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Fed Should Stop Buying Bonds; It Is Falling Far Behind the Economy

Fed Should Stop Buying Bonds; It Is Falling Far Behind the Economy

January 6, 2011

By David Malpass

The following is an article by David Malpass of Encima Global urging the Fed to stop buying government bonds.  It is compelling so I asked David for permission to post it on my website.  Malpass is a Former Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary and writes regularly for Forbes and the Wall Street Journal.

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Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

December 13, 2010

Interview of William Isaac by John R. Engen for Bank Director Magazine

Former FDIC chairman Bill Isaac has taken the reins as the new chairman of Fifth Third Bancorp., the first banking agency head to assume the chairman’s role back on the other side of the fence. Bank Director spoke to him about his career, growing the bank, and why, in his view, Dodd-Frank is an unmitigated disaster.

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Full Punch Bowl

Full Punch Bowl

November 4, 2010

By David Malpass

The following is an article by David Malpass of Encima Global on the Fed’s decision to purchase some $600 billion of long-term government bonds.  It’s cogent, concise and well worth reading so I asked David for permission to put it on my website.  Malpass is a Former Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary and writes regularly for Forbes and the Wall Street Journal.

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Future of Housing Finance

Future of Housing Finance

October 27, 2010

The following is an article by Alex Pollock of the American Enterprise Institute on what we need to do to clean up the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mess.  It is so cogent I had to put it on my website with Alex’s blessing.

Ten recommendations for rebuilding a sturdier, more rational housing finance system

By Alex J. Pollock for Mortgage Banking Magazine

American housing finance is living in the wake of the great housing bubble of 2000-2006 and its collapse into the panic of 2007-2009.  With house prices having fallen more than 30 percent from peak to trough-something previously considered impossible- they have now arrived back at their long-term trend line. 

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