Max's Thoughts

Every month Max Walsh provides you with his thoughts on the economy.

Third Time Lucky?

Bill Gross, who runs Pimco, the world’s largest fixed income fund, is also a great salesman. So he caught the attention of his audience of financial advisers in Chicago recently when he told them he would reveal the secrets of Pimco’s spectacular success.Read more

Max Walsh, 2 July 2014

It’s Hysteresis, Stupid.

The US economy reached a significant milestone in May when the number of employed Americans returned to the peak recorded before the advent of the global financial crisis. Considering that... Read more

Max Walsh, 25 June 2014

The MiP, MaP, MoP Banking Push

On the issue of housing booms, Min Zhu, the deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund, told a German audience earlier this month that the ratios of house prices to rents... Read more

Max Walsh, 18 June 2014

Stop You Are Going the Wrong Way

The central banks of the European Monetary Union and China both tweaked their monetary policies this week in order to inject a touch more stimulus into their troubled economies. At the same... Read more

Max Walsh, 11 June 2014

Mispriced Debt: Getting Worse, Not Better

Australia managed to dodge the worst of the global financial crisis largely because we held tightly onto China’s coat tails. China launched two massive stimulus programs, one in 2008... Read more

Max Walsh, 6 June 2014

The Next Chinese Boom

Russian President Vladimir Putin cut a 30-year deal with China last week to deliver 38 billion cubic metres of natural gas a year. The estimated value of the contract is US$400 billion... Read more

Max Walsh, 29 May 2014


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