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The game is almost over…

March 23, 2009 by Ryan Barr

This does not surprise me at all.  With the Fed’s obvious goal of devaluing the dollar (that is the end game solution to our problem), China is raising the question of the validity of the dollar as the worlds reserve currency. From FT: China calls for new reserve currency China’s central bank on Monday proposed [...]

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Ben Bernanke on 60 Minutes

March 15, 2009 by Ryan Barr

A very, very interesting interview with Ben Bernanke. If you have any desire to understand how things work, this is a very simple must watch.

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Fed funds rate moves to 0-.25%

December 16, 2008 by Ryan Barr

Well there you have it, we are really on our way to the ZIRP now.  Not only is the fed pumping money into bank reserves and beginning the quantitative easing that folks have been talking about, we are now 75% closer to free money! This is the first time that we’ve had a range that [...]

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Interest Rates and the Fed

June 20, 2008 by Ryan Barr

Well, the fed is meeting again shortly, and it appears that they are going to hold the fed funds rate at its current levels.  While I’m personally happy they are doing this (I have a floating rate HELOC), I’m not sure  this is the best policy given our current ecnomic difficulties. I am not a [...]

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Some thoughts

March 20, 2008 by Ryan Barr

It’s been a while since I posted anything to the site. My life has been extremely busy with family, job and a number of other things. I’ve been very quite on the investing front as a result of this. We are currently in very difficult times in the markets. They are moving dramatically up or [...]

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What a week – it’s been a wild ride!

January 26, 2008 by Ryan Barr

75 basis point cut, 650+ day movement on the DJI, sectors soaring and falling like rocks… It has been a wild ride. Click in to read about the week that was, and what I think will happen over the course of 2008.

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Thanks Big Ben

January 22, 2008 by Ryan Barr

Big Ben and Co. cut the federal funds rate by 75 basis points this morning.  That seemed to help soften the blow to the U.S. markets as they have mostly faded the opening gap. Right now I have a very, very heavy cash position.  In my long term (read: retirement) accounts, I am still continuing [...]

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Now we are talking!

January 10, 2008 by Ryan Barr

Here we go… Bank of America BAC might buy Coutrywide CFC – here is the link to the yahoo finance story. Big Ben wants to lower rates – here is another link, again yahoo finance However… American Express is warning that 2008 looks a little bleak – yahoo finance. What does it all mean!?? Well, [...]

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Substantive Additional Action

January 10, 2008 by Ryan Barr

Thanks Ben! Take a look to see the impact of the fed chairman’s statement on my current positions.

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The sky is falling… the sky is falling…

January 4, 2008 by Ryan Barr

Read my take on what is happening and a quick run down of my current position on the RUT. Why I’m not worried yet…

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