All posts tagged "economist"

  • Larry Summers - Economist
    Larry Summers Withdraws From Fed Chairman Consideration, Futures Soar

    Ultimate insider Larry Summers, President Obama's favorite for Fed chairman, withdrew his name from consideration over the weekend. Summers was considered a brilliant economist by many and perceived as more hawkish regarding monetary policy than co-favorite...

    • Posted September 16, 2013
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  • Dennis Stattman - Blackrock
    Ed Hyman and Dennis Stattman Look Ahead to 2013; Share Favorite Stocks

    A highly rated economist for 33 years running, Ed Hyman, of ISI Group, was interviewed by Consuelo Mack of Wealthtrack. Hyman said 2012 was better than it felt. He said we should remember nearly everyone was traumatized...

    • Posted January 15, 2013
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  • Ellen Zentner - Nomura Securities
    Ellen Zentner: Without Wage Growth Can’t Get Runaway Inflation

    Ellen Zentner, economist at Nomura Securities, was interviewed by Adam Johnson and Sara Eisen on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart” regarding the jobs report and the outlook for the U. S. economy. Zentner said that in 2012 jobs...

    • Posted January 8, 2013
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  • Andrew Smithers Still Considers Stock Market Extremely Overvalued

    Bloomberg reports that economist Andrew Smithers considers the U. S. stock market 40% above fair value. Smithers sees an imminent rally of around 10% giving investors an opportunity to sell before stocks turn down again. Today appears...

    • Posted August 23, 2011
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  • Interesting Conversation on Sovereign Debt Crisis

    A recent debate on the European debt crisis between academic economist Jeffrey Sachs and hedge fund manager Hugh Hendry, Eclectica Management, shows opposing views on how to get through it.

    • Posted May 29, 2010
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  • An Examination of the Moral Deficit on Wall Street

    Economist Joseph Stiglitz comments on the moral decay and materialism that permeates the financial capital of the world. In a world where there is little relationship between performance and pay, risks are taken without regard or fear...

    • Posted January 20, 2010
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  • Short Selling Bans Play to the Dumb Money Crowd

    Zubin Jelveh, writing for The New Republic, examines the notion that short selling bans accomplish what they are intended to do. The SEC implied stopping short sales would “protect the integrity and quality of the securities market...

    • Posted November 18, 2009
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  • Andrew Smithers: Tobin’s Q Indicates Market Overvalued

    Tobin’s Q Ratio is an indicator used to determine whether the market is overvaluing or undervaluing company assets compared with their replacement cost. According to economist Andrew Smithers, using a combination of the Q ratio and Robert...

    • Posted November 5, 2009
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  • The American Dream Turned Nightmare

    Jennifer Steinhauer has written a lengthy piece for the New York Times on the housing bust; particularly in Southern California where many houses are worth half of what people paid for them. An excerpt: “Building permits for...

    • Posted August 24, 2009
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  • Joseph Stiglitz: Burst Credit Bubble Risks Economic Malaise

    Economist Joseph Stiglitz says the U. S. economy is likely to experience false starts on the road to recovery and end up like Japan in the 1990’s or the world in the 1930’s. Stiglitz has criticized the...

    • Posted August 5, 2009
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