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Boom Bust

Merk on Europe & the Fed, Keen on economics & asset price inflation David McNew/Getty Images/AFP
Yes, quantitative easing is over. The Fed began reducing the amount it purchased last December and on Wednesday announced it would end its long-running bond purchasing program. And while it closes the door on this particular round of quantitative... October 31, 2014 03:30
Boom Bust

The Boom Bust cycle is as old as Western banking itself. Each day at 4:30 pm EST Erin Ade breaks through the mainstream headlines to find the stories that matter, and help you navigate the Booms and the Busts.

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​Drilling deep for oil: Alpert, Barnett, Katusa, and Verleger

Today, it’s all about oil and gas. We have brought in four expert panelists to discuss the current situation in recently volatile oil and gas markets in...

October 30, 2014 03:30
AFP Photo/Juan Barreto
Quantitative easing is a stupid way to deal with the zero lower bound

The federal government assumes that almost all student loan debt can be treated as an asset because federal loans are not dischargeable under normal...

October 29, 2014 03:30
AFP Photo / Daniel Roland
Rickards: “central bankers are impotent” and Yanis Varoufakis on Europe’s stress tests

Under civil forfeiture laws, law enforcement agents are allowed to take property they suspect of being tied to crime – even if no criminal charges are...

October 28, 2014 05:30
Reuters / Kacper Pempel
Barry Eichengreen on Scottish devolution, Lindsay France on graphene

A new study on discriminatory pricing by a team of computer scientists at Northeastern University tracked searches on 16 popular e-commerce sites, six of...

October 25, 2014 03:30
Chris Urmson, director of Google's Self-Driving Car Project, stands in front of a self-driving car (Reuters / Stephen Lam)
What should value investors do in this market, especially Millennials?

The majority of the global labor force is in the emerging markets, but little is known about the impacts of minimum wages on employment and living...

October 24, 2014 03:30
G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors meet during the IMF-World Bank annual meetings in Washington October 10, 2014 (Reuters / Jonathan Ernst)
Middleton & Randazzo on bank capital, bank regulation

At the G20 summit this November, the Federal Reserve will announce new and broader capital requirements for US banks. Erin weighs in. Anthony Randazzo,...

October 23, 2014 03:30
Reuters/Andrija Ilic
Predatory lending, IBM, Denninger on Apple & Magnus on debt

Hundreds of thousands of military members and their families have fallen prey to predatory loans as a result of large loopholes in the Military Lending...

October 22, 2014 03:30
AFP Photo / Timothy A. Clary
​Apple, Amazon & Raoul Pal on financial internet, Jim Bruce on Fed

With the new mobile payment platform Apple Pay, are smartphones the new cash? Apple certainly hopes so. Erin weighs in. Raoul Pal, founder of Global Macro...

October 21, 2014 05:30
Reuters / Carlo Allegri
Rick Rule on Natural Resources plus clips of Rogers, Hanke, Magnus, Alpert and Damodaran

Tech companies are spending big money this year to build political support in Washington in an effort to garner more influence on issues like taxes,...

October 18, 2014 03:30

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