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Bubble Machine

Central banks have attempted to encourage risk-taking by pumping liquidity into financial markets. Mr Bernanke publicly credited his QE program for pumping up the small-cap Russell 2000 index. 422 more words


Mission Accomplished?

The GDP report this morning showed a +4.0% growth rate in the second quarter. Almost all durable goods going into inventory. But not very likely to be sustained upon revision, but since the revisions go on for three or four years, it really doesn’t matter whether the number is real or not. 32 more words


Century of Enslavement: The History of The Federal Reserve

corbettreport, Jul 6, 2014

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What is the Federal Reserve system? How did it come into existence? Is it part of the federal government? 39 more words


Two Preconditions of Fed Tightening Evident in Last Week's Data

The Yellen Fed is wary of tightening too soon. It wants to see significant improvement in labor markets. (We’re seeing it.) It also wants to see evidence that U.S. 717 more words


Too Late Smart

Greenspan is out and about, touting a new book. He seems to have discovered a few things a little late in life, somewhat to my amazement: 203 more words


Party Time

Jeremy Grantham has recently been interviewed reiterating his expectation that this bubble will reach 2350 on the SPX before collapsing. He bases this view on historical bubbles which have exceeded two standard deviations. 304 more words