WSJ Econoblog: Reasons to Pout?

Yesterday, Brian Wesbury and I did the full econoblog thang for the WSJ.

You may recall Brian penned the "Pouting Pundits of Pessimism" piece for the Journal’s Op-Ed page (discussed previously here).

It was a lot of fun; Brian’s a good guy — he’s a lot more Bullish than I, and think’s the economy is hunky dory –  but at least he’s a realist when it comes to inflation.

The whole discussion is on line in their public section here; I think we lay out both sides of the debate fairly well.

Special thanks to Calculated Risk for the chart!


ECONOBLOG: Reasons to Pout?
WSJ, January 6, 2006

Category: Economy, Markets, Media

NFP & Operation Quicksilver

Category: Economy, Federal Reserve

Media Appearance: Kudlow & Company (1/5/06)

Category: Media

The Billionaire Pessimists Club

Category: Investing, Psychology


Category: Investing, Markets

Projects Underway

Category: Weblogs

House for Sale (Delivery Not Included)

Category: Real Estate

McCulley on MEW

Category: Economy, Real Estate

WSJ: 2005 Markets Scorecard

Its not just the NYT that has a great graphics department — the WSJ has put out their fair share of terrific charts (as this blog has long since demonstrated).

Here’s the WSJ Market Scorecard for 2005:   

"U.S. stocks took a backseat in 2005. Big gains in oil and gold drove commodities prices to a second-straight banner year, while the Fed’s faithful campaign to raise interest rates made bond yields the talk of Wall Street. Here is a scorecard for major financial-market indicators:"

The graphs are actually too wide for my layout, so they require a 2nd click . . .

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Category: Markets

GOOG: Be More Impressed with Cap than Share Price

Category: Markets