"The Government Comes Up With the Money"

I’m half-heartedly watching the State of the Union address right now. What a cynic I’ve become. My younger self would be shocked and saddened to learn how I’ve come to view these annual addresses as little more than a game of charades. The President (not just Obama, but his predecessors, too) reads a carefully and […]

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Buy-To-Rent Income Sliced Up Threatens Intergenerational Wealth Transfer

The past year has seen a dramatic transformation in the American housing landscape. Large institutional investors have bought up huge swaths of single-family homes in the nation’s choicest locations and slapped up rows of “For Rent” signs on streets once occupied by home-owning young families or retired couples. Most of the newly acquired rentals were […]

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How to Take Your Money Out of the Bank Without Going to Prison

“The banking industry is absolute chaos as their criminality is being exposed for the entire world to see. It is now widely known that the derivatives debt is over $1 quadrillion dollars and some of the rank and file in this country are concerned that their bank accounts, 401K’s, IRA’s and pensions will be confiscated […]

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Paper Assets No Safer Today than in 2008

“In 2008 in order to justify the taxpayer-funded Wall Street bailout, the world was pitched a three-page term sheet explaining how ATMs would go dark and McDonalds wouldn’t be able to pay its employees. The premise: either pay for financier blunders, or else. Strong-arm fascism was employed, more or less, while brokers quietly took to […]

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Paper Assets No Safer Today than in 2008

“In 2008 in order to justify the taxpayer-funded Wall Street bailout, the world was pitched a three-page term sheet explaining how ATMs would go dark and McDonalds wouldn’t be able to pay its employees. The premise: either pay for financier blunders, or else. Strong-arm fascism was employed, more or less, while brokers quietly took to […]

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Why Do Most People Do Everything For A 3% "Chance" Of Success, But Won't Lift A Finger On A 92% "Proven" Success Rate?

I’m currently sitting in Boisdale, my favourite “chill out” place in Canary Wharf where our London office is… I brought some of our Platinum group here a couple weeks back, it’s just one of those places where I can sit and THINK. I do enjoy a cigar now and then, which I repeatedly get emails telling me how […]

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