From the category archives:

Federal Reserve

So God Made a Banker

February 6, 2013

Here is a blog post making its way around the blogosphere by Brett Arends. It is a play on the Ram Truck commercial where Paul Harvey praised the American Farmer. Certainly, this is worth a read. To be read in the voice of Paul Harvey. And on the eighth day God looked down on his [...]

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Kyle Bass Interview on CNBC

October 6, 2012

If you scroll through previous posts, you will I am a big fan of hedge fund manager, Kyle Bass. In fact, once I even called him a man crush. The reason is he is able to take the 30,000 foot view. He isn’t the typical pundit-clown you see on financial news extrapolating one data point [...]

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Place Your Bets – Fed Meets Today

September 13, 2012

Step right up, step right up, and place your bets. This is what the financial markets have become. Don’t worry about economic or profit numbers. Just guess what 13 bankers behind closed doors decide to do. Today at 2:15pm, the Federal Reserve will release its monthly meeting notes. Many people expect the Fed to announce [...]

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QE III Being Priced into Markets Past Two Days

July 27, 2012

It looks as if the markets are expecting the next round of Quantitative Easing (QE) from the Federal Reserve at its early August meeting. I thought they wouldn’t be able to start another QE until September since the market is still positive for the year, and the economy isn’t falling off a cliff. The economy [...]

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Matt Taibbi on LIBOR Scandal

July 21, 2012

This is a great video featuring Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone regarding the LIBOR scandal. This is a big deal. It is fraud – plain and simple. In order for a free market to work, information must be available and accurate. When you have parties blatantly manipulating data, this needs to be punished. Taibbi does [...]

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Inside Job – the collapse of 2008

July 9, 2012

Just wanted to send a link to the full video of Inside Job, a movie describing the collapse of 2008 and how the bankers hijacked the economy. Enjoy, but watch it with a glass of wine or valium. Otherwise, your blood will boil. H/T The Big Picture Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Bernanke Two Step Webinar tomorrow

June 19, 2012

Just a reminder that my webinar, the “Bernanke Two-Step” will be tomorrow at 1pm EDT. This will be particularly timely as the Fed will be announcing its meeting notes about the same time as the webinar so you can find out how this will affect your portfolio. Also, I will review the first idea of [...]

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The Reason For the Current Market Volatility and A Better Place To Park Your Cash Reserves

June 10, 2012

In this month’s client newsletter, I take a look at why the market always seems to tank in the summer after a strong fall/winter. I think it is by design of the Federal Reserve. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has two objectives: higher stock market and low mortgage rates. The problem is these are opposing forces. [...]

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Ex-Senator Shows Ignorance of Markets and Reality

March 29, 2012

Yahoo Finance featured ex-Senator Dorgan where the topic was energy. While I admit Senator Dorgan is correct in that we need to think outside the box to increase the clean energy we produce, he is way off base blaming the current prices of oil to speculators. Specifically, he says that oil is trading $30 a [...]

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Great Post Mocking Bernanke

August 30, 2011

I love to see satirical condemnations like this, especially when the focus of the mockery is the Federal Reserve and its chief, Ben Bernanke. I don’t know much about this site or its author, but the satire is spot on. I am not sure what it will take for the United States and the rest [...]

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