• 397 days Will The ECB Continue To Hike Rates?
  • 397 days Forbes: Aramco Remains Largest Company In The Middle East
  • 399 days Caltech Scientists Succesfully Beam Back Solar Power From Space
  • 798 days Could Crypto Overtake Traditional Investment?
  • 803 days Americans Still Quitting Jobs At Record Pace
  • 805 days FinTech Startups Tapping VC Money for ‘Immigrant Banking’
  • 808 days Is The Dollar Too Strong?
  • 808 days Big Tech Disappoints Investors on Earnings Calls
  • 809 days Fear And Celebration On Twitter as Musk Takes The Reins
  • 811 days China Is Quietly Trying To Distance Itself From Russia
  • 811 days Tech and Internet Giants’ Earnings In Focus After Netflix’s Stinker
  • 815 days Crypto Investors Won Big In 2021
  • 815 days The ‘Metaverse’ Economy Could be Worth $13 Trillion By 2030
  • 816 days Food Prices Are Skyrocketing As Putin’s War Persists
  • 819 days Pentagon Resignations Illustrate Our ‘Commercial’ Defense Dilemma
  • 819 days US Banks Shrug off Nearly $15 Billion In Russian Write-Offs
  • 822 days Cannabis Stocks in Holding Pattern Despite Positive Momentum
  • 823 days Is Musk A Bastion Of Free Speech Or Will His Absolutist Stance Backfire?
  • 823 days Two ETFs That Could Hedge Against Extreme Market Volatility
  • 825 days Are NFTs About To Take Over Gaming?

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.

  • In an Undercollateralized World

    Published 16 May 2011 | viewed 0 times

    The world is undercollateralized. This is the single most important feature of the 2011 economy. Sixty years ago, if assets were worth less than loans,…

  • Barney Frank's Turn at Bat

    Published 08 May 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Congressman Barney Frank from Massachusetts is not worth a blog. That goes for his recent proposal, too. It is worth a moment to understand the…

  • Sidelights to 1994

    Published 02 May 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Some odds & ends, tangential to "Is It 1994 Again?" LURING THE UNSOPHISTICATED into the stock market was considered a risk by Federal Reserve Chairman…

  • Is It 1994 Again?

    Published 25 April 2011 | viewed 0 times

    There are several similarities between current trends and those in 1994, a year when many institutions were left destitute. Historical analogies can help us imagine…

  • Economics 101: Long Material, Short Certified Idiots

    Published 12 April 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Some relationships: The last time the U.S. dollar exceeded 120 on the dollar index (ticker symbol DXY: a measurement of the dollar against other currencies)…

  • Greenspan Panders for More Money

    Published 05 April 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has once again received space on the editorial pages of the Financial Times. He does not deserve, so shall…

  • Weimer Angst and the United States Today

    Published 24 March 2011 | viewed 0 times

    When Money Dies: The Nightmare of the Weimer Hyperinflation, by Adam Fergusson, was published in 1975 and became a best-seller in 2010. Federal Reserve Chairman…

  • Ignorance and Opportunity

    Published 21 March 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Following are some of my remarks prepared for Allen & Company's Fifteenth Annual Arizona Conference. The discussion, "Munis and the Euro: Crises or Opportunities?", took…

  • The Exponentiality of Municipal Costs (and Some Advice for Endowments and Foundations)

    Published 14 March 2011 | viewed 0 times

    The word in social media is "exponentiality" of growth. Webster's, American Heritage, and Microsoft Word do not acknowledge it, I don't know how to spell…

  • Alan Greenspan Auditions on Comedy Central

    Published 10 March 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Buy Now "There is no question at this stage that the momentum of this economy, leaving out the oil price issue, leaving out the Euro…

  • Yellen and Khaddafy - Studies in Paranoia

    Published 02 March 2011 | viewed 0 times

    The continued existence of the Federal Reserve System is both the greatest threat to national solvency and an insult to the American people. Buy Now…

  • A Municipal Score Card

    Published 23 February 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Meredith Whitney has kicked up a storm with her 600-page, municipal-bond report. She was one of the first analysts on Wall Street who warned the…

  • The Weak and the Slow Get Crushed

    Published 15 February 2011 | viewed 0 times

    "We do not now have a problem.... Inflation made here in the U.S. is very, very low" - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, February…

  • Uncle Ben Wants You! - To Buy Stocks

    Published 08 February 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke reviewed his Quantitative Easing, Second Inning (QE2) at the National Press Club on Thursday, February 3, 2011. His conclusion:…

  • They Missed the Money

    Published 02 February 2011 | viewed 0 times

    The Federal Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) had as much chance of satisfying the public as the Warren Commission did of closing the debate on the…

  • Stocks and Butter

    Published 27 January 2011 | viewed 0 times

    "We are poised for progress. Two years after the worst recession most of us have ever known, the stock market has come roaring back. Corporate…

  • Greenspan Confirms the Fed's Highly Leveraged Fix

    Published 19 January 2011 | viewed 0 times

    On January 7, 2011, Kelly Evans of the Wall Street Journal interviewed former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan. He rooted for the stock market. Buy…

  • Liquidate the Fed

    Published 14 January 2011 | viewed 0 times

    "I would also like to note that the same research paper [produced by the Federal Reserve staff] analyzed the macroeconomic effects of the FOMC's full…

  • Illinois is No Peter Pan

    Published 13 January 2011 | viewed 0 times

    "I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up, Not me!" - Peter Pan, Lyrics from play "I knew Peter Pan and you're no…

  • Markets Vanish - 'In a Flash'

    Published 04 January 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Following is a short excerpt from "War of the Nerds," which I wrote for the December, 2006, edition of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report.…