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President and CEO of Verge and Associates Strategic Consulting. International speaker, and author. Global executive and business leader.  Electrical Engineer / MBA  dual   U.S./ Canadian citizen.                   ... more

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E Is Gold An Economic Accelerator?
Although gold is not an actual accelerator, it can be viewed as a proxy for stimulus or accelerant. It can be a very simple accelerator gauge on the dashboard of our global economic engine
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E Wall Street And The Year Of The Rooster
We are all connected. The actions of China in 2016 will have a profound effect on Wall Street in 2017, the year of the Rooster.
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E What If Unemployment Goes Below Zero?
The Fed has come up with a theoretical "neutral rate" which is the unemployment rate required to stimulate the economy and increase inflation. I think that it is possible for this to go negative.
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E It's "Global Unemployment", Janet
Janet Yellen and the U.S. Federal Reserve keep their focus on the U.S. unemployment rate while a global unemployment rate would be more useful in today's global economy.
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E War Is Declared - China Just Dropped The Warning Yuan
China just dropped their Yuan by 8.8 % for a millisecond. This was an intentional message to the USA. The currency wars have begun.
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What If Unemployment Goes Below Zero?
2 years ago

thanks for your thoughts, Norman,

But I am talking about negative unemployment rates, not negative interest rates. Do you have any thoughts on that?

Thanks,

Mike

What If Unemployment Goes Below Zero?
2 years ago

good points, Gary.

However, I am talking about negative unemployment rates, not negative interest rates. Do you have any thoughts on that?

Mike

War Is Declared - China Just Dropped The Warning Yuan
2 years ago

thanks for your feedback, Vivian.

Good insight.

Mike

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Latest Posts
Isn't It Time For A Global Stock Market?
Tracking global progress on a country by country basis can be quite tricky, and even misleading. Isn't it time for a global Stock Market measured in U.S. Dollars?
The Crash Of 2017: Wall Street, Hackers, And Autonomous Cars
Autonomous cars are being rolled out at high speed without enough discussion of their disruptive potential to our systems. Wall Street has an opportunity to be a major player in the success of the biggest project on the planet right now.
Trump's Chaos Theory
Donald Trump has a unique management style. It is perfect for it's time.
The Great FALL Of China
The world can learn a lot from Chinese infrastructure projects. While the world is focussing on Donald Trump's transition team, the Chinese economy is falling into turmoil. Chinese yuan devaluation should be our major concern right now
"Welcome To Trump-Opolis!"
An engaging discussion about how Trump's infrastructure projects will increase taxes and build financial barriers around the city of the future, The new city will be named "Trump-opolis"!

Work Experience

Managing Director
ORAC - Ontario Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Assn. / Int'l Speaker
June 2013 - Present (5 years 10 months)
V.P. Sales, Marketing, and Operations
Marks Supply Inc.
April 2006 - October 2012 (6 years 8 months)

Working with the owner, substantially increased sales and completed business expansion program. Created a high growth sales and marketing strategy and a “can do” culture in this multi-branch wholesale and retail (plumbing + HVAC/R) distribution business. Full sales and P&L responsibility for all revenue generating operations. 

Education

Honeywell Directors Prog- Harvard
Adv Prog for Directors, Strategy
1986 / 1989
Wilfrid Laurier University
MBA, Marketing
1983 / 1988
University of Toronto
B A Sc, Electrical Engineering
1971 / 1976

Publications

Global Deflation and the Next Great American Decade to Come
Mike Verge
09/14/2015

The world is in a massive deflationary period as shown by many countries racing to devalue their currencies. But not all countries are in the same phase of their ten year deflationary cycles. Therefore each country has its own financial objectives and international strategies. In a unique twist of fortune it appears that the U.S. Central bank has been forced by ‘MAD China’ to keep interest rates lower than they would otherwise be, thereby launching the United States into an upcoming decade of prosperity...