26 May 2016

Sanders vs. Trump: Could This Be the Debate of the Century?

Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders and Republican Capitalist Donald Trump have tentatively agreed to a debate before the June 7, 2016 primary in California. If so, the event would be an uneven intellectual, bare-knuckles debate about a range of critical issues ranging from the failures of unregulated capitalism, income inequality, the

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12 Apr 2016

The Average Investor’s Guide to the New DOL Fiduciary Regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has done a yeoman’s job of tentatively passing new a new set of regulations that will benefit individual investors from the conflicts-of-interest that are too common in the financial advisor business. But in order to get the revolutionary new regulations passed, the DOL had

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09 Feb 2016

Sanders’ Claim That The “The business model of Wall Street is fraud” Goes Unchallenged by Wall Street

“The business model of Wall Street is fraud.” or, to put it another way, “The business model of Wall Street is conflict-of-interests.” By far, the most pointed statement made so far in the 2016 presidential campaign (at least, as far as the financial services industry is concerned) has been the single

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05 Jan 2016

A Unique Candidate Makes a Historic Pledge: Sanders to Break Up the Big Banks

Democratic presidential candidate made an historic pledge today by promising to breakup the same global U.S. banks that caused the 2007 recession, wiped out trillions in wealth for all Americans, and have been abusing their privileged status for generations. In his speech today, Sanders said: “If a bank is too

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13 Aug 2015

The Great Opportunity to Link Progressive Investors with Progressive Financial Advisors

As the current presidential campaign season develops, economic and financial concerns about the income gap, wage stagnation and retirement financial security have become paramount issues. But as history has shown, political power is intertwined with economic power. This is true more today in the U.S. more than ever before. The

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12 Aug 2015

The Great Opportunity to Become Progressive Financial Advisors

Financial services providers who are disenchanted with their broker-dealers or who simply want to re-invent themselves as decidedly pro-investor advisors have a great opportunity today to re-make themselves into Progressive Financial Advisors. Progressive Financial Advisors (PFA) would be a distinct genre of financial professionals and would provide much more than those adopting the

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