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John Gray

John Gray

Former Banker Risk Management

ex BMO ex JPMORGAN ex First Interstate ex Paribas ex BNS

  • It seems ironic that in a time of crisis ,legal arguments and political posturing are allowed to interfere with public health and safety.

    For politicians and appointees who are concerned with American prestige,influence and credibility they seem to be working against the rest of the world

  • The story gets worse. The Teamsters are reporting that truck drivers are unable to get hot food,showers and denied even the opportunity to wash their hands. Companies and communities that allow this too happen should be named shamed blamed and fined.

    These essential workers are literally keeping the

    The story gets worse. The Teamsters are reporting that truck drivers are unable to get hot food,showers and denied even the opportunity to wash their hands. Companies and communities that allow this too happen should be named shamed blamed and fined.

    These essential workers are literally keeping the country alive. Are they simply expendable? What happens if they just go home to be safe?

  • Since the only thing I am doing with my car is collecting dust literally lots of dust the price could drop to zero and I still wouldn't benefit.

    I wouldn't feel too sorry for oil companies though. They are only losing profits on the oil they actually sell. The oil shale business was always suspect

    Since the only thing I am doing with my car is collecting dust literally lots of dust the price could drop to zero and I still wouldn't benefit.

    I wouldn't feel too sorry for oil companies though. They are only losing profits on the oil they actually sell. The oil shale business was always suspect. That's why it was financed with junk bonds.

    There is the possibility that reduced demand could be permanent. After the crisis comes to an end people might prefer to work from home. No rush hour commutes, reduced emissions , cars lasting longer. Carbon taxes might not be necessary.

    We won't know what will happen until it happens might be a silly saying but that doesn't make it wrong.

  • I have always had a respect for charts . If done properly they can simplify complex relationships.

    I also respect sharks, they are amazing , an important part of our ecosystem and dangerous .

    Like the shark a chart no matter how elegant can bite you on the butt.

    The charts presented are interesting

    I have always had a respect for charts . If done properly they can simplify complex relationships.

    I also respect sharks, they are amazing , an important part of our ecosystem and dangerous .

    Like the shark a chart no matter how elegant can bite you on the butt.

    The charts presented are interesting but also raise some questions. The comparison of commodities doesn't address the question of volume or importance.

    We can live without oranges but wheat, corn rice and vegetables are critical. We still have no idea of how long the crisis will last, we don't know if the crops will be harvested. The futures market could be wrong.

  • I don't know but thank you for posting a story about anything other than Covid or money.

    My personal style for now give Ruth's health are track pants t shirts very short hair and the bright pink complexion of a person that in normal times is compulsively clean. I hope that this is a short term fad.

  • I don't expect a mask to protect me from Covid 19. I wear a mask to protect my wife who has compromised health I wear a mask to help protect health care workers and I wear a mask to protect other people I come in contact with. I don't know what germs I carry but for some people with Corvid19 even a simple

    I don't expect a mask to protect me from Covid 19. I wear a mask to protect my wife who has compromised health I wear a mask to help protect health care workers and I wear a mask to protect other people I come in contact with. I don't know what germs I carry but for some people with Corvid19 even a simple cold could endanger their life. I just took Ruth to the hospital and every person there was required to wear a mask. We have an obligation to protect others . It may not be an exact explanation but to be blunt and rude, my wife's health is more important

  • The world traded democratic rights to deal with WW2. After the war the people took them back. Despite his effectiveness Churchill was voted out.

    Just recently in Canada the Liberal government embedded additional powers in the Covid 19 relief bill, and parliament rejected it. The bill passed only after

    The world traded democratic rights to deal with WW2. After the war the people took them back. Despite his effectiveness Churchill was voted out.

    Just recently in Canada the Liberal government embedded additional powers in the Covid 19 relief bill, and parliament rejected it. The bill passed only after the offending clauses were removed.

    Democracy is still important.

    I believe that fear will eventually fade and unless governments cede back the additional powers used to deal with crisis, their futures in the next set of elections would be very uncertain.

  • The probability that business will willingly change attitudes without an outside influence might be less than people would like to believe

    Consider Amazon,.Today Reuters reported on the working conditions of Amazon delivery drivers. It has been claimed that they have no protective equipment , that

    The probability that business will willingly change attitudes without an outside influence might be less than people would like to believe

    Consider Amazon,.Today Reuters reported on the working conditions of Amazon delivery drivers. It has been claimed that they have no protective equipment , that the performance standards on the time and number of deliveries don't give drivers time to wash their hands. Many of the drivers don't work directly for Amazon but contractors who have to adhere to Amazon's terms. No sick pay no insurance and for Amazon no liability. Considering Amazon's growth is this the prediction?

  • Solitude can be nice to visit, I wouldn't want to live there. I really don't need to pay real money to go there.

  • So far the reporting and prosecution of these

    " snake oil " salespeople has been too gentle.

    I believe that people who are preying on the fears of the public and enriching themselves at the expense of poor people are vile. They need to be charged convicted, publicly shamed, jailed, and fined so hard

    So far the reporting and prosecution of these

    " snake oil " salespeople has been too gentle.

    I believe that people who are preying on the fears of the public and enriching themselves at the expense of poor people are vile. They need to be charged convicted, publicly shamed, jailed, and fined so hard that living in a cardboard box under a freeway will seem like luxury. In the event that one of their "patients" dies the charge of at least manslaughter be added.

    Too harsh? Maybe but it's time to realize that so called economic crimes are still serious. Taking away all their money is the very least we can do.