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Burn, Baby, Burn!

Mayhem, like brutal bear markets and inner city riots, are facts of life. We’ll all get caught up in one here or there in our lifetimes. The challenge is to make it through with as little damage as possible. Continue reading

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How Inflation Got Away from Washington Screw Ups

Being a government hack has its advantages. You get eleven paid holidays per year. You get promoted for poor performance. The benefits are superb. Best of all, you can get remarkably rich…even if you’re a screw up. Continue reading

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Settling Wreckage from the Past

Settling wreckage from the past with realities of the present can be difficult and painful. If you do the crime. You must do the time. When it comes to financial markets and the economy, this can take many forms. Some of the most common include bankruptcy, shuttered businesses, and collapsing share prices. Continue reading

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Would Putin Have Attacked if Oil was $50 per Barrel?

Would Vladimir Putin have attacked if oil was below $50 per barrel? Who knows? But if he had, he would have done so without the extreme leverage he holds over Europe in the midst of a cold winter. Continue reading

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