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  1. Alibaba Eyes More Money, Jack Ma Visits HK

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    Tue, 16 Sep 2014

    greeted by investors. During the Internet dot-com bubble of the late 1990s, former US Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan used the expression "irrational exuberance" to describe the sudden loss of reason Complete Story »

  2. An excellent article on investing

    Commentary

    Mon, 15 Sep 2014

    forecast all that well, and yet we pretend that we can. But we really can't," former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan said last year. As a group, the forecasts were terrible. But the researchers found a fascinating trend: an almost

  3. Burton Malkiel's Latest Advice for Investors

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    Fri, 29 Aug 2014

    to put such a market-timing indicator to use. Was Alan Greenspan correct when he suggested that the U.S. stock market ..... decent money over the full 10-year period). Thus, Greenspan 's statement didn't offer much help to investment

  4. Managing Expectations, Part II

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    Tue, 19 Aug 2014

    s easy to get pulled into market fears or “irrational exuberance”—to use former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan ’s phrase—and this probability model helps us be more objective. To illustrate how these statistics operate

  5. A (Jackson) Hole Lot of Nothing

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    Mon, 18 Aug 2014

    the Jackson Hole conference has been an opportunity for Fed chairs to argue for adjustments to monetary policy. Alan Greenspan used the 1998 conference to convince his colleagues that the sovereign debt crisis in Russia justified easing monetary

  6. Grantham on Bubbles, Pipelines, and Population Growth

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    Fri, 18 Jul 2014

    admirably clear statement that she is sticking faithfully to the Greenspan -Bernanke policy of extreme moral hazard. She will not use ..... will encourage extreme speculation. But Yellen will, as Greenspan and Bernanke before her, attempt to limit only the damage

  7. Tuttle Tactical Management Weekly Market Notes

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    Wed, 16 Jul 2014

    day. Out of one side of her mouth she was talking up the bubble and out of the other side she tried to talk it down. When Greenspan talked about irrational exuberance he got an extended selloff, Yellin only got a day. What was also interesting is that

  8. Pros & Cons of the Fed's Strategy

    Commentary

    Sun, 6 Jul 2014

    stance, easing monetary policy substantially during downturns, while tightening only modestly during recoveries (ie the Greenspan and Bernanke “puts”). On this view, monetary policy has been too easy on average, leading to a long term upward

  9. Are You Managing Volatility? … Or Is It Managing You?

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    Tue, 24 Jun 2014

    be equally hazardous to an investor’s wealth, such as when the “irrational exuberance” famously cited by Alan Greenspan kicks in. After all, investments made at or near the top of the market are particularly vulnerable to losses during

  10. Why Are Bond Yields and Volatility So Low?

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    Tue, 10 Jun 2014

    participants an exaggerated sense of comfort. The tacit expectation of support from central banks, which used to be called the “ Greenspan put” in the United States, creates a degree of moral hazard. What one might draw from the examples of the U.S. Treasury

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