Disclosure: This post is both broad and detailed so that interested analysts and journalists can gather key facts and form their own opinion. Reviewing incredible schemes such as this orchestrated by Robert Mercer and Jim Simons often attract teams of analysts and reporters. This post is original fact checked independent research available free on … Continue reading How Trump Patron Robert Mercer Brilliantly Shifts Assets From The Main Street Economy, Beer Sales, Into What Bloomberg Calls “The Blackest Box in Finance.” Is Mercer indeed, like Trump, under severe financial stress?
Doris is 85 and suffers from moisture build up in her eye, what some call wet eye. She is on Medicare and gets treated with Eylea, a Regeneron product, every 4-5 weeks. Each treatment costing $6,200. That is more than $70,000 per year even though Doris never made more than $40,000 while working. … Continue reading Regeneron’s Eylea: Pulling Open the Curtain on Drug Costs
Today Oregon PERS approved a $400 million investment in Stonepeak, a firm that invests in "infrastructure projects." In his presentation Stonepeak's managing director Michael Dorrell noted their strategy is to invest in "essential infrastructure assets with an economic monopoly, much like an airport." This includes water, power plants, transportation and telecom with a focus "outside … Continue reading Oregon PERS Approves $400 Million Investment in Stonepeak Infrastructure Fund
In late 2014 the tax exempt Oregon Historical Society sold the Sovereign Apartment building, after owning it more than 30 years. The Society maintains an outstanding board of directors and this was clearly a difficult decision. As part of the sale the society negotiated a long-term lease for itself yet its 44 tenants were last … Continue reading Sovereign Apartment Forced Eviction Highlights Tax Inequity
Disclosure: This post is the first of several regarding the 2016 Presidential candidates. One post will be done on each major candidate and the focus will be their primary financial backers and their respective foundations. Bill Parish maintains no ties to any candidate nor does he have knowledge of any client owning positions in private … Continue reading Blackstone’s Tony James and Renaissance Technologies Jim Simons, Top Financial Engineers, Back Hillary Clinton Campaign
Michael Dell Hopes SEC and IRS Are Sleeping What continually makes the United States the place to be with respect to investment is the expectation that, when all is said and done, the rule of law generally prevails. One need only visit China, Japan and Russia to see that markets are generally manipulated by … Continue reading Inside Dell’s Private Equity Buyout Proposal
The following letter was sent to SEC Chair Mary Schapiro and IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman on "tax day" with the hope they will jointly work at restoring the integrity of cash flow statements, without question the most important analytical tool for investment advisors like myself. It is simply astonishing, given their material nature, that listed … Continue reading Letter to SEC Chair and IRS Commissioner – Tax Deduction Pyramid Scheme