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Alicia Moritz Dante Ruffalo March 02

A LITTLE INFLATION HELPS A LOT

Inflation hawks are critics of the Federal Reserve and include politicians such as Ron Paul (who understands so little about economics he actually believes you shouldn’t use numbers in estimating things like GDP growth, i.e. Austrian School of Economics, which was debunked as nonsense). Mr. Paul writes alarming newsletters every week warning about soaring inflation. […]

Dante Ruffalo Alicia Moritz January 28

How QE Works and Why Europe is now using it

Although Mr. Bernanke is now retired from Chair of the Fed, Janet Yellen, his successor, has vowed to follow through on his monetary policies.  In fact, she was chosen to head the bank specifically for this reason. Quantitative Easing (QE) has been politicized in a manner which has distorted what it actually is.   Phrases […]

April 30

WHY U.S. WON’T SANCTION RUSSIA

Quick note on why the U.S. is so reluctant to invoke more stringent sanctions against Russia, Vladimir Putin and those involved in anarchy of Eastern Ukraine. If the U.S. imposes sanctions on accounts of Russian provocateurs any action intentional or otherwise with these accounts by the bank that holds them could result in the Federal […]

dante Ruffalo alicia moritz March 19

WHAT ALAN GREENSPAN AND LIBOR HAVE IN COMMON

My all time favorite quote from former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan is ‘I underestimated the extent to which market participants would behave irrationally.’ Said to Congress by the 88-year-old in a grave tone one would think it to be an honest admission. That however, is hardly the case.  Let me explain what a ‘market participant’ […]

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