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‘Black Swan’ Author Taleb Asks Why Bernanke Kept Post

Bloomberg – Nassim Taleb, author of “The Black Swan,” questioned why Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner kept their posts after failing to foresee the collapse in global credit markets. Bernanke was appointed to a […]

Capital Gold Group Clients Haunted by Lehman Fall 1 Year Later

CNBC – A year after the fall of Lehman Brothers, Capital Gold Group, Inc. is still helping retirees and investors to diversify and protect what is left of their investment funds and retirement portfolios in tangible gold assets. During the […]

Fed orders CIT to submit capital plan

Reuters – The U.S. Federal Reserve has ordered CIT Group Inc, the cash-strapped corporate lender struggling to avoid bankruptcy, to submit a plan for raising capital and meeting debt obligations within 15 days. The order from the powerful regulator comes […]

Is a new bubble being formed?

European Voice – Europe may be laying the foundations for the next financial bubble, through its monetary, industrial and regulatory policies. In the midst of the worst crisis in half a century, it is easy to forget that the real […]

Bernanke on TV defends aggressive actions

Taping a "Bernanke on the Record" special that will air on PBS this week, the top U.S. monetary policy-maker defended the aggressive, even unorthodox actions taken by the Fed during the long recession and deep financial crisis. "I was not […]

Gold Gains as Economy Outlook Boosts Demand for Inflation Hedge

Bloomberg – Gold climbed in Asian trading as equity gains and an improving economic outlook boosted demand for the metal as a hedge against accelerating prices. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index of equities gained for a sixth day after an […]

Lawmaker accuses Fed of ‘over-up’ in BofA deal

Reuters – The Federal Reserve sought to hide its involvement in Bank of America Corp‘s (BAC.N) acquisition of Merrill Lynch as Merrill’s financial condition worsened, the top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said on Wednesday. The […]

Obama’s Overhaul Would Register Hedge Funds

Courthouse News Service – President Obama’s plan to overhaul financial regulations, to prevent a repeat of the country’s credit and banking catastrophe, is laid out in a "nearly final" 85-page document the president is expected to reveal today.      Among […]

Hedge funds back into options to bet on dollar/yen

Reuters Tokyo – Hedge funds are dipping their toes back into the dollar/yen options market after months of absence, betting that eventual interest rate tightening by the U.S. Federal Reserve will help the greenback gain against the yen. Dollar/yen’s implied […]

AIG trustee aids offshore hedge funds

The battered insurance giant AIG returns to Capitol Hill Wednesday facing another frosty reception in Congress – where three AIG trustees appointed by the U.S. government will make their public debut amid growing skepticism over their role at the company. […]

Gold, Little Changed in London, May Fall on Lower Hedge Demand

Bloomberg – Gold, little changed in London, may drop on lower demand for an inflation hedge after U.S. consumer prices posted their first annual decline since 1955. The consumer price index fell 0.4 percent in March from a year earlier, […]

US prints dollars to ride crisis

Media Monitors Network – "The US Federal Reserve Bank, a private institution, is printing $1 trillion to buy toxic bonds to shore up the economy. Will this work? Perhaps temporarily but most economists predict a sharp decline in the value […]

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