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Financial Crisis 10-Year Anniversary: What Went Wrong And Can It Happen Again?

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Ah, memories! Some good, some bad and some terrifying! In this case, 10-years after the global financial markets came close to collapse, the word terrifying would seem to be a good fit! But what went wrong in 2008 and is it possible the same could happen again? To my mind, one word seems to describe the environment […]

Public Pension Funds Chasing Returns…Deja Vu All Over Again?

Remember the 2008 financial crisis? Of course you do as it crushed many individuals along with entities entrusted as fiduciary’s that were managing OPM or, other peoples money!  In the era leading-up to the implosion of the global financial markets, more than a few titans of finance from Wall Street to the streets of small school […]

Derivatives 101: Great Financial Tool Or Sinister Financial Time Bomb?

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Derivatives…Derivatives? D-E-R-I-V-A-T-I-V-E-S! Most if not everyone who reads this article has heard the term derivatives at some point in time. And when they have, it’s likely been in the context of how these financial instruments that are not typically seen and not really understood by the masses are actually fiscal time bombs that, if ever detonated, could bring […]