In order to achieve the greatest risk/reward asymmetry from the 2014 single-family housing stimulus “hangover”, or “reset”, happening right now you must change the way you think about this asset class. When doing so, clarity emerges (at least to me)
Wall Street analysts at Moody’s Investors Service lowered their outlook on New Jersey’s debt from stable to negative, saying the state remains hamstrung by rising costs and “a sluggish economic recovery” despite Gov. Chris Christie’s efforts.
The unelected central planners at the Federal Reserve have decided that the time has come to slightly taper the amount of quantitative easing that it has been doing. On Wednesday, the Fed announced that monthly purchases of U.S. Treasury bonds will
The American media usually profit handsomely from "hyper-partisan" fighting -- finding, and sometimes creating, politically conflict-laden stories that get more viewers, listeners, readers, and thus higher advertising revenues.
Ben Bernanke invented the practice of giving an occasional press conference after an FOMC decision as a way to further explain monetary policy decisions. Indeed, one of Bernanke's legacies has been his commitment to transparency and better Fed commun
During 2013, America continued to steadily march down a self-destructive path toward oblivion. As a society, our debt levels are completely and totally out of control. Our financial system has been transformed into the largest casino on the entire
The Fed’s latest stock market bubble is at risk of blowing up.
It could blow up as soon as the Fed’s next meeting this Wednesday, or it could last longer. Either way, it is doomed.
Bubbles are inflated when the Fed recklessly creates more and m
Walmart touts “Everyday Low Prices,” but we asked its customers to support ‘Everyday High Wages” instead. We posed as representatives of “15 for 15,” a make-believe organization advocating that Walmart raise prices by 15% and use the extra cash to pa
Michigan isn’t the only place where pensions for municipal and state workers and teachers are under serious attack. Illinois just passed a pension fix that damages and reduces the pension benefits earned and contracted for by Illinois police, fire
"There's no question that bitcoin has some inherent risk," Woo said. "But I think we also need to recognize the fact that bitcoin does have a role to play in countries where its citizens face high taxes, capital controls or even high confiscation
Some of the most respected prognosticators in the financial world are warning that what is coming in 2014 and beyond is going to shake America to the core. Many of the quotes that you are about to read are from individuals that actually predicted th
In the end, conservative groups couldn’t muster enough opposition, and enough Democrats came on board to pass the bill.
The result will be a future untainted by the threat of government shutdowns for the next two years.
Thomas Jefferson once said that “the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.” In other words, he believed that government debt was the equivalent of stealing money f