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A is for Apple: C is for Chutzpah

Earlier this month Apple Corporation (AC), the darling of businesses and consumers alike, sold $17 billion worth of bonds. Thanks to the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy of quantitative easing (printing money to keep interest rates artificially low) Apple’s new 3 … Continue reading

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The Fed Strikes (out) Again!

The August 10, 2011 news headlines boldly announced – the Federal Reserve Bank (Fed) guaranteed super-low interest rates for two more years. What beliefs underlie such an historic declaration and what are the likely consequences?

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