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The Bear's Lair: Where's the link to inflation broken?

April 21, 2014

Monetary economists around 2009-10 were sure of one thing: the Fed's unprecedented creation of "narrow money" in the form of bank reserves would show up fairly quickly in a burst of inflation. Clearly, they were wrong.


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.

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