Aug 2, 2013
The big jobs number came out Friday and what the Federal Reserve will do depends on these numbers turn out. However, there is a near universal consensus in the media as to what a "good number" is, and it has been a bit disturbing to me.
Jul 25, 2013
Sometime in late 2009, a famous short seller made comments that rippled around the globe. Jim Chanos, famous for his bets against companies like Enron, said that China was going through a massive credit bubble that would end badly.
Jul 11, 2013
Some of the bigger issues are being ignored and there are serious risks in both the United States and abroad. While it is impossible to predict the future we can be cognizant of what could lie ahead and not be too complacent.
Jun 27, 2013
I have recently been talking about my worries regarding the third-largest economy in the world, Japan. However, the second-largest economy has now exhibited signs that sent off an alarm bell in my mind.
Jun 14, 2013
A few weeks ago, I wrote why Abenomics must succeed. At the time, nearly everyone got caught up in the euphoria and was lauding the new prime minister of Japan for his success. Only a few weeks later, many are starting to call it a failure.
May 30, 2013
Japan has been experiencing stagflation for almost 25 years. However, the country now has a new bold leader who supporters and opponents alike agree has embarked on the most bold and radical economic policy in recent memory.
May 23, 2013
Herbalife has become one of the most famous companies due to a big battle between two hedge fund giants, Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman. However, a disturbing incident took place this week with the company stock, which likely involves neither the men nor the company itself.
May 2, 2013
After the financial crisis, it became a favorite hobby of pundits to try to figure out what the next Black Swan event would be. Since Black Swans are impossible to predict, this is a total waste of time. However, pundits still continue their guessing game.