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Decaying Offshore Money Is A Lot More Than An Offshore Decay

By |2019-03-12T18:45:30-04:00March 12th, 2019|Bonds, Currencies, Economy, Federal Reserve/Monetary Policy, Markets|

During the first quarter of 2008, as Bear Stearns teetered on the edge of illiquidity, foreign holders of US$ financial assets contributed $9.3 trillion to US credit markets. According to the Fed’s Z1, the Financial Accounts of the United States, it tells us that’s the amount they held in possession from outside the American geographical [...]

The Choice

By |2008-09-12T11:06:23-04:00September 12th, 2008|Markets|

Americans face the most important choice of a generation. Our economy is not performing as we would like. Inflation is too high yet home prices are falling. The credit markets are frozen as banks retrench from losses generated by past, ill advised loans. Income and wealth inequality have risen. Real wages are essentially stagnant. The [...]