Fixing the FX Market Fixers

July 1st, 2015
in Op Ed

Currency Trading and Manipulated Markets

Written by Brett Chatz, Intertrader

$5 Trillion a Day with Insider Trading?

The recent punitive measures taken against several multinational banks have drawn attention to price fixing in the currency markets.

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Economic Red Alert?

June 30th, 2015
in Op Ed

by Michael Haltman

Is an economic red alert called for?

As the owner of a title insurance provider reliant on a healthy and vibrant U.S. economy that hopefully leads to the same in the real estate market, I am always searching for clues to provide me with indicators both for today and moving forward into the future!

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Path to Grexit Tragedy Paved by Political Incompetence

June 30th, 2015
in Op Ed

by Barry Eichengreen,, The Conversation

Since our last episode, the crisis in Greece has escalated further. Negotiations between the government and its creditors collapsed over the weekend, and restrictions on bank withdrawals will now follow.

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A New Powell Memo

June 29th, 2015
in Op Ed

A Proposal from the Social Evolution Forum

by David Sloan Wilson, Robert Kadar and Joe Brewer

In a recent article published in This View of Life, the distinguished social scientist Anthony Biglan documents the declining quality of life in America and makes a case for a more nurturing form of capitalism. As a rallying cry, he calls for a new Powell memo.

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Velocity Lacks Veracity

June 28th, 2015
in Op Ed

by Chris Casey

Typically defined as "the number of times one dollar is spent to buy goods and services per unit of time", historically low monetary velocity is blamed for stymieing the Federal Reserve's ability to achieve a targeted rate of price inflation. It is cited as delaying the onset of price inflation which was imminently predicted by some financial commentators in the aftermath of the Great Recession. It is viewedby all as problematic as it is powerful, as vexing as it is valid. Yet, despite its nature and magnitude having been debated for decades between Keynesian and Monetarist economists, monetary velocity is simply a pervasive and damaging myth.

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