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Handicapping the Potential Successors to Ben Bernanke By Paul Brodsky, QB Asset Management [Ed. note: This article originally appeared as a guest contribution in the “Midweek Matters” Casey Daily Dispatch.] A couple of days after the Fed announced Ben Bernanke would not attend the Jackson Hole summit, for the first time in twenty five years, […]

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Currencies: Markets Shift Focus Back to Greece By Chuck Butler, EverBank Good day. A crazy day in the markets yesterday, but a very peaceful evening for me. With everyone gone, I treated myself to eating out and had a steak dinner. I reduced my intake of red meat after the cancer discovery five years ago, so […]

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The Fed recently announced that it would keep interest rates low through 2014 – which in Fed-speak basically amounts to “forever.” And how do they intend to keep rates low? Well there’s only one way to do it, and that’s by purchasing the long-end of the yield curve with digitally created Federal Reserve notes. Our […]

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By Jonathan Lederer, President, Lederer Private Wealth Management As you are probably aware, the financial markets experienced a relatively large sell-off today on the heels of Thursday’s downside price moves following the Federal Reserve’s latest monetary policy announcement. Specifically, the S&P 500 stock index has dropped nearly 6% since Thursday’s Fed meeting, while more volatile […]

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Today I’m excited to present insightful commentary from Glenn Cohen, Founder and CEO of Cohen Investment Strategies.  Glenn has developed a very cool proprietary formula for gauging the current risk in the financial markets, his own Global Risk Index.  Pretty neat concept – it uses all of the top tools that hedge funds use and […]

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One of my favorite “conspiracy theories” of late is one that the Fed has already quietly started QE3, and just hasn’t told anyone publicly.  One school of thought is that this is why gold is going ballistic right now – you can fool the public, but you can’t fool the markets! Bud Conrad, Casey Research’s […]

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Last week, Marc Faber commented that he could already smell QE3.  Could we see a little “shock and awe” from Crazy Ben as soon as tomorrow? Bloomberg reports: Federal Reserve officials tomorrow may move to bolster investor confidence after an unprecedented downgrade to America’s credit rating and concern the U.S. may be headed for a […]

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When QE2 launched,  we cited a WSJ op-ed by our friend and frequent guest Andy Kessler, where he made the case that Bernanke’s real motivation for QE2 was to prop up the woeful housing market: I have a different explanation for the Fed’s latest easing program: Without another $600 billion floating through the economy, Mr. […]

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As you know, there is A LOT of optimism priced into the stock market right now.  But with this “economic recovery” starting to sputter, and companies racing to adjust their earnings expectations DOWN, what will happen if a string of earnings disappointments comes in? —- Being Street Smart Sy Harding Will the Fed Push Its […]

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Brett

Hi, I’m Brett Owens – and I’m a financial junkie. My “problem” started incollege, when I got a little dose of the stock market – man, was I hooked…in no time, I was reading the Wall Street Journal religously.

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