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Thursday, April 4, 2024

"Japan's economy is recovering moderately, although weakness has been seen in some data," BOJ Governor Kazuo Ueda Japan has seen something of an economic renaissance over the past year. In 2023 the Japanese equivalent of the S&P 500 (i...

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Buried under the ridiculous complexity of modern economics is the straightforward concept of supply and demand. Sadly, it’s submerged under a mountain of mathematical models and equations designed to confuse and impress those who...

Thursday, December 21, 2023

“The White Witch? Who is she?”, said Lucy. “Why, it is she that has got all Narnia under her thumb. It’s she that makes it always winter. Always winter, but never...

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

It’s been over two months since several large US Banks (and Credit Suisse) closed their doors. Over that time, the S&P 500 is up over 10%, the bond market is down a few percent, and the feared pandemic of bank failures has not...

Monday, April 10, 2023

Recently, Silicon Valley Bank succumbed to what many are calling a bank run. Two days later, Signature Bank in New York was seized by the Federal Reserve and all its uninsured depositors were bailed out. First Republic followed a few...

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Wednesday, February 22, 2023

In the classic comedy, Dumb & Dumber, Lloyd demonstrates the epitome of optimistic thinking when his crush, Mary, gives him a hard truth. Forced to answer the uncomfortable question of whether the two of them could conceivably end up...

Friday, January 27, 2023

This past weekend, the San Francisco 49ers beat the Dallas Cowboys in the divisional round of the playoffs, sending the Cowboys to an earlier-than-hoped-for offseason for the second consecutive year. For Cowboys fans, this is a...

Thursday, October 28, 2021

“The only rule that ever made sense to me I learned from a history, not an economics, professor at Wharton. “Fear,” he used to say, “fear is the most valuable commodity in the universe.” That blew me away....

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

“On behalf of the Time Variance Authority, I herby arrest you for crimes against the Sacred Timeline.” – Hunter B-15In Disney’s newest show Loki, we are introduced to variants. Variants are people who deviate...

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

“You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.” Hotel California, The EaglesLast week it was reported that 45 people were killed while leaving a Jewish festival at Mount Meron. The annual religious festival...

Thursday, April 15, 2021

“The price you pay determines your future returns” is an old adage in financial literature. This is a simple way of saying that when you buy at high prices, your future returns are lower. Conversely, when you buy at low...

Friday, December 11, 2020

https://abc30.com/business/fresno-business-donates-to-local-restaurant-challenges-others-to-do-the-same/8649486/Corporate Christmas ChallengeCompanies Being Challenged to Donate Planned Christmas Party Funds to Local RestaurantsFRESNO...

Friday, September 11, 2020

“For the naive mind there is something miraculous in the issuance of fiat money. A magic word spoken by the government creates out of nothing a thing which can be exchanged against any merchandise a man would like to get. How...

Friday, July 3, 2020

“Makin’ their wayThe only way they know howThat’s just a little bit moreThan the law will allow”The Dukes of Hazzard Theme Song, 1980Moral hazard occurs when someone thinks they are protected from the negative...