Post-Cover (2015-07-23) The Fix Is In (2)

The Fix Is In: China’s Currency Manipulation (Part 1 of 2)

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In this post, I’m going to try to tackle a pretty complicated topic:  China’s currency exchange rate. Or should I say lack thereof. This is a very hot-button topic in global economics and politics.  You’ve probably heard anything from the intelligent “China does not freely float its currency” to the emotional “China is a currency cheater and steals jobs from Americans.” …

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Over-Simplifying the Chinese Economy. From a Single Train Ride.

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So. Let’s get a post out there on China’s economy.  Which is really really big.  China passed Japan not so long ago to take the silver for 2nd largest economy in the world.   <- – – Click this little footnote. The Chinese economy is huge, coming in at about 10.4 trillion dollars for 2014.  So obviously this post isn’t going to fully …

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Of Mice & Yen: Part 4 of 4

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In the prior three parts to this series, we explained that Japan has a demographic problem (part 1), a debt problem (part 2), and that the two are likely to collide in the coming years (part 3) when Japan eventually is faced with higher interest rates.<- – – Click this little footnote. So to close out the series we’ll take a …

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Of Mice & Yen: Part 3 of 4

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As I attempted to explain in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, Japan has a demographic problem and a debt problem . The Eventual-But-Not-Sure-Exactly-When Japanese Debt Crisis So here’s the issue. Japan currently has a budget deficit of about 6.9%.  As long as the government is running a budget deficit it will continue to need more debt to fund …