Why the Fed No Taper Decision is Actually a Tightening

Even with No Fed Taper, Look for Slower Growth in Nominal Transactions by Paul Kasriel, The Econtrarian The Fed decided on September 18 to maintain its rate of securities purchases at $85 billion per month rather than reducing or “tapering” the amount of its monthly securities purchases as was, for reasons not entirely clear to …

Contrarian Analysis for 2012. Part 1.

Could 2012 Surprise to the Upside? by Guest Author John Slater, Capital Matters In January we are trained to predict the likely course of the coming year and more often than not we get it wrong. This year virtually everyone has had the same prediction: “We’ll muddle along at around 2.5% growth unless something really …