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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.

  • 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…

  • April 2014 - Castles in The Air

    Published 06 May 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The word "bubble" is suffering from overuse. Still, with money for nothing inflating markets around the world, we are seeing how prices inflate to enormous…

  • All The News That's Fit To Print - in 2014

    Published 26 April 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The most astounding rubbish is spoken every day by central bankers and other commentators who hold a monopoly on what the public at large knows.…

  • The Shoe Dropped. What's Next?

    Published 23 April 2014 | viewed 0 times

    A persistent presumption here is the limit to U.S. government bond issuance that (important qualification coming) can be traded at government-manufactured rates. "March 2014 -…

  • Helping the Fellow Out

    Published 16 April 2014 | viewed 0 times

    After biotech stocks hiccupped on Thursday, April 11, 2014, ISI analyst Mark Schenebaum told the world: "Horrible day in biotech. I'm frankly at a loss…

  • March 2014 - One Month Closer

    Published 05 April 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Conventional wisdom, as expressed through the noisiest channels (Federal Reserve officials' daily speeches, Wall Street TV experts), believes Quantitative Easing (QE) has been of negligible…

  • The Berkeley Free Speech Movement - Happy 50th

    Published 26 March 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Fifty years ago, after a few scuffles, the Free Speech Movement established its foothold at the University of California, Berkeley. On December 2, 1964, Mario…

  • Deceived By a Mirage

    Published 20 March 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The Second Crimean War has brought forth wonder, at least among some, at the stock market's indifference. Some would say stock market "exuberance," but with…

  • Silent Minority or Majority?

    Published 19 March 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Understanding what the people think (popular opinion) is a difficult task. It is not the same as what the experts and media tell us to…

  • We Are All Lab Rats Now

    Published 12 March 2014 | viewed 0 times

    "They sit there across the Pond, and sometimes I think they feel like they're in a lab and they're running experiments on rats and not…

  • Another Go

    Published 05 March 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Advocates for Federal Reserve disclosure harp on the five-year wait for FOMC transcripts. The reasoning goes that institutions in a democracy should be more democratic:…

  • Those FOMC Transcripts: Watch Out Below

    Published 26 February 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The Federal Reserve releases transcripts of FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meetings after a five-year wait. The 2008 transcripts were made public late, last week.…

  • Disintegration: An Interview with The Daily Bell

    Published 24 February 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Fred Sheehan on the Futility of Wall Street, the Coming Derivatives Disaster and the Craziness of Keynes With Anthony Wile - February 23, 2014 The…

  • At the Margin

    Published 13 February 2014 | viewed 0 times

    John Hussman (Hussman Funds) wrote in his February 3, 2014, Weekly Market Comment: "The latest data from the NYSE shows equity margin debt at a…

  • The View From Madrid

    Published 07 February 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The View from Madrid Fernando del Pino writes "Independent views on Spain, Europe and the big picture of politics and money" one of the few…

  • The State of the States: Post-Bernanke Bellum

    Published 01 February 2014 | viewed 0 times

    One can almost imagine ex-chairman Bernanke shaking his head in disbelief. (For the record, I cannot conceive of Simple Ben possessing the capacity for what…

  • Stocks

    Published 25 January 2014 | viewed 0 times

    When markets tumble, the immediate cause is often baked into the cake years before. The structural (decades old) trouble with large, U.S. publicly traded companies…

  • Enjoy it While it Lasts

    Published 16 January 2014 | viewed 0 times

    "Enjoy it while it lasts" - Sir Alan Greenspan, June 13, 2007,after suggesting "the global liquidity boom, which he dates back to the end of…

  • Visions of Gallantry

    Published 29 December 2013 | viewed 0 times

    In "The Stock Market" (December 22, 2013), there is a mathematical problem with the following: "Zero Hedge recently reported the days on which the New…

  • The Stock Market

    Published 22 December 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Thomson Reuters (This Week in Earnings, December 6, 2013) notes another New World Record. We are breaking plenty these days. This often foretells a Grand…