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Behind the Global Curve

Interest rate

Global interest rates are rising in anticipation of inflationary pressures ahead. There are two major non-participants in this story. The first is Japan, which is adding liquidity to counter the economic devastation in the wake of last month’s earthquake/tsunami/nuclear event. Strong aftershocks are still occurring and the nuclear situation is far from being contained. The […]

The Liquidity Trap Unfolds

Fed View One

The Dow’s over 12,000 again as I write this. Bad news seems to have a very temporary effect on this juggernaut that’s been largely aided and abetted by the Federal Reserve’s cheap money policy. How much longer can THEY keep it going? Well, in theory they can keep it up forever. The Fed’s goal is […]

Were You Watching The VIX?

Currency exchange board

Events in Japan may have serious consequences for global markets. As we have already seen US markets have traded lower erasing all of the gains since January. The Nikkei in Tokyo fell by 16% in just one session at one point last week. This type of action will not subside anytime soon. As I wrote […]

Read This Before Giving to Japan

Flood

Like you last weekend I sat glued to my TV watching the scenes unfold across Japan. I saw the water rush across the countryside, sweeping away homes, cars, businesses and people. The devastation seems astronomical, and unless you lived through Hurricane Katrina is probably hard to imagine. **Sponsor** Have You Received Your Code Yet? To […]

 
 
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