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    Using a Fat Tail to Describe Stock Market Risk

    Aug 25, 15 • 292 Views • No Comments

    When the unexpected occurs and changes our view of stock market risk, we call it a black swan or fat tail because it is far from the mean of a bell curve......  [read more]

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    Economic Leadership

    Feb 21, 13 • 515 Views • No Comments

    President Obama’s State of the Union address was primarily economic. The euro zone is dealing with an economic crisis. Developing nations are concerned with economic growth. So, are economists in charge? An academic study of 1200 policy makers in EU and......  [read more]

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    October Stock Markets

    Oct 11, 11 • 461 Views • No Comments

    During October 1907, when the stock market crashed and the banking system panicked, we had no central monetary authority. We just had J.P. Morgan. “Why don’t you tell them what to do, Mr. Morgan? (Belle da Costa Greene, J.P. Morgan’s......  [read more]

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    Stock Market Crashes

    Aug 19, 11 • 482 Views • No Comments

    How to define a stock market crash? One economic paper has 2 suggestions: “When you see it you know it.” Look at depth and duration: A 20% drop is a crash while length can vary. Several possibilities: 1 day, 5 days, 1 month, 3 months, 1 year.......  [read more]