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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.

  • Japanese RORO

    Published 13 February 2013 | viewed 0 times

    A translator asked: "In your book, 'open-mouth policy' occurs many times. Would you please elaborate on this term?" On the same day, February 11, 2013,…

  • Going for Broke

    Published 30 January 2013 | viewed 0 times

    The talk in 2013 has been of the great rotation from bonds to the U.S. stock market. This accompanies a new world record for the…

  • It's All in the Flows

    Published 24 January 2013 | viewed 0 times

    The 2007 Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) transcripts were released last week. Media reports have concentrated on the Fed's forbearance during the credit meltdown. Implied,…

  • Bond Math

    Published 15 January 2013 | viewed 0 times

    This is the year for stocks. So one would gather from the media. The Wall Street Journal offered a lukewarm endorsement on Monday, January 15,…

  • Dissention is Overrated

    Published 10 January 2013 | viewed 0 times

    On January 3, 2013, stocks and gold collapsed upon release of FOMC minutes from the December 11-12, 2012 meeting. The bearer of Fed opinion was…

  • Markets Vanish - 'In a Flash'

    Published 05 January 2013 | viewed 0 times

    The same title cheered in the new years of 2011 and 2012 ("Markets Vanish - "In a Flash"," January 4, 2011 and January 8, 2012).…

  • Because the Darkness Runs So Deep, The Light Burns So Bright

    Published 21 December 2012 | viewed 0 times

    "While Christmas is undoubtedly a time of great joy, it is also an occasion for deep reflection, even an examination of conscience." ~ Pope Benedict…

  • Our National Deficit

    Published 11 December 2012 | viewed 0 times

    "Under current law, the Treasury is technically allowed to mint as many coins made of platinum as it wants and can assign them whatever value…

  • Exit, Pursued By Bear

    Published 04 December 2012 | viewed 0 times

    "Just when scientific progress was supposed to be ridding the world of myths and ghosts, famous people became larger than life.... Fame was found increasingly…

  • Illusions Shattered: Rolling Off the Presses or Down the Hill

    Published 20 November 2012 | viewed 0 times

    At the children's mass on Sunday, the priest told the little angels: "I grew up in a country that's far, far away. Canada. Almost as…

  • They Won't Be Forgotten

    Published 17 November 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Ed Harrison at Credit Writedowns, adding fuel to the outrage upon the announcement that "Doctor" Alan Greenspan will address the Annual Market Dinner of the…

  • The Long View

    Published 09 November 2012 | viewed 0 times

    "Communications" ended with the long view advocated by a nine-year old. An adult may slot the family of Henry VIII as a model for modern…

  • Communications

    Published 02 November 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Jacques Barzun, who died last week at the age of 104, is known to most Americans, where he is still known at all, for one…

  • Q.E.D.

    Published 27 October 2012 | viewed 0 times

    There are many reasons to fear unhedged exposure in the U.S. stock market. Recent corporate conference calls have explored weak or falling revenues. Drooping trade…

  • Beyond Repair

    Published 05 October 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Spain is beyond repair. This is also true of the United States. Following is a bottom-up view of the insatiable parasites clinging to the rump…

  • Commodity Prices Will Rise

    Published 27 September 2012 | viewed 0 times

    There is not enough money being invested in energy to hold prices at current levels. It costs a bundle to replace depleted sources of oil…

  • A Round Trip

    Published 21 September 2012 | viewed 0 times

    The dedicated resuscitators of the Federal Reserve are doomed to lose their battle with sanity, akin to Alexander Scriabin's fate in search of the lost…

  • No Limits

    Published 14 September 2012 | viewed 0 times

    The European Central Bank's latest maneuvers jettison limits to the expansion of its balance sheet. The ECB's manner of improvisation is reminiscent of Federal Reserve…

  • Over and Out

    Published 07 September 2012 | viewed 0 times

    A collapsing order will do what it takes to retain power, no matter its abuse of law or decency. Writing in Die Zeit on August…

  • Greenspan's Silver Anniversary

    Published 13 August 2012 | viewed 0 times

    "Tomorrow is the 25th anniversary of one Sir Alan Greenspan's confirmation vote. Fred, you doing anything special to celebrate?" wrote Scott Frew, General Partner of…