China’s Looming Bust

Monday, July 8th, 2013 by posted in Banking, Economics.
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One would think that an important lesson would have been learnt following the crisis of 2008. In many Western countries large buildups in debt allowed for wild spending to occur in the wake of the dot-com bust. Unfortunately, this leverage

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The Role Value At Risk (VaR) Played in the 2008 Financial Crisis

Thursday, December 20th, 2012 by posted in Banking, Capitalism.
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What is Value At Risk? In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, a myriad of factors leading to the calamity were extensively examined by various public and private entities. It became apparent that some factors had played more of


Frum Still Living in a Bubble

Thursday, January 5th, 2012 by posted in Banking, Capitalism, Economics, Politics, Trade.

In an obviously hasty and not very well thought out blog post last week, neo-conservative blogger David Frum takes aim at gold investors making the absurd claim that not only is gold in a bubble, but that the bubble had