What We’re Reading 10-7-11


The Fed’s ‘Twist’ Turns into a Problem for Pensions, Insurers and Households​, PIMCO

Policy Uncertainty Is Choking Recovery, Scott Baker, Nicholas Bloom and Steven Davis, Bloomberg

More Parents Finance Their Kids’ Mortgages, Sandra Block, USA Today

Stimulus Has Been a Washington Job Killer, John F. Cogan and John B. Taylor, The Wall Street Journal

Nearly Half of U.S. Lives in Household Receiving Government Benefit, Sara Murray, The Wall Street Journal

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Kill the Squid.

In a 400-page report prepared for a Senate hearing on commodities market rigging, Goldman Sachs (aka the Vampire Squid of Wall Street) was again being accused of questionable business practices. … [Read More...]

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Year-End Market Update

I was on the phone with a client Wednesday morning when another line lit up indicating someone was being buzzed into my office from the locked foyer area. I was surprised not only to have a visitor … [Read More...]

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A Furious Rally

The S&P 500 has rallied furiously from its October 15th low. Over the last 24 trading days, the index has gained 10.1%--the largest such gain in over three years. Are stocks overbought at these … [Read More...]


Yes. Gold is a Currency

Is gold a currency? “Yes. Remember what we’re looking at. Gold is a currency. It is still, by all evidence, a premier currency. No fiat currency, including the dollar, can match it,” responds former … [Read More...]