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DJ13's Journal
DJ13's Journal
January 12, 2016

How David Bowie changed finance

The world lost one of the most innovative and successful artists of all time. But David Bowie was also the man who sold the world … a new type of bond.

During half a century, Bowie recorded dozens of albums. The music and fashion icon released his last album “Blackstar” on his 69th birthday, January 8, 2016, just two days before his death.

In 1997, with banker David Pullman, he created bonds backed by the royalties from 25 of his albums released from his golden years starting from 1969 to 1990. The bonds were bought by Prudential (PRU) for $55 million and had a 7.9% coupon and amortized over 10 years. Because they were technically interest-paying bonds and thus considered a loan, Bowie got the money without the tax liability.......

To this day, bonds issued by artists are sometimes referred to as “Bowie Bonds” in honor of the man who changed music – and finance.

December 29, 2015

"there seems to be nothing that Donald Trump can say or do that causes him to go down in the polls"

The MSM is using Trump as a foil to keep Hilary's name in front of the voters.

Its "Trump says this" and "Hillary responds with.." , back and forth.

Its a transparent ploy to give the MSM an excuse to keep from talking about Bernie's proposals, and his continuing erosion of Hilary's lead.

Its Kabuki Theater for the shallow minds that populate the average audience of the MSM.

And its the reason the MSM will keep Trump in front of the GOP.

October 31, 2015

I have no idea

I ran across that gif in a random search on Google.

It looks familiar, but I dont know.

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