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On the Desk 8/21/13

OVERVIEW Market Valuation | The Shiller P/E has flashed red for months. Now Jim Swanson at MFS is worried about trailing P/E, too. Rising Rates | Yields are bouncing around two-year highs. There may be more to it than just a taper tantrum. Summers or Yellen? | The frontrunners to head the Fed sport very […]

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Quantitative Easing Explained

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More QE2 Doubts

The hits just keep coming. It seems that Ben Bernanke and the 10 other members of the FOMC who voted for it are the only people on Earth who think QE2 is a good idea. David Einhorn at Greenlight Capital called it “perverse” and inflationary in his latest investment letter to clients, and holds a […]

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