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Bernanke's Bracket Breakdown: Championship Game


And the winner is...

It's finally here, the showdown everyone's been waiting for in the Ben Bernanke's "Bank Shot" Bracket competition: DEFLATION versus FORECLOSURES. But you already know how this is going to end, don't you?

Simply put, the gritty FORECLOSURES squad was no match for the aggressive style of DEFLATION.

While some pundits question whether DEFLATION would have even made it into the tournament without early season matchups against FORECLOSURES, by tourney's end the battle versus FORECLOSURES seemed little more than a coronation ceremony for DEFLATION.

But in all seriousness, the point of Bernanke's "Bank Shot" Bracket was to pit, in tournament form, the market's daily economic grist against one another in a definitive showdown. In reality, these economic terms do battle daily in the minds of market participants as they seek to discover prices for financial assets. The grist that remains from those daily battles is what we call "financial markets."

Finally, last but not least, the winner of Ben Bernanke's "Bank Shot" Bracket ticket drawing -- and recipient of two free tickets to the real NCAA Championship in San Anotino -- is... Minyan Steve Voigt of Honolulu, Hawaii. Congratulations, Steve!
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