18 Aug 2018

The Progressive Economic Agenda Courtesy of Senator Sanders

While economics is a cornerstone of the progressive agenda, many people, including some in the DNC, don’t know the specifics of how changes in the economic and financial systems can benefit Americans. Money drives politics, so it is in the interests of informed investors to know how these policies can

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06 Aug 2018

Bankruptcies Increase Among Older Americans—What’s Next?

The level of bankruptcies affecting Americans aged 55 to 74 is increasing and it’s just another example of how poor retirement alternatives, rising health care expenses, combined with low savings levels are all making the retirement crisis even more dire. A new report by  the Consumer Bankruptcy Project found that

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14 Jul 2018

Whistleblower recieves $78 Million For Work in JPMorgan Fund Scam

A financial forensic investigator has been rewarded for his years of work on a financial scam involving JP Morgan that resulted in a $267 million settlement with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The investigator, Edward Siedle, who formerly worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission,  received $78 million as

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13 Jul 2018

The Progressive Economic Agenda Is No Threat to Prosperity

Many political commentators belittle the progressive social and economic agenda as unrealistic, too radical and pie-in-the-sky. Not true. Progressive financial policies are being used in various degrees by developed nations worldwide and especially in nations that have accessible health care for their citizens, lower infant mortality rates, a retirement safety

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10 Mar 2018

Income Inequality Getting More Scrutiny

Prompted by a slight uptick in wage growth last month and the resulting volatility it caused in the equity markets, the continuing tug-of-war between containing inflation and wage growth Fed and political  policies is getting more attention, but little action. The good news is that there are more articles on

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05 Mar 2018

The Power Battle Over the Control of Pension Assets Hits the Tipping Point

It’s no secret to more astute investors and political progressives that the decades-long battle to eliminate pensions and replace them with 401(k) is all about who takes the most amount of financial risk and has the most power to influence decisions made by investment firms and corporations.  When a state

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22 Feb 2018

Why the NRA Chief Mentioned Saul Alinsky

In his remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference, National Rifle Association (NRA) chief executive Wayne LaPierre, railed against any imaginary effort to roll back the Second Amendment and gun control ownership as the “new socialist wave in America.”  He then warned how if Democrats gained more elected seats in

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03 Dec 2016

If You Hate Financial Regulations, You’ll Love This

One of the core conservative beliefs of the Republican Party is to loosen or remove regulations, but a new proposed law by a conservative Senator raises the ante on eliminating regulations by forcing them to receive Congressional approval. This should make financial industry lobbyists salivate at the proposed law since

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01 Oct 2016

Time for Equity Analysts, States and Individuals to Re-Think Their Wells Fargo Recommendations

Wells Fargo (WFG), the nation’s third largest bank, which generates over $5 billion in earnings per quarter, could soon be charged with securities fraud as a result of its scheme to surreptitiously open new accounts for unsuspecting customers. While news reports say the fraud was widespread and was known to

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22 Sep 2016

Wells Fargo: Buy, Sell or Nationalize?

Pity the poor equity analysts. When faced with making their final formalized, profound analyst recommendations after extensive number crunching and model analysis, the analysts only can make three conclusions: buy, sell or hold.  Of course, this can be modified by a “strong” or “weak” recommendation, but maybe there are more

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