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Financial Education “Poseurs”, Politics and 2016 Liquid Alt “Revolution”

Financial Education “Poseurs”, Politics and 2016 Liquid Alt “Revolution”

It has been a busy week so far dissecting new, disingenuous marketing strategies touted by Wall Street.  Seems just about everyone is now the “white knight” for the middle class retirement investor who is routinely giving up 1/3 to 1/2 of every dollar they save to redundant intermediaries.  However, the…

Wall Street, Hillary and a Disingenuous Revolution

Wall Street, Hillary and a Disingenuous Revolution

William D. Cohan wrote in Politico, November 11th, “Why Wall Street Loves Hillary.”  Perhaps just happenstance, but at the very same time, November 10th, a former Clinton Aide, announced his new firm,  Aspiration,  designed to “democratize” investing for the middle class….click here for  “revolution”  so says the Aspiration website. The…

Liquid Alts, Wall Street and Media Frenzies that Drive Retirement Investor Behaviors

Liquid Alts, Wall Street and Media Frenzies that Drive Retirement Investor Behaviors

The Media Frenzied Push for a “Passive Revolution”. The ink is hardly dry on the media frenzy that has created the “passive revolution”, where it is necessary to throw the baby out with the bath water and ignore the top performing, low fee active funds that have been generating alpha…