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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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Article

Has Consumer Deleveraging Ended?

By Robert N. Barone

Consumer spending appears to be on the upswing, but this may end when the Fed tightens monetary policy.

11:34AM 07/08/13

Article

Get Used to Volatility

By Robert N. Barone

The Fed and other central banks are in unchartered waters when it comes to creating stimulus and when to end it.

05:07PM 07/01/13

Article

U.S. Headed for Stagflation

By Robert N. Barone

U.S. fiscal and monetary policies are setting up our nation for Brazil-style stagflation.

11:41AM 06/24/13

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Domestic and Foreign Events Are Tying the Fed's Hands

By Robert N. Barone

Despite apparent emerging strength in the U.S. economy, the Fed is faced with serious consequences, if it moves toward a reduction of policy ease.

05:19PM 06/17/13

Article

An Age of Gold, Not a Golden Age

By Robert N. Barone

The U.S. debt is growing, the Fed money machine keeps going and many nations want to protect themselves by getting their gold out of foreign vaults.

12:49PM 02/12/13

Article

New Soap Opera: The Comedy of Euros

By Robert N. Barone

Not to be dramatic, but it appears that market panic and financial chaos for Europe, with grave worldwide implications, is rapidly approaching.

04:27PM 07/26/12

Article

Greece Default Declaration Stabilizes CDS Markets

By Robert N. Barone

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association's move to declare Greece in default will bring order to the credit defaul swaps markets.

12:44PM 03/12/12

Article

Severe Europe-Wide Recession Likely for 2012

By Robert N. Barone

Some peripheral countries may want to exit the European Monetary Union.

09:11AM 12/05/11

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Why Central Banks' Action Could Make Matters Worse

By Robert N. Barone

The move only postpones the inevitability of having to solve solvency issues.

01:34PM 11/30/11

Article

Super Committee Could Hurt Dollar's Reserve Currency Status

By Robert N. Barone

The importance of the Super Committee recommendations for the dollar's status in the world and the special privileges, liquidity, and low borrowing rates that accompany that status cannot be overemphasized.

09:30AM 11/21/11

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