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Greenspan and the Myth of “Inflation is Too Low”

The Fed concludes its final FOMC meeting of the year today. The entire financial world expects the Fed to raise rates a final time. This will mark the fifth rate hike since December 2015, and the

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The Fed is Arranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic (the Iceberg Comes in 2018).

The Fed concludes its final FOMC meeting of the year today. The entire financial world expects the Fed to raise rates a final time. This will mark the fifth rate hike since December 2015, and the

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The Process Through Which the First Major Central Bank Goes Bust Has Begun

In the aftermath of the Great Financial Crisis, Central Banks began cornering the sovereign bond market via Zero or even Negative interest rates and Quantitative Easing (QE) programs. The goal

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Is it “Late 2007” For the Everything Bubble?

Is it “Late 2007” For the Everything Bubble? Timing the end of a major bubble is extraordinarily difficult as it entails figuring out when a critical mass of investors shift from

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In 2018, Central Banks Will Have to Choose… Blow Up Stocks or Bonds…

And they’re going to choose to let stocks go. The #1 driver of the stock market is Central Bank money printing. In 2017 alone, the BoJ and the European Central Bank (ECB) have printed over