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There Was No Contagion

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If you use the word contagion these days, people are likely to think you’re talking about ebola. Back up five years ago, however, and contagion was the buzzword to describe the financial crisis.


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The End of QE3, Trouble Ahead for the Bulls?

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Austrian economist Micheal Pollaro writes that with the end of QE3 coming that stock market bulls need to take a note of caution because the Austrian measure of the money supply is...

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International Conference of Prices & Markets Coming Soon

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Reflective of the growing international participation at the Toronto Austrian Scholars Conference, the event will be rebranded as the International Conference of Prices & Markets in concert with the Mises...

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The Dow’s All-Time High

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The Dow Jones Industrials just closed above 17,000 for the first time ever. While they are celebrating the 4th of July, Americans can rejoice in the good fortune the stock...

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"Something it would seem"

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The National Association of Credit Management issued its Credit Managers Index, calling it "less than impressive."

“It now appears that the economy contracted by far more than originally reported,” NACM economist Chris Kuehl said. “Add to this the latest data on durable goods and there is...

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Krugman's MMMF Question

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Paul Krugman attacked Ron Paul, Paul Ryan, and “Honest Money” and also took a shot at Austrian economists on his blog today. He called honest money a “Ron Paul dog whistle” and then went on...

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Show Trial Planned for Energy Markets

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The US House of Representatives will hold hearings on energy markets trying to determine who is causing oil prices to rise. The anti-market investigation will blame hedge funds...

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We're in the double digits

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The Producer Price Index is out and it shows a change in intermediate goods in March 2008 from 12 months ago (unadjusted) at a 10.5% increase. This follows a 8.8% rate of increase in February and January. Focusing on energy alone, the...

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What are you investing in?

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This is an open thread to discuss the question I (and others) continually receive many queries about. What does your portfolio look like? What is the long-term strategy? What are you diversifying into? What are you shorting? What are you bullish about? What economic analysis tools or...

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