The Fed’s debt dilemma

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The Fed faces a debt dilemma. While quarterly household debt service of those with jobs in the US as a percentage of their compensation fell from 17.5% at the end of 2007 to 16% by the end of last year, it was largely as a result of lower mortgage bond rates. However, the major obstacle for the Fed is that quarterly total debt service of the unemployed has surged from $18 billion to $34 billion over the same period … […]

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A note to South African readers

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Fellow South Africans will be interested to hear that I have started populating the “South Africa” page with own content as opposed to using only guest posts. […]

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The devils’s securitized soul obligations

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Adding a bit of humor to the sad CDO saga … […]

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Prieur’s readings (May 2, 2010)

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This post provides links to a number of interesting articles I have read over the past few days that you may also enjoy. […]

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Wealthtrack: How to factor D.C. policy into investment decisions

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On this week’s Consuelo Mack WealthTrack, Wall Street’s top ranked Washington analyst discusses how policy is affecting your investments. ISI Group’s Tom Gallagher shares some of the major changes he is tracking and how investors should deal with them. […]

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Senator Levin, this is the question you should’ve asked

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A picture speaks a thousand words … […]

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