The thing that really started to make this whole easy money thing scary was when Japan decided it was time to get in on easy money game with the United States and Europe.
I guess it all came to a head for me when I saw the story of the Thai billionaires.
This pair has dropped about $27 billion in acquisitions this year. In April, one of them pulled together a $6.6 billion deal in a week.
You can't refinance a house in that kind of time.
That's when I realized this global central bank easing is starting to develop some very dangerous consequences.
The U.S. Federal Reserve kicked off this money-printing frenzy to re-liquidate the very banks and financial institutions that started the whole mess. It then began to spread because no country wanted to see its... Read More >>
More than 97,000 rail carloads of crude oil were delivered in the United States during the first quarter of the year. That's 20 percent more than the fourth quarter of 2012 and 166 percent more than... Read More >>
As surprising as it sounds, the United States has more oil reserves than Saudi Arabia. And as that oil is produced, an almost infinite quantity of natural gas is being pumped, too. While most people... Read More >>
I'm sure that you've heard and read the adage "Sell In May And Go Away" over the past few weeks. Even if there's little hard mathematical science behind it, with the recent minor pull-backs in the... Read More >>
Economy & Politics
The Chinese have generally used trade, not war, as the means to their ends. The Chinese style was to conduct trade so that it's a win-win with its emerging market client states. But now a couple of... Read More >>
The Bernanke Asset Bubble is the simple idea that asset prices can soar to unimaginable heights, thanks to the Federal Reserve's commitment to printing money and keeping interest rates at zero for... Read More >>
What do you call an economic system that takes most or all of the money you earn? You might have asked blacks in 18th century America, or you could ask taxpayers in France under French President... Read More >>
A revolution is underway in estate planning. At this point, you know about the 2012 changes to the tax law. These changes require fresh approaches and strategies. Unfortunately, many people believe... Read More >>
Two of my favorite subjects in high school were math and shop. It was those formative years that taught me two great lessons: how percentages work and that you should always measure twice and cut... Read More >>
In the wake of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, we need to revise and rethink some strategies about Roth IRAs, especially about converting traditional individual retirement accounts to Roth... Read More >>
According to researchers at Baylor University, entrepreneurs in America pray more frequently and are more likely to see God as “personal.” They are also more likely to attend services in... Read More >>
An international team of researchers has put together a series of maps illustrating the relationship between an individual’s geographic location and likelihood to possess an entrepreneurial spirit.... Read More >>
What advice do you give a 22-year-old just starting out? It's the same advice I'd give just about anyone who wants to grow his wealth. Read More >>
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