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Low Rates and QE are Deflationary at the Zero Bound

October 21st, 2014
in Op Ed

Sure enough the S&P 500 drops 6% from its all-time highs, and all the idiots start talking about another round of QE when we haven't even finished with the latest one (still buying bonds through October). The latest lemming who this time isn't some dumb analyst on CNBC needing more »

The Fed Cannot Raise Rates Because the Sky Is Blue

October 10th, 2014
in Op Ed

This is starting to become outright laughable if it wasn't so incompetent and irresponsible interest rate policy, or lack of policy by the Federal Reserve. Forget unemployment, GDP, Structural Economic Issues, Wages, or Inflation now the reason the Federal Reserve cannot raise more »

End Deflationary Monetary Policies

August 24th, 2014
in Op Ed

This is one of my main criticisms of central bank policy, especially the last three years when there was no financial crisis but all the central banks continued to keep interest rates at recession era levels which has incentivized inappropriate uses of capital allocation, and this money being used more »

The Counterfactual Case Against ZIRP

July 20th, 2014
in Op Ed

The long held debate is what would the US economy being doing without ZIRP by the Federal Reserve, would we be doing worse, about the same, or better? The other delineation in the argument is whether there is a cutoff point where ZIRP stopped being effective, more »

The Fed Needs to Raise Rates Now!

July 18th, 2014
in Op Ed

The conditions in so many asset classes are unsustainable from a price perspective once interest rates rise even under a "new normalized rate environment" and the longer rates stay at ZIRP status these unsustainable price levels continue to move in the wrong direction from a more »

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