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December 12, 2014, Vol.32, No.24


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Hugs for the hedged investor

In the year to date, the S&P 500 has risen by 11%, the average hedge fund hardly at all. For many long years, to hedge has been to lose. To all things come their season.

Baiting a hook

Panic, or the lack of it, is the subject under review. “Speculate like you mean it” is the message.

Remit No. 3

Monetary reaction to the whiplash markets of the ides of October is one point of focus. The cartoonishly oversupplied New York money market makes a second. Is the Fed willing or able to tighten?

Debt on the outs

Leverage comes a cropper on Tuesday.

Letter from Jack C. Bogle

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About James Grant

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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