Rick Ackerman

Articles by Rick Ackerman

As if the thimble-riggers at the Fed didn't have enough to worry about, the dollar turned rabid last week, threatening to transform America's still-undeclared recession into a downturn for the history books. The greenback's rally pushed...
The same geniuses who recently handicapped a recession that likely began several months ago as a 20% possibility are now reassuring us that the bear market has already run its course. If so, it would be the mildest, shortest bear market in...
We've had four months to observe and analyze the bear market that began a single tick off January 4's record high. What might be said about it so far?  Mainly that it has been far kinder and gentler than we should expect. Realize that...
A lone deflationist on the lunatic fringe of economics 30 years ago, I wrote in Barron's and the San Francisco Sunday Examiner that an out-of-control dollar eventually would do us in. Specifically, I asserted that a...
For many of us, as pleasurable as it might be to picture Twitter in the hands of Elon Musk, and to imagine a despairing Jack Dorsey committing seppuku, Musk should save his billions for more useful purposes. He could start by building a...
For more than a year, I've recommended what my friend Doug Behnfield calls the 'barbell strategy' to secure one's nest egg against the deflationary hard times that lie ahead.  As formulated by Doug, a wealth-management advisor based...
[Counting on the Fed to ride to the rescue when the bubble finally pops?  You had better have a Plan B, and for good measure, a Plan C, since America could be in for something far worse than mere recession when the asset boom abruptly...
Last week's commentary was skeptical that the short squeeze begun two weeks ago in the broad averages would prove to be just a bear rally.  Based on the latest technical evidence, it now seems likely that stocks are headed to new...
With the supposed bear rally about to enter its fifth week, I am reminded of Gideon Drew, "the thing that wouldn't die" in the 1958 horror movie of that name. Like Drew, the stock market has become a disembodied monster, able to command...
Considering the size of the crude-oil market and its geopolitical importance, the rally begun two years from $6.50/bbl amidst fears of a Covid-caused Depression ranks as one of the most spectacular and consequential in history. Consumers...

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