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"Dear Fed, Hike Slower... Shrink Faster..."

"Investors not being properly rewarded for the risk they are taking can have longer term repercussions... The normal process of price discovery has been changed, not just by the Fed’s activity in the market using its balance sheet, but also through the constant barrage of headlines designed to move markets."

What If The Tax Donkeys Rebel?

I would hazard a guess that an increasing number of tax donkeys are considering dropping out as a means of increasing their happiness and satisfaction with life. When the often overworked tax donkeys start bailing out, there may be no substitute source of taxes.

Household Wealth Hits A Record $96.2 Trillion... There Is Just One Catch

In the second quarter of 2017, US household net worth rose by $1.7 trillion, reaching a record $96.2 trillion as the stock market soared and home prices hit new record highs. But while it would be great news if wealth across all of America had indeed risen as much as the Fed claims, the reality is that there is a big catch...

Government By Goldman

"...now Cohn’s in charge of the economy and talking about eliminating financial reform and basically putting the country back to where it was in 2005, as if 2008 didn’t happen. I’ve started the countdown clock to the next financial crash, which will make the last one look mild."

The 4 Ways To Access Money For "Harvey" Repairs

The effects of Hurricane Harvey are going to linger for years, likely decades. According to the Consumer Federation of America, approximately 80% of those affected by flood damage do not carry flood insurance protection. If you have suffered damage and do not carry flood insurance or seek proceeds in addition to coverage, here are four options to consider.

Housing Bubble 2.0: Home Equity Loans Soar To Highest Level Since 2008

"If customers feel like their home values are stable or increasing, and if they feel like their job prospects are good—that they will have the ability to pay back a loan they take—then they will start to take out more home-equity lines.  That is what we are starting to see."

Wasserman Schultz IT Staffer Indicted By Grand Jury On 4 Counts

The walls may be closing in on Debbie Wasserman Schultz after her former IT aide, the one who was arrested by the FBI at Dulles airport last month while trying to flee the country to Pakistan via Qatar, has officially been indicted by a grand jury on four counts including bank fraud and making false statements.