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Treating Economic Pessimism – Fight the Scourge of Post Crisis Relapse Disorder



Do you find yourself waking every morning, expecting to read about another U.S. recession? Do the words “economic recovery” leave you feeling anxious and apprehensive? Do you find that you prefer The Rolling Stones’ “Paint It Black” to “Oh Baby (We Got a Good Thing Going),”or The…

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Tapering, Treasury Rates, and a Series of Steps



On December 18, 2013 the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announced they’d taper their massive bond-buying program by US$10 billion per month beginning in January 2014.  While market participants and analysts had long obsessed over if and when taper would begin, market interest rates had…

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