Twitter Updates for 2009-12-31

I've been sick. Dan has been blogging: # Mankiw on why the increase in the monetary base is not inflationary: Clear, readable, and logical. Recommended. # Barney Frank is rewriting financial regulation: I'm worried. # Another 3.5 billion reasons politics and economics don't mix well: # Forecasters on forecasting: . . . → Read More: Twitter Updates for 2009-12-31

Twitter Updates for 2009-12-30

Changing the model doesn't change the real world. #

Will Rates Rise?

The FED has announced the end of its Treasury issue purchase program. Market commentators are speculating that bond rates will rise, potentially delaying or stifling economic recovery.

I am not so sure.

While it will be true that the FED-demand-factor will go away there are other factors that influence interest rates. Another important factor . . . → Read More: Will Rates Rise?

Twitter Updates for 2009-12-29

Want a happy economic forecast? Brian Wesbury is your guy: # 5 liters, 32 valves, 400 horses, and looks good too: Can I get it in a, say, Toyota? # FNM & FRE up over 20% on U.S. blank check. I'm sorry, stockholders shouldn't profit on a taxpayer bailout. . . . → Read More: Twitter Updates for 2009-12-29

Twitter Updates for 2009-12-25

From @pacbiztimes I think this is good news for our friends at Santa Barbara Bank & Trust. Hope so. #