Category Archives: Economics & Finance

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The next revolution in Economics: Complexity Economics

I have been enthusiastic about Complexity economics for a while now. And the state of the economy post-2009 only makes me a bigger fan of the whole setup. Like all people you have mostly heard economic talk monopolized by Paul … Continue reading

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More US recovery illusions: GDP misses target, markets cheer.

Last Friday’s report was released, and as I predicted, a lot of blame for the sluggish figures fell on the weather. Despite a strong February on the markets, indices soaring to new highs, economic fundamentals are not responding to the … Continue reading

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It’s not the weather’s fault: Friday’s US GDP report

Nearly every news diffused in the financial community is analysed, broken down, analysed again, till a consensus around its significance is reached. The consensus usually tells you if the news is good or bad. You don’t need to know why, … Continue reading

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Soros doubles a bearish bet on the S&P 500, to the tune of $1.3 billion

Soros doubles a bearish bet on the S&P 500, to the tune of $1.3 billion Ok. Soros is shorting the S&P 500 Within Friday’s 13F filings news was the revelation that the firm, founded by legendary investor George Soros, increased … Continue reading

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FT reports: Asset-backed securities back in vogue

Asset-backed securities back in vogue (this feed is attributed to :“© The Financial Times Limited 2014) Another short video that demonstrates that professionals have understood nothing at all about what exactly happened in 2008. We have here Richard Hopkin, managing director … Continue reading

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Jobs, Gold, and Janet Yellen

A quick follow up on the post I wrote on the U.S job market and the optimistic misperception the market is conveying. Great video from Peter Schiff on the over-optimism, QE limits, and the gold price surge.

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US Job Market: The Optimist Narrative vs. Reality

A lot in economics depends on forecasting and number-crunching. When a certain positive interpretation of macro figures such as GDP forecasts, unemployment numbers, or interest rate future variations, becomes the only existing media narrative out there, one might conclude that … Continue reading

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Delusional Economy

Great video by Peter Schiff, on the recent stock market rallies and the disconnection with real economics.

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Scary 1929 market chart gains traction

Scary 1929 market chart gains traction As the author puts it You may still be inclined to dismiss this. But there were many more were laughing last November when this scary chart began circulating. Not as many are laughing now. … Continue reading

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Market economy praised by German president; a tribute to the Freiburg school

Great post from Alberto Mingardi on Econlib, commenting on a recent speech by German president Joachim Gauck in which he defends the market economy and pays tribute to the Freiburg school of economic thought, or the Ordo-liberals. An interesting and … Continue reading

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