Mar 8 2009

Stock Market Volatility Back Again: The S&P 500 has had 3 Major 10+ Percent Moves to Downside Already in 2009: -13.8%, -14.4%, and -11.1%. Market Volatility a Sign of Unhealthy Markets, and We’ve only gone through 2 Full Months.

The S&P 500 has lost 26% of its value in 2009 and we are only in March.  This comes on the back of the S&P 500 losing 36% of its value in 2008.  Market volatility is typically a sign of major uncertainty and while we did have a slightly stable period once we bounced off […]

Jan 17 2009

Saving Nation: You Know you Have a Fiscal Problem When Saving Money Actually Becomes a Detriment to the Health of our Economy.

In George Orwell’s dystopian 1984, doublethink was the ability for someone to hold two mutually contradictory beliefs, and accepting them both.  We have now entered into the world when Americans actually saving money is bad for the health of our consumption economy.  War is peace.  Saving is spending.  Our Ministry of Truth is the Federal […]

Jan 3 2009

10 FDIC Charts and Graphs Highlighting Bank Problems: FDIC Analysis Examining 2009 Future of over 8,000 Banks Insured by the FDIC.

With all the problems occurring in the banking system, it is rather astonishing that so few have failed in 2008.  At least that is the perception being put out there for us to digest.  Yet the failure of one IndyMac or Washington Mutual is the equivalent of 100 smaller bank failures all at once.

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