Pulse on the Market

The Fed Awakens

February 4, 2016 | By Robert P. Murphy

A long time ago, in an economy far far away, was the last time the fed hiked rates. [Reprinted from the January 2016 issue of the LMR.] This month the   — View Full Article

Metlife to Separate U.S. Retail Life Insurance Unit

February 4, 2016 | By Robert P. Murphy

[Reprinted from the January 2016 issue of the LMR.] The largest U.S. life insurer — with 2014 assets of more than $608 billion — announced this month its plans to   — View Full Article

“The Impossible” Continues to Unfold

February 4, 2016 | By Robert P. Murphy

China Treasury Dump Long-time readers of the LMR know that we have long warned that the U.S. dollar’s hegemony in world currency markets was a revocable privilege, and that irresponsible   — View Full Article