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Category Archive: economy

  1. Are We There Yet? No Way! (And How to Know When We Are There)

    Given the events of the past few days it is once again time to exam­ine the immor­tal ques­tion posed by chil­dren and traders alike, “are we there yet”? Nope, not yet, we aren’t there yet, not even close. The bot­tom hasn’t been found in the credit mar­kets or the stock mar­ket and, unfor­tu­nately, we still have […] [read full story]

    Posted in: AIG, BANKS, Credit Crisis, Economic Statistics, economy, Fannie Mae, Federal Reserve, Finance, FOX BUSINESS NETWORK, Freddie Mac, Lehman, Seeking Alpha, Stock Market
  2. Money Supply and Economic Data Weekly Watch – The Fed’s Next Move Will Be To Increase Money Supply

    While most of the busi­ness media is focus­ing on Lehman and trou­bled finan­cials, they are for­get­ting about next week’s Fed meet­ings and how mon­e­tary pol­icy will respond to the cri­sis. After almost 6 months of shrink­ing real money sup­ply (nom­i­nal money sup­ply adjusted for infla­tion), Fed pol­icy mak­ers are going to decide whether to push […] [read full story]

    Posted in: CPI, Credit Crisis, Deflation, Economic Statistics, economy, Federal Funds Rate, Federal Reserve, Finance, FOX BUSINESS NETWORK, Hoover Adminstration, Inflation, M2, Milton Friedman, monetary policy, Money Supply
  3. TELL ME IT AN’T SOPAULSON HANDS OUT A “GET OUT OF JAIL FREE” CARD" rel="bookmark">TELL ME IT AN’T SOPAULSON HANDS OUT A “GET OUT OF JAIL FREE” CARD

    This morn­ing on CNBC, Sec­re­tary of the Trea­sury Hank Paul­son advanced the cause of reck­less behav­ior when he inex­plic­a­bly gave the man­age­ment and boards of Fred­die Mac and Fan­nie Mae a “get out of jail free” card. Amaz­ingly, Paul­son announced that he didn’t blame the respec­tive senior exec­u­tives and boards for the fail­ures and that […] [read full story]

    Posted in: Credit Crisis, Criminal Law, Disclosure, economy, Fannie Mae, Finance, Freddie Mac, Paulson, Secretary Snow
  4. MONEY SUPPLY AND ECONOMIC DATA WEEKLY WATCHSHRINKING MONEY SUPPLY AND ITS RESULT" rel="bookmark">MONEY SUPPLY AND ECONOMIC DATA WEEKLY WATCHSHRINKING MONEY SUPPLY AND ITS RESULT

    Overview Last week’s eco­nomic data was dom­i­nated by the report of ris­ing unem­ploy­ment, increas­ing non-farm busi­ness pro­duc­tiv­ity and the Fed’s “Beige Book” which is a sum­mary of eco­nomic con­di­tions by Fed­eral Reserve Dis­tricts. Oh, by the way, money sup­ply didn’t grow again. Money Sup­ply Last week the Fed­eral Reserve announced that money sup­ply as mea­sured by […] [read full story]

    Posted in: Bernanke, Deflation, Economic Statistics, economy, Federal Funds Rate, Federal Reserve, Inflation, monetary policy, Money Supply, Productivity