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Fred Sheehan

Fred Sheehan

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010


Frederick J. Sheehan Jr. is an investor, investment advisor, writer, and public speaker. He is currently working on a book about Ben Bernanke.

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  • The Killing Fields

    Published 28 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

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  • Meet Your Investment Manager

    Published 20 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

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  • End-of-the-Cycle Mispricing

    Published 12 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 27 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

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  • No Decency

    Published 26 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    MarketWatch should be ashamed of itself. In a July 24, 2014, interview, Mephistopheles was treated with the respect due a senior statesman, when he should…

  • Where to Invest: With Macroinvestors or Macroeconomists?

    Published 24 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Stanley Druckenmiller, the justly renowned investor, spoke at the Delivering Alpha conference on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Quoting Druckenmiller: "As a macro investor, my job…

  • The Old Regime and the French Revolution

    Published 14 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

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  • June 2014 - Noise

    Published 10 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

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  • The Full Yellen

    Published 20 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

    As always, there was plenty of talk after Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen held a press conference yesterday, June 18, 2014. Complaints are heard she…

  • Princeton Abuses Volcker's Trust

    Published 16 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker (Princeton '49) returned to campus on May 30, 2014. He was treading in the devil's den and has been…

  • Greenspan in China: Not the Opera (Yet)

    Published 11 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

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  • May 2014 - Crematorium

    Published 09 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

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  • The Battle of Midway

    Published 05 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The Battle of Midway was fought 72 years ago, from June 4, 1942 to June 7, 1942. Air strikes from U.S. aircraft carriers maimed beyond…

  • Bernanke Money-Grubs From The .01%

    Published 22 May 2014 | viewed 0 times

    "[Bernanke] gave this stuff out [inside information -FJS], but I didn't realize what he was saying at the time, so I didn't do a great…

  • Confusion

    Published 15 May 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The Producer Price Index for April was released May 14, 2014. The one-month change was +0.6%, after it rose 0.5% in March (revised to that…

  • The Bed-Pan Economy

    Published 12 May 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Data portrayed in the "Employment in Total Non-Farm" payroll (NFP) chart is used by central bankers and Wall Street strategists to assert economic strength. They…