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Portfolio Manager, attorney, finance author, a regular guest on North American media. Danielle Park is the author of the best selling myth-busting book “Juggling Dynamite: An insider’s wisdom on money management, markets and wealth that lasts,” as well as a popular daily ...more


Bank Of Canada Strikes Again
What the BOC did yesterday will make the financial and economic downside deeper for longer in Canada.
Recession Start Date And Stock Markets
Maintaining a valuation discipline is hard, but not having one is much worse.
ECRI: Market “O-shit” Moment Yet To Come
Under the hood, the actual average work week contracted to 34.3 hours and is back to January 2020 levels.
Mind The Pause
No wonder US central bank officials are now floating talk of a rate “skip” at the June 14 announcement. Is skip the new pause?
Lessons To Be Learned In Property Pain
The latest CMHC report notes that Canadian household debt totaled 107% of the country’s economic output at the end of 2021.
Tech Mania Magnifies Downside From Here
The wilder the valuation overshoots, the harder the fall after that.


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Work Experience

Author and Proprietor
Juggling Dynamite
April 2007 - Present (16 years 5 months)


Venable Park Investment Counsel Inc.
October 2003 - Present (20 years)
Investment Executive
Scotia Capital
May 1997 - October 2003 (6 years 7 months)


CFA Institute
2000 / 2003
Univesity of Ottawa
1988 / 1991
University of Toronto
1984 / 1988
English and Psychology


Juggling Dynamite: An Insider's Wisdom on Money Management, Markets, and Wealth That Lasts
Danielle Park, CFA
Insomniac Press

With straight talk and real life stories, this book shows you how to protect your investments so that neither you nor your money are trampled by the myths and herd mentality of the marketplace. Investing can be challenging. Compounding the problem are the pressures that stem from the profit-seeking investment sales industry and the business media. In Juggling Dynamite, portfolio manager Danielle Park reveals the insider wisdom you need to build and preserve your wealth through the market cycles. Park explains how investors can benefit from understanding cycles, the cost of mutual funds, and the evaluation of stock prices. This book will equip you with the tools to make your portfolio grow using active investing and market timing. Juggling Dynamite will enable you to reach that elusive brass ring: lasting financial success.

Juggling Dynamite
Danielle Park, CFA

A realist blog on money management, markets, and wealth that lasts.