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Retailers post disappointing November sales – MarketWatch

Franklin @ December 6, 2007 # No Comment Yet

On November 15 I wrote regarding the November retail numbers: If the news is bad, the Fed will feel justified in declaring that the risk of a recession is higher than the risk of inflation, and lower the rates a little bit more. Either way, at this , the end will be the same. There […]

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The Myth of Republican Fiscal Conservatism

Franklin @ November 30, 2007 # 13 Comments

Seeing Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney fight over who is more of a fiscal conservative made me think that they are actually barking up the wrong tree. You see, although the Republican Party claims to be the party of “small government”, and many fiscal conservatives vote Republican for that reason, the record shows that the […]

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Dow Jones Finds A Convoluted Way to Do Nothing

Franklin @ November 15, 2007 # One Comment

Last Friday I wrote that the Dow Jones at 13,099 should see a rest. I pointed out that some statistical barriers had been broken, and that the fall should stop around there. I was wrong by 0.6%, but not much more. And then, on Tuesday, we had this huge run rally of some 300 points. […]

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I have $ 100,000,000,000 and yet I can’t retire

Franklin @ September 29, 2007 # 12 Comments

The past week you certainly have (and in the next few weeks you will) read a lot about the dollar and its relation to other currencies. Most of the articles fail to explain what the real value of money is. In some cases, I think, economists just ignore out of convenience what the impact of […]

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