Humberto Castellanos

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After The Fed Shock, Markets Are Set For More Turmoil

Fasten your seatbelts. And expect lots of turbulence.<p>If that was the message Ben Bernanke was trying to deliver when he said the Federal Reserve could soon start scaling back its massive stimulus program for the U.S. economy, it's safe to say investors received it loud and clear.<p>In fact, the …

How Serious Is the Coming China Slowdown?

Not very -- at least not yet. But the risk of a steeper decline is there.<p>Reuters<p>Arthur Kroeber:<p>The recent gyrations on the Chinese inter-bank market underscore that the chief risk to global growth now comes from China. Make no mistake: credit policy will tighten substantially in the coming months, …

Will Summer Blackouts Doom The Texas Boom?

Texas has been an economic powerhouse in recent years. Gross domestic product in the Lone Star State, which hit $1.2 trillion before the recession, is now closing in on $1.4 trillion. The oil and gas industry has been booming. The housing market in Houston is the hottest in the country.<p>In terms of …

The Roots of the Next Financial Crisis—How Wall Street Undermines Reform

As Wall Street money flows to Republicans, Democrats are scrambling to get back in big money’s good graces, writes Lawrence Lessig.<p>Fifty-one percent, …