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Brady Willett

Brady Willett

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010

  • Bailout Madoff!

    Published 16 December 2008 | viewed 4,742 times

    With the financial markets already in a state of panic and the global recession expected to worsen in 2009, we can ill afford to allow…

  • After General Bernanke Destroys The Deflationary Threat

    Published 28 November 2008 | viewed 4,369 times

    "...we will not stand down until we have achieved our goals of repairing and reforming our financial system, and thereby restoring prosperity to our economy."Ben…

  • The Grass Isn't Always Greener

    Published 21 October 2008 | viewed 3,223 times

    With the U.S. bailout script now being adopted globally and panic-driven selling abating, a period of calm (albeit perhaps temporarily) has settled over the financial…

  • Greatly Depressed U.S Assets?

    Published 09 October 2008 | viewed 4,865 times

    On August 14, 2008 Warren Buffett disclosed a position in NRG Inc. In reaction to this news the regular Buffett followers rejoiced, bid up shares…

  • Gold Investments Market Update

    Published 03 October 2008 | viewed 3,585 times

    Gold fell sharply yesterday on lower oil prices and the recently surging dollar, despite unprecedented physical demand for coins and bars in the UK, US…

  • A Necessary Evil

    Published 03 October 2008 | viewed 2,885 times

    Years from now conspiracy theorists will no doubt contend that the historic $700 billion 2008 bailout package came about because the Federal Reserve and U.S.…

  • We All Scream For Ice Cream!

    Published 30 September 2008 | viewed 2,977 times

    The House of Representatives voted 'no' on a $700 billion bailout yesterday and investors reacted by punishing U.S. equities for an estimated $1.2 trillion loss.…

  • Let Paulson and Bernanke Buy Some of This Crap

    Published 24 September 2008 | viewed 4,077 times

    The Treasury Secretary Paulson and Fed Chairman Bernanke bailout plan calls for $700 billion in taxpayer funds to be used to purchase assets that will…

  • The Big Question

    Published 03 September 2008 | viewed 4,025 times

    With U.S. home prices crashing, inflation expectations rising, and consumer confidence plummeting, you would think that the U.S. economy would be shedding jobs at a…

  • Of Misnomers, Fallacies, and Lies

    Published 31 July 2008 | viewed 2,901 times

    While Elton John made us think of Norma Jean as a candle in the wind, the financial markets in 2008 bring to mind a stick…

  • Regulators, Saddle Up!

    Published 17 June 2008 | viewed 2,743 times

    Having watched the Financial Accounting Standard Board (FASB) grapple with the unexpensed stock options problem for more than 3-decades, and still forced to watch the…

  • Greenspan's Incessant Contradictions

    Published 27 May 2008 | viewed 2,220 times

    In yet another attempt to defend his legacy, Greenspan resorts to semantics and outrageous contradiction (FT Article). On the topic of asset 'bubbles' - which…

  • A Rally To Nowhere

    Published 08 May 2008 | viewed 3,999 times

    The only thing remarkable about the recent rally in U.S. equities is how unremarkable it has been. To be sure, you would think that with…

  • He Did It His Way (Unfortunately)

    Published 14 April 2008 | viewed 2,971 times

    Greenspan did another media tour last week, this time defending his legacy in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and on CNBC Television. Unfortunately the…

  • Lenders of The Last Resort Unite!

    Published 14 March 2008 | viewed 2,932 times

    According to Bear Stearns CEO, Alan Schwartz, his company went from being a stable and liquid enterprise to nearly insolvent in the span of 24-hours.…

  • Bernanke's Gold Show Must Go On?

    Published 05 March 2008 | viewed 4,331 times

    Ben Bernanke has attacked the threat of deflation with great zeal. We knew that he would. But what we don't know is how Mr. Bernanke…

  • Cue Bernanke

    Published 22 January 2008 | viewed 2,449 times

    With the potentially multi-trillion dollar meltdown in the U.S. housing market well underway and a bear market in equities taking root, President Bush mentioned a…

  • 2008: Is Bernanke The One?

    Published 07 January 2008 | viewed 4,624 times

    With most investors it is usually sub-conscious convictions that ultimately determine the investment path chosen. Formed partly from experience but largely by their character, there…

  • Greenspan Sharpens His Comedy Routine

    Published 12 December 2007 | viewed 3,572 times

    In today's Wall Street Journal former Fed boss, Alan Greenspan, attempted yet again to explain why he wasn't to blame for all the 'bubbles' that…

  • Popeye-Paulson Needs More Than Plain Spinach

    Published 03 December 2007 | viewed 3,657 times

    Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson was trying to strong-arm the supposedly free markets again last week, this time catching headlines for his fronting of the government's…