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QE2 Geneates Instant Wealth Creation

Robert Lenzner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Lenzner

Just when you were losing faith in Ben Bernanke, he pulls a $600 billion rabbit out of his pocket. Down goes the dollar and the Treasury bond. Up goes gold, oil, stocks and interest rates.

The Bond Market Wants Obama To Spend More

Bloomberg | Liz Capo McCormick and Susanne Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Instead of punishing the Obama administration for running up a budget deficit the Congressional Budget Office said will total $1.34 trillion this year...

William Alden

Bond Billionaire: Fed's Policy Is A 'Brazen' 'Ponzi Scheme'

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Fed should stop meddling with the economy now, before it does more damage, say two top asset managers. The Fed Reserve Bank's quantitative easing...

Small U.S. Investors Pull $33.12 Billion From Mutual Funds

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Investors withdrew a staggering $33.12 billion from domestic stock market mutual funds in the first seven months of this year, according to the Invest...

Top Fed Official: We Need Help To Save The Economy

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Federal Reserve can't save the economy without help from other parts of the government, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas president Richard Fisher sa...

Future Chaos: There Is No "Plan B"

Chris Martenson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris Martenson, Ph.D.

The hard news is that there is no "Plan B." The future is likely to be more chaotic than you probably think.

Will Money Market Rates Be a Victim of the Fed (Again)?

Richard Barrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Barrington

In short, you should think about bond market trends when making decisions about your deposit accounts, but don't necessarily believe everything you hear from Wall Street.

Thoughts on Inflation, Deflation and Interest Rates

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

We are experiencing a new paradigm, where both inflation and deflation are prevalent -- and this dichotomy is vexing.

Prediction: Things Will Unravel Faster Than You Think

Chris Martenson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Martenson, Ph.D.

By my analysis, we are not yet on the final path to recovery, and there are one or more financial 'breaks' coming in the future. Underlying structura...

Livestrong or Livewrong?

James Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
James Moore

Is Lance Armstrong really so gifted that he is able to outperform other talented and dedicated cyclists even as they are fortifying their own cardiovascular systems with pharmaceuticals?

William Alden

Goldman, Banks To See Dismal Third Quarter, Analysts Predict

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After pulling in their biggest haul in three years last quarter, bank profits have hit a wall in the first two weeks of September, The Financial Time...

Safe Harbor: From Money Market Accounts to Municipal Bonds

Richard Barrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Barrington

For investors who have already decided to seek safe harbor from the stock market's wild ride, here are four popular alternatives -- and what you should know about their risk and returns.

William Alden

After Lehman's Collapse, 'Largest Arbitrage Ever' -- And Deals On Art

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The turmoil after Lehman Brothers' bankruptcy two years ago created a rare money-making opportunity for a certain type of debt trader, according to a ...

Jobs, Tax Cuts and Community Investment

John Flerlage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Flerlage

Creating jobs while transforming our economy into one that emphasizes production and investment over consumption and debt is essential to the long ter...

Islamic Cultural Center May Get Public Financing: Group Seeks $70 Million

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The mosque's backers hope to raise a total of $70 million in tax-exempt debt to build the center, according to the New York Times. Tax laws allow such...

Is There A Government Bond Bubble?

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

YES, there is a government bond bubble. And it's huge. Uncle Sam and his counterparts in the EU and Japan are broke and are, almost surely, going to...

ClemensGate: Why Liars Make Us So Upset

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Ropeik

Down in the hard wiring and chemistry of the brain's survival instincts, if you show someone a picture of Roger Clemens and talk about the charges that he lied, it's like showing them a picture of a snake.

Newt Gingrich's Fight for the Luxury Industry Is Laughable

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Should we really believe that 20 million people purchasing luxury goods such as jewels, fashion, yachts, private planes and lavish international travel will be a major boost to the U.S. economy! Come, on.

Goldman Sachs' Derivatives Generated 35% Revenue

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Goldman Sachs made up to 35 percent of its 2009 revenue from derivatives, according to recent documents disclosed to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Comm...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Stocks TUMBLE On Job Fears

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — No matter where they look, investors are seeing economic trouble. Stocks and interest rates plunged Tuesday after signs of slowing e...

Product Warranty Proposal for the Ratings Agencies

Kim Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kim Davis

An enduring mystery of the debate about regulatory reform is the extent to which the ratings agencies are a second order issue of concern.

Dow Briefly Tops 11,000, Closes At 10,997

AP | IEVA M. AUGSTUMS and STEPHEN BERNARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The stock market closed at a new 18-month high Friday, with the Dow Jones industrial average briefly touching 11,000 before retreatin...

Restricting Bank Funding for Hedge Funds: Paul Volcker Does Not Go Far Enough

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

While Alan Greenspan has been busy denying any blame or foresight into the financial crisis, Paul Volcker has been working to dissociate the speculative risks of hedge funds from banking. But "The Volcker Rule," does not go far enough.