Tag: Federal Reserve

Mortgage Rates Under 3%?

September 20, 2011 | By | Reply More
Mortgage Rates Under 3%?

Ben Bernanke and the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) are meeting in Washington this week. They’re saddled with the most unenviable of jobs.  They’re trying to keep the economy afloat in a storm of negative economic data. The problem is the Fed has already fired most of its ammunition. They’ve lowered short term interest rates […]

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Ben Bernanke Says “Buy Stocks”!

August 10, 2011 | By | Reply More
Ben Bernanke Says “Buy Stocks”!

Don’t take it from some CNBC analyst.  Don’t listen to Bloomberg. Heck… don’t even take it from me. The best part is you don’t have to.  Because we just got it direct from the horse’s mouth! That’s right.  We heard direct from the source that it’s time to get back into the market.  Folks… your […]

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US Economic Recovery: Hey Ben… It’s Time To Put On Your Bathrobe!

March 4, 2011 | By | Reply More
US Economic Recovery:  Hey Ben… It’s Time To Put On Your Bathrobe!

Last weekend I got a head start on my spring cleaning.  I was going through my clothes closet when I came across something I had forgotten all about.  It was a T-shirt commemorating my dad’s 60th birthday party. I can’t believe that was ten years ago. I picked up the shirt and memories from the […]

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Sarah Palin Doesn’t Understand Economics

November 18, 2010 | By | Reply More
Sarah Palin Doesn’t Understand Economics

It’s comical just how many politicians and members of the media have no understanding of economics.  No clue.  This utter lack of economics comprehension couldn’t be more apparent than with my least favorite politician, Sarah Palin. For whatever reason, the media loves Palin.  Every speech she gives is covered by the news, ad nauseum.  Now, […]

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Federal Reserve: Quantitative Easing 2 Is A Dangerous Game

November 5, 2010 | By | Reply More
Federal Reserve:  Quantitative Easing 2 Is A Dangerous Game

In the classic 1955 film, Rebel Without A Cause, 17-year old Jim Stark (played by James Dean) is pressured into playing a high-stakes game to resolve a dispute with school bully, Buzz Gunderson (played by Corey Allen).  After Jim triumphs over Buzz in a knife fight, Buzz tries to regain his pride by challenging Jim […]

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Where Big Ben Tells Us To Invest…

October 18, 2010 | By | Reply More
Where Big Ben Tells Us To Invest…

At just before 4:00 am on Friday morning our local pack of coyotes started howling. I’m certain they caught a rabbit and were enjoying a late dinner (or would that be an early breakfast?). Our three large dogs decided to earn their kibble for the week. In unison all three dogs started barking… loudly. Needless […]

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Are The Markets Rigged?

April 23, 2010 | By | Reply More
Are The Markets Rigged?

The market rally of the past year has been a whopper.  It has gone up farther and lasted longer than most thought possible. Each passing day brings more upside.  With few exceptions, the market is treating all news as good news.  The market is starting to seem like a one way street…. straight up. For […]

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What’s Killing The US Dollar?

September 24, 2009 | By | Reply More
What’s Killing The US Dollar?

The question of the day is simply, “What’s killing the US Dollar?”  I wish the answer was easy, but like most things in life, it’s a bit complicated.  The problem is… there are too many correct answers. It’s like all the Roman Senators stabbing Julius Caesar – “Et tu Brute?” Individually they all caused damage.  […]

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How To Profit From The Falling US Dollar

May 18, 2009 | By | Reply More
How To Profit From The Falling US Dollar

This weekend I got a call from my uncle.  He recently switched jobs and now runs a small electrician’s office.  In the flurry of new paperwork, he realized his 401K was still sitting at his old employer.  He decided to roll it over to his new employer. He’s a smart guy.  And he’s managed to […]

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How Inflation Causes a Top In The Bond Market

April 11, 2008 | By | Reply More
How Inflation Causes a Top In The Bond Market

Just yesterday I was sitting in a meeting.  Nothing new.  I seem to spend my days hopping from one meeting to the next.  I had the opportunity to meet with top management at a small mining company.  Their specialty is silver and copper and the business intrigued me. As you know the commodity market has […]

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