Friday, January 16, 2009

Interesting Picks

Chart of the day: Stimulus pie chart.

Macroblog tackles two important questions: What is the Fed doing and is it inflationary?

The big boys are tough on the new kid on the blog.

Just how much are the Fed's swaps with other central banks? Just look at the latest Treasury data, suggests WSJ.

An oil puzzle.

Charles Davi explains why credit default swaps exist.

Bernanke on the Fed balance sheet (by James Hamilton).

Rebecca Wilder highlights the surge in Fed non-borrowed reserves.

Correlation is not causation, and past may not translate into the future, but this is still interesting.

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