RETIREMENT REALITY

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I have not seen many pie-in–the-sky retirement commercials as of late.  There used to be a bevy of advertisements that seemed as if they were pumped out by an advertising team comprised of Don Draper and Robin Leach.  They aided the big firms in painting the mental picture and selling the dream of…“Champagne wishes and caviar dreams” private islands, a … Read More

FRAUD FILES

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Comrade Jones An advisor from Edward Jones admitted to AdvisorHUB that the firm was much like the Soviet Union in that they are in the business of pushing products and policies that benefit the General Partners first.  “In reference to Jones being like the USSR.  There is nothing going on at that firm that is in the best interest of … Read More

Wasted Talent

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   “The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.” Lorenzo Anello (Played by Robert De Niro from the film A Bronx Tale) If I were to tell you in 1975, 1985, 1995, or 2005 that in 2016 the United States of America would be an energy powerhouse exporting oil and natural gas around the globe.  That in 2016 medical advances … Read More

SCORPION

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The column archives on my website is divided into four categories, the largest of which is Wall Street Fraud. I have written extensively about the nefarious conduct that is perpetrated all too often at the expense of the American investor. Our goal is ultimately to educate and warn people of whom they are dealing with and the reality is much … Read More

THE WATCHDOG’S ABSURDITY COLLECTION 6

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Michael Corleone in the third installment of the Godfather stated the now famous line, “Just when I thought I was out. They pulled me back in!” The Watchdog on Wall Street version might go something like this, “Just when I thought I have seen it all, they go ahead and do this.” I now present you with the latest installment … Read More

INVERSION DRAMA

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AUGUST 2014 The media and many of the powers that be in Washington would like us all to believe that much like Nathan Lane’s character Albert Goldman in the film The Birdcage that they feel too “betrayed and bewildered.”  Not at learning of another Dolphins loss, but rather the fact that many companies are deciding to renounce their “American citizenship” … Read More