Bear Stearns

Why 2011

By |2019-04-09T17:57:41-04:00April 9th, 2019|Currencies, Economy, Federal Reserve/Monetary Policy, Markets|

The eurodollar era saw not one but two credit bubbles. The first has been studied to death, though almost always getting it wrong. The Great Financial Crisis has been laid at the doorstep of subprime, a bunch of greedy Wall Street bankers insufficiently regulated to have not known any better. That was just a symptom [...]

What Bear Stearns Taught Us About The Folly of the BOND ROUT; Bonus: EFF’s Recent And Ongoing Contribution To The Same

By |2019-04-02T18:08:19-04:00April 2nd, 2019|Bonds, Currencies, Economy, Federal Reserve/Monetary Policy, Markets|

Over the last several years, we’ve been bombarded with mainstream stories about how interest rates have nowhere to go but up. Inflation, recovery, and most of all fundamentals. Who in their right mind is going to buy all this government debt! The supply is rising and, according to these people, the demand can only be [...]

Government Caused this Mess

By |2008-09-25T18:45:41-04:00September 25th, 2008|Economy|

So it appears Congress has reached a deal on the Mother of all Bailouts (via WSJ): WASHINGTON -- Top House and Senate Democratic and Republican lawmakers have reached a tentative agreement on a $700 billion plan to bail out U.S. financial markets, with some predicting the measure would pass both chambers of Congress. After a [...]

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