Showing posts with the label Banking

A Better Choice - Barokong

Roll up your shirtsleeves, financial economists. As reported by Elizabeth Dexheimer at Bloomberg, Rep. Jeb Hensarling i…

The next crisis? - Barokong

Where will the next crisis come from?  Every crisis starts with a pile of debt that can't be paid back, and shady a…

Chinese Tidbit - Barokong

From the WSJ moneybeat blog: China’s central bank extended support on Friday to a group of unnamed but large banks...  …

Dodd-Frank Reform - Barokong

Dodd-Frank reform seems to be back on the front burner, according to the latest Presidential executive order. At last. …

Capital Illogic - Barokong

More Bank Capital Could Kill the Economy write Tim Congdon and the usually sensible Steve Hanke in today's Wall Str…

Covered Interest Parity - Barokong

Here's how covered interest parity works. Think of two ways to invest money, risklessly, for a year. Option 1: buy …

Floating rates? - Barokong

I was interested to read in the Financial Times, "Iceland weighs plan to peg krona to another currency": Icel…

Spikes - Barokong

Jon Hartley,writing in Forbes, offers a great graph of the overnight Federal Funds rate, This graph  mirrors nicely the…