Feb 29 2008

Where should you put Your Money? Investing in a Recessionary Environment.

In two days, the market relinquished all weekly gains and looking at market fundamentals there really is very little doubt as to why this occurred. This past week, the two large mortgage behemoths Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced record quarterly losses. We also got a report that the housing market dropped at its fastest […]

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Feb 25 2008

The Scariest Graph Ever: Home Mortgage Debt and Consumer Credit.

As the housing market continues its crash and burn path, it is sometimes difficult to put into words the incredible amount of mortgage debt floating around in the market. Since the 90s, mortgage debt has exploded and has followed a celestial trajectory to the moon. Mortgage debt has grown since 1997 for over a decade […]

Feb 25 2008

Visa prepares for near-$19B IPO: Great Timing with Credit Crunch

In what has to be a case of the worst timing award, Visa is planning to launch an $18.76 billion IPO. When credit gets tight, go IPO:

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Feb 24 2008

What are the best jobs of 2008?

As the economy evolves and takes a different course, what are the best jobs for 2008? Almost with a process of elimination, we can assume that the jobs that are contracting the most have much to do with housing and finance. In the midst of all of this there are still many bright spots to […]

Feb 22 2008

Sharper Image out of Focus in Current Economy

Sharper Image, the high end uber gadget seller, recently filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11. Another sign that the times are now changing as reported by the New York Times:

Feb 15 2008

Credit Nation: The Back Breaking Debt Problem in the United States.

With so much talk about the credit crisis you would think that many people would realize that not all credit is good for you. So what is the reaction of our central bank leaders? They decide to extend more liquidity to banks but the only problem is the majority of the population is already maxed […]

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Feb 12 2008

The Housing Mindset: Investing in the Habits for Success and Facing a Tough Economy.

Having a wealthy mindset does not mean that you have to be living in Pollyanna. If you selectively choose to only read positive information and shelve the negative, you will fail to miss the point of a holistic and diverse investing mindset. Wise investors realize that money can be made in up and down markets. […]

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