Weighing the Week Ahead: Expecting Magic from the Fed?

Many are expecting the Fed meeting this week to produce something big.  Speculation abounds. To get some perspective on this, please consider the following quotation from 2005.  The statement comes from someone who is obviously aware of potential asset bubbles, and thinks that the Fed should act in response: …(A)s I have mentioned previously, something […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Thinking about 9/11

I’m sure that readers of “A Dash” have watched some of the ceremonies commemorating the events of 9/11, and some have probably participated.  It is a time to remember our losses and pay respects.  We have all also read retrospective pieces about how things have changed in the last ten years. Perhaps the only common […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: A Deluge of Data

Last week was all about headlines and the Fed’s Jackson Hole speechmaking.  This week will be quite different.  There is a data deluge, culminating in Friday’s employment situation report. Everyone has low expectations for this week’s economic news.   So do I.  An already sluggish economic recovery was thrown off course by the earthquake and tsunami […]

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