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What Does The Fed See In Our Future?

Everyone that participates in the markets has an opinion about the Fed. An opinion about how their decision makers are doing, if it should be audited, or even whether the

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Is the Fed Really as Independent as It Thinks It Is?

The Fed likes to consider itself independent from political influence to decide on monetary policy. In fact, when the Fed’s independence is threatened, they get quite defensive! Sadly, the Fed

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What is the Fed Feeding us? Truth or Lies?

Communication is key. The Fed didn’t always understand that, but over the years they’ve learned that communication and transparency are important to anyone affected by their policy decisions. Before the

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Resistance is Futile…Don’t Fight the Fed!

Last month I wrote a piece about not fighting the Fed — that is, not investing contrary to Fed policy. That’s been a common theme for many years, as those

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Test Your Knowledge: Are You Fluent in Fedspeak?

One of the craziest things in our culture is the existence of Star Trek conventions. The show only ran for about three years in the mid-1960s, and yet fans —

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Quantitative Easing: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid…

The major concern since the Fed and central banks around the world began printing unprecedented amounts of money has been inflation. Naturally, we disagreed. We’ve been calling for low inflation

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And There You Have It! The Fed’s Mandated Failure

Let me be clear, the Fed didn’t create the mess we’re in! The Fed simply evolved from saving the world from temporary financial chaos in 2008 to virtually controlling financial

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Go Greeced Lightning! Their Position of Power in the Global Economy

Interest rates have spiked since the beginning of February. The 10-year U.S. Treasury note was trading well below 1.70% at the end of January and was at 2.13% just three

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Lending Club. BancAlliance. Friend or Foe?

There was a time when community banks were friendly places. Bank employees and managers worked hard to build trust with people in the area, trying to attract depositors, as well

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Are Central Banks Killing The Golden Goose?

Are central banks a good thing, or a bad thing? The truth is both! Let’s go back in history to see the truth about this matter. The Industrial Revolution was