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The Rise of Zombie Companies — And Why It Matters

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

08/08/2017FedWatch
A zombie company merely survives thanks to the constant refinancing of its debt. Thanks to central banks, their numbers are alarmingly large.

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This Time, It's a Bubble in Rentals

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

08/04/2017FedWatch
Fannie and Freddie are rushing to finance the current rental boom, and package them as mortgage-backed securities. What could go wrong?

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The Fed Gave Wall Street a Bomb, and the Taxpayers are Paying Ransom

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

08/02/2017FedWatch
How do you stop the taxpayer subsidy to Wall Street while avoiding lighting the fuse to Bernanke’s inflation bomb?

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The Fed Remains on Course – to Trouble

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

07/26/2017FedWatch
If the Fed really intends to turn away from its easy-money policies, it has three options for doing it. All of them are risky.

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The Part-Time Critics of Central Banks

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

07/14/2017FedWatch
The central bank critics today who were not critics of the great bailouts and stimulus have reserved their criticisms for what hurts their interests.

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Today Janet Yellen Explained (Yet Again) Why Interest Rates Should Stay Low

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

07/12/2017FedWatch
Today, Janet Yellen struck a dovish tone with Congress, saying that the Fed's target interest rate is not really that low after all.

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The Super Bubble Is in Trouble

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

06/26/2017FedWatch
Once the Super-Bubble pops, we will see what people demand as the ultimate means of payment: gold or cyber units, or both.

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This Week's Fed Events

The Fed

06/26/2017FedWatch
Here are this week's events related to the Federal Reserve.

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The ECB Blames Inflation on Everything but Itself

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

06/23/2017FedWatch
The ECB prefers to do what all central banks did just before the 2009 great recession: blame inflation on rising food and energy prices.

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This Week's Fed Events

The Fed

06/12/2017FedWatch
It's FOMC week! Here are this week's events related to the Federal Reserve.

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