Monthly Archives: August 2013

Signs of the next global crisis

Stress signs in financial markets and currencies are everywhere today. Since nothing was fixed coming out of the last global crisis in 2008, there is every reason to suspect that another spectacular meltdown may well be in the making. While … Continue reading

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Artificial housing gains full of risk

Robert Shiller, Case-Shiller Index co-founder, breaks down the latest numbers on housing. Here is a direct video link. A stat worth contemplating: the interest cost of a 30-year fixed mortgage in the US has now increased by 40% since last … Continue reading

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Global risks and being prepared for generalized market sell off

Mohamed El-Erian, chief executive officer and co-chief investment officer at Pacific Investment Management Co., talks about Federal Reserve monetary policy, the U.S. economy and market risks. Here is a direct video link.

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Capping banker bonuses

European Union ministers are meeting to consider placing a cap on banker bonuses. Could the bonus cap happen here in the U.S.? John Liu, New York City Comptroller, weighs in. Here is a direct video link.

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Sunday fun: The birth of calculus

A documentary on Leibniz and the calculus. The wonder and beauty of mathematics. Here is a direct video link.

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El-Erian on contagion effects of less QE

El-Erian makes good points on the need for transparency and stability in public markets, and on the risks to capital coming from the Fed’s shift away from QE (even though the economy is weakening), bad market technicals, and the flight … Continue reading

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