Tag Archives: Market

The Housing Market's False Rebound

Today's Coffee and Markets podcast focuses on the potential for rebound in the housing market, the out of whack expectations of new home owners, and whether or not we're experiencing the new normal.

Inflation, the Dollar, and a Recession Double Dip

Today's Coffee and Markets podcast focuses on the ramifications of higher interest rates, the need to protect the dollar, and the possibility of a double dip recession.

Zoellick, Reserve Currency, and the Dollar's Decline

Today's Coffee and Markets podcast focuses on the continued concerns about the decline of the US Dollar as reserve currency, and recent comments from IMF head Robert Zoellick. We also talk a bit about the President's Nobel Peace Prize win.

Naked Short Selling and the Financial Crisis

Today's podcast focuses on the controversy over naked short selling, prompted mostly by leftist Rolling Stone reporter Matt Taibbi's coverage of the financial crisis, and whether or not the practice is actually to blame for a whole slew of terrible things -- including the demise of Lehman Brothers.

Zombieland: The Long Slow Death of Old GM

In today's Coffee and Markets podcast, we discuss at length Mike Spector's WSJ profile of the long slow death of old GM, the incredible assets it has to get rid of, and the overall ramifications for the marketplace.

Why Does Comcast Want to Buy NBC-Universal?

Today's Coffee and Markets podcast focuses on the latest news from the markets, the potential Comcast deal with GE for NBC-Universal, and its ramifications for the broader media space.

Ethics and Economics: The Morality of Innovation

On Edmund Phelps: "When the word morality comes up in connection with economics, income distribution and financial stability are usually the issues. Is it moral for rich countries to use such a high proportion of the world’s resources or for investment bankers to earn large bonuses? And is it moral for financial markets to experiment with volatile derivatives that increase the potential for panics?"

Why Can't Governments Borrow Forever?

Today's Coffee and Markets podcast focuses on the latest news from the markets, the reelection of Angela Merkel in Germany, a discussion on inflation and sucker's rallies, and the question: why can't the government just keep borrowing forever?

Will the Dollar Be G20's First Victim?

Today's Coffee and Markets podcast focuses on currency issues and the decline of the dollar in the global marketplace. Considering Chancellor Merkel's re-election, the ascendancy of the Yen, and the proclamations of Pittsburgh, what's coming next?

Shadow Banking and the Financial Markets

Today's Coffee and Markets podcast focuses on today's news from the Commerce Department and the regulator's latest report about the dangers of shadow banking and the surge in loan losses.

The Fed's Decision and Job Growth

In today's Coffee and Markets podcast we'll be discussing the outcome of the Fed's decision on interest rates, as well as a look back at what the stimulus package has accomplished or not accomplished after six months.

What's the Fed Going to Do Today?

Today's Coffee and Markets podcast focuses on what today's Federal Reserve meeting in Washington will bring in terms of ramifications for the economy, interest rates, and the housing market.