Economic Analysis

Economic and financial commentary by Truman Factor’s staff and contributing analysts.

The Pound Gets Pounded

The Pound Gets Pounded

The travails of the pound is far more instructive to those pondering the fate of the U.S. currency.…

«Currency wars»: Misnomer hides the real issues

«Currency wars»: Misnomer hides the real issues

Talk about “currency wars” is not helpful, as it distracts from the origin of the problem.…

Rally Is Starting to Run Out of Steam

Rally Is Starting to Run Out of Steam

Spain 'Most Undervalued' Stock Market, Tchir Says (Video)…

Are Ireland and Portugal out of the woods?

Are Ireland and Portugal out of the woods?

Is there any justification in saying that these two countries are closer today to exiting their ward-of-the-troika status than they were last July, before Mr Draghi’s pronouncement that he will do all it takes to save the Eurozone?…

The Bernanke Shock

The Bernanke Shock

The whole situation mirrors the late 1960s, during a period that led up to the "Nixon Shock."…

EU Financial Tax Portends Loss of Market Leadership

EU Financial Tax Portends Loss of Market Leadership

Once such supra national taxes are established, they suffer from very little if any democratic supervision.…

The Trillion Dollar Trick

The Trillion Dollar Trick

A failure to raise the debt ceiling is not a commitment to renege on obligations. It is simply a decision to stop borrowing.…

The Delicious Irony of Morris Greenberg’s AIG Suit Against the US Treasury

The Delicious Irony of Morris Greenberg’s AIG Suit Against the US Treasury

Let’s hope that Mr. Greenberg’s lawsuit will expose the Treasury’s dirty laundry as a catalyst to reopening alternatives to the false hope of inflating a new bubble.…

Regarding the Trillion Dollar Coin

Regarding the Trillion Dollar Coin

The trillion dollar coin idea is a marvel of political imagination and public ignorance.…

The “Platinum Coin” and the Debt Ceiling

The “Platinum Coin” and the Debt Ceiling

Being reserve currency resides as much in trust as in any other factor, and taking this step, of minting coins to pay debt and avoiding the political process, will just further encourage other countries to move away from the dollar and dollar based assets.…

Congress Avoids the Cliff by Selling Us Down the River

Congress Avoids the Cliff by Selling Us Down the River

We are now - and will remain - a debt-fueled economy for as long as the rest of the world permits this to continue.…

The Unadulterated Gold Standard

The Unadulterated Gold Standard

The world needs the unadulterated gold standard.…

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