Ten year ago this October 9, the stock market hit an all-time high level. Over the next 17 months, a disastrous mix of market greed, unintended consequences from poorly conceived financial regulations, and even worse reactions to those unintended consequences caused the stock market to decline by more than half. Thus, October 9, 2007 marked […]
Next Monday (October 9th) will be exactly ten years from the stock market peak before the Financial Panic of 2008. Imagine that Doctor Doom, the perceived “best analyst in the business,” told you on that night, when markets peaked, that financial authorities would allow mark-to-market accounting rules to burn the banking system to the ground, […]
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Last week, at her press conference, Federal Reserve Chair, Janet Yellen said continued low inflation was a “mystery.” She’s referring to Quantitative Easing (QE) and the lack of the economic evidence that it worked. The Fed bought $3.5 trillion of bonds with money it created out of thin air in an extraordinary “experiment” to avoid […]
Did you know insurance only investment products are not governed by securities regulators, only insurance regulators, and they are much more passive? Have you talked to someone about investing your money and they say none of their clients have lost money, they have products with a great rate of return, and there are no fees […]
No one expects the Federal Reserve to raise rates at the meeting this week. A rate change of any kind, either up or down, would be a complete stunner. Instead, the big news on monetary policy this week is very likely to be the Federal Reserve announcing it will begin gradually trimming its balance sheet […]