

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IMF warns investors taking “excessive risks” in markets

First we had the OECD warn on Monday that current market bullishness appeared “at odds” with the “intensification of several significant risks.” This morning we have the International Monetary fund, the world’s watchdog for financial and economic stability, warning that … Continue reading

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Fed expects to raise funds rate 450% over next 12 months

Tightening on steroids…from .25% today, the Yellen-led Fed says they expect to raise the funds rate to 1.375 (+450%) by the end of 2015 and to 3.75% (+1400%!) by the end of 2017. See: Fed officials predict Fed funds rate … Continue reading

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Alzheimer prevention aided with diet and exercise

There is presently no cure for Alzheimer’s, but as with most disease, our lifestyle choices can play a large role in prevention. “Alzheimer’s experts increasingly are researching ways to prevent or delay memory decline instead of just focusing on treating … Continue reading

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How financial criminals duck justice

This type of fraud and collection avoidance requires the assistance of the best lawyers and accountants that crime proceeds can buy… Paul Bilzerian, a Wall Street felon who owed the government $62 million, lived for nearly two decades in his … Continue reading

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S&P high masks bear market underway within leading sectors

Tech and small cap indices led broader markets into the bear market declines of both 2000 and 2007. “Beneath the U.S. stock market’s record-setting gains, trouble is stirring. About 47 percent of stocks in the Nasdaq Composite Index (CCMP) are … Continue reading

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