Monthly Archives: December 2015

Client best interests must come ahead of financial firm profits

After a couple of decades of giving financial industry foxes near unfettered range to abuse the savings of trusting clients, enforcing a fiduciary standard on all who offer financial ‘advice’ is the only sane course in the long build back … Continue reading

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Some words of investment wisdom for New Years

Many words of wisdom in this clip from Howard Marks and reminding of some critical reasons why most people who try to ‘invest’ in capital markets, are left with losses and trauma each cycle.  It doesn’t have to be that … Continue reading

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Realism not blind optimism key to financial success

Marc Faber, editor and publisher of the “Gloom Boom Doom” report, and Frank Berlage, chief executive officer at Multilateral Partners, discuss what investors should look for in 2016.  Here is a direct video link. David Levy, chairman of the Jerome … Continue reading

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After the debt rush: oil tsunami swamping unprepared

Very few saw it coming, but today everyone knows what happened to oil prices over the past year.  This graphic from the Wall Street Journal captures the relentless price tsunami which has been hammering so many investors, companies and countries … Continue reading

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Earnings recession spreads as buyback well dries up

The number of companies with the worst credit ratings and most negative outlooks jumped to 195 in December. Thirty-four of them were in the oil and gas sector, but 33 were financial companies, underlining the close nexus between energy and … Continue reading

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The world is going electric–because it’s better

Great article reminding us of the real reason the world is moving to stored electric power increasingly generated by a host of renewable energies–because it’s just far better: “From cars to scooters to boats to locomotives to industrial equipment, we … Continue reading

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