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Bernanke's Bracket Breakdown: Detroit, Michigan


Handicapping the Motown regional.

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

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Minyanville Meta Madness It should come as no surprise who the favorite was in the Detroit regional: Number one seed HYPERINFLATION facing an overmatched PURCHASING POWER in the first round. HYPERINLFATION had little trouble squeezing past U.S. DOLLAR in the second round or 13 seed Cinderella-hopeful CREDIT CRUNCH in round three, which advanced by upending MONEY SUPPLY in the first round after squeezing by AUCTION-RATE SECURITIES in round two.

The real dark horse in the Detroit Regional, however, turned out to be RISK AVERSION. Most Bernanke Bracket watchers figured VELOCITY OF MONEY would handle RISK AVERSION rather easily in the first round just as it had in years past. RISK AVERSION came ready to play this year, however, and that set up a dynamite matchup in round three between FEDERAL RESERVE OPEN MARKET OPERATIONS and RISK AVERSION. The double overtime contest turned out to be one for the ages with RISK AVERSION coming out on top and facing HYPERINFLATION for a trip to the Final Four.

Click here for the Las Vegas, Nevada regional.

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