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Asset Bubbles

Buying Into a Bubble: The Black Market Dollar in Venezuela

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

Asset bubbles are as old as the market. They can have different origins and historical specifics, but the core dynamic is relatively simple: People buy something because its price is going up and they believe it will rise more.

Alan Greenspan discovers human beings are flawed

Robert Teitelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Robert Teitelman

What is there to say about Alan Greenspan, who at 87 is out flogging his new book, "The Map and the Territory: Risk, Human Nature and the Future of Fo...

Inflation Could Jump Into Double Digits: Mobius

Posted 08.27.2011 | Business

MONACO (Cecilia Valente) - Inflation in emerging markets could reach double digits, while economic growth this year will average 6 percent, accord...

Fed Needs To Raise Rates To Avoid Bubble, Fed Official Says

Bloomberg | Posted 07.29.2011 | Business

May 29 (Bloomberg) -- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Thomas Hoenig, the central bank’s longest-serving policy maker, said the U.S. ne...

Fed Official: High Unemployment Isn't Inevitable After Bubbles Collapse

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The collapse of an asset bubble will not necessarily lead to higher unemployment as long as monetary policy is loose enough, a top Federal Reserve...

Top Fed Official: We Can't Speed Up Labor Market Recovery

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (By Emily Kaiser): Monetary policy cannot speed up labor market healing or prevent asset price bubbles, and counting on it to do so may do ...

China Needs to Hit the Brakes; US Needs to Step on the Gas

Robert Lenzner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Lenzner

The dichotomy between the world's two greatest economies is the tension most impacting the financial markets and geopolitics today.

Krugman: What's Missing In Financial Reform | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Reform, in other words, probably can't prevent either bad loans or bubbles. But it can do a great deal to ensure that bubbles don't collapse the finan...

Federal Reserve Debates A Bubble-Popping Strategy

The Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Amidst calls to bring greater transparency to the Federal Reserve, the central bank's leaders are torn over one key issue: can the Fed pop financial b...

How "The Beanie Babies Bubble" Explains The Housing Crisis | KAREN BLUMENTHAL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business