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Automatic Stabilizer?

April 18, 2014

Yellen comforts New York - and the Bulls.

The Bear's Lair: The promise of deflation

April 14, 2014

The American Enterprise Institute has now joined much of the Federal Reserve, Christine Lagarde of the IMF and the commentariat in warning of the imminence of deflation and the dire consequences that would ensue from even a mild decline in prices.

Financial Stability

April 11, 2014

Selling is starting to get serious.

The Bear's Lair: The ultimate in foolish leverage

April 7, 2014

The Financial Times revealed this week that trades in index credit default swap (CDS) options had managed to avoid being listed on exchanges, with all the transparency requirements that brings, instead being allowed to continue trading on an over-the-counter basis.

HFT, Rigged Markets and The Man

April 4, 2014

Initial indications of greed giving way to fear.

The Bear's Lair: Ending Bernankeism will reduce inequality

March 31, 2014

Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" has received rave reviews among the sort of commentators who are looking always for reasons to dump capitalism in the dustbin of history and resuscitate the Marxism they enjoyed in college (there are a LOT of these people).

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