The central bank can create systematic risk while trying to stabilize the economy. I said this 18 months ago.‘constructive ambiguity’ needs to be reevaluated.
FT reports on a giant rollover of muni debt.
FT reflects on SocGen’s Albert Edwards note:
"We look at the recovery in the credit aggregates and find all that is happening is that US corporates are once again engaging in their bad old destructive practices. For despite all the talk of cash rich US corporates, that has not stopped them returning to the credit markets to leverage up their balance sheets even more spending the proceeds, almost dollar for dollar on equity buybacks
(see chart below). History suggests this always ends badly. Maybe this time will be different, but I fear otherwise."
The short end of the curve is getting ever more crowded.......
Monetary versus fiscal policy
Advice for Econ Students
Don't innovate too much.
Risk aversion in financial markets
Interesting paper from Econbrowser. And a critique.
Fed able to kick the can down the road once again.
Things are getting worse, but it seems that many mainstream economists believe things will improve in second half of 2013. I don't.