Month: February 2020

Japanification 101 & 102

#Japanification was previously known as the process of becoming part of the Japanese society. The term embodied honor and adorned the Japanese way of existence. Now, the word “Japanification” is frequently smeared as a catch-all term portraying economies that are just sputtering along or running out of gas. After WWII ended, the Japanese rebuilt like

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Yield Inversion, Again!

Over the past week the yield curve inverted; the interest rate earned on short-term fed funds (red line), yielded higher than the intermediate-term 10-year Treasury note (black line). As noted in the 20-year graph, in 2000 and 2007 the inversions preceded subsequent recessions. Historically, yield curve inversions have been flashing yellow lights of sorts that

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