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Ron Insana

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What the Doomsayers Don't Say to You

(181) Comments | Posted January 11, 2011 | 12:17 PM

Friday's report on the nation's unemployment situation had a little for the bulls and a little for the bears, when it comes to this nation's economic outlook for 2011. While the unemployment rate plunged in December to 9.4 percent from 9.8 percent, only half of the improvement came...

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March Comes In Like A Lion...

(2) Comments | Posted March 3, 2008 | 12:37 PM

Wall Street closed out February on a brutal note ... with a 315 point decline in the Dow Jones Industrial Average capping off a four-month losing streak in stocks and sounding some alarm bells for those observers who keep a sharp eye on stock market charts. What this means...

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Is It Deja Vu All Over Again?

(37) Comments | Posted February 21, 2008 | 10:38 AM

There has been much talk in the papers, of late, that "Stagflation" may be rearing its ugly head in the U.S. economy. For those of you too young to remember, "stagflation" is a particularly nasty economic phenomenon where both recession and inflation occur simultaneously, a phenomenon we have not seen...

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This Crisis Has Many Faces

(17) Comments | Posted February 18, 2008 | 9:04 AM

Decades ago, there was a very famous actor, Paul Muni, who played a variety of different historical figures in the movies. From "Scarface" to Louis Pasteur to Toulouse Lautrec to Emile Zola, Muni was a character actor known for his many faces.

This financial market crisis that we have...

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The Fed Finally Got It Right

(28) Comments | Posted February 1, 2008 | 11:00 AM

Well, after months of misapprehension, miscommunication and monetary policy missteps, the Federal Reserve finally articulated a coherent position on how it plans to address the instability in our financial markets and the imminent recession that has both Wall Street and Main Street panicked over the prospect.

Wednesday, Ben Bernanke and...

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Anatomy Of A Panic

(51) Comments | Posted January 23, 2008 | 4:55 PM

The global financial markets have just begun to recover from a financial panic that has driven some 43 stock markets around the world down over 20 percent a piece from their most recent all-time highs. In the parlance of the financial world, that means that there are 43 "bear markets"...

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