Posts filed under “Think Tank”

QE Auctions of Treasury Bonds

Category: Bailouts, Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Think Tank

Kotok Interview with ETF.com

An Interview with ETF.com David Kotok Article source: Alpha Think Tank – ETF.COM     We are forwarding an interview done with ETF.com. We thank them for permission to share it with our readers. Dennis Hudachek of ETF.com was kind enough to spend considerable time in this interview and to capture the comments quite accurately….Read More

Category: Think Tank

Margin Regulation and Volatility

Category: Think Tank

NSA Helps Crush Dissent at Home and Abroad

NSA Helps Saudi Arabia Crush Dissent … Like It Helps Crush Dissent at Home Numerous high-level NSA whistleblowers say that NSA spying is about crushing dissent and blackmailing opponents … not stopping terrorism. In addition, the NSA is giving the raw data on American citizens living in the U.S. to Israel.  That doesn’t seem to be a…Read More

Category: Think Tank, War/Defense

Digital Presence

1. DIGITAL HOME A. Wikipedia Your goal is to be big enough to have a Wikipedia page. It’s the first place newbies go to learn about you. It’s got the imprimatur of authority, people believe what they read, however inaccurate the details may be. We live in an information age and what we want most…Read More

Category: Think Tank, Web/Tech

Reputation and Liquidity Traps

Category: Federal Reserve, Think Tank

QE: When and How Should the Fed Exit?

Category: Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Think Tank

Category: Mutual Funds, Think Tank

Tapering Is Now Tightening

Tapering Is Now Tightening David R. Kotok July 19, 2014     For a long time, as we saw it, tapering and the threat of tapering (as in last year’s taper tantrum) did not constitute tightening. Today we explore why we believe the situation has now changed. In order to understand why tapering was not…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Credit, Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Think Tank

The Losers From U.S. Sanctions: AMERICAN Businesses

U.S. Sanctions Against Foreign Nations Are Hurting American Companies Who are the losers from U.S. sanctions?  American companies. Two giant U.S. business groups – the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufacturers – ran ads in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post protesting sanctions against Russia.  These are not…Read More

Category: Think Tank, War/Defense