Articles by Steve Rick

A Sea of Liquidity

Will the Fed institute QE3, extend QE2, or shrink its balance sheet?
Should the Federal Reserve start a new round of quantitative easing (QE3) to ensure the economic recovery, or is it time to let the market determine interest rates and let economic chips fall where they may?
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Don't Fight the Fed

Only time will tell if QE2 is effective.
The Fed believes QE2 is a necessary condition to support a fragile recovery, and a way to prevent disinflation from becoming deflation.
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What Happens in Europe Doesn't Stay in Europe

The top 10 effects of the Euro-Zone debt crisis on the U.S. economy.
The latest "100-year" economic crisis to affect the global economy, which lately seems to occur every seven to eight years, is the Euro-Zone debt crisis. The culprit: Too much borrowing and spending during the last decade.
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