Monthly Archives: February 2018

Haunted by Ghosts of the Old Eastern Bloc

Jerome Powell, the new Chairman of the Federal Reserve, just completed his third week on the job.  He’s hardly had enough time to learn how to operate the office coffee maker, let alone the all-in-one printer.  He still doesn’t know … Continue reading

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When Budget Deficits Will Really Go Vertical

United States Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin has a sweet gig.  He writes rubber checks to pay the nation’s bills.  Yet, somehow, the rubber checks don’t bounce.  Instead, like magic, they clear. How this all works, considering the nation’s technically … Continue reading

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What Kind of Stock Market Purge Is This?

Down markets, like up markets, are both dazzling and delightful.  The shock and awe of near back-to-back 1,000 point Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) freefalls are, indeed, spectacular.  There are many reasons to revel in it.  Today we shall share … Continue reading

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How to Buy Low When Everyone Else is Buying High

The common thread running through the collective minds of present U.S. stock market investors goes something like this: A great crash is coming.  But first there will be an epic run-up climaxing with a massive parabolic blow off top. Hence, … Continue reading

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