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Analysis Topic: Economic Trends Analysis

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Economics

Friday, October 29, 2010

Loss of Dollar Purchasing Power, The True Fed Inflation Targeting Bullseye / Economics / Inflation

By: Richard_Daughty

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhen it comes time to put the current crop of economic blowhards and lunatics on trial for the disaster their insanely-bad advice caused, this quote from Frederic Mishkin, former Fed governor and who is directly responsible for the mess we are in, may come in handy.

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Economics

Thursday, October 28, 2010

U.S. Employment is Main Focus of Fed QE Policy / Economics / Employment

By: Asha_Bangalore

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Fed is widely expected to announce the details of the second round of QE (quantitative easing) following its 2-day meeting ending on November 3.  There are more questions than answers about the nature of QE2 at the present time.  Let's start with QE1 to put things in perspective; QE1 was in place from December 2008 to March 2010.  The Fed purchased a sum of $1.725 trillion worth of agency bonds ($175 billion), mortgage-backed securities ($1.25 trillion) and Treasury securities ($300 billion).  The outcome was a larger Fed balance sheet reaching $2.3 trillion as of March 2010 (see chart 1). 

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Economics

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Paul Krugman Challenged to Debate on Keynesian vs Austrian Business Cycle Theory / Economics / Economic Theory

By: Robert_Murphy

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs many readers already know, last week I launched a campaign to pressure Paul Krugman into debating me. In just the first week, this sophomoric 7-minute YouTube video has generated $35,000 in pledges. At this point, I don't see how Krugman will ever live this down until he debates me on Austrian versus Keynesian business-cycle theory.

In the present article, I'll give a little background of how I came up with the idea. Then I'll point out the broader implications of this episode, which go well beyond my jousting with Krugman.

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Economics

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Economies Pummeled by the Strong Arm of the Financial Ruin / Economics / Great Depression II

By: Richard_Daughty

Casey's Gold & Resource Summit reports that "Casey Research's own resident economic genius Bud Conrad" is the "nonpareil whirling dervish of data points," which is an odd descriptor, and I interpret it as meaning a guy who knows how to send you into cardiac arrest with "a mind-boggling sequence of charts and graphs covering virtually every aspect of the economy."

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Economics

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Global Banking System, Is There Life After Sudden Death? / Economics / Global Financial System

By: Professor_Emeritus

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe debate on the Real Bills Doctrine (RBD) within the sound money movement is important because the international banking system, financing world trade as well as domestic trade, is facing its greatest challenge in all history. Indeed, it may succumb to the sudden death syndrome, and all efforts to resuscitate it may fail. Worse still, banks have by now acquired such a bad name, and they have earned such a universal hatred for their role in the global destruction of capital and of individual savings, that any new financial institution in whose name the word "bank" figures may be rejected out of hand by the people, should anyone try to make a fresh start in the banking business after the collapse.

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Economics

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Poststeroid Economics / Economics / Economic Theory

By: Vitaliy_Katsenelson

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDuring the ’80s and ’90s, ignorance was bliss. The global economy was growing nicely, and analyzing it (or even paying attention to market cycles) seemed like a waste of time, as the economy came in only three flavors: good, great and awesome. Even if you misread the flavor, the downside was that you’d just make a little less money.

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Economics

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Inflation in the Real World / Economics / Inflation

By: Casey_Research

Jake Weber, Editor, The Casey Report writes: As is often the case, there is a big difference between what the government statistics are reporting and what’s going on in the real world. According to the most recent inflation reading published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), consumer prices grew at an annual rate of just 1.1% in August.

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Economics

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

UK Economic Boom Continues, GDP Q3 2010 +0.8%, Academic Economists Remain Clueless / Economics / UK Economy

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe UK economic boom continued into the third quarter of 2010 with GDP jumping by 0.8% (+3.2% annualised), that itself followed on from an eye wateringly high growth rate of 1.2% for Q2, both of which were missed by the academic economists that populate the financial institutions and journalists / pseudo economists in the mainstream press that only hours before were expecting growth of 0.4% (1.6% annualised), which despite the economy booming still continue with mantra's based on theoretical models for a none existant double dip recession whilst the real economy literally booms.

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Economics

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Should the Fed Be Concerned about Low Price Inflation? / Economics / Inflation

By: Frank_Shostak

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn its September 21 meeting, the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee expressed concern that the rate of inflation is far too low. According to the minutes some members of the FOMC have said,

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Economics

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

More U.S. Inflation Fears / Economics / Inflation

By: Dr_Ron_Paul

Inflation fears are heating up this week as Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke gave a speech in Boston on Friday, causing further frantic flight into gold by those fearful of the coming “quantitative easing” the Fed is set to deliver in November. Others who view gold as a short-term investment engaged in immediate profit-taking after Bernanke's speech.

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Economics

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Debt Default or Hyperinflation, U.S's Only Two Options / Economics / US Debt

By: Richard_Daughty

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI thought I had seen and heard it all after the ludicrous Ben Bernanke, asinine chairman of the Federal Reserve, announced that the official (and thus a lie!) 2% inflation in prices was too, too low, and he wanted higher inflation because, somehow, in some weird little fantasy world that only he and other neo-Keynesian econometric cyber-nerds can see, higher inflation is “consistent with the mandate of the Fed” to achieve stable prices (zero inflation)! Hahahaha!

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Economics

Monday, October 25, 2010

Is Today's U.S. Unemployment Rate Higher than During 1930's Great Depression? / Economics / Great Depression II

By: Washingtons_Blog

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy notes in Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945 (Oxford, 1999) that - during Herbert Hoover's presidency, more than 13 million Americans lost their jobs. Of those, 62% found themselves out of work for longer than a year; 44% longer than two years; 24% longer than three years; and 11% longer than four years.

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Economics

Monday, October 25, 2010

U.S. Fed Setting the Stage for Hyperinflation? / Economics / HyperInflation

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDon Miller writes: The U.S. government wants to stimulate growth in the moribund economy by stoking the fires of inflation. But by leaving interest rates low and buying up bonds - a policy known as quantitative easing (QE) - the U.S. Federal Reserve risks debasing the dollar, which could lead to a prolonged period of hyperinflation that would send prices skyrocketing.

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Economics

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Paradox of Capitalism, The Relevance of John Maynard Keynes / Economics / Economic Theory

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePrabhat Patnaik writes: John Maynard Keynes, though bourgeois in his outlook, was a remarkably insightful economist, whose book Economic Consequences of the Peace was copiously quoted by Lenin at the Second Congress of the Communist International to argue that conditions had ripened for the world revolution.  But even Keynes' insights could not fully comprehend the paradox that is capitalism.

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Economics

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Iceland Inflation, Debt and New Mortgage Crisis, U.S. How Far Behind? / Economics / Global Debt Crisis

By: Dian_L_Chu

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Icelandic financial crisis has been ongoing since 2008 when all three of the country's major commercial banks collapsed after they failed to refinancing their short-term debt and a run on deposits in the U.K.

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Economics

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Should You Be Worried About Deflation? / Economics / Deflation

By: Mike_Stathis

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLast month, I followed up on a discussion I began in over a year ago as to why hyperinflation would be a very unlikely scenario in the U.S.

In summary, this devastating scenario is a virtual impossibility despite the printing frenzy by the Fed because the banks have held onto most of this newly printed currency, keeping it out of the hands of consumers. (1) I discussed this fact over a year ago when I first debunked the deflation myth. (2) 

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Economics

Friday, October 22, 2010

Economic Depression Within the Great Depression / Economics / Great Depression II

By: James_Quinn

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBy James Quinn, Contributor, The Casey Report : Regular Casey Report contributor James Quinn is the head of strategic planning for one of the world's most prestigious business schools and the host of TheBurningPlatform.com blog. In this article, he is presenting historical indicators that may tell us what’s in store for the U.S. economy. 

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Economics

Friday, October 22, 2010

UK Public Sector Spending Cuts Impact on Deficit, Debt, Unemployment and Economy / Economics / UK Economy

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Coalition Government on Tuesday (21st Oct) translated it's proposed spending cuts total of £81 billion over the next 4 years into a break down of which public sector departments will bare the weight of the cuts, whilst at the same time trying to persuade the population that the austerity measures have been spread across all income groups.

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Economics

Friday, October 22, 2010

QE2 and the Alleged Deflation Threat / Economics / Quantitative Easing

By: Robert_Murphy

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe markets and financial pundits are all abuzz over the prospect of another round of quantitative easing — "QE2" — in which the Fed may start buying yet another trillion dollars in assets after the elections. The justification for this massive bout of new inflation is, of course, the threat of deflation.

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Economics

Friday, October 22, 2010

The U.S. Dollar is Doomed, High Inflation then Hyper-Inflation / Economics / Inflation

By: Puru_Saxena

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAusterity be damned, at this rate Mr. Bernanke will go down in the history books as one of the greatest money creators ever to have walked this planet! 

Never mind sky-high deficits and a crushing debt overhang, at its most recent FOMC meeting, the Federal Reserve all but guaranteed another round of quantitative easing.

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