Blog/Interest Rates

PRIVATE BLOG – The Interest Rate Nonsense 

PRIVATE BLOG – The Interest Rate Nonsense  Private blog posts are exclusively available to Socrates subscribers. To sign-up for Socrates or to learn more, [...]

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Will Social Security Exist in 2021?

QUESTION: Hi Martin, You mentioned in a 2016 blog post that “We will probably see the end of this Social Security program by 2021.772 (October 9, [...]

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World Economy – Which End is Up?

QUESTION: Hey Martin First of all, great work with the new Socrates. Thank you very much for getting it to us. You have said that rates are exploding with fed [...]

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The Fed is Raising Rates Because of the Pension Crisis

QUESTION: The Fed says it will raise rates two or three times more this year. My question is this: If the stock market is crashing, why are they still raising [...]

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Punishing Traders for What Central Bankers Do All the Time

Bloomberg is reporting the fate of Christian Bittar who was the top trader at Deutsche Bank AG. He earned a bonus of $126 million in 2008 for betting that as the [...]

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Counter Party Risk – The Truth

Counter-Party Risk   Last week (2nd of February, 2018) ESMA (European Securities and Markets Authority) published the results of its second EU wide stress test [...]

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Interest Rates Up & Bonds Up?

While the Fed may be raising rates, there is still a flight to quality underway that is giving a bid to US Treasury issues. Low Treasury yields may remain the norm [...]

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The End of Quantitative Easing – Perhaps Now It Will Be Inflationary?

One of the greatest monetary experiments in financial history has been the global central bank buying of government debt. This has been touted as a form of “money [...]

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The Fed Raises Interest Rates & Markets Rally!

The stock market, gold, silver, and oil all rallied when the Federal Reserve delivered the widely expected increase in its benchmark interest rate on Wednesday, the [...]

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Fed & Interest Rates

James Bullard, president of the St. Louis Fed, in a March 3, 2017 interview with the Wall Street Journal, “The recent data aren’t that different from what [...]

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