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By Christopher Farrell

The fortunes of the real economy and the performance of the capital markets depend on each other as never before. For the first time, more than half of all American households own equities and earn a paycheck. The Internet is fueling both economic growth and securities trading. Waves of investor optimism and pessimism in the $78 trillion global capital markets can overwhelm economies.

Every week, Chris Farrell's Sound Money column comments on a topic informed by the intersection of the real economy and financial world. He does so by mining the insights of financial economists and modern portfolio theory to bring big-picture issues down to your personal finance concerns. Business Week Contributing Economics Editor Chris Farrell writes for BW Online every Friday. You can reach him at christopher_farrell@businessweek.com. Chris is also co-host of public radio's Sound Money and host of public television's Right on the Money.
 
 
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December 2000


Dec. 22   Greenspan's Giant Gamble

Dec. 18   Greenspan's Ace in the Hole: Productivity

Dec. 15   Recession? Don't Listen to the Cassandras

Dec. 8   Spreading the Modern World's Bounty

Dec. 1   Investors Are Smarter Than You Think

 
 
November 2000


Nov. 17   A Lesson in Portfolio Diversification

Nov. 10   The Economy Is the Winner

Nov. 3   False Assumptions about the Market's Future

 
October


Oct. 27   How Tax Credits Push Up College Costs

Oct. 20   Rumors of a Major Recession Are Greatly Exaggerated

Oct. 13   Yes, the Money Supply Still Matters

Oct. 6   Web Trading Could Dent Lots of 401(k)s

 
September

 
Sept. 29   China's Next Big Economic Challenge
 
Sept. 22   Time to Lower Interest Rates -- Fast!
 
Sept. 15   What's Greasing Charitable Giving
 
Sept. 8   Will Stocks Be Your Royal Road to Retirement?
 
Sept. 1   Election 2000's Wrongheaded Tax Debate
 
August

 
August 25   A Heretical Notion about Bonds
 
August 18   Memo to the Fed: Let 'er Rip
 
August 11   Reevaluating Volatility
 
August 4   Don't Treat Cash Like Trash
 
July

 
July 28   The Internet: Engine of the New Economy
 
July 21   Why the Burst Internet Bubble Didn't Break the Economy
 
July 14   Educated Immigrants Are Steroids for the New Economy
 
July 7  Who Benefits from Merger Mania?
 
June

 
June 30  Bonds Should Get More Respect
 
June 23  Long Live the Estate Tax!
 
June 16  Just How Risky Would It Be to Privatize Social Security?
 
June 9  Let's Stop This "Bubble" Bunk
 
June 2  Striking a Blow against Child Poverty
 
May

 
May 26  Is Greenspan's Job Done?
 
May 19  Two Errors That Could Kill the Expansion
 
May 12  FDIC Reform: Use the Market to Monitor Big Banks
 
May 5  Fast Growth Is No Cause for Alarm
 
April

 
Apr. 28  What the Dot-Com Stock Slide Really Means
 
Apr. 21  Are You a Fox or a Hedgehog?
 
Apr. 17  What the No-Growth Protesters Are Missing
 
Apr. 7  The Wealth Effect Should Be Hailed, Not Hobbled
 
March

 
Mar. 31  Blame the Exuberance on the Fed
 
Mar. 24  The Trade Deficit Is Not a Disaster
 
Mar. 17  We Beat the Deficit. Now, Let's Fix the Tax Code
 
Mar. 10  Variable Annuities Are Hardly an Investment to Die For
 
Mar. 3  Campaign 2000: Is There an Analogy with the Markets?
 
February

 
Feb. 25  What if Greenspan Is Wrong -- and the Market Is Right?
 
Feb. 18  The Achilles' Heel of the New Economy
 
Feb. 11  It's Time for Your Portfolio to Travel Abroad
 
Feb. 4  A Little Tax Reform Could Keep the Good Times Rolling
 
January

 
Jan. 28  Inflation-Indexed Bonds Deserve Respect -- Maybe Yours
 
Jan. 21  Is Today's Merger Wave Sweeping Away Good Sense?
 
Jan. 14  A Depression? Don't Be Daunted by These Doomsayers
 
Jan. 7  Could Strong Growth and Low Unemployment Create Price Stability?

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