Monthly Archives: October 2015

Correlating Risk with Reward

Senators Sanders and Warren say the market is rigged, but it is not until after the financial crisis that we have a more common acceptance of this hypothesis as a matter of fact. Actual events correlate the risk with the … Continue reading

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New Financial Products

Goldman Sachs recently announced a new exchange-traded fund (an ETF). ETFs are relatively new. When the technicals become unreliable, because the wealth that forms the capital is too consolidated, risk-hedge devices emerge to effectively correlate with the perception of “the … Continue reading

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BIG DOLLARS and no change

Which one of the Republican candidates will describe and explain how, with the Great Recession, 95% of all new income now goes to the top 1%! Since the benefit is so HUGE, it must be good, and it must have … Continue reading

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The “Big” Question

Coercive Collective Power Free-market mechanics utilizes coercive collective power. Unions apply coercive collective power. Corporate conglomerates also use coercive collective power, as well as government. There appears to be a symmetry across all jurisdictional boundaries, which suggests a commonly divisible, … Continue reading

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Expected Values

Beggars can be Choosers, Winners can be Losers Capitalists tell us they intend to do the greatest good for the greatest number of people, which is a naturally equivalent measure forming the basis of utilitarian philosophy. If there is any … Continue reading

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Effective Correlations

Economists sometimes refer to late-order effects. For example, when companies merge and acquire, a late-order effect is higher prices. Corporate conglomerates always argue that attaining scale lowers prices. Over time, however, prices go up to capitalize on “pricing power”–which is, … Continue reading

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O Say Can You See…the FOMC?

America was founded with a free market in mind. Again, keep in mind, Adam Smith had a philosophy of using the free-market mechanism to yield legitimately pluralistic, democratic results. His philosophy did not create the risk associated with free-market mechanics, … Continue reading

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