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Draghi Doesn’t See "Bubbles" — Let Me Show You Some

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

06/23/2017FedWatch
Mario Draghi has many warnings for us about the next crisis, but he fails to note that the artificial creation of money is always behind those crises.

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The ECB Blames Inflation on Everything but Itself

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

06/23/2017FedWatch
The ECB prefers to do what all central banks did just before the 2009 great recession: blame inflation on rising food and energy prices.

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Our Lawless Central Bank

The FedMoney and Banking

06/22/2017FedWatch
The Fed's modern method of policymaking is best described as "ad hoc." This is a big problem for entrepreneurs and most market actors.

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Recent Fed Speeches

The Fed

06/21/2017FedWatch
The FOMC meeting is over and various Fed officials are back on the speaking circuit. Here is a summary of recent comments.

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Oil Is Cheap — Why OPEC Can’t Do Anything About It

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

06/19/2017FedWatch
Only the future will tell if OPEC’s measures have any effect on oil prices or if our interpretation that they aren’t able to move prices is true.

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Help Wanted: Lenders with No Experience (or Short Memories) to Make Risky Mortgages

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

06/19/2017FedWatch
Home values are up, flipping is back in vogue, and more than a little subprime sauce is needed to keep the party cooking.

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Fed Raises Rates — Will Other Central Banks Follow?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

06/18/2017FedWatch
The Federal Reserve says it can now turn to tighter monetary policy if the economy continues to expand "as anticipated." But that's a pretty big if.

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Kaplan and Kashkari: Slowing Inflation Makes More Rate Hikes a Challenge

The Fed

06/16/2017FedWatch
Dallas Fed's Robert Kaplan and Minneapolis Fed's Need Kashkari are less optimistic than Yellen about the prospects for 2% inflation.

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June FOMC Announcement: Rate Hike and Balance Sheet Plans

The Fed

06/14/2017FedWatch
The FOMC concluded their June policy meeting today and announced, among other things, their interest rate decision: another .25% rate hike.

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Fed Officials Can't See What's Right In Front Of Them

The FedMoney and Banking

06/12/2017FedWatch
Why is it so controversial to suggest that we should leave interest rates and credit markets alone?

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