California Loan Modification Scams: Kicking the Financial Can Down the Road. SB 1137 and SBX2 7. Mortgage Cram-Downs Stripped from Rescue Bill. Loan Mods that make your Payment go up.
In another chess move to reward banks and fleece the American public, cram-down legislation was stripped out of the new rescue bill. This is significant since this was one of the keystones in the new housing agenda. Yet the banking oligarchy wasn’t pleased with this legislation and applied pressure via lobbying to get this piece [...]
20,000 Americans Lose Their Job Each day but we Still Bailout Wall Street and Banks: 4 Charts Highlighting this Historical Financial Crisis. GDP, Inflation, Industrial Production, and Excess Reserves.
Four banks and one credit institution failed on Friday. This is now becoming a common Friday ritual. On February 13 four banks were also taken over by the FDIC. Multiple bank failures on one day are now growing in size. Yet the FDIC is quickly blazing through their insurance fund and soon, the taxpayer is [...]
10 Charts Showing a Prolonged Global Recession: Credit Markets, Housing, and Equity Markets point to Lengthy Economic Contraction.
The IMF came out with a global report on the economy in October of 2008. Since that time, the global economy has deteriorated even further and the IMF has issued another report. I went ahead and looked at both documents and from what is presented, there is very little reason to believe we will see [...]
Credit Cards and Auto Loans: $2.5 Trillion Outstanding Consumer Debt. If you can’t find a Qualified Borrower or Buyer still lend the Money.
One of the many problems that led up to the economic crisis was easy access to debt. This included easy access to home loans, auto loans, and credit cards. You would have a hard time finding a reputable source that would argue otherwise. Yet in the latest release of consumer credit data from the Federal [...]
Why There will be no other Bubble to Save us from this 40 Year Financial Bubble: From Manufacturing, Technology, and Financial Services. Real Estate Bubble. Drop in Corporate Tax Receipts.
This recession is already the longest since the Great Depression. Now merely saying that this recession is the longest does not expose the magnitude and depth of the economic damage inflicted on the market. $11.2 trillion has been wiped off the balance sheet of American households. In this article I want to examine a few [...]
Bank of America: $931 billion in Loans and Leases. Net Income Fell by $11 billion in 2008. Gear up for Financial Earnings Season.
The market is now fully engaged in earnings season. Market sentiment stocks like Alcoa reported a loss bigger than analyst had expected but all eyes are focused on the financial industry. That is why when Wells Fargo announced an early $3 billion profit, the markets went into full rally mode. Yet once you dig into [...]
Wells Fargo: $865 Billion in Loans. Time to Really Examine the Wells Fargo $3 Billion First Quarter Expected Bounce. $57 billion in Pick-a-Pay Loans Still Waiting.
It was rather stunning to see the market react so positively to a bank that has received $25 billion in taxpayer money turn a profit of $3 billion in the first quarter, which also included the FASB mark to market rule adjustment. What many people have seemed to forget in the last few weeks is [...]
Credit card companies shut down 8 million credit card accounts in February while accepting more Bailout Credit Cards from the U.S. Treasury. 400 Million Credit Card Accounts still open.
Many American households have been strapped for money for many years. The benefit of having a debt bubble is the ability to cover up troubling economic trends and drown out any noise while people feed at the bubble. During this time, credit was easily accessible and many families used credit cards as a bridge loan [...]
24 Million Americans Unemployed or Working Part-time but Available for Full-time Work. Why This Recession Feels Much Worse to Average Americans.
During the height of the Great Depression in 1933 with unemployment hitting its peak, 13 million Americans found themselves out of a job. This translated to 1 out of every 4 workers in the civilian labor force. You may be wondering how is it that we have recently heard rumblings that this recession may have [...]
Employment a Lagging Indicator? Not Always. Using Outdated Economic Data and Trends for Future Financial Models. Just Because Stocks Rebound doesn’t Mean the Fundamentals are Good.
The markets are continuing on an unrelenting upward movement since their March 9th lows. This is a strong rally that has now seen the S&P 500 jump up by 25 percent in the matter of a few weeks! This kind of market volatility is reserved for highly volatile and troubled markets. It is a rare [...]