Daniel R. Amerman, CFA

Articles by Daniel R. Amerman, CFA

The Federal Reserve and other regulators around the world (including all members of the G-20) have recently agreed to alter margin rules, which will allow them to claim new powers over lending and leverage. In the United States these...
Markets and economies usually run in cycles -- and there have been numerous previous reversals where falling interest rates have been replaced by rising interest rates. The soothing reassurances from many financial authorities and much of...
We are told that many economics experts don't worry about the total national debt because $5 trillion of that debt doesn't really exist; it is rather just a theoretical bookkeeping transaction for money that the federal government owes to...
With comparatively little fanfare, Fidelity Investments has announced that 100% of their $115 billion Cash Reserves fund, the world's largest money fund, will be invested in US government debt by December 1st of 2015. It is expected that...
The energy systems which drove the global stock market rout have been building for months and years, and by the spring of this year, the danger flags were clearly flying. Indeed, as I wrote in May of 2015 in an analysis titled "A Financial...
Game theory is a hot topic in many fields right now and for good reason - it can uncover better ways of making decisions that are often otherwise missed. A particularly good example is the uncommon insights that game theory can deliver for...
Roth Individual Retirement Accounts are an uncommonly attractive and powerful method of creating wealth for retirement when viewed from the usual financial perspective. What sets them apart is that contributions are made with after-tax...
With the Greek banks closing, capital controls being imposed, and the unwillingness of the European Central Bank to expand its emergency liquidity assistance program – the stability of the global financial system is officially in play....
Can the mere act of someone typing numbers into a computer transform our financial future and the standard of living for all of us?

To many people this may seem a quite theoretical or even absurd question. Surely the mere act of...
There are two quite different narratives for explaining the financial crisis of 2008, the resulting Great Recession and the chances for a new crisis. The first narrative revolves around theory and jargon. It's Keynesian versus Austrian...

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Fed has done all it can to fix US economy's non-structural issues, now it must hike rates