Monthly Archives: January 2015

Central Banks and Stability

I post a lot of Macro materials (even though I am not a macro economist), but here is another article I found interesting. From the Financial Times (click title for link): Are central banks a destabilising force? Also found here, courtesy of FT: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/5556dbf4-9f0d-11e4-ba25-00144feab7de.html#ixzz3PNbjBCGC Swiss example shows how imbalances can correct violently ©AFP It may be a mistake to think the SNB’s… Read more →

The WSJ’s 2015 Ag Update

From the Wall Street Journal, January 6, 2015: Bumper crops have pushed down prices, ushering in a new austerity for farm-equipment purchases. Midwest prosperity through 2013 produced a long rally for machinery sales. BLOOMBERG NEWS Farm Economy Faces Further Austerity Many U.S. farmers are expected to tighten their belts further in 2015 as they contend with another year of lower… Read more →

Let them eat Quiche…

Sometimes you want a quiche… here’s how I make mine (which are amazing! and also incredibly bad for you): Make the crust by mixing flour and butter (about 2 cups flour to 8 ounces butter) until its pliable (add a little water toward the end) using a mixer with a paddle attachment – then refrigerate the dough until it is… Read more →