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Robert Barone


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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Why Would You Ever Enter the Junk Bond Market?

By Robert Barone

Chasing high yields at this phase of the cycle could be dangerous.

02:10PM 05/16/14

Even with Constraints, the U.S. Economy Can Still Grow

By Robert N. Barone

Despite all the government-imposed speed bumps, the economy is more resilient than many think.

01:57PM 04/28/14

If You Build It, They Won't Come: Opinion

By Robert N. Barone

The economy has changed permanently. Businesses that don't adapt to that reality are doomed.

01:50PM 03/03/14

Existing Public Policy Fosters a Growing Income Gap

By Robert N. Barone

The rich will keep getting richer. Here's what needs to change.

11:01AM 02/03/14

Remember the Good Old Days? They're Back!

By Robert N. Barone

Why the U.S. economic data are better than you think.

06:16PM 12/09/13

Stagflation: Debt Grows, GDP Slows

By Robert N. Barone

There is too much debt, and the pace of economic growth has significantly deteriorated in each decade since the 1980s.

07:00AM 11/25/13

The Fed Swindled Market Participants Into Higher Risk Assets

By Robert N. Barone

As long as the Fed keeps printing money, it's a decent bet that the market rally will continue.

11:35AM 11/18/13

The Fed in Reverse

By Robert N. Barone

The Fed's easy-money policy has turned banking on its head.

09:30AM 11/04/13

It's Not the Debt Level, It's the Economy (Stupid)

By Robert N. Barone

From an economic point of view, the debt level itself isn't the issue. The issue is how fast that debt is growing and its cost.

06:00AM 10/15/13

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