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Bernanke's Bracket Breakdown: Las Vegas, Nevada

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Deconstructing the Sin City regional.

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The seedings are set, the terms are in place. The question is, Who advances and who goes home early? Minyanville continues taking a closer look at the pairings in each of the four regions.


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Minyanville Meta Madness Without question INFLATION entered the tournament not just as the number one seed in the Las Vegas regional, but as the tourney favorite overall. With Wheat, Corn, Soybeans, Sugar and Oil averaging double figures, INFLATION presents a well-balanced attack that is very difficult to defend.

Although number two seed SLOW GROWTH exited early courtesy of second round spoiler FED FUNDS RATE, the real surprise in this region was the upset of number three seed FANNIE MAE by NATIONALIZATION. What many may have forgotten is that NATIONALIZATION actually wrote the FANNIE MAE playbook and used that bit of inside knowledge to spoil FANNIE MAE's game plan.

The regional final between INFLATION and NATIONALIZATION was a bit closer than expected, but INFLATION was able to avoid the upset by keeping NATIONALIZATION off the boards.

Check back tomorrow for the Stockton, California regional and click here for the Detroit, Michigan one.
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