Category Archives: Federal Reserve

Election 2016: A Lose – Lose Proposition? (Flipping A Two Headed Coin)

2015 first quarter data just published show the US Economy slowing toward near stasis. The new second quarter does not look improved and world trade data are similar as we have reported recently. Reality is once again following its own guide … Continue reading

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Will Ebola and ISIS Lose News Value Next Wednesday?

Not much news leaks through the media bulwark of Ebola and ISIS but we assume the earth proceeds even without our attention. Russia is still trying to mug Ukraine, Hong Kong is still trying to wrest some freedom from China, … Continue reading

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Who Killed the American Economy? (A Whodunnit By David Stockman)

Anyone wishing to understand the decline of the American economy straight out, sans spin, calling a spade a Greenspan with no prisoners taken, no excuses and no gobble-de-gook will be rewarded by David Stockman’s “The Great Deformation.” Stockman was President … Continue reading

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Politicians Have Created The Illusion Of Wealth … (And We Expect It To Finance Our Retirement)

We’re examining two charts, one is a  Graph     of world  GDP versus equity prices while the other presents imports to rich and to developing countries of the World Economy. Unconvincingly, world GDP has been declining while share prices have gone … Continue reading

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Government Spending Explained …

We heard from President Bush (GOP) and from President Obama (DEM) that the government must spend more to make up for the drop in our spending that started in 2008; this will get the enervated economy going again. This is … Continue reading

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Is Thirsty Detroit An American Prophecy?

Detroit was the nation’s third largest, calling itself the “motor city” after its primary economic activity: The world-leading U.S. auto industry. But now, GM makes more cars in China, Chrysler is a department of Fiat and world leaders lie Toyota … Continue reading

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Even The Progressives Can’t Get Something For Nothing (All They Can Do Is Pretend)

The Federal Reserve has kept interest rates low for a very long time, as part of its now perennial easy money policy. The Federal Funds Rate has remained below 1% since 2008. In effect, the Fed is giving it away. … Continue reading

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INFLATION: Wall Street Better Get It Right … The Fed, Can’t!

Who are you going to believe, the Federal Reserve or those guys on Wall Street who go broke and lose their jobs when they’re wrong too much? You have to choose, because the two have split in a way that … Continue reading

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A ‘Roadrunner Moment’ At The Federal Reserve (And In Your Pocket…)?

“Helicopter’ Ben Bernanke, the retiring Fed Chairman, regretted in his las speech that the government had not spent more in its response to financial collapse since 2008. ‘Helicopter” Ben was awarded his nickname after a speech wherein he equated the … Continue reading

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The Fed’s Incredibly Shrinking Helicopter

last nigt we approved of Marc Faber’s endless Fed funny money prediction, so today Fed Chairman Bernanke announced the first reduction in that program. Who are we gonna believe, Faber or that lying Fed boss? That’s unfair to Helicopter Ben; … Continue reading

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