Monthly Archives: August, 2017

ECB Bond Purchase Details Revealed

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Reading Time: 4 minutes The Fed’s quantitative easing program is relatively plain vanilla compared to what other central banks are doing. That’s a remarkable statement as expanding its balance sheet is a new phenomenon. If you would have discussed the idea of the Fed’s balance sheet being $4.5 trillion, filled with treasuries and mortgage…CONTINUE READING

Top 10 Finance Twitter Accounts To Follow

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Reading Time: 5 minutes There’s a lot of noise on the internet, especially if you are attempting to understand the economy and how to prepare your personal finances for the future. Many economic news outlets cater not to their audiences, but to their advertisers. Unfortunately, this results in 5 minutes news and discussion, and 15…CONTINUE READING

When Is The Next Recession?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes The latest economic recovery hasn’t been as strong as previous ones because of deceleration in productivity and the labor force population growth. This is why some of the economic indicators which had worked in the past haven’t done well in this cycle. You can argue that looking at consistently positive…CONTINUE READING

Is A Central Bank Balance Sheet Unwind Possible?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes The 2nd half of 2017 and 2018 will be pivotal moments for monetary policy. Global central banks have bought assets to the tune of trillions of dollars in the past few years, known as quantitative easing. Central bankers are providing guidance for future policy which entails shrinking their balance sheets…CONTINUE READING

Should I Go To College?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes The question of whether college is worth it the cost depends on many factors. To start, let’s examine why college is so expensive to begin with. Many students go to college not knowing what they want to do. Their goal is to figure it out as they go along. This would…CONTINUE READING

U.S. Shale vs. OPEC Oil Price War: Who Will Win?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes One of the biggest geopolitical struggles is over the price of oil. Unlike other economic wars like the global currency war where countries try to devalue their own currency to boost exports, the oil price war is between governments and private corporations. It is between the OPEC oil cartel and…CONTINUE READING

Financial Literacy: How To Invest & Budget

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Reading Time: 5 minutes What Is Financial Literacy There are two main different types of financial literacy. There is literacy in terms of investing and literacy in terms of budgeting. This article will review tips on both aspects, which can help you live a fulfilling life. The overarching theme of this advice is to…CONTINUE READING

Where Are We In The Debt Cycle?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes There is never a clear answer as to where the economy is in the business cycle. That’s what makes it so interesting to discuss and profitable to make money on if your timing is correct. Not everyone is a speculator in stocks who will take high leveraged bets on the…CONTINUE READING

Destroying Minimum Wage Fallacies

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Reading Time: 5 minutes There is a lot of misinformation on the internet about the minimum wage. The reason for this is it is a politically charged topic. If your goal is to push an agenda, it’s easy to manipulate statistics in your favor. The phrase popularized by Mark Twain is applicable in this…CONTINUE READING

Are Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies A Buy Or Sell?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Bitcoin has become more popular in the past few weeks as the price has risen. As you can see from the Alexa chart below, the traffic to coindesk.com, a website which has information about bitcoin, as skyrocketed. CNBC has been covering it more lately. This likely means many people are…CONTINUE READING

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