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Why this Boom Could Keep Going Well Beyond 2019

Booms and BustsFinancial Markets

Blog12/07/2019

As long as there is still room for pushing the market interest rate down even further, the chances are reasonably good that the boom continues, and that the bust will be postponed into the future.

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WeWork's IPO Disaster and the Problem of Easy Money

The EntrepreneurFinancial Markets

Blog11/18/2019

When operating in an easy money regime, finding investments capable of providing reasonable returns becomes difficult to near impossible. Low risk vehicles are bid down to near-zero returns, pushing investors into ever riskier vehicles to generate enough return to cover objectives.

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QE by Any Other Name

The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks

Blog11/16/2019

The Fed overestimated the robustness of the economy, underestimated the level of addiction of the markets to cheap money, and it was way too quick to proclaim a “full recovery” from the crisis.

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Can Crypto Revive Swiss Banking?

Financial MarketsMoney and Banks

Blog11/07/2019

While some governments have sought to wage war against cryptocurrencies, Switzerland is striving to become a "crypto-nation." 

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The Ghosts of Failed Banks Have Returned

Financial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog10/12/2019

A new banking crisis is not only in the making, for which the repo problem serves as an early warning, but it could escalate quite rapidly.

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Can Spain Handle a Global Crisis?

Financial MarketsGlobal Economy

There seems to be an increasing consensus that a global recession is coming soon. The good news is that the Spanish private sector is much better prepared than it was in 2007.

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Central Bank "Stimulus" is Really a Huge Redistribution Scheme

The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks

Blog09/28/2019

Central banks pretend all these benefits come at no cost to anyone. Unfortunately, we all ultimately pay the price. 

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Inverted Yield Curves, Recessions, and You

Financial MarketsU.S. EconomyBusiness CyclesCapital and Interest Theory

Blog09/05/2019

To understand what an inverted yield curve means, you must first understand what the yield curve is.

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What the Looming US-China Currency War Means for the Economy

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog08/13/2019

If the world gets into a currency war — with the assault on wages and savings that devaluation entails — no one wins.

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