Fred A. Kingery

Fred A. Kingery

Fred A. Kingery is a self-employed, private-equity investor in domestic and international financial markets from New Wilmington, Pa., and a guest commentator for The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College.

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MF Global and the Cypriot Banking Crisis

March 22, 2013 | by | Topic: American History & Presidents, Economics & Political Systems, Military & Foreign Policy

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at Forbes.com.

With MF Global (MFG) recently disclosing more details on its bankruptcy and liquidation, let’s quickly review the financial debacle that came to fruition under former New Jersey governor, former … More>

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Crossing the Rubicon

February 15, 2013 | by | Topic: American History & Presidents, Economics & Political Systems, Media & Culture, Military & Foreign Policy

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at RealClearMarkets.com.

The current global debt accumulations are unprecedented. In fact, it can be observed that at no time in the history of the human race, other than during periods of … More>

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Downgrading America: S&P Declares the Obvious

April 25, 2011 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

If you had been living on another planet the last three years, you would be shocked to learn that the credit-rating agency, Standard and Poor’s (S&P), has placed the current AAA credit rating for the debt issued by the U.S. … More>

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What’s Next? Buckle Up

November 8, 2010 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

Guest Commentary

The Republican Party, with the help of the Tea Party, swept the House of Representatives with a massive pickup of at least 60 seats. The Federal Reserve made another historic announcement with its $600-billion “Quantitative Easing” program (QE2). … More>

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The Federal Reserve’s Historic Announcement

August 18, 2010 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

Guest Commentary

Mark it down. At 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10, 2010, the U.S. Federal Reserve made a historic announcement. It signaled that the central bank was going to “preserve the size of its balance sheet.” The announcement didn’t … More>

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The Great American Debt “Roll”

April 19, 2010 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

Financial markets function to discount the future. Usually, by the time you read about something in the newspaper, financial market pricing has already “discounted” that event weeks, months, or perhaps even years before it hits the front page and becomes … More>

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The Dollar at the Precipice

October 2, 2009 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

If you’ve seen the movie “Thelma and Louise,” you’ll never forget the ending: In the last scene, the two main characters head down a dirt road in their top-down convertible. The road dead-ends at a very high cliff. The last … More>

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