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Fred Sheehan

Fred Sheehan

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010

Biography

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

  • A Vote for Gold

    Published 20 December 2010 | viewed 0 times

    "...Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney tried to calm everyone's nerves by declaring that gold 'has no role to play in the international monetary system.'"…

  • Who am I? What is Money? The Fed is Here to Help

    Published 13 December 2010 | viewed 0 times

    "I am a macroeconomist rather than an historian. My focus will be on broad economic issues rather than details." Professor Ben S. Bernanke, "The Macroeconomics…

  • The Municipal Bond Pitch: 'What You're Giving Me is Pure Bulls**t'

    Published 06 December 2010 | viewed 0 times

    Undaunted by falling municipal bond prices, rising yields, and withdrawal of funds, research reports by large brokerage firms still mollify the majority of clients and…

  • There is No Food Inflation; the BLS Made Sure of That

    Published 26 November 2010 | viewed 0 times

    "Moreover, inflation has been declining and is currently quite low, with measures of underlying inflation running close to 1 percent....In this environment, the Federal Open…

  • Bernanke Clips the People's Coin - From Bakersfield to Burma

    Published 15 November 2010 | viewed 0 times

    "Ben Bernanke: The Chauncey Gardiner of Central Banking" examined the Federal Reserve's November 3, 2010, decision to save the economy by inflating the asset markets.…

  • Ben Bernanke: The Chauncey Gardiner of Central Banking

    Published 10 November 2010 | viewed 0 times

    "[H]igher stock prices will boost consumer wealth and help increase confidence, which can also spur spending. Increased spending will lead to higher incomes." - Federal…

  • The Fed Underwrites Asset Explosion

    Published 29 October 2010 | viewed 0 times

    "That the economists...can explain neither prices nor the rate of interest nor even agree what money is reminds us that we are dealing with belief…

  • Unpublished Letters to the Financial Times and the New York Times

    Published 27 October 2010 | viewed 0 times

    To the Financial Times, October 7, 2010: Buy Now Dear Sirs, It is scandalous that you continue to give Alan Greenspan a forum ["Fear undermines…

  • Orwell Targets Bernanke: An Unteachable Hole in the Air

    Published 21 October 2010 | viewed 0 times

    On Friday, October 15, 2010, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke delivered a dishonest speech: "Monetary Policy Tools and Objectives in a Low-Inflation Environment." What…

  • A Letter to Senator Scott Brown - The Fed's Political Interference Must Be Stopped

    Published 11 October 2010 | viewed 0 times

    The Honorable Scott Brown United States Senate 317 Russell Senate Office Building Washington D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Brown: I am a constituent who would like…

  • Central Bankers are Paid to Lie - Buy Corn

    Published 05 October 2010 | viewed 0 times

    "I assure this committee that, if I am confirmed, I will be strictly independent of all political influences and will be guided solely by the…

  • Exploiting Bernanke

    Published 20 September 2010 | viewed 0 times

    It is unfortunate the media does not make better use of an accessible resource: itself. Newspapers and financial TV are generally content to report what…

  • Making Money from Municipal Waste

    Published 10 September 2010 | viewed 0 times

    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is defaulting; Half Moon Bay, California, is disincorporating; and the City of Miami, Florida, declared a "state of fiscal urgency," then broke contracts…

  • An Addendum to the 'Flations - Gold $5,000

    Published 31 August 2010 | viewed 0 times

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke delivered a much-anticipated speech on Friday, August 27, 2010. There was no reason to think this talk would be…

  • The 'Flations - Part II

    Published 25 August 2010 | viewed 0 times

    Inflation versus deflation discussions are the rule for columnists, economists and BubbleTV. This false distinction is potentially harmful for investors and shoppers who think they…

  • The 'Flations

    Published 13 August 2010 | viewed 0 times

    The incessant debate of whether the economy is inflating or deflating suffers from a vocabulary problem. This is as it must be since some (Federal…

  • How to Look for a Job

    Published 04 August 2010 | viewed 0 times

    Unemployment is stuck in a rut. One reason is the tendency to look backwards. Trillions of dollars have been spent (with no end in sight)…

  • Masses of Worthless Paper

    Published 17 July 2010 | viewed 0 times

    We wince at congressional ineptitude but in one category legislative aptitude is improving: propaganda. The on-again, off-again finance bill (it's on-again) was described by the…

  • Corporate CEOs Won't Invest in America, Why Should You?

    Published 13 July 2010 | viewed 0 times

    There is no end of economists, analysts, and reporters filling the air with investment recommendations. Is the stock market oversold? Should we invest for inflation…

  • Municipal Pathologies Come to a Head

    Published 07 July 2010 | viewed 0 times

    Discussions about municipal finance generally assume three absolute conditions. First, the principal and coupon of municipal bonds are guaranteed: "Municipal bonds don't default," according to…