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Why Wall Street Bankers and Federal Lawyers Hate Michael Milken

Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismFinancial MarketsLegal System

Blog02/25/2020

Michael Milken was a threat to the complacent Wall Street cartels established by the New Deal. So ambitious prosecutors like Rudy Giuliani saw an opportunity to get in good with Wall Street by taking him down.

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Shhhh: Repo Operation in Process

The FedFinancial Markets

Blog02/05/2020

These days, the commercial banking system isn’t where the action is. Instead, it’s the shadow banking system that needs direct feeding to goose inflation—at least inflation in asset prices, and also to keep the debt service on the nation’s debt as low as possible.

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Nomi Prins: Repo Injections Are QE by Another Name

The FedFinancial MarketsMonetary Policy

Blog01/31/2020

The Fed's balance sheet has risen to $4.1 trillion from $3.7 trillion in August. Nomi Prins discusses what this policy shift means and what it portends for 2020.

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After November Surge, Money Supply Growth Slows in December

The FedFinancial MarketsMoney Supply

Blog01/27/2020

During December 2019, year-over-year growth in the money supply was at 5.53 percent. That's down from November's rate of 5.9 percent, but was up from December 2018's rate of 3.90 percent.

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Are Housing Markets Still Clearing Out the Trash of the Last Bust?

Booms and BustsFinancial Markets

Blog01/20/2020

Many mortgages have not just been modified once, but twice, and sometimes more. Loan servicers are holding higher-end mortgages rather than foreclosing a decade after the crash. Thus, there is plenty of shadow inventory lurking, waiting for the next crash.

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What Will It Take to Get the Public to Embrace Sound Money?

Financial MarketsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/16/2020

If the small sample size of monetary history is any guide, the combination of asset market crashes and high goods inflation empowers sound money forces in the political arena. At the moment, neither of those factors are in play.

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Subprime Loans Will Be Back with a Vengeance in 2020

Booms and BustsFinancial Markets

Blog01/14/2020

After lying dormant for several years in the aftermath of the Great Recession, the subprime market has returned with a vengeance. Subprime has become prevalent in every facet of the credit industry, and we should be terrified.

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Will a Credit Crisis Threaten Boris's 2020 Brexit Plans?

Decentralization and SecessionFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog01/11/2020

Last month's election gave Boris Johnson a strong majority in Parliament, but two economic wildcards could trip his new government up.

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Investors, Randomness, and Entrepreneurial Thinking

Financial MarketsMedia and CultureCalculation and Knowledge

Blog01/07/2020

It's possible for investors and entrepreneurs to make a lot of money in markets without understanding the economic theory behind their actions.

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Why Sweden Ended Its Negative Interest Rate Experiment

Financial MarketsMoney and Banks

Blog01/07/2020

Sweden launched its failed negative rate plan almost five years ago and now reverses it due to the financial risks that are created.

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