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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.

  • Going Digital

    Published 09 August 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke is threatening us with "further action" if the economy does not do something or other. (He cannot remember his…

  • Good News Keeps Rolling In

    Published 03 August 2012 | viewed 0 times

    "Positive Housing News Keeps Rolling In," exclaimed the headline of a July 24, 2012, Wall Street Journal story by Steven Russolillo. The author found much…

  • Enquiring Minds Want to Know

    Published 30 July 2012 | viewed 0 times

    The July 25, 2012, tribute to Barton Biggs received a large response. Biggs was obviously respected as well as loved. In the end, virtue is…

  • Barton Biggs

    Published 25 July 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Barton Biggs (1932-2012) will be remembered by most of us for the words he wrote as strategist at Morgan Stanley. He worked at the firm…

  • The Real LIBOR Scandal

    Published 13 July 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Whatever can be said for and against Barclays and Bob Diamond, the story is in danger of exhausting itself at the wrong link in the…

  • How Long Will This Go On?

    Published 11 July 2012 | viewed 0 times

    The Tisch family's shipping venture (A Buyer's Market) jogged the memory. The August 26, 1985, issue of Grant's Interest Rate Observer, in which Jim Tisch…

  • A Buyer's Market

    Published 09 July 2012 | viewed 0 times

    "China should delay its bid to pass South Korea as the world's biggest shipbuilder to prevent a flood of new vessels extending industry-wide losses, said…

  • When Zero Rates Don't Work

    Published 28 June 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Jon Hilsenrath, the Wall Street Journal's ferret at the Fed, reports what the Federal Reserve wants the public to know while retaining anonymity. He found…

  • Dr. Kevorkian Holds a Press Conference

    Published 27 June 2012 | viewed 0 times

    "We have taken today a step, which is a substantive step, which will provide additional accommodation for the economy and moreover we have stated that…

  • Donning our Parachutes

    Published 15 June 2012 | viewed 0 times

    We know the drill. The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) will meet on June 19 and June 20, 2012. On June 30, the Fed…

  • The Bond Boom

    Published 09 June 2012 | viewed 0 times

    The indexes below were discussed at a recent investment committee presentation: Upon turning to this page, the speaker noted the 5-year returns show "an absolute…

  • Color Commentary

    Published 30 May 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Encounters with a young Alan Greenspan have floated around the Internet lately. Why do they matter? Most importantly, because what is being said is how…

  • The Age of Information

    Published 21 May 2012 | viewed 0 times

    "Working at my desk today was somewhat surreal. Global risk markets were closing out a dreadful week. Newswires were full of disconcerting articles - J.P.…

  • No, None of This Makes Any Sense

    Published 16 May 2012 | viewed 0 times

    After the financial crisis in 2008, "Too-Big-To-Fail" banks had to go. In 2006, the four largest banks - J.P. Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup,…

  • The European Subtext

    Published 10 May 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Frederick Sheehan will speak at the Committee for Monetary Research and Education (CMRE) dinner on Thursday, May 17, 2012. It will be held at The…

  • Limited Hope

    Published 02 May 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Presidential election campaigns are a source for speculation. How would life change in a second Obama term or with a Romney victory? The economy and…

  • Political Science

    Published 25 April 2012 | viewed 0 times

    "The French are a free people, who will not allow their future to be determined by the pressure of markets or finance." ~ French presidential…

  • Gold

    Published 19 April 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Gold and silver will both rise far above their current levels. "When" is unknowable. "Why" is due to the unremitting and insolent amorality of central…

  • The Professor Who Did NOT Save the World

    Published 11 April 2012 | viewed 0 times

    "The Fed's efforts prevented a 'total meltdown' of the financial system at a time when fears of a second Great Depression were 'very real,' Mr.…

  • Samuelson Flunked Bernanke

    Published 30 March 2012 | viewed 0 times

    The forecasting proficiency of central bankers is a topical issue. At least, a friend asked if I could help with a list of Federal Reserve…