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My daughter told me she found a quarter in her car that looked a little odd as it was a slightly different size from a typical quarter.
It's, um, because it's worth more than a quarter?!
.@WSJopinion wants to weaponize reserves. If you are a country not allied with the US, why would you hold any US dollar reserves any longer with this as a very real risk? No wonder foreign countries have been increasing their gold reserves.
California's tax system is obscenely pro-cyclical, but why are tax revenue less than expected? A key part may be that the stock market rally has been narrow, creating fewer capital gains than one would think by looking at the Mag 7.
Separately, some high earners have left the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Capital One is the first to report January 2024 delinquency data which increased to 4.87%. That is a new high (since 2016) and also the largest monthly point increase on record. Should have the other data soon.
"Our mandate is ...not to make profits. We can effectively operate ... regardless of losses." -- some strong words, neglecting the small print that member countries should pay in to make up for losses. Oh, I forgot, the rules can be interpreted so that won't happen in practice. x.com/ecb/status/176…
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