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Juggling Dynamite

By Danielle Park

Last Build Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:34:41 +0000


Debt-enabled asset bubbles on crash course with demographics

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:24:24 +0000

For anyone who may have been unconscious or in outer space for the last 20 years, here are the Coles Notes: If finance had not been able to ‘securitize’ debts (turn them into assets) and sell them to speculators/investors over … Continue reading

Canada’s future is not in pipelines

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:46:55 +0000

We must resist short-term focus and pressure to borrow more debt and waste more cash developing antiquated energy sources, and instead double down on developing longer-term prosperity and health with our vast sustainable resources.  See Forget Trans Mountain, here’s the … Continue reading

Indoor farm uses 95% less water and zero pesticides to grow year-round

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:49:42 +0000

Fresh, healthy produce grown 365-days a year in the heart of dense population areas. This is an area where technological innovation can be employed to great collective betterment. A smart use for some of that superfluous and increasingly empty retail … Continue reading

Danielle’s bi-weekly market update

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:11:44 +0000

Danielle was a guest with Jim Goddard on Talk Digital Network, talking about recent developments in the world economy and markets, you can listen to an audio clip of the segment here.

Financial stress spreading in Canada’s most populous areas

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:13:46 +0000

While affirming a tightening bias, The Bank of Canada blinked again today, opting to not raise its overnight rate for the second time in two months, noting the Canadian economy was slightly weaker than the bank had expected in the … Continue reading

Seasonality and greenback/loonie cycles

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:54:34 +0000

The loonie has rebounded 2.7% against the greenback so far in April, leading some to predict that another up-cycle for commodities, Canadian equities and the C$ has begun. But, the loonie has climbed with oil prices in 8 of the … Continue reading

Diesel-gate fraud still in motion

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:53:16 +0000

Overnight there is news that German prosecutors conducted a large-scale raid on several premises of Volkswagen’s sports car maker Porsche, as part of an investigation connected to the diesel-emission scandal. While reports say that authorities are probing three employees of … Continue reading

On slowing growth, a flattening yield curve and bear market losses

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:37:00 +0000

It’s important to understand that yield curve inversion and bear markets typically begin 9 to 12 months before any recession is officially proclaimed in backward looking data.  Here is my partner Cory Venable’s chart showing the inversion points in the … Continue reading