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The Bearish Cases For Equities In 2018

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In this article we will be reviewing some of the bearish cases for equities since they have overcome the correction earlier in the year and are now near record highs once again. The Nasdaq and the Russell 2000 already beat their January highs, but the S&P 500 and the Wilshire…CONTINUE READING

Central Bank Policy Changes This Week

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In this article we will update you on central bank policy, specifically from the Bank of Japan and the U.S. Federal Reserve. We take a practical data focused approach to analyzing monetary policy. Our only goal is the pursuit of truth and to have the appropriate perspective of the past,…CONTINUE READING

Tax Cuts: Short-Term & Long-Term Review

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Throughout the expansion from about 2010 to 2016 the Federal Reserve told us it wanted to step back from its stimulative policies, which were QE and zero percent interest rates, but it couldn’t because fiscal stimulus wasn’t coming. Furthermore, there have been times in that period where fiscal policy hurt…CONTINUE READING

Does Technological Improvement Hurt Productivity?

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The Minnesota Fed President Neel Kashkari is active on Twitter where he often conducts Q&As where any user can ask him questions. While we aren’t proponents of the Federal Reserve, the fact that he is willing to answer real critics and not just the media, which oftentimes asks what seems…CONTINUE READING

The Federal Reserve Wants You To Own Gold

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At the time the Federal Reserve was doing its 3 rounds of QE and had a zero percent Fed funds rate, there were predictions by bearish investors and Austrian economists that inflation would run out of control. This hasn’t happened as inflation, measured by Core PCE or CPI, has stayed…CONTINUE READING

Are Too Big To Fail Banks Safe?

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Too Big To Fail Definition The definition of the term “too big to fail” refers to a company that poses negative systemic risk to the entire economy in the event of failure. Thus far no firm designated as too big to fail has failed, therefore this is a theory, one…CONTINUE READING

Why Isn’t The Federal Reserve Audited?

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Senator Rand Paul’s ideas have been gaining traction, probably because he is much more pragmatic than his father, Ron Paul. Rand sees what each side wants in a negotiation and finds a suitable solution that all parties can agree on. His ideas for the framework of healthcare legislation would have…CONTINUE READING

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