Author:  Yuri Tricys  |  :  Feb 26, 2015  |  :   economics, finance, macroeconomics, newsroom, opinion, trends-global

US indicators out this week, like the Chicago PMI and the CPI estimates, support both sides of a US turn-around, the output side and the consumption side. Yet still the FED, though widely expected to raise rates in the summer, remains tight-lipped about it, downplaying ...

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Author:  Yuri Tricys  |  :  Nov 28, 2009  |  :   economics, finance, macroeconomics, newsroom, opinion

Pundits of the double-dip recession theory cite the now globally anticipated fallout of the U.S. dollar as a key source. The fed is printing money like confetti, they say. The U.S. Treasury bill bubble is soon to pop, they add. The newly coined (U.S. dollar-carry trade) ...

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Author:  Yuri Tricys  |  :  Nov 30, 2008  |  :   economics, finance, newsroom, opinion, politics

Last month, before U.S. election results, I was chatting with a friend about economic political history. He wrote a line that stuck with me. He wrote (Western civilization has got to stop patting itself on the back for separating church and state and get on with the ...

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Author:  Yuri Tricys  |  :  Oct 26, 2008  |  :   economics, newsroom, opinion, politics

Was it Warren Buffet who reminded us of the irrationality in the stock market? What was it he said, stock markets are people driven and people are irrational? I’d like to add the movements of populist governments to his irrational people bit as, it seems to me, ...

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Author:  Yuri Tricys  |  :  Oct 22, 2008  |  :   economics, finance, macroeconomics, newsroom, opinion, politics, stock-market

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that addressing the liquidity problem on Wall Street by borrowing to restore the ability to lend does not address the underlying aggregate debt issue. The common sense approach says that to avoid a sudden crash or some ...

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