Nov 5 2009

If Incomes are Down, Where is the Economic Spending coming from? Industrial Production Still Lower, Credit Contraction, and Average Work Week at Record Low. Wells Fargo Considering Converting Option ARMs to Interest Only Loans.

With 8 million jobs lost in this great recession, it is rather surprising to see so many people enter into a deep capture mode of believing in a quick and efficient recovery.  If we look at data in the misery index, the average American has a hard time swallowing the jagged economic recovery pill.  They […]

Nov 2 2009

Bankruptcy Filings to Match Divorce Filings in 2009: 1.5 Million. 35.8 Million Americans on Food Stamps – 11 Percent of the Population. The 5 Indicators of the Misery Index.

It is a sobering fact that in 2009, there will be as many people filing for bankruptcy as those filing for a divorce.  We are on track to seeing an average of nearly 5,900 bankruptcy filings a day for 2009.  While some people use the stock market as their barometer of economic recovery, there are […]

Nov 1 2009

Plan C as in Commercial Real Estate – FDIC: 115 Bank Failures in 2009. Total Assets of FDIC Insured Banks $13.3 Trillion. $3 Trillion Backed by Shaky Commercial Real Estate.

It is one thing when a few analysts say that commercial real estate, that $3 trillion elephant in the room, is going to experience trouble starting next year.  It is another thing when billionaire investor Wilbur Ross comes out and states that commercial real estate is going to crash and burn.  We’ve been looking at […]

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