The Derivative Project

ERISA Breaches

Raise Your Hand if You Think Your Retirement Adviser is Giving Advice to Help You Retire

Yes, every hand went up in the U.S.  Every retirement saver thinks that someone who is “registered” by FINRA or the SEC has been trained and vetted and is acting in their best interest when one provides them advice for their retirement savings. Attention retirement savers! There is a quiet…

GOP Joins the Democrats Asking DOL to Put Wall Street Profits Over Safety of IRA’s

One would think with farmers losing cash in the MF Global collapse last month, that  is still missing -in-action, Congress would begin to think something is “rotten in Denmark” and start to put the farmers and main street Americans over Wall Street.  Congress continues status quo, putting Wall Street’s interests…

Democrats Ditch the Little Guy’s ERISA Fiduciary for IRA’s and Choose Brokerage Industry’s Interests

The Derivative Project is forced to launch its first Wall of Shame.  Who are the first entrants? Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) and 30 other Democrats who sent a letter to Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis on Monday, November 7 under the “guise” that they are protecting the little guy who…

Occupy Wall Street Will Highlight This Incredible Web of Deceit Finely Tuned by Washington and Wall Street

It is not easy to expose an intricate web of deceit in a short post, but this blog post should be a key 2012 election issue;  if not Occupy Wall Street needs more blankets for a long, cold winter in the park.  They are the future to expose this finally…

House Republicans are Ignoring the Real Needs and Protections Retail Retirement Investors Require in Today’s Markets

Wall Street is not only limiting the potential growth of your retirement accounts, they are contributing to lackluster economic growth. While the Tea Party is adamant that we cut government spending and entitlements immediately to grow the U.S. economy, they are simultaneously re-enforcing the behaviors that got us all in…

On Wisconsin! On Wisconsin! 1909 Lyrics Mean So Much Today

What is Really Pushing Governor Walker, When Wisconsin’s Public Pension is one of the Healthiest in the Nation? …a Post about Derivatives, Wall Street’s Behind the Scenes Push for More 401K’s and Neural Linguistics About 7 years ago, my  West Coast brother-in-law introduced me to the writings of George Lakoff,…