Posts filed under “Think Tank”

The Great Housing Boom of China

Category: Think Tank

Category: Think Tank

Turkey and Islamic State

Turkey and Islamic State David R. Kotok September 20, 2014     While we watch the war unfolding against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, it is critical to keep an eye on neighboring Turkey. There is a lot at stake; Turkey holds a key position. The news reports today are replete with…Read More

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Modern Rules

YOU WANT A HIT It anchors your career. There are hitmakers and everybody else. A hit just means something ubiquitous that everybody listens to, chart numbers are unnecessary. Hits can come in a flash via inspiration, but oftentimes they require a huge amount of effort and craft. Are you repeating the verses? Is the chorus…Read More

Category: Music, Think Tank

Kiron Sarkar’s Weekly Report 9.20.14

A larger than expected majority of Scots (55.3%) voted to remain in the UK. Westminster has promised more powers for Scotland, which has lead to calls for further powers for Northern Ireland, Wales and, of course, England. The politics will get messy, but thats a game for next year. The FED did not remove the…Read More

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Making Sense of Dissents: A History of FOMC Dissents

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The Fed and the Media

The Fed and the Media David R. Kotok September 18, 2014   We know the Fed meeting results; the coverage has been exhaustive. Note that the new “dots” analysis of the median dot now points to an expected 1.375% Fed Funds target rate by the end of 2015. (See Craig Torres’ report on the FOMC.)…Read More

Category: Federal Reserve, Financial Press, Think Tank

When and How To Exit Quantitative Easing?

Category: Federal Reserve, Think Tank

Vanguard: Has Indexing Gotten Too Big?

Category: Index/ETFs, Investing, Think Tank

Kiron Sarkar’s Weekly Report 9.13.14

At the meeting on the 17th September, the key issue will be whether the FED retains the phrase that rates will remain low “for a considerable period of time”. I believe that there is a better than 50/50 chance that the phrase will be removed either this month or (more likely) next. If that is…Read More

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