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Fred Kingery

    Fri, July 29, 2016

    European Union Banking System a Mess

    In January, European Union (EU) bureaucrats based in Brussels passed an EU banking reform referred to as the BRRD. The BRRD stands for Banking Recovery and Resolution Directive. The reform rules were ...

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    Tue, July 26, 2016

    Global Economy Shifting Again

    October 1987: The U.S. stock market collapsed 23 percent in one day, the largest one-day drop on record. For the rest of that year economists debated how deep the depression would be in 1988. There ...

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    Tue, January 19, 2016

    The Menacing World Economy

    In the summer of 1914, the few who had any sense of what was about to happen to the world had no idea how long it would take for their fuzzy contemplations to unfold.

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    Mon, February 18, 2013

    Crossing the Rubcion

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    The current global debt accumulations are unprecedented. In fact, it can be observed that at no ...

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    Tue, April 26, 2011

    Downgrading America

    If you had been living on another planet the last three years, you would be
    shocked to learn that the credit-rating agency, Standard and Poor's (S&P), has
    placed the current AAA credit ...

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    Mon, November 08, 2010

    What's Next? Buckle Up!

    The Republican Party, with the help of the Tea Party, swept the House of Representatives with a massive pickup of at least 60 seats. The Federal Reserve made another historic announcement with its ...

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    Thu, August 19, 2010

    The Fed's Historic Announcement

    Mark it down. At 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10, 2010, the U.S. Federal
    Reserve made a historic announcement. It signaled that the central bank was
    going to "preserve the size of its ...

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    Mon, April 19, 2010

    The Great American Debt "Roll"

    Financial markets function to discount the future. Usually, by the time you read about something in the newspaper, financial market pricing has already "discounted" that event weeks, ...

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    Fri, October 02, 2009

    The Dollar at the Precipice

    If you've seen the movie "Thelma and Louise," you'll never forget the
    ending: In the last scene, the two main characters head down a dirt road in their top-down convertible. The road ...

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