Back when he took office, the conventional wisdom was that Leon Panetta was there to manage defense budget cuts. It turns out that he will say just about anything to prevent them, as Jacob Heilbrunn pointed out the other day.
Ron Hamowy, himself a great libertarian, talks about some of the other great libertarians he’s known.
Weekly Bull/Bear Recap: September 19-23, 2011
For those newer to trading I think his view on the dollar is important to understand from a lesson standpoint. Even if you the dollar is ‘cooked’ long term, time frame is important. VIDEO
Traders expect more stomach-churning volatility in the week ahead, as investors fret about Europe and adjust their portfolios for quarter's end.
A good round up of the catastrophic economic situation for the middle class can be found at Alternet, yes, the favorite site of the loony left. I’ve noticed a tendency on the right to deny any fundamental problems,...
The Gilded Age, lasting from 1865 to World War I, was an era of economic growth never before seen in the history of the world. The standard of living of the modern age was born during this time of phenomenal transition. Lives lengthen. Wealth explode
Is the U.S. government stockpiling huge amounts of food and supplies in anticipation that something bad is about to happen? Is something about to cause a major economic crisis that will require large quantities of emergency food?
In his inimitable manner, Marc Faber describes to ThomsonReuters why it is time for Greece to leave the common currency, claim bankruptcy, and allow its citizens to live decently even if European leaders (and bankers) have to suffer.
Is Morgan Stanley Sitting On An FX Derivative Time Bomb?
Some companies with $100 million+ valuaitons were founded just this year. Others have been around, but didn't receive any traction until a few months ago.
As anyone with a financial pulse knows, yesterday specifically and this week generally marks, well, the beginning of the end. The end of geo-political economic optimism, hope, and confidence. And, at least for me, this moment could not have come soo
The markets are living and dying on news regarding the Eurozone debt crisis, which is quite complicated. That's why Morgan Stanley put together a comprehensive guide on how everything financial works on the continent.
After a turbulent week of trading, 'flat' was the new 'up' on a relatively quiet day for news.
Fox Business senior correspondent Charlie Gasparino came on air to say that a Morgan Stanley PR representative threatened his life today. (Publisher: Video... well, I'm sure that this will get milked for all it's worth)
The story behind this in months to come will be of great interest to many. We're working on a lengthy eZine article for the October Edition of the Digital Magazine for FreedomsPhoenix.
FYI - 10,759.75 - -365.09 (-3.28%) no wait.... Now it's 10,688.87 -435.97 (-3.92%)
Bill To Put 7 Million Americans Back to Work, Rebuild Infrastructure
Goldman's Dominic Wilson - "While the Fed has been careful to frame the latest shift as a “twist” that leaves its balance sheet neutral, as we have described before the policy is economically more or less equivalent to outright asset purchases."
Nouriel Roubini is calling it this morning, following a bout of dismal economic data around the world. Europe and the U.S. are "effectively in recession" and there's nothing policy makers can do to save them.
Make no mistake; while the characters and events in this story are products of imagination, the issues presented and their probable consequences are anything but fantasy.
This is not helping French bank stocks today. PIMCO's Mohammed El-Erian has a dramatic post up at FT on the various signs of trouble in French bank land.
The new Federal Reserve program to lower long-term interest rates means banks and brokerages are at risk for depressed earnings, with no real solution, and their shares reacted accordingly on Thursday.
For a moment, imagine that there is a privately-owned organization in the United States that can create U.S. dollars out of thin air whenever it wants and can loan that money to whoever it wants to.
CDS - Hoarding and Downgrades and Collateral
New census data released today reveals that the recession has made American 20 to 30-somethings into a Lost Generation of unemployed and underemployed, the AP reports.
As early as July, we pointed out the increasingly likely endgame in Europe with regard to the EFSF and centralizing/concentrating credit risk.
A dramatic Hail Mary appeared in the FX markets earlier this morning following the circulation of a rumor, since attributed to Goldman sales, that the FRBNY is preparing to slash its FX swap line with the ECB rate...
As usual getting Art Cashin's pragmatic take on something as important as the Fed's decision (which at this rate will need to be revised very soon), is quite a morning coffee, or for some, "fermentation", treat.
As I have observed the mainstream media (MSM, to the cognoscenti) over the past few decades, I have noted a growing infatuation with the words moderate and extremist.