Browsing: inflation

Inflation Protected Bonds

A lot of people are asking me what I think of Bernanke’s testimony before Congress this week. He has been explaining how he is going…

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Tomorrow's Jobs Report Will be Weak: Bank Loans to Businesses Still Falling.

The latest business loans numbers show that bank loans to businesses are still falling. As I have written in recent posts here and here, large…

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How Much of the Stimulus Money has Already Been Spent?

One of the (many) problems with using big increases in federal government spending as an economic stimulus tool is timing. You can’t appropriate and spend…

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Time to Think About the Next Story-Inflation, Rising Rates, Commodity Prices, Weak Dollar

The credit crisis is all you hear about from officials in Washington and from talking heads on TV. Indeed, the credit shortage is still alive…

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Bond Prices and Interest Rates

Yesterday I posted a piece about inflation and interest rates arguing that although recent inflation numbers have been very tame, the tsunami of bank reserves…

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