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Redefining Economic Theory
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Drama Kings: SF Fed’s William Hawkish On December Rate Increase (Prob Rises Above 50%)

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"Legendary Trader" Paul Tudor Jones Emerges As Latest Mega Bear With Record Surge In S&P Puts

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Friday Mailbox - I get a steady stream of questions from readers in my inbox. I try to respond to as many as I can but thought it would be a good idea to start answering some of those questions here on the blog. I’ll try to do this once a month so feel free to email me with any questions you may have. Here goes… Q: Curious what, if any, podcasts you frequently listen to.  I’m a huge fan of podcasts. While my n ...

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On being an FOMC member - It’s easy to criticise the Fed for its failures, because its successes have been only one in number: kicking the can down the road. But we should spare a thought for the difficulties policy-makers now face. So what would you do if you were on the Open Markets Committee? Repeatedly kicking that can has so … Continue reading On being an FOMC member

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FRBNY 3rd Quarter GDP Nowcast Jumps to 3.0% vs. GDPNow 3.6% - The gap between the Atlanta Fed GDPNow model and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York staff Nowcast is still …Continue reading →

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Schrute Bucks? Real Median Household Income Hasn’t Grown Since 2000 (Actually 1999)

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No, please don't show me your model - Unsurprisingly, on my post "The Art of Economics", which attempted to put the mathematical models beloved of mainstream economics firmly in their place, is a comment defending mainstream mathematical models. Here it is, in part:Secondly, you definitely don't need obscure heterodox models to predict a financial crisis. I've cited it before, but for instance Kiyotaki-Moore basically sketches out ...

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These Are The Top 50 Hedge Fund Long And Short Positions - Nobody has "suffered" more under central planning than billionaire hedge fund managers, and as 2016 went on, the suffering continued. It is no secret to regular readers that over the past decade, hedge funds have not only underperformed the market, but have failed to generate "alpha" since 2011. As we have shown year after year, the centrally-planned "New Paranormal" has been a total disaste ...

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Fundamental change in gold price structure under way - Gold Today –Gold closed in New York at $1,352.70 on Thursday after Wednesday’s close at $1,346.50.  London opened at $1,341 but immediately recovered to $1,346 before rising further. The $: € was correcting at $1.1307 from $1.1329. The dollar index… Continue reading →

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Dallas Cops' Pension Fund Nears Insolvency In Wake Of Shady Real Estate Deals, FBI Raid
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