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President at Money Strong, LLC; Former Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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Called "The Dallas Fed's Resident Soothsayer" by D Magazine, Danielle DiMartino Booth is sought after for her depth of knowledge on the economy and financial markets. She is a well-known speaker who can tailor her message to a myriad of audiences, once spending a week crossing the ... more

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Retailing In America: Game Theory In Reverse
The bubble in commercial real estate (CRE) could trigger systemic risk, which of course, no central bank can contain.
The American Dream: An Endangered Ethos
Even the best translation of the word – essence – is hard to get your arms around. Perhaps that is why so many of us were blissfully unaware until recently that the very essence of the American Dream was slipping through our fingers.
The Corporate Bond Market: The Start Of The Matter
Would the start of the matter – the prospects for debt forgiveness and debilitating defaults – be threatening so were it not for central bankers’ meddling ways in markets designed to determine their own damn prices?
EC The Five-Tool Bond Market
The decline in the 10-year yield tells you everything you need to know, and probably more than you’d like to acknowledge. The simple fact is, the current economic recovery has peaked and rolled over.
Upending The Fed: The Administration Redemption
President Trump, can you stand up to the orthodoxy that’s robbed the business cycle of its very cyclicality? Are you good enough to populate the Fed with leaders who are so strong there’s no need to audit the out-of-control institution?
Fed Up: Culture Shock
Mistakes by the Fed included missing the housing bubble and financial crisis, being “blinded” to the slowdown in the growth of worker productivity, and failing to anticipate how inflation behaved in regard to the job market.
Slapped In The Face By The Invisible Hand
The fear of the unknown prompted the Fed, for the first time ever, to extend lending at its discount window to all bond dealers.
In Case You Missed It
The one black eye in the job's report was wage growth. At 2.5 percent in the 12 months through January, average hourly earnings ticked down from December’s 2.6-percent rate.
EC Federal Reserve Policy: The Cash Menagerie
Much like the breakable menagerie of glass animals in Tennessee Williams’ play, borrowers have amassed a collection of debts since the Fed first lowered interest rates to the zero bound.
Blinding Flash Of The Obvious
What exactly are the obvious issues facing our economy? An open letter to Donald Trump.
EC Retailing In America: Brick & Torture
E-commerce sales are not nearly as modest as what’s being reported. Let’s delve into the driving force behind E-commerce eating into established emporiums’ empires.
The Corporate Bond Market: Binge-Borrowing
In the first three trading days of the year alone, investors bought $56 billion of new corporate bonds.
EC The Labor Market: The End Of The Innocence?
No one wants to see the end of any prosperous era, even one that’s left so many behind. But die off every era eventually does, some quicker than others.
The Art Of Trade Warfare
Does this psychological threshold suggest that China is on a pre-ordained path to freely floating the yuan? That’s certainly where Wall Street’s sell-side sides, especially if Trump swiftly moves to impose trade sanctions.
EC Will Investors Get Hustled By The Pros In 2017?
Smaller investors might want to wise up to the fact that they’re being hustled by the equivalent of professional gamblers.
EC The Priceless Parable Of Price Discovery
Picture the backdrop 85 years ago: Shanty towns that would come to be called ‘Hoovervilles’ had sprung up across the nation as the Clutch Plague took hold.
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