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PIMCO’s Bill Gross Does Q&A on Crisis, Solutions

In his March Investment Outlook, Bill Gross head of PIMCO, the world’s largest bond manager, does a mock Q&A as though he was testifying before Congress about the financial crisis, its origins, how long it will last, what needs to be done with the banks, and where people should invest their money. Required reading. Below

Financial Regulation From Clinton to Bush to Obama

In the midst of a crisis, there’s rarely time to question what caused the crisis. But it’s useful to know who helped get markets to where they are so we can avoid mistakes as we get through the triage and begin formulating policy solutions. Below are two stories that discuss a key player in the

Greenspan: 60% Success Is ‘Doing Extraordinarily Well’

Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan has been out in full force this week defending his monetary policies amidst growing criticism that his decision to keep the Fed Funds Rate at 1% from July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. He wrote a rebuttal to critics in the Financial Times, and then did an interview with

WeeklyBasis 03/03/08: New Fed Approach: Too Much Disclosure

Fixed and ARM rates rose .5% two weeks ago, dropped .5% last week, then rose about .25% today following an ISM Index number that showed February manufacturing activity better than expected. Rates also moved up on public comments from Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser, a voting member of the rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee. He