Economy & Policy

Americans Rely Increasingly On Credit Cards and Home Equity

The US has a multi-trillion-dollar hangover and the debt market is its remedy of choice. The New York Federal Reserve on Tuesday revealed US household debt is at its highest level since the famously inauspicious year of 2008. The figures…

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The Fed vs. Steven Mnuchin

The Fed vs. Steven Mnuchin

It’s easy to be popular when you’re handing out billions in free money. But that reality also works in reverse. The Fed, along with nearly everyone else in the world of finance, is concerned the Treasury Secretary has prematurely terminated…

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China Manages To Keep Investors Interested

China Manages To Keep Investors Interested

You may have noticed banks are offering fairly anemic interest rates on savings as of late. But at least they aren’t negative. For the first time in China’s history, its government has sold debt at an effective negative interest rate….

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Bloomberg Brings Together The Big Shots

Bloomberg Brings Together The Big Shots

Bloomberg Media’s “New Economy Forum” kicked off on Monday. The four-day event, a veritable who’s who of global business leaders and political juggernauts, is being held virtually for the first time (a letdown for attendees more accustomed to mountain town…

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What A Vaccine Means For Stocks

What A Vaccine Means For Stocks

There is no overstating the importance of yesterday’s news.  No, not McDonald’s planned launch of a crispy chicken sandwich. Of course we are talking about Pfizer and BioNTech’s announcement of preliminary data for their COVID-19 vaccine, which sparked a banner day…

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Extra Credit: The Shifting World of Private Credit Markets

Tale of the Tape: Warren Buffett and Cathie Wood

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