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Michael Ashton

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Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010

  • Will They Could They Should They?

    Published 29 September 2015 | viewed 0 times

    So now we have all noticed that the Fed eschewed tightening a week and a half ago, and we have digested all of the analysis…

  • Credit Where Credit is Due, Maybe

    Published 22 September 2015 | viewed 0 times

    I will give the Fed this much. Although they have historically been lousy forecasters, I think that at least a few of them may be…

  • Summary of My Post-CPI Tweets

    Published 16 September 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Below is a summary of my post-CPI tweets. You can (and should!) follow me @inflation_guy or sign up for email updates to my occasional articles…

  • TIPS for a Risky Period

    Published 10 September 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Whoever is selling stocks these days is really appreciative of those who are pushing the market higher. Thanks to overnight rallies in China and Japan…

  • Contour Map

    Published 08 September 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Let us begin with this: there is nothing inherently healthy about a series of +2% and -2% days within a range. Having some grey hair…

  • Time to Retire the 20% Bull/Bear Market Rule

    Published 01 September 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Officially, Crude Oil has had the worst bull market ever. According to a headline on Bloomberg on Monday, Crude is in a bull market. The…

  • Summary of My Post-CPI Tweets

    Published 19 August 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Below is a summary of my post-CPI tweets. You can (and should!) follow me @inflation_guy or sign up for email updates to my occasional articles…

  • How Far from Normal are We?

    Published 13 August 2015 | viewed 0 times

    As I have mentioned, I have been hard at work on my book and am approaching completion of the raw manuscript. The title of the…

  • Commodities Beat-Down Continues

    Published 27 July 2015 | viewed 0 times

    The recent commodities sell-off has been breathtaking. This is especially true since the most-recent downturn occurred from a level where the expected future returns from…

  • Proper Seasonal Gold Chart

    Published 22 July 2015 | viewed 0 times

    In an excellent (and free!) daily email I receive, the Daily Shot, I ran across a chart that touched off my quant BS alert. This…

  • Greece: We Get It

    Published 05 July 2015 | viewed 0 times

    "When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and…

  • Whither Bonds? Arnott Answers

    Published 23 June 2015 | viewed 0 times

    I really enjoy reading, and listening to, Rob Arnott of Research Affiliates. He is one of those few people - Cliff Asness is another -…

  • Summary of My Post-CPI Tweets

    Published 18 June 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Below is a summary of my post-CPI tweets. ou can (and should!) follow me @inflation_guy or sign up for email updates to my occasional articles…

  • Stocks Look Less Scary This Way

    Published 10 June 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Here is a quick follow-up on yesterday's column, along with an administrative note (at the end). Yesterday, I noted there that momentum investors will begin…

  • Possibly a Tactical Chance for Bonds

    Published 08 June 2015 | viewed 0 times

    This week, I am participating in a school-style debate at the Global Fixed Income Institute's conferences in Madrid where the question before the house is…

  • Grab the Reins on the Dollar, Part 2

    Published 02 June 2015 | viewed 0 times

    I hadn't meant to do a 'part 2' on the dollar, but I wanted to clear something up. Some comments on yesterday's article have suggested…

  • Grab The Reins on The Dollar

    Published 01 June 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Let us all grab the reins on the dollar. Yes, it is true: the buck is up some 25% from a year ago, and at…

  • Summary of My Post-CPI Tweets

    Published 22 May 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Here is a summary of my post-CPI tweets. You can (and should!) follow me @inflation_guy or sign up for email updates to my occasional articles…

  • Which June Did You Mean, Charles?

    Published 19 May 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Yesterday, Chicago Fed President Charles Evans gave a speech in which he said that he probably leaned towards making the first tightening early next year,…

  • Inflation Risks Behind, Beside, and Ahead

    Published 06 May 2015 | viewed 0 times

    To be sure, it looks like growth slowed over the course of the difficult winter. The cause of this malaise doesn't appear to me to…