Christopher Whalen

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The Fed’s Management of Liquidity is All Wet

Soldiering on with more quantitative easing, they keep confusing the investors and business leaders they need to drive growth.
Christopher Whalen October 29, 2019

No, the U.S. Economy Is Not Headed for Recession

There's a panic over tariffs, currency, and the 'inverted yield curve.' Here's what it really means.
Christopher Whalen August 13, 2019

When the Fed Became a Socialist Job Creator

With the Depression at their backs, New Deal Democrats created a system that had much more than monetary policy in mind.
Christopher Whalen July 9, 2019

The Pro-Inflation Fed is Taking Us to a Dark Place

Our central bank is a seriously conflicted organization that pretends it can manage interest rates and the global economy.
Christopher Whalen June 6, 2019

China Has Already Lost the Trade War

Consumers might still feel the pinch, but ultimately Beijing needs our surplus more than we need their trade.
Christopher Whalen May 17, 2019

When Deutsche Bank’s Crisis Becomes Our Crisis

Our friends in Europe seem totally incapable of addressing their failing financial sector. And that's not good for anyone.
Christopher Whalen May 6, 2019

Trump is Right to Blow Up the Fed

The Federal Reserve is out of control, acting in ways and with powers that were never explicitly granted by Congress.
Christopher Whalen April 9, 2019

Don’t Blame Trump’s Tariffs for the Global Slowdown

Keep your eyes on fiscal spending, regulation, and monetary policy instead.
Christopher Whalen March 26, 2019