Author Archives: Danielle Park

The problem with the fiduciary rule: it doesn’t go far enough–yet

Talk is cheap.  But anyone that is serious about actually remedying conditions adversely effecting working people and families today, will insist on a fiduciary standard from financial ‘advisors’. No exceptions or excuses. The incoming fiduciary rule standard (presently being questioned, … Continue reading

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About that Trump business genius

There is yet another important reminder to public market investors in the Trump business history: the stock and corporate bond market exist to cash out founders by distributing shares and debt to the public. Those who receive the cash win … Continue reading

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“Spicy” returns on SNL

A little levity is needed. Well done. Melissa McCarthy returned to “SNL” with her explosive impression of President Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer. Here is a direct video link.

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Why we have separation of powers

It seems many people today are unaware of history or why separation of powers is so critical to a democratic society. This little video offers a refresher. Political power is divided in a democracy in order to prevent abuse of … Continue reading

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Commercial mortgage backed securities heading south

As I have mentioned several times over the past year (see:‘Genius’ fails again and Commercial realty loan defaults booming, for just a couple), the retail sector is dramatically over built and mean reverting in North America.  As stores close, mall … Continue reading

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“It’s the economy dummy!”

David Stockman suggests President Trump might best spend some time actually addressing economic issues instead of the administration’s travel ban for immigrants from Middle Eastern countries, which Stockman called “a giant misfire:” “Trump was elected because flyover America is hurting … Continue reading

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