Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Bianco Golden Ratio vs. Lew’s Inversion Perversion

Deutsche Bank’s ace stock market strategist David Bianco—a friend of mine and formerly a colleague—has devised a nifty new ratio to summarize the health of the U.S. economy. He calls it the Golden Ratio; I call it the Bianco Golden … Continue reading

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Skip Piketty; Read Easterly

Here’s all you need to know about the most popular, least read, business book of the year. In his ponderous, repetitive, tedious, tortuous, tendentious, repetitive tome on the evils of inequality, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty, in the … Continue reading

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Has Yellen Heard of Obamacare?

In this week’s Barron’s Randall W. Forsyth, citing research by Stephanie Pomboy’s Macro Mavens, makes a point I have been making for a few years. Supposedly strong employment gains in recent months, Pomboy notes, consist largely of part time jobs. … Continue reading

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How to Play the Coming Bust in the Yellen Bond Bubble

It’s starting to get a little weird. Here we are, more than five years into an economic recovery, with an improving employment picture, strong stock market, OK housing market, strong auto demand . . . and the Fed is still … Continue reading

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