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Week in Review: January 7, 2017

The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks

Blog01/06/2017

This year, our attention will be toward the Fed and central banks, as the world's financial elites try to navigate increasingly volatile waters.

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Have Trump Tweets Replaced Fed Speak?

The FedFinancial MarketsU.S. Economy

Blog12/12/2016

Donald Trump's Twitter account is steering the market, the consequence of America substituting markets for central planners.

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Is Steve Mnuchin Just Another Wall Street Banker?

The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and BanksMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Blog11/30/2016

Steve Mnuchin has said little publicly, but his resume does seem to contrast sharply with Trump's populist campaign.

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The Looming Bubble in Long-Term Debt

Financial MarketsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/10/2016

As yield-starved investors look to longer-dated assets, the biggest risk facing financial markets may be the financial asset duration bubble.

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Don't Slap a New Tax on High-Frequency Trading

Financial MarketsTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog10/03/2016

High-frequency trading is not the nefarious scheme policymakers would have you believe it is. It serves a real purpose in the marketplace.

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Economic Reality Matters More than "Expectations"

Financial MarketsCalculation and Knowledge

Blog09/06/2016

Efforts to manipulate people into thinking the economy is good contribute to the ills brought on by the boom-bust cycle.

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Why Profitability Matters, and Market Forces Are Not Random

Financial Markets

Blog07/06/2016

The success or failure of investment in stocks depends ultimately on the same factors that determine success or failure of any business.

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Thornton Corrects Fed in the Wall Street Journal

The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and Banking

The Fed cannot see the natural rate of interest, but it is right before its eyes.

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Why All the Post-Brexit Hysteria?

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog06/27/2016

Brussels is doing all it can to make the UK pay for wanting to leave the EU. This only further illustrates why exit from the EU is a good idea.

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European Integration Is Dead, Long Live Monetary Cooperation

Financial MarketsAustrian Economics OverviewMoney and Banking

Brexit has raised some barriers to globalism, but central banks remain unimpeded in their efforts to work together to manipulate economies.

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