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Wall Street’s Latest Bounce – Ostrich Economics At Work – David Stockman’s Contra Corner 10-20-15

Salient to Investors: David Stockman writes: The price of financial assets is now artificial and wildly inaccurate. $300 trillion of global finance cannot remain stable much longer. Bulls believe the Fed is on hold until at least next March, while Wall Street is projecting S&P 500 earnings of $130 per share on an ex-items basis for


Yellen’s Economy Echoes Burns’s More Than Greenspan’s – Bloomberg 07-07-14

Salient to Investors: The economy resembles the 1970s more than the 1990s. Alan Blinder at Princeton sees risk of the economy moving in the same direction as it did after 1973, though we are a long way from seeing a sustained rise in inflation. Blinder said the long-term trend in


Fed Taper Would Swap Stimulus for U.S. Market Stability: Economy – Bloomberg 07-08-13

Salient to Investors: Stephen Stanley at Pierpont Securities sees nothing on the economy side to have precipitated such a seismic shift in the Fed’s approach to QE. Stanley said QE was contributing to a market environment where people were taking too much risk, and the beginning of tapering in September is


Where Bank Regulators Go to Get Rich – Bloomberg 04-07-13

Salient to Investors: William D. Cohan writes: Mary Schapiro, the former chairman of the SEC is joining a firm loaded with former government financial-services regulators. Schapiro previously ran FINRA, Wall Street’s self-appointed watchdog. Alan Blinder at Princeton is a co-founder of Promontory Interfinancial Network which offers Insured Cash Sweep, which splits large deposits into


Alan Blinder – Charlie Rose 03-20-13

Salient to Investors: Alan Blinder at Princeton said: Bernanke has done a very good job and will stay if he wants it. Has an A+ on keeping inflation low and D- on keeping unemployment low. His Lehman Bros decision was wrong and was a turning point after which everything fell apart. Fed is