Neutral Bias?

Caroline Baum reminds us that "Neutral Bias is an oxymoron."

She is correct — Neutral is the absense of bias, not a bias iunto itself.

Other noteworthy oxymorons:

Jumbo Shrimp
"with all deliberate speed" (i.e. "go quickly slowly")
anecdotal evidence
Larger half
deafening silence
Military Intelligence

The last example comes to us courtesy of George Carlin . . .

Category: Data Analysis, Federal Reserve

Brouhaha over the Booyah: Timing Reveals All

Category: Financial Press, Markets, Psychology

Kill the DMCA!

Category: Digital Media, Film, Music, Television

Media Appearance: Kudlow & Company (3/22/07)

Category: Media

Quote of the Day

Category: Investing, Psychology

Not All Rate Cuts Are Created Equal

Category: Economy, Federal Reserve, Inflation, Markets, Psychology, Trading

Parsing the Fed

Category: Federal Reserve

FOMC Statement, Revised for Reality

Category: Economy, Federal Reserve, Inflation

Exports versus Consumers in Asia

With everyone sitting around waiting for the FED, here’s an interesting distraction. Today’s infoporn starts with an intriguing graphic in yesterday’s WSJ:


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Category: Economy, Finance, Politics

Inflation Watch: FOMC

Category: Federal Reserve, Inflation