Tags: inflation

Bracing for the Super Taper Tantrum

April 23rd, 2015
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Income investors beware: The Federal Reserve's first rate hike could cause significant market turmoil-or what the International Monetary Fund's head of capital markets colorfully termed a "Super Taper Tantrum." more »

The Week Ahead: What Should We Worry About Next?

March 23rd, 2015
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by Jeff Miller, A Dash of Insight In my last WTWA (two weeks ago, since I am allegedly on vacation. I resumed work on Fed day to watch and to meet with readers and potential investors near New Orleans. Next week I'll be back on my normal). I asked whet… more »

Will There be Support for Oil Around $55?

December 17th, 2014
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The futures contract for January 2015 has gone from $102 a barrel in July to $57 a barrel today, a $45 dollar a barrel discounting of price in less than six months. Much of this move is based upon bearish sentiment and future expectations for oil supplies along with bearish headlines more »

Faltering Momentum

October 16th, 2014
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The U.S. economy continues to lose momentum despite the Federal Reserve's use of conventional techniques and numerous experimental measures to spur growth. In the first half of the year, real GDP grew at only a 1.2% annual rate while real per capita GDP increased by a minimal 0.3% more »

The 5–Year Bond is Emblematic of Careless Risk Taking in Bond Markets

October 13th, 2014
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The Fed minutes came out this past week and they mentioned the strong dollar and less than stellar growth out of Europe, basically more over the top dovishness which just encouraged more unwise risk taking in the bond markets. This week Dallas Fed's Fisher said that they have more »

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