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Robert Barone

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Robert Barone is a partner, economist and portfolio manager at Universal Value Advisors, an investment advisory firm in Reno, NV.

He previously held positions as an economist for Cleveland Trust Company and as professor of finance at the University of Nevada. During his tenure at Comstock Bancorp in 1996 he became a Director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, serving as its Chair in 2004.

Barone also served as Director of AAA of Northern California, Nevada and Utah and a Director of its associated insurance company. He currently serves on AAA's Finance and Investment Committee. Along with his son Joshua, he founded Adagio Trust Company in 2000. Barone received a Ph.D. in Economics from Georgetown University.

This commentary comes from an independent investor or market observer as part of TheStreet guest contributor program. The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of TheStreet or its management.

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Real Employment Numbers Portend Inflation

By Robert N. Barone

Despite weak August data, underlying employment numbers portend inflation.

12:23PM 09/09/13

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Hidden Inflation Slows Growth, Holds Down Wages

By Robert N. Barone

For workers at Walmart and other low-wage jobs, how offices in Washington measure CPI makes all the difference.

08:35AM 09/03/13

Article

If the Fed Were Publicly Traded, Wall Street Would Savage Its Stock

By Robert N. Barone

Based on its performance this year, it's time to short the Fed.

03:32PM 08/26/13

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The Fed's 'Bizarro' World

By Robert N. Barone

The stock market is reacting in a strange way to improving economic data. Blame the Fed.

01:22PM 08/19/13

Article

CPI Manipulation Has Exacerbated the Income Gap

By Robert N. Barone

The official consumer price index understates inflation, and this is only making the gap between the wealthy and the middle class worse.

11:50AM 08/12/13

Article

Stagflation Is Here: Today's Unspoken Reality

By Robert N. Barone

Stagflation, a term coined in the '70s, while unrecognized by media and political factions today, is currently a reality.

09:15AM 08/06/13

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The Sad Truth Behind the SAC Indictment

By Robert N. Barone

The Justice Department is using brute-force indictment power on SAC in order to quell criticism that it handled Wall Street with kid gloves in the wake of the financial crisis.

11:34AM 07/29/13

Article

Muni Investors Beware: Detroit Is Tip of Iceberg

By Robert N. Barone

Detroit could be only the beginning of a slew of municipal bankruptcies in the U.S. Here's why.

10:40AM 07/22/13

Article

Pride Is Costing Wal-Mart and Washington

By Robert N. Barone

A potential win-win situation for Wal-Mart and Washington, D.C., looks like it will be a lose-lose. Pride on both sides is the culprit.

06:00AM 07/17/13

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Will Economic Headwinds Stall the Equity Uptrend?

By Robert N. Barone

Or are we at the beginning of a period of domestic economic growth with accompanying increase in equity values?

12:22PM 07/15/13

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