Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Roundtable : Make Markets Be Markets (Roosevelt Institute) 12/28/2010

Roosevelt Institut: Make Markets be Markets

George Soros, Joseph Stiglitz, Elizabeth Warren, Robert Johnson, and more discuss the ramifications of financial reform - from the Make Markets Be Markets report, sponsored by the Roosevelt Institute.Video taken from the Make Markets Be Markets conference,New York City.The views expressed in this presentation are those of the speakers and do not necessarily represent the positions of the Roosevelt Institute, its officers, or its directors.

Speakers include Simon Johnson, George Soros, Michael Konczal, Joseph Stiglitz, Peter Solomon. Jim Chanos and some others.

Fed Purchases $6.78B in Treasurys

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York purchased Treasury debt worth $6.78 billion on Tuesday, reports MarketWatch.

Fed officials said they expected to purchase $6 billion and the bank was offered $25.567 billion in debt, which would mature from 2013 to 2014.

As a result of the announcement, yields rose.

10-year note yields rose to 3.39%, a gain of 5 basis points.

The Treasury debt purchase was the Fed's first of two buyback operations for this week.

Find A Country That Prints A Ton Of Money, And You Will Have A Country In Trouble!

Find A Country That Prints A Ton Of Money, And You Will Have A Country In Trouble!

Dr. Marc Faber Tomorrow's Gold

Dr. Marc Faber author of the Gloom, Boom and Doom report is a world class Investor, Doctor Faber 's typically controversial and contrarian views have earned him the label of Dr. Doom. Doctor Doom also trades currencies and commodity futures like Gold Natural Gas and Crude Oil.Even his harshest critics must admit that he's been unerringly correct in his market forecasts over the past three decades . Marc Faber is a Swiss investor.He was born in Zurich, Switzerland. He went to school in Geneva and Zurich and finished high school with the Matura. He studied Economics at the University of Zurich and, at the age of 24, obtained a PhD in Economics magna cum laude. Between 1970 and 1978, Dr Faber worked for White Weld & Company Limited in New York, Zurich and Hong Kong. Since 1973, he has lived in Hong Kong. From 1978 to February 1990, he was the Managing Director of Drexel Burnham Lambert (HK) Ltd. In June 1990, he set up his own business, which acts as an investment advisor and fund manager. Faber is publisher of the Gloom Boom & Doom Report newsletter and is the director of Marc Faber Ltd which acts as an investment advisor and fund manager.