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Yellen Sees No Bubbles

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog05/06/2015

Janet Yellen See Stock Prices Are High, but She Sees no Bubbles

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The Economist Magazine Declares There Is No Such Thing As A Skyscraper Curse

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog04/27/2015

The Economist declares there is no such thing as a Skyscraper Curse and they have the mainstream empirical evidence to support that declaration.

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Margin Debt At All Time High

Booms and BustsThe FedFinancial MarketsBusiness CyclesCapital and Interest Theory

Blog04/01/2015

Not only are stock markets near all time highs, the amount of margin debt is also at all time highs. Margin debt is money borrowed to leverage the purchasing power of portfolios.

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Former Fed Official: Fed is "out of line"

Booms and BustsThe FedFinancial MarketsMoney and BanksBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

Blog03/31/2015

Why is it that only former Fed officials are willing to say the truth about the economy and monetary policy. I know they don't know the whole truth and they are blinded by power, but why do they always wait till they are "former" to tell the truth.

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Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) Dipping

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Blog03/31/2015

March’s economic report from the National Association of Credit Management dropped to the lowest it’s been this year. The combined index fell from 53.2 in February to 51.2 this month.

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"In other words, you cannot accurately forecast a recession or financial panic by looking at either the announcement or the completion of the world’s tallest building"

Booms and BustsThe FedU.S. HistoryBusiness CyclesCapital and Interest Theory

Blog03/27/2015

"In other words, you cannot accurately forecast a recession or financial panic by looking at either the announcement or the completion of the world’s tallest building"

 

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Europeans Overcoming Their Apoplithorismosphobia

Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog03/26/2015

Europeans have long been fearful of the prospects of price deflation, but now that it has arrived they have embraced it.

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Fed Tries to Figure Out How to Raise Interest Rates by a 1/4 of 1%

Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and BanksCalculation and KnowledgeMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog03/26/2015

The Fed has been messing with interest rates for a century and suddenly they have forgotten how to raise interest rates?

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