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Short and Shallow or Long and Deep

January 25, 2008
The combination of aggressive Federal Reserve rate cuts and Washington’s fiscal stimulus would suggest officials believe a recession has begun. The media also seems to be playing up the recession story. It would seem like a forgone conclusion, but it is not, no matter how loud the talking heads on TV scream about it or how many times the word rece…
Short and Shallow or Long and Deep Short and Shallow or Long and Deep Reviewed by magonomics on January 25, 2008 Rating: 5
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G7 Economies are Slowing But Japan is in a Real Pickle

January 18, 2008
There is little doubt that the G7 economies are slowing. Recession fears have mounted the most in the US, where policymakers are responding with both monetary and fiscal stimulus. Canada has eased monetary policy and will most likely do so again next week. There has been some fiscal assistance to local governments where the economy depends on a si…
G7 Economies are Slowing But Japan is in a Real Pickle G7 Economies are Slowing But Japan is in a Real Pickle Reviewed by magonomics on January 18, 2008 Rating: 5
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The Elusive Meaning of Jargon

January 11, 2008
Frequently the cottage industry, that includes journalists and economists, come up with post hoc explanations for economic phenomenon, using words and phrases which after a while lose much of their original significance. Examples last year included yen-carry trades and risk-aversion. Now the words recession and stagflation are being bandied about,…
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A More Sanguine View as the Dust Settles

December 14, 2007
The doom and gloom directed toward the US seems exaggerated. Warnings that the Fed has lost its credibility, that the dollar was losing its status as a reserve currency and that the US economy was stagnating here in Q4 all seem to be misplaced.
A More Sanguine View as the Dust Settles A More Sanguine View as the Dust Settles Reviewed by magonomics on December 14, 2007 Rating: 5
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The Conditions for Intervention

November 23, 2007
The US dollar appears to have become a one-way bet and with important psychological levels having been approached and official rhetoric having been ratcheted up a notch, it may be prudent to consider under what conditions central bank intervention is likely.
The Conditions for Intervention The Conditions for Intervention Reviewed by magonomics on November 23, 2007 Rating: 5
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