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Behind the Global Curve

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. [...]

April 18, 2011 Freedom by Friday

The Liquidity Trap Unfolds

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 [...]

March 28, 2011 Freedom by Friday

Were You Watching The VIX?

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 [...]

March 21, 2011 Freedom by Friday

Read This Before Giving to Japan

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 [...]

March 16, 2011 Easy Street