Jeffrey Scharf, Santa Cruz Sentinel

Jeffrey Scharf

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Recent articles by Jeffrey:

For most part, 2022 has been a real turkey

Investors did not have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. The year 2022 has been a real turkey. → Read More

Crypto market walks a perilous financial line

Another day, another blow-up in the cryptocurrency market. → Read More

Inflation outpaces gains by interest rates

For the first time in years, savers can earn more than a pittance on their money. Interest rates have gone from near zero to upwards of 3% in a matter of months. → Read More

OPEC production cuts send gas prices rising

The Biden Administration is up in arms over the recent decision by OPEC+ to reduce oil production by 2 million barrels per day. → Read More

Rising mortgage rates cool housing market

The housing market is cooling noticeably. → Read More

Gaming propositions would offer little to state coffers

Propositions 26 and 27 on California’s November ballot both endeavor to make sports betting legal in California. → Read More

Student loan forgiveness isn’t the answer

With a wave of his pen, President Biden canceled an estimated $500 billion of student loan debt owed to the federal government. → Read More

‘Inflation Reduction Act’ won’t live up to its name

The just-enacted The just-enacted “Inflation Reduction Act” may be many things. But it does not reduce inflation. may be many things. But it does not reduce inflation. → Read More

Recession view in eye of the beholder

Yes, we have no recession. That’s the word from the President Biden. → Read More

Reducing federal gas tax could ease pain at pump

President Biden recently sent a tweet urging gas station owners to “bring down the price you are charging at the pump to reflect the cost you’re paying for the product.” → Read More

Housing market now navigates calm waters

Amid the daily gyrations of the stock market, the housing market appears to be an oasis of calm. → Read More

Production shortages fuel inflation

The Federal Reserve Board has two mandates. One is to maximize employment. The other is to minimize inflation. → Read More

Price of gold wallows as inflation soars

Where have all the “gold bugs” gone? → Read More

Disney feels the wrath of Florida governor

Florida Governor Rick DeSantis has an enemies list. → Read More

Signs point to possible recession

One can hardly look at the financial news without seeing or reading about the inverted yield curve. → Read More

Bond market is worth some attention

The stock market may get most of the media attention but action in the bond market has also been fast and furious. → Read More

Global events can impact world economy

War in Ukraine. Soaring inflation. Rising interest rates. Covid in China. All of the above have financial markets on edge weighing potential outcomes. → Read More

All nations benefit from trade

The war in Ukraine is a tragedy. The resistance of the Ukrainians is inspiring. → Read More

Take this super quiz on Super Bowl ads

Super Bowl LVI ads cost a record $6.5 million for a 30-second spot. In this year of inflation, that was 16% higher than the $5.6 million for Super Bowl LV ads in 2021. → Read More

Single-payer health care rejected without a vote

Single-payer health care is not coming to California in 2022. → Read More