Authors Karen Kunz and Jena Martin of When the Levees Break recently wrote a conversation piece on theconversation.com discussing the Dodd-Frank Act, and how both political parties are wrong and should take a step back to analyze the best way to prevent the next financial crisis.
Read the entire story here: https://theconversation.com/why-dodd-frank-or-its-repeal-wont-save-us-from-the-next-crippling-wall-street-crash-73417
There is a disconnect, or more precisely, a disaggregation, in our current markets between the companies in our regulatory framework and the stocks that purport to represent them.
We don’t buy stock to invest in the company anymore – often we don’t even understanding what the companies we buy actually do or make. Now we buy stocks because of the value they represent. We buy analysts’ picks because the prices will go up – or down if we’re hedging our bets.
What stock have you purchased recently solely because you love the company and think of it as a good investment?
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We think regulation of investments and investing has become so complicated and complex that that is has become incapable of accurately monitoring and regulating the flow of investments. With the power of a tsunami, the last crash shook the very pilings our our system. The next one may wipe them out.In our book we envision an entirely new way to look investing and regulation with an eye toward shoring up the original concepts of the 1930s. We plan to use this site and our blogs to talk about our ideas. We hope you will join us and look forward to your thoughts and ideas!