a benefit, I’ll submit, of coaching high-level decision-makers, is access to reliable information, offered or discerned.
I’ll define “reliable” for the purpose of this post as being relative to making informed decisions of my own, and helping you to pin-down a strategy.
a question being pondered by many, but with exposure all to rare in the media, is why banks aren’t being part of the solution and lending money. it’s fundamental economics. banks lend money to citizens and small businesses – and, the economy would kicks into a higher gear. I’ve touched on the matter before letting you know that banks count on Wall Street for direction. Wall Street want public companies to thrive so stocks can be touted (after Barons stake a claim, and before you do). so, Wall Street wants banks to drive cash towards larger companies. those companies don’t want competition from pesky (albeit inspired) startups.
so, banks are not lending money for three fundamental reasons:
1. Wall street needs the cash directed towards public companies that don’t want competition so the stock can go up for insider benefit;
2. banks are waiting for the Fed to raise interest rates; and,
3. bankers and their regulators are watching the commercial real estate market waiting for the next (and it’s big) foot to drop.
NOTE: this information is corollary.
at some point I’ll delve into this with more details. but, although it would be great for citizens, at a cursory level, and the economy for the next seven years (why seven years?), it’s not to a banks advantage to offer a domestic loan at today’s current interest rates. for the moment, you need to make other arrangements. and, just so we are clear, Wall Street will send the signal when it wants interest rates to climb. it will be akin to a flare in the darkened sky lighting the path for their own insiders.
there yet remains great hope. follow the trends and look for convergence. for example, Apple is leading efforts to get “video any where and every where”. trust me on this. so, what industries and companies are needed to make that a reality?
think! do it!
hint… I’ve touched on that trend in prior posts. go look. do that as well!
this post is categorized under “good vs. evil”. my information is quite good, and I’m helping you against evil (rather like Green Lantern).
this is, in part, what Prudent and Optimistic Gentlemen do.
peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.
Brian Patrick Cork