Archive: Fed

Stuck in a Bubble Again

By Adam Sharp on May 10, 2019

If the economy is so great, why can’t the Federal Reserve raise interest rates? Debt has something to do with it.

Global Debt Balloons Higher Than $200 Trillion

By Allison Brickell on April 8, 2019

Global debt is growing frighteningly large. And it’s painting a bleak picture.
In this week’s Mailbag, Andy tackles the logic behind Lyft’s IPO and Adam talks precious metals.

Mailbag: Understanding Valuations, Fed Trends

By Early Investing on March 24, 2019

In today’s Mailbag, Early Investing’s Andy Gordon explains startup valuations and Adam Sharp breaks down the latest Fed news.

News Fix: The Fed – and the Feds – Are Confused

By Vin Narayanan on March 23, 2019

In this week's News Fix, the Fed rolls over, the FDA passes the CBD buck to Congress and startup fever is catching.

Will the Fed Turn Us Into Japan?

By Adam Sharp on March 22, 2019

Are we stuck in a low interest rate environment indefinitely? Possibly.

Has the Fed Given Up?

By Adam Sharp on March 7, 2019

In stopping rate hikes, the Fed has signaled that it doesn’t care about debt and quantitative easing might be a permanent fixture on the economic scene.
In this week’s Mailbag, the Early Investing team tackles the top mistake founders make and what’s behind the Fed’s pausing rate hikes.

The Fed Is Broke, Cannabis Treats Autism and More…

By Adam Sharp on January 25, 2019

Adam reviews his top news items of the week, including the Fed being insolvent, cannabis treating autism, and much more...

Why Do Economists Love Debt So Much?

By Adam Sharp on January 18, 2019

Mainstream economists seem to cheer taking on ever-increasing debt loads. Why?

Where the Fed Points, Markets Follow

By Adam Sharp on January 11, 2019

Adam explains how the Federal Reserve has been setting the market’s course for decades.

The World Bitcoin Was Created For

By Adam Sharp on January 4, 2019

Bitcoin turns 10 years old this week, and Adam explains why it’s more important than ever.

Mailbag: Steering Clear of Small Caps, Finding Cannabis Stocks

By Early Investing on December 23, 2018

In this week’s Mailbag, the Early Investing team tackles questions about dipping into small caps and finding cannabis investments.
In this week’s News Fix, the list of companies that might go public in 2019 grows, Juul pays insane dividends and politicians take steps toward sensible crypto regulations.

Did the Fed Just Blink?

By Adam Sharp on November 29, 2018

Back in October, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell made it sound like interest rate hikes would continue indefinitely. But after the recent market turmoil, Powell appears to be taking a dovish approach.

Nassim Taleb: Today Is Riskier Than 2007

By Adam Sharp on November 2, 2018

Nassim Taleb, who called the last financial crisis and profited from it, warns that today’s situation is more dangerous.