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Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) Dipping

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

Blog03/31/2015

March’s economic report from the National Association of Credit Management dropped to the lowest it’s been this year. The combined index fell from 53.2 in February to 51.2 this month.

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What a Swiss Surprise!

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banking

 A surprise move from Switzerland’s central bank (SNB) sent stock markets into panic today. In just a few minutes, the value of the Swiss franc rose by 30 percent, FTSE 300 dropped by 2 percent, Wall Street futures turned negative, and the recent feeble rise in commodity prices was reversed....

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Eurozone Craves More Inflation

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As of this week, when Eurozone price inflation reached negative levels, ECB's Mario Draghi decided to throw caution to the wind and brace “for further measures, which could, if needed, be implemented in a timely manner”. Estimates for the European QE program are around €500 billion, but the...

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The Remains of the Ruble

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banking

In January 2014, 33 Russian rubles exchanged for 1 dollar. In December 2014, the amount has more than doubled, reaching 77.2 rubles per dollar. At the bottom of it lie the actions of the Bank of Russia. 

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Jim Grant: What the Fed Calls Deflation is Actually Progress

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Blog12/05/2014
Jim Grant recently appeared on Yahoo Finance and criticized central bankers and economists who fear deflation.

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Jeff Deist on the Weekend Edition of PTR

Financial MarketsFree Markets

Blog12/04/2014

In case you missed it live, here's is the archived interview with Jeff Deist on Power Trading Radio from November 21.

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