Bruce Krasting

Bruce Krasting has been writing for the professional press for the last five years and has been on the Fox Business channel several times as a guest describing his written work. In January 2009, he started writing his blog, Bruce Krasting. From 1990-1995 he ran a private hedge fund in Greenwich Ct. called Falconer Limited. Investments were driven by macro developments.They expressed their views in global bonds, currencies, stocks, commodities and derivatives. He closed the fund and retired in 1995. Bruce has also been employed by Drexel Burnham Lambert, Citicorp, Credit Suisse and Irving Trust Corp. He hold a bachelor's degree in economics from Ithaca College and currently lives in Westchester, NY. We are very happy that Bruce has allowed us to post his articles here on These New Times, and we think you'll agree that his insights are detailed and often brilliant and he has a easy, readable style. You can read his blog everyday here

By Bruce Krasting On Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Greece, China and the USA

On Greece I spoke with someone from Athens today. It’s not a pretty picture. Issues related to subsistence have replaced the fervor for demonstrations. This may not last according to this resident. The closing More...

By Bruce Krasting On Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Tyler Durden and Paul Krugman Agree! – The EU is Toast!

A rare occurrence in journalism happened today. Tyler Durden of Zero Hedge is in agreement with – hold on – Paul Krugman of the NY Times. Both writers point readers to the FAQs from S&P on the downgrades More...

By Bruce Krasting On Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Social Security – January 2012 and Beyond

The January 2012 numbers for Social Security (SS) show a mixed picture. The results mirror what is going on in the economy. There is clear evidence that revenues at SS are recovering; there is equally clear evidence More...

By Bruce Krasting On Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Three Long Waves

Our economic slump is pushing four years now. The evidence is easy to find: huge deficits, slow growth, mortgage defaults, declining real estate prices, high unemployment and an economy that can’t produce enough More...

By Bruce Krasting On Friday, December 9th, 2011
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On Corzine: MFG in the Fog of War

I watched Jon boy. I didn’t hear any smoking guns. That doesn’t mean there weren’t any. Keep in mind that Corzine has the best lawyer (for this) that money can buy. Andrew Levander has been advising the More...

By Bruce Krasting On Thursday, December 8th, 2011

On Boeing – Where’s the Money?

There was a period of time when I got stuck working on deal-teams that were trying to finance airlines. In corporate finance you usually work on a deal until it happens and then you move onto something different. More...

By Bruce Krasting On Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
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No Nuts

I’m sick of the markets. If you want some erudite comments on the latest eco crap or some deep thoughts on when the EU will tank, go elsewhere today. I’ve got nothing erudite to say. So something different More...

By Bruce Krasting On Saturday, November 19th, 2011

On Capital Flight and Forced Repatriation

There are some folks in America who will wake up this morning and read that Jefferies has been sued for its role in a bond deal with MF Global and they will vote with their feet (Zero hedgeLink). They will close More...

By Bruce Krasting On Thursday, November 17th, 2011

A Bet for Bullard: The MF Global Debacle Will Yet Prove to be a Problem for the Markets

James Bullard (St, Louis Fed head) was on TV this morning. He said a number of things that I thought were off base. The biggest was his comment on the collapse of MF Global.       Bullard was pretty More...

By Bruce Krasting On Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Thin Ice

I’m not surprised that the halo effect of political changes in Italy and Greece had a very short half-life. Why would it? Nothing has changed. I’m not surprised that the contagion has worked its way to France. More...