Monthly Archives: August 2009

Is the Stock Market in for a Long Slide?

Francis Cianfrocca joins Ben Domenech for the Monday, August 31st edition of Coffee & Markets, a series of brief morning podcasts on politics and the marketplace. Today's podcast focuses on what the next few months will bring on the stock market, and whether a slide is in the offing.

Attacks on Goldman: Witch Hunt or Deserved?

Today's podcast focuses on the day's activity on the market, the Swedish tendency toward sub-zero interest rates, and the continued controversy over Goldman Sachs.

Coffee and Markets: Our Permanent Deficits

Today's morning podcast focuses on the overall picture in the markets and the economy, a discussion on whether the level of anticipated deficit spending is an unsustainable bubble, and America's increasingly challenging relationship with China. Who's got the upper hand?

Deficit Spending and the New American Economy

Today's Coffee and Markets podcast focuses on the incredible nine trillion dollar deficit predictions of the OMB and the CBO released yesterday, and what they say about how the government has remade the American economy so significantly in the space of a year.

Bernanke's Back!

Francis Cianfrocca joins Ben Domenech for the Tuesday, August 25th edition of Coffee & Markets, a series of brief morning podcasts on politics and the marketplace. Today's podcast focuses on the renomination of Ben Bernanke, the ramifications for the markets, and what it says about President Obama that he's renominating so many of George W. Bush's appointees.

Is Renting or Owning Your Home Good For America?

Francis Cianfrocca joins Ben Domenech for the Monday, August 24th edition of Coffee and Markets, a series of daily morning conversations on politics and the marketplace. Today's podcast focuses on the housing market, the lessons of social and economic change around the suburbs, and whether you ought to rent or own.

The Gods of the Marketplace and the Independent Fed

Today's podcast focuses on an interesting piece about the Federal Reserve's independence in the Financial Times, and on what the bankers of the world will be discussing as they gather in Jackson Hole.

Volatility and the Markets: Constant Overreaction

Francis Cianfrocca joins Ben Domenech for the Thursday, August 20th edition of Coffee & Markets, a series of brief morning podcasts on politics and the marketplace. Today's podcast focuses on the marketplace's rapid response, volatility and risk, and the new jobless numbers.

Why Auditing the Fed is a Terrible Idea

This morning's podcast focuses on Ron Paul's call to "audit the Fed," which has since been taken up by Republican Senator Jim DeMint. Our conversation this morning revolves around a recent interview with David Wessel of the Wall Street Journal at PBS. Pay attention, Paulites.

Should America Be a Nation of Renters or a Nation of Owners?

To Rent or to Own? The Tuesday, August 18th edition of Coffee & Markets concerns the evolving nature of the housing market, and the government and market incentives to rent or to own a home, focused on Thomas Sugrue's latest essay.

Global Market Upheaval: So Was That Just a Sucker's Rally?

Today's conversation focuses on the action we're seeing in the stock market, the reports from Japan and the overnight futures market balanced against reports of recovery, and Jerry Bowyer on the hires rate.

Geithner, Bernanke, and How Wall Street Plans to Make Money Again

Today, eager listener, you get a double portion of Francis, with a longer than usual conversation on Tim Geithner's latest WSJ interview and Ben Bernanke's intentions on the Federal Reserve's bolstering of the capital markets.