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Don't Slap a New Tax on High-Frequency Trading

Financial MarketsTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog10/03/2016

High-frequency trading is not the nefarious scheme policymakers would have you believe it is. It serves a real purpose in the marketplace.

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Economic Reality Matters More than "Expectations"

Financial MarketsCalculation and Knowledge

Blog09/06/2016

Efforts to manipulate people into thinking the economy is good contribute to the ills brought on by the boom-bust cycle.

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Why Profitability Matters, and Market Forces Are Not Random

Financial Markets

Blog07/06/2016

The success or failure of investment in stocks depends ultimately on the same factors that determine success or failure of any business.

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Thornton Corrects Fed in the Wall Street Journal

The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and Banking

The Fed cannot see the natural rate of interest, but it is right before its eyes.

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Why All the Post-Brexit Hysteria?

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog06/27/2016

Brussels is doing all it can to make the UK pay for wanting to leave the EU. This only further illustrates why exit from the EU is a good idea.

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European Integration Is Dead, Long Live Monetary Cooperation

Financial MarketsAustrian Economics OverviewMoney and Banking

Brexit has raised some barriers to globalism, but central banks remain unimpeded in their efforts to work together to manipulate economies.

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Amazon = $3 Trillion?

Booms and BustsThe FedFinancial MarketsBusiness Cycles

Blog05/04/2016

Let us see how close this venture capitalist comes to putting a $3 trillion price tag on Amazon at its all-time high price.

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More Economic Data Leaking to Markets

The FedFinancial Markets

Blog05/03/2016

A new ECB white paper has found evidence that many data releases in the US are leaked in advance, benefiting certain special interests.

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Negative Rates May Be Ineffective and Dangerous

Financial MarketsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog03/07/2016

The BIS has just released a research report questioning whether negative interest rates are effective in achieving policymakers' goals of staving off a (phantom) deflation without adversely impacting the financial sector and the overall economy.

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