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Brady Willett

Brady Willett

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010

  • Bears Wait for the Dam To Break

    Published 26 January 2007 | viewed 6,911 times

    Before embarking upon another assault against the liquidity forces that be, it is worth recognizing that the remaining bears in this world have done well…

  • With Liquidity The Overriding Story Thematic Mariners Beware

    Published 20 December 2006 | viewed 4,213 times

    The contradictions running wild today have rarely been more acute. To be sure, and depending on the source, the U.S. economy is supposedly already in…

  • If Everyone Jumped Off a Bridge Would U.S. Regulators Follow?

    Published 01 November 2006 | viewed 3,685 times

    When times are good innovation in the financial markets is applauded. But when times turn bad, as they inevitably do, the horse of innovation is…

  • Aggressively Throwing Caution To The Wind

    Published 06 October 2006 | viewed 4,721 times

    Some steadfast bears are reiterating that the U.S. stock markets are rigged, that the Dow is only making new highs because of timely component changes,…

  • Domino Day Is Less than Two Months Away

    Published 20 September 2006 | viewed 7,655 times

    The world record for most dominoes toppled in a chain reaction is 4,002,136. This number would have been even larger if it were not for…

  • The Long-Term Consequences of The Long-Term Bailout

    Published 15 August 2006 | viewed 2,488 times

    As the horse of 'innovation' leaps miles ahead of the mule that is regulation, the path for the average investor grows treacherous. After the collapse…

  • Why Cash Is Attractive

    Published 13 July 2006 | viewed 5,770 times

    The yield on the Vanguard Prime Money Market Fund is currently 4.98%. 4.98% is higher than the average yield on REITs (as of June), almost…

  • Bernanke's Bag of Hammers

    Published 07 June 2006 | viewed 5,925 times

    After one of the most concerted rhetorical attacks on the threat of inflation in recent memory, Bernanke's Fed has pushed the odds of a June…

  • No Relief For Bargain Hunters Yet

    Published 31 May 2006 | viewed 4,536 times

    A sharp sell off in oil, a massive bond market rally, a Fed pause, or a plunge in the US dollar that, somehow-someway, neatly unifies…

  • If Stock Market Slump Continues The Fed Will Start Juggling Asset Classes

    Published 19 May 2006 | viewed 5,518 times

    As per yesterday's watch points - the double Ns - there is a couple of positives to be taken from the global blood bath that…

  • As Bernanke Presses Pause Stocks Threaten To Rewind

    Published 12 May 2006 | viewed 3,653 times

    Following yesterday's retail sales report a Bloomberg headline read, 'S&P 500 Futures Gain on Retail Sales'. The speculation at the time (8:31 AM) was that…

  • Ben, Maria, and the Makings of a Precious Metals Panic

    Published 04 May 2006 | viewed 6,584 times

    He Said If he says he didn't think that his comments were on the record he looks like a schmuck. If he acknowledges that he…

  • Why Not Squeeze The Charmin?

    Published 17 April 2006 | viewed 4,555 times

    On December 5, 2005 I speculated that the 'odds of gold squeeze [were] on the rise', and that 'the price of silver could quickly double'.…

  • Run Away From US Stocks?

    Published 06 April 2006 | viewed 6,300 times

    After hitting a 5-year high yesterday the Nasdaq is up by 110% since its October 7, 2002 bottom. If this blistering pace keeps up the…

  • Whats New with the Accounting Shell Game? More Shells

    Published 14 March 2006 | viewed 4,858 times

    Following the collapse of Enron, Worldcom and others, regulators were temporarily given the power to dramatically improve US accounting standards. To be sure, and as…

  • Once Upon a Time the COT Ruled

    Published 07 March 2006 | viewed 4,231 times

    Since the current gold bull began in 2002 - or when the price of gold finally held above $300 an ounce - the Commitments of…

  • One Good(K)Night does not a Sweet Prince Make

    Published 01 February 2006 | viewed 4,496 times

    One of the many themes coursing through Shakespeare's Hamlet is the Prince of Denmark's transformation from a man of thought into a man of action.…

  • 2006 Preview: Something Happened on The Way to Hell

    Published 11 January 2006 | viewed 6,863 times

    Our misgivings about toying with Milton's contrast notwithstanding, you cannot help but wonder what has gone wrong since the US stock market mania hit its…

  • A $500 Party or Funeral?

    Published 23 November 2005 | viewed 4,409 times

    On March 29, 1999 the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 10,000 for the first time. As the floor traders cheered, CNBC guests adorned "Dow…

  • From Greenspan Put To Bernanke Straddle

    Published 28 October 2005 | viewed 3,500 times

    Having studied at Harvard, earned a Ph.D. at MIT, and taught at Princeton, it is obvious that Ben Bernanke has forgotten more about economic theory…