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My Take on Bitcoin 5 Years Later

I thought it would be appropriate to sit down and write this article given all the frenzy and talk behind Bitcoin, and the growing interest and seemingly mania like environment around it.

Shift from QE to forward guidance

In case you missed it Kevin Warsh was on CNBC this morning. Again he made some great points including highlighting one of the downfalls of QE which he suggests has led to a misallocation and “malinvestment” of capital as oppose to hyperinflation which many doomsdayers have been harping on since the beginning of Fed’s Zero Interest Rate and QE policies.

How The Economic Machine Works

In this video Bridgewater’s Ray Dalio explains how in his view the economy is like a machine.   Suggesting that many people don’t understand it – or they don’t agree on how it works – and this has led to a lot of needless economic suffering.

Baffled by this Market!

Even Jim Cramer of CNBC is baffled by the price action in US stock market.  In his show last night he admitted that he too hasn’t seen the following price actions in the market during his 34 years investing career.

Kevin Warsh on Federal Reserve

Informative comments by former Federal Reserve governor Kevin Warsh on what is likely to take place when the Fed unwinds its current bond-buying program, but also highlighting the role of a central banker in an economy. (Flashplayer is required to watch the video clip)

Nash equilibrium

Whether President Obama’s recent job plan aka fiscal stimulus plan will be passed in its entirety or passed partially is still not certain, but what is certain and factually supported given the work of Reinhart and Rogoff is that solving or getting out of this malaise or hangover from our recent credit bubble will take more than just several years.

Current Investing Paradigm

The financial crisis in 2008 effected many different facets of global economy one of which was to increase the uncertainty and risk in various investment decisions.

Reference Scenario

Here is an excerpt from an excellent article in Institutional Investor magazine written by James Shinn highlighting the four key events that will determine the near term direction in financial markets:

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