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I’ve Got My List and I’m Sticking To It

As I write this, the markets are still near all-time highs and long-term Treasury rates sit at just under 3%. Because the Fed seems to have met its dual mandate

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Are You Listening?

The past week was full of Federal Reserve speeches, which, yeah, I wouldn’t blame you one bit if you tuned them out completely. But I listen to what they say,

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Stop Patching Up the Euro

Andreas Georgiou can’t catch a break. The Greek statistician moved back to his home country in 2010, at age 50, to help right the financial ship. He left Washington, where

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The Ides of March

I know, the Ides of March is usually recognized as landing on March 15 and so I’m a little early! In early Roman calendars, the “Ides” happened near the mid-point

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Zombies and Zealots

I’m sure you’re familiar with someone who thinks they’re a Big Deal. Your boss, that weird cousin on Facebook, your toddler. No corner of society is immune from a puffed-up

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What Moves Interest Rates?

You’ve heard me go on and on about U.S. Treasury interest rates – they’re my specialty, after all, but you’re of course forgiven if some of the finer points are

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No Excuses!

As you know, I’ve been talking about a turn higher in long-term interest rates for going on two months now, while Harry has been talking about the “Fixed Income Trade

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Thanks for the Favor, Fed

Everybody and their brother curses the Fed, with good reason. They’ve essentially taken the “free” out of free markets – and there’s nothing that makes us, as investors, more uncertain

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You’re Focusing on the Wrong Interest Rate

I am sick of hearing about the Federal Reserve. It’s the Fed this. The Fed that. The Fed, Fed, Fed. It’s amazing to me how talking heads on TV practically

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The Fed: All Talk and No Action

A meme went around the office yesterday, shortly after the Fed meeting… Really, that says it all. Joking aside, the time for central bank tinkering has finally coming to an