The Great Debate

Europe borrows from Peter to lend to Peter

July 28, 2009

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Europe’s experiment in borrowing from Peter to pay Peter argues for a slow economic recovery with a low ceiling.

It’s tough to modify your way out of a hole

July 14, 2009

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If you thought the U.S. housing crash could be blunted if only lenders would cut delinquent borrowers a break, it is perhaps time to move on to another vain hope.

The dollar’s Tinkerbell moment

By J Saft
July 7, 2009

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Repeat after me: “I believe in a strong dollar as the primary global reserve currency, I believe in a strong dollar as the primary global reserve currency.”

Bonds swamped in fair weather or foul

May 29, 2009

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California, harbinger of hard U.S. choices

May 27, 2009

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The ugly attraction of fast shrinking Japan

May 21, 2009

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U.S. should batten down the TARP

By J Saft
May 15, 2009

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Pension funds should ditch alpha and cut fees

May 13, 2009

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Fishing for the housing bottom in San Diego

By J Saft
March 30, 2009

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When prophetic long time bears turn a bit cuddly, it is usually best to take notice.  A real estate maven who rejoices in the “nom-de-blog” of Professor Piggington has now, after five years of correctly shouting bubble, labelled San Diego housing prices “reasonable” based on the latest available housing data.