Category Archives: Finance

Idea City June 20-22: Great Debate, Worlds in Collision, tech, disruption, debate

I will be involved in this year’s Idea City — Canada’s foremost conference of ideas and innovations organized by entrepreneur Moses Znaimer — in Toronto at Koerner Hall. The theme is Worlds in Collision and speakers will address biotech, fintech, blockchain, robots and the issues and controversies involving all of these fields as they clash… Read More

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Bitcoin, crypotocurrencies unregulated and fraud is rampant

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are like the Bre-X stock — they will leave investor hopes in tatters Diane Francis: These are equity issues without rules and investors should avoid them like the plague Anyone can create a cryptocurrency out of thin air.Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg Last week, Arizona’s legislators took the strange step of preparing laws to… Read More

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The New Normal in Messy Stock Markets

This week’s market mess was accompanied by the usual glut of pundits with wild, contradictory, or just plain goofy explanations as to the cause of market volatility. But a former colleague had the best explanation of all. When asked why prices rose he would say it’s because “there are more buyers than sellers” and when… Read More

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Trump Presidency Would be Deja Bush

WASHINGTON, D.C. – No visit to the capitol is complete without rubbing elbows with the great and grateful. This week, I found myself at a swanky law firm gathering where I met and chatted with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham. He was a nominee briefly but dropped out. And in January, he described the choice between… Read More

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Global Financial Integrity conference: Washington DC

I’m attending Illicit Financial Flows: The Most Damaging Economic Problem Facing the Developing World Begins: September 21, 2015 at 12:00 PM Ends: September 22, 2015 at 05:00 PM Link: http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/6204/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=79280 National Press Club 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor Washington, Here’s the conference agenda and speakers: Please join Global Financial Integrity (GFI) for a two-day… Read More

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