1. Fast things happen slowly then quickly - 2021 September 21

    How fast do "sudden" events happen?


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  2. Finally getting around to publishing some monetary policy articles - 2021 September 19

    I'm finally getting around to publishing some articles I started writing back in 2020 about interest rates and monetary policy and the various developments that have happened in global economics lately.


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  3. 13 years since the failure of Lehman Brothers - 2021 September 15

    It is 13 years to the day today since Lehman Brothers collapsed.


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  4. Politics of unproductive debt - 2021 May 16

    Right now we have a large economic debt crisis brewing and THIS DEBT CRISIS STARTED LONG BEFORE THE COVID PANDEMIC. Specifically unproductive debt is at extreme levels and is now starting to create a rather acute debt crisis. The pandemic exposed how much of a problem this really was before making it much worse. Unfortunately everyone is blaming everything on the pandemic when this is an issue that goes back at least an entire decade to the events of the global financial crisis of 2007-2008, if not earlier. A massive shift has been seen in political attitudes towards debt in the last few decades. One thing that is for sure is that the answer to resolving the debt trap is not going to be by creating more debt but that seems to be the consensus political position these days, at least for now... But things weren't always like this.


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  5. PFOF and Bernie Madoff - 2021 May 13

    Recently I found out that Bernie Madoff was one of the pioneers of the practice known as Payment For Order Flow.


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  6. The Eddie Murphy trading rule - 2021 May 13

    Ever wondered why the insider trading rules in the commodities markets are referred to as the "Eddie Murphy rule"?


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  7. GameStop short squeeze part 2 - 2021 March 09

    The attention of the mob and mainstream media has moved on somewhat but the short squeeze with GameStop is certainly not over yet. I'm still paying close attention to this.


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  8. What are the markets smoking? - 2021 February 24

    A conversation between some smokers I overheard at a cafe the other day got me thinking about some things. The trade in cigarettes is actually a very interesting window into a number of international trade concepts.


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  9. The calm before the commodities end of month rollover storm - 2021 February 24

    A rather big event is brewing in commodities prices now that we are getting close to the end of the month. Due to recent events this will have a rather large impact on a few things, especially silver prices.


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  10. TIL a precise definition of eurodollars - 2021 January 31

    TIL I realized that I had a misconception about the meaning of the word "eurodollars"


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