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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.

  • Groveling at the Fed: Greenspan and Bernanke

    Published 15 January 2010 | viewed 2,928 times

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke gave a speech on January 3, 2010 that was incomprehensible. The address itself will be discussed later. It is…

  • Senate to Bernanke: "In the Name of God, Go!"

    Published 02 December 2009 | viewed 3,985 times

    On December 3, 2009 the Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing to vote on Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's nomination to serve a second…

  • Clowning Around

    Published 16 May 2008 | viewed 3,120 times

    It is said that artists speak for the ages. In 1951, Pablo Picasso described the end of our age when interviewed by Giovanni Papini: "From…

  • Oh, Magoo, You've Done It Again!

    Published 18 March 2008 | viewed 5,737 times

    Alan Greenspan's instinct for self-exculpation reached new heights in the March 17, 2008, Financial Times. In "We Will Never Have a Perfect Model for Risk,"…

  • The Absent-Minded Doctor

    Published 30 January 2008 | viewed 4,012 times

    The Wall Street Journal: All three of your clients -- Pimco, Deutsche Bank, and now Paulson -- were bearish early on housing and mortgages. Is…

  • From Too Big to Fail to Too Big to Care

    Published 22 January 2008 | viewed 3,586 times

    Alan Greenspan's confirmation hearing as Fed chairman has been addressed in two previous contributions (May 21, 2007 Help Wanted: A Leading Contrarian Indicator and July…

  • While Humpty Dumpty Sat on a Fence

    Published 21 December 2007 | viewed 3,373 times

    IN THE DEC. 12, 2007, WALL STREET JOURNAL, Alan Greenspan warned readers that the mortgage crisis was "an accident waiting to happen." This was already…

  • Greenspan Was Never a Republican - He Was an Opportunist

    Published 08 October 2007 | viewed 2,975 times

    Ex-Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has discovered the Republicans fall short of his standards. He is finding it difficult to break a smile on his…

  • Currency Devaluation and House-Swapping: A Symphony in Two Movements

    Published 06 September 2007 | viewed 5,099 times

    An insidious contribution of currency devaluation is the destruction of work habits. This was true in the 1970s; it is obvious today. In the disco…

  • America's Beggar-Thy-Neighbor Policy

    Published 20 August 2007 | viewed 4,337 times

    Weaker minds in the U.S. Senate are determined that China revalue its currency. Up, up it must go, in relation to the dollar. Leaving aside…

  • Inflating the Substitution Effect

    Published 09 August 2007 | viewed 4,762 times

    Inflation is reported -- and thought of -- as the percentage increase in prices or the declining value of money. This is visible. But it…

  • Alan, We Hardly Knew Ye

    Published 20 July 2007 | viewed 5,010 times

    In June 1987, Alan Greenspan was nominated to succeed Paul Volcker as Federal Reserve chairman. Greenspan's nomination hearing was held on July 21, 1987. With…

  • A Brief, Superficial, and Arbitrary History of Property-Price Collapses

    Published 19 January 2007 | viewed 5,867 times

    The Anderson Forecast team at UCLA might restore one's hope that academic economists fulfill a productive function. Having disparaged the California housing boom through its…