Monthly Archives: December 2012

Happy New Year!

Let’s make it happen next year, both long and short, and accept what the market gives us.  May we all prosper. (click here if video is not observable)

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Picture of the Year: For Whom the Can Tolls

If there is one picture we’ve posted, and we’ve posted it several times, that encapsulates 2012, it is this one.   Think Ernie as the allegory for the fiscal and monetary policymakers across almost all developed countries. Let’s give them credit … Continue reading

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Global Trend Indicators

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Macedonians protest government overspending

Now this is different!  If only……….. Macedonians have marched against the government in the capital, Skopje, but unlike the rest of Europe – its not against austerity cutbacks. Demonstrators accuse the authorities of going on a spending spree which they … Continue reading

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Week in Review

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Worst Words of 2012 –

Love this list from – sometimes a selfie is just a selfie! 2012 has been an interesting time in the life of our lexicon. From new coinages to new usages, English has had a nice growth spurt. Some neologisms … Continue reading

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On The Edge

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Weekend Lecture: The Calculus of Consent

Given that Congress will be cramming this weekend to meet their Monday night deadline, we thought you’d find this lecture informative.    One of us taught at George Mason University when Buchanan won his Nobel Prize. Wikipedia nails the philosophy of … Continue reading

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U.S. Equity Sector ETF Performance – December 28

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Weekly Eurozone Watch

Key Data Points German 10-year Bund 7 bps lower; France 8 bps wider to the Bund; Ireland 8 bps wider; Italy 9 bps wider; Spain 7 bps wider; Portugal 7 bp wider; Greece 7 bps wider; Large Eurozone banks weekly … Continue reading

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