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Todd Alway

Todd Alway

Contributor since: 01 Mar 2010

  • The Man

    Published 08 February 2013 | viewed 0 times

    An earlier version of this article originally appeared in the Introduction to the 2013 Wish List.   Thanks to a series of colossal failures that…

  • Fiscally Spaced

    Published 06 July 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Central bank printing and excessive government borrowing are two themes that need no introduction. The U.S. consumer could become a source of stability for the…

  • Hey Delong! Bubble Prices Do Not Justify Bubble Prices!

    Published 12 August 2010 | viewed 0 times

    The U.S. government bond market is the last of the great asset bubbles. We know this, first and foremost, because no one in any position…

  • Until Debt Does Them Part

    Published 06 August 2010 | viewed 0 times

    Ben Bernanke's machinations since the financial crisis began are widely celebrated as having saved the financial markets from complete ruin. Question is, was preventing the…

  • 2010 Preview: The Wonderful Wizard of USD

    Published 07 January 2010 | viewed 3,355 times

    The same day President Richard Nixon closed the "gold window" Ron Paul entered politics. Dr. Paul has been fighting to end the Federal Reserve ever…

  • The Fires That Blind

    Published 09 October 2009 | viewed 2,121 times

    "Past performance does not guarantee future results." - Wall Street Mantra While easily grasped, the above adage is not as easily respected. Rather, investors have…

  • When will the Budgetary Debate turn into the Budgetary Diktat?

    Published 29 April 2009 | viewed 2,398 times

    Earlier this year, and based upon the observation that his administration had inherited a $1.3 trillion budget deficit, President Obama pledged to cut the budget…

  • Poor Greed

    Published 07 April 2009 | viewed 2,833 times

    The Wall Street Journal recently suggested that a 'culture of greed' may be to blame for today's crisis. Billionaire investor Stephen Jarislowsky has said that…

  • 2009 Outlook: Angling For A Recovery

    Published 06 January 2009 | viewed 2,556 times

    Give a man to fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to print money and you feed him for a lifetime?…

  • He Did It His Way (Unfortunately)

    Published 14 April 2008 | viewed 2,674 times

    Greenspan did another media tour last week, this time defending his legacy in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and on CNBC Television. Unfortunately the…

  • Popeye-Paulson Needs More Than Plain Spinach

    Published 03 December 2007 | viewed 3,335 times

    Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson was trying to strong-arm the supposedly free markets again last week, this time catching headlines for his fronting of the government's…

  • Precious Points: Notes from the Maestro

    Published 02 September 2007 | viewed 2,895 times

    "An important support for gold rallies... the $667/74 range will have to hold for a serious attempt at higher levels to be considered. The resistance…

  • Forget Peak Oil, Peak Net Worth is the Real Danger

    Published 21 August 2007 | viewed 4,598 times

    Is the proverbial 'peak' in consumer borrowing upon us? With the 1990s stock market mania about to go bust, it was easy to conclude that…

  • Where Are All The Homebuilder Bargains?

    Published 12 July 2007 | viewed 4,533 times

    With U.S. homebuilder confidence slipping to a 16-year low in June and subprime contagion fears omnipresent, no one seemed to notice when Toll Brothers reported…

  • Utility Futility

    Published 24 May 2007 | viewed 3,317 times

    With S&P 500 bank/financial stocks the worst performing sectors so far in 2007, it is becoming clear that the inverted yield curve has damaged investor…

  • Nero Fiddle Me This...

    Published 01 March 2007 | viewed 4,117 times

    Is The Dow Jones Index Playing Second String games as Wall Street Burns? Late Tuesday afternoon, Dow Jones Indexes made a seemingly minor confession about…

  • The Long-Term Consequences of The Long-Term Bailout

    Published 15 August 2006 | viewed 2,171 times

    As the horse of 'innovation' leaps miles ahead of the mule that is regulation, the path for the average investor grows treacherous. After the collapse…

  • Whats New with the Accounting Shell Game? More Shells

    Published 14 March 2006 | viewed 4,473 times

    Following the collapse of Enron, Worldcom and others, regulators were temporarily given the power to dramatically improve US accounting standards. To be sure, and as…

  • One Good(K)Night does not a Sweet Prince Make

    Published 01 February 2006 | viewed 4,135 times

    One of the many themes coursing through Shakespeare's Hamlet is the Prince of Denmark's transformation from a man of thought into a man of action.…

  • 2006 Preview: Something Happened on The Way to Hell

    Published 11 January 2006 | viewed 6,487 times

    Our misgivings about toying with Milton's contrast notwithstanding, you cannot help but wonder what has gone wrong since the US stock market mania hit its…