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February 12, 2016, Vol.34, No.03


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Next from the monetary kitchen

Negative nominal interest rates, helicopter money and the "cashless society" – like a play on tryout in New Haven, the ideas of the next phase of radical monetary control are getting a public airing before their Broadway debut.

Big sick puppy

Fears of Deutsche Bank AG's missing an interest payment on a contingent convertible security sent the bank's common-stock price skidding. Are Deutsche's problems idiosyncratic or systemic?

Canadian sunrise

For many a disappointed Canadian retail investor, "preferred" is more a term of derision than of description. We write to suggest that their loss is the contrarian's gain.

New default cycle

Fear, always a value accelerant, is back in the air and on the palms. Putting the "high" back into high yield.

Toward zero or less

Mortgage real-estate investment trusts are the topic, interest rates are the sub-topic and income – precious income – is the point of it all.

Outflows to themselves

China's cadres command that the People's Republic will grow by 6.5% in 2016. Say it were true. How much financing would that require and where would the money come from?

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James Grant founded Grant's Interest Rate Observer in 1983 following a stint at Barron's, where he originated the "Current Yield" column.

His books include works of financial history, finance and biography. They are: “Bernard M. Baruch: The Adventures of a Wall Street Legend” (Simon & Schuster, 1983); “Money of the Mind: Borrowing and Lending from the Civil War to Michael Milken” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1992); “Minding Mr. Market” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1993); “The Trouble with Prosperity” (Times Books, 1996);  “John Adams: Party of One” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2005); “Mr. Market Miscalculates” (Axios Press, 2008); and “Mr. Speaker! The Life and Times of Thomas B. Reed, the Man Who Broke the Filibuster” (Simon & Schuster, 2011).

 

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