Opinion: Raising interest rates scares the market, but stock investors focus on the wrong rate

The stock market has been spooked by rising interest rates. Let us reflect more carefully, from the point of view of value investing, on these concerns. Warren Buffett famously argued that investors should think of stocks as “bonds in disguise,” where stocks pay dividends, similar to coupons that bonds pay, and can be valued similarly. … Read more

Opinion: The Fed is missing a crucial turning point in its fight against inflation because it believes in flawed data

The Fed can’t see the next potential economic meltdown because it’s still looking in the rear-view mirror, seeing nothing but High inflation. The risk arises because the CPI and PCE – the two most important measures of inflation – have a fatal flaw in the way they measure shelter costs. “ If you get your … Read more

The Fed’s fight against inflation could cost 1.2 million US jobs

Minneapolis CNN Business – In its efforts to lower historical inflation and cool the economy, the Federal Reserve has used Multiple euphemisms To describe the potential impact on Americans’ jobs, from Economical ‘pain’ To the “unfortunate costs” and Softening the labor market. However, the data does not taint the words. The Federal Reserve’s latest economic … Read more

From the Fed to the currency crisis in Europe, here’s what’s behind this sell-off in financial markets

Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, June 7, 2022. Source: NYSE Stocks fell sharply, bond yields rose and the dollar rose on Friday as investors responded to the Federal Reserve’s signal that its battle with inflation could lead to higher interest rates and a recession. Friday’s selloff was global, in a … Read more