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Christopher Whalen, The Institutional Risk Analyst
Christopher Whalen is the chairman of Whalen Global Advisors and the author of "Ford Men." This article was first published by the Institutional Risk Analyst.
August 21, 2018
Elon Musk: Tesla’s Single Point of Failure
Elon Musk’s meltdown in the pages of The New York Times is a reminder that enterprises need both ...
July 31, 2018
The Next Real Estate Bubble Is Popping
Since the lows of June, financials have rebounded more than 10 percent, even as trade and the flattening ...
July 29, 2018
Why Goldman Sachs Is Not a Bank
In these steamy days of July, bank earnings are more interesting than usual, in part because our friends ...
July 26, 2018
What If Chairman Powell Is Wrong About Interest Rates?
President Donald Trump caused a bit of a stir last week when he suggested that rising interest rates ...
June 29, 2018
Fed Tightening Is Hitting Financials
Even as the Federal Open Market Committee raised short-term interest rates last week, the Trump administration doubled down ...
June 18, 2018
Best Move for Musk: Sell Tesla
Great entrepreneurs polarize, and taking the degree of polarization as a yardstick, Tesla's Elon Musk must be a ...
June 4, 2018
Is an Italian Bailout Likely?
The reality in Europe is that structural reforms never occur in large member states. # 11% — Bad ...
May 11, 2018
Are We Heading Toward Stagflation?
As major central banks turn off the Electric Kool-Aid drip of easy money, we will soon find out ...
May 4, 2018
The Trouble With Deutsche Bank
Watching the related financial dramas of China’s HNA Group and Germany’s Deutsche Bank AG, we are reminded that ...
April 20, 2018
When Will We See the Blockchain Breakthrough?
Blockchain technology has been described as being as transformative as the internet itself, but so far real progress ...
April 6, 2018
China: Between Debt and Trade
Watching the continuing trials of the debt-laden Chinese conglomerate HNA Group Co., we are reminded that the side ...
December 16, 2017
The Yellen Put
The term “Greenspan put” was coined after the stock market crash of 1987 and the later bailout of ...
Risk of Prolonged Trade War Appears to Be Subsiding
Despite continued doom and gloom in mainstream media, the risk that the United States and China would engage ...
Ghana Officials Question China’s Ambitions in Bauxite Mining Plan
As part of Beijing’s ambitious development project, China is building infrastructure in Ghana in exchange for access to ...
Chinese 5G Telecommunications Equipment Rejected in India, South Korea
The next generation of wireless mobile communications technology—known as 5G—is considered key to revolutionizing many different industries: transportation, ...
Trump Orders Extensive Declassification of Russia Investigation Documents
President Donald Trump issued an order on Sept. 17 for the immediate declassification of three series of documents ...