Michael Covel's Broke: The New American Dream
These are tough times. Unemployment has skyrocketed. The stock market has changed lives not in a good way for people stuck in mutual funds buying and holding. Warren Buffett? Sorry, his strategy is dead and if there were no bailouts, his firm collapses. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and AIG are now part of the government. Financial dynasties like Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch & Bear Stearns have gone out of business. Government? What government entity can we trust? Michael Covel says, "enough!" No one asked Covel to make this film, but how else was the message going to get out? Covel traveled 75,000 miles to find answers. Face-to-face interviews with financial gurus from Nobel Prize winners to professional poker players to some of the best traders on the planet, Covel breaks new ground in the field of behavioral finance. From big Wall Street names to real estate agents to ordinary citizens, Covel asks the critical questions: how did we get here and how can we turn it around to make money? Want to know how great traders make millions in up and down markets? Want to know how they made fortunes in 2008 when the rest of the world was sinking? This riveting investigation dispels the irrational belief that the government can solve personal money woes. Viewers get a big picture beyond the chaos and the noise of stock market news and financial journalism. Fast-paced, informative, and truthful; this is a smart story with a Michael Moore edge. This one of kind documentary film is essentially two parts. The first part lays out the chaos and how we got there. The second part is what you will never forget: superstar traders telling exactly how they thought and navigated the chaos to make millions. Bottom line, this film is about hope. We don’t have to behave like sheep and we don’t have to go ’broke.’ Active and mindful audiences will discover that there is a way out. There are fortunes to be made! Watch the film trailer here: www [dot] brokemovie [dot] com.