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It is the financial Cinderella Story of the young century. A relatively obscure pharmaceutical company goes from never making a profit, to becoming one of the most profitable research pharmaceutical companies in the new field of messenger RNA. That'…

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We've all been in a situation, where the other side just won't talk. It could be a significant other, or just a friend, a boss or an employee, an acquaintance or a relative. No matter who it is, you always know that the relationship is over when t…

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The last time we had an economy like this was the 1970s. As luck would have it, I was a cub broker, just starting out on my career. Back then we were paid strictly on commission. And as I didn't have many clients, I wasn't making much money. But …

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For anyone who has been watching the events in Ottawa, the images are stunning. Police without badges, bludgeoning peaceful citizens. Mounted on horseback, literally plowing down demonstrators. Wooden clubs beating back men women and children. It i…

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There is a ghost haunting the halls of the Eccles Building, the headquarters of the Federal Reserve. The ghost is that of Paul Adolph Volcker Jr., the 12 Chairman of the Federal Reserve. And he serve as Chairman of the Fed from 1979 until 1987, a t…

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On April 17th, 1982, then Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau signed into law, along with Queen Elizabeth, the Canadian Charter of Rights. Considered the Canadian equivalent of the United States Bill of rights. The Charter granted to every Canad…

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Feb. 14, 2022

The Vax Fad Is Over...

As I look over my desk laden with pet rocks, bennie babies, and the latest edition of Rubik's Cube, I can't help but notice that there's nothing deader than last year's fad. From disco to, when it's done it's done. And there's no going back. People…

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Feb. 11, 2022

Playing The Fed.

If Wall Street were a football team it would be the home of the broken field runners. Find that opening, and run as fast as you can for the end zone. Of course, the Street has always been this way. It's in their blood. Find an advantage, and an ext…

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It's hard to imagine that just 22 months ago, in April of 2020 inflation in the US stood at less than 1 1/2%. Inflation had been remarkably low for years. So low, in fact, the Federal Reserve Board, made it one of their primary initiatives to incr…

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On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, one of the largest public works projects of all time was agreed to. But this wasn't a major roadway or railroad. This was an agreement to produce a Vaccine, really a novel gene therapy, in response to the Covid-19 Pand…

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