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The Essential Link Between Consumers and Financial Markets

Financial MarketsCalculation and Knowledge

Much like an entrepreneur, a good investor seeks to know how to best serve consumers — and then invests his money in firms that do it.
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Economic Reality Matters More than "Expectations"

Financial MarketsCalculation and Knowledge


Efforts to manipulate people into thinking the economy is good contribute to the ills brought on by the boom-bust cycle.

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Why Profitability Matters, and Market Forces Are Not Random

Financial Markets


The success or failure of investment in stocks depends ultimately on the same factors that determine success or failure of any business.

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The Yield Curve and Our Weakened Economy

Financial MarketsMoney and Banks

09/01/2014Mises Daily Articles
It’s difficult to envisage a downward-sloping yield curve in an unhampered market economy since this would imply that investors are assigning a higher risk to short-term maturities than long-term maturities. But in today’s economy, an upward or a downward sloping yield curve reflects the Fed’s...
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Did Bernanke Prevent Another Depression?

Big GovernmentThe FedFinancial Markets

04/20/2012Mises Daily Articles
The actions of Bernanke to revive the economy run contrary to the basic principles of running a company.
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Forecasting: The Model Solution

Financial MarketsMonetary Theory

03/16/2012Mises Daily Articles
We can, in fact, derive the entire body of economic theory, not from predictions, but from the realization that human actions are conscious and purposeful.
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It's Not Really about the Debt

Financial MarketsFree MarketsBusiness CyclesInterventionism

03/01/2012Mises Daily Articles
The fall in the money stock that precedes price deflation is actually triggered by the previous loose monetary policies of the central bank.
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Where Is the US Stock Market Heading?

Financial MarketsU.S. Economy

08/10/2011Mises Daily Articles
Why has the stock market declined despite a strengthening in the growth momentum of monetary liquidity?
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Is Deflation Really Bad for the Economy?

The FedFinancial MarketsBusiness CyclesMonetary Theory

08/11/2010Mises Daily Articles
"Under deflation, it is those non–wealth generating activities that end up having the most difficulties in serving their debt, because these activities were never generating any real wealth and were really supported or funded, so to speak, by genuine wealth generators."
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Should the Fed Pump Even More?

The FedFinancial MarketsInterventionismMonetary Theory

07/27/2010Mises Daily Articles
"Contrary to Krugman and other commentators, we suggest that the best economic policy for the Fed and the government is to do nothing as soon as possible."
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