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The “Everything Bubble” Has Popped

The “Everything Bubble” Has Popped

It appears increasingly clear that…


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Risky Business

Jun 01, 2001 at 00:00

As the latest credit numbers begin to trickle in, it is clear that May was another extraordinary month for the U.S. credit system. Corporate bond issuance of $88 billion surpassed…

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The Son of Portfolio Insurance

May 25, 2001 at 00:00

The deluge of corporate issuance runs unabated, with even Nextel Communications provided accommodative financing. Nextel issued $1 billion of 10-year convertible notes, with a 6% yield and convertible at about…

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Feeding the Financial Beast

May 18, 2001 at 00:00

Perhaps, Greenspan has come to appreciate the acute fragility of the dysfunctional U.S. financial system and an incredibly maladjusted economy. In the early '90s some fretted when he was slow…

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The Unraveling

May 11, 2001 at 00:00

No doubt about it, reckless money and credit excess has been running unabated. This protracted period of "reliquefication" has now worked its "magic" throughout the credit market, with even some…

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The Power of Money

May 04, 2001 at 00:00

If I had to make a single observation regarding the weak payroll report, it would be that today's release is the best evidence yet that the current massive monetary expansions…

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'Bermuda Call Structures'

Apr 27, 2001 at 00:00

The credit market was none too happy with news of continued economic growth and heightened inflation. Two-year Treasury yields jumped 11 basis points to 4.28%, 5-year yields 15 basis points…

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John G. Gurley and Edward S. Shaw on Financial Intermediaries

Apr 20, 2001 at 00:00

Well, there are certainly diverse ways of looking at things. From listening to the punditry on a number of U.S. business programs, one would be left with the belief that…

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Reality Check

Apr 12, 2001 at 00:00

The historic U.S. monetary inflation runs unabated, with broad money supply (M3) surging another $45 billion last week. Institutional money fund assets increased $18 billion and large time deposits added…

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Pertinent Analysis from Friedrich A. Hayek

Apr 06, 2001 at 00:00

Instability is also a prominent characteristic of the U.S. credit market, with today’s developments leading to a strong rally in Treasuries and fixed-income generally. For the week, 2-year yields dropped…

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Hyman Minsky on John Maynard Keynes

Mar 30, 2001 at 00:00

It appears the first quarter experienced one of the strongest periods of debt issuance in history, with a staggering $223 billion of new debt coming to market in the U.S.…