Aug 3 2009

The Ultimate Sucker’s Rally: Record Breaking 50 Percent Stock Market Rally in 5 Months: Extreme Market Volatility Occurs in Deep Economic Recessions and Depressions. From 676 to 1002.

Incredible.  We have never seen a stock market rally like this in all the history for the S&P 500.  In no other time has the S&P index run up nearly 50 percent in the matter of 5 months.  Extreme market volatility is the ultimate sign of market distress.  Think for a minute and ask yourself […]

Jun 24 2009

$100,000 a Year Will Make you Go Broke with the California Tax System: Why California is a Fiscal Disaster. Broken Tax Structure built on Bubbles.

It is amazing how little attention on a national scale the California debacle is getting.  California alone is the 8th largest economy in the world and contributes $1.8 trillion a year to the national GDP.  In the mainstream press, all you hear is sound bites of “there goes California” yet the state is teetering on […]

Jun 8 2009

Tracking the Great Recession: Global Industrial Output and World Stock Markets Following the Great Depression.

How the investing world quickly forgets.  If we go back into the distant future of March 2009, you would remember that on a panic filled day, the S&P 500 flirted with the 666 low.  Since that day, the S&P 500 has rallied an astonishing 41 percent in only a 3-month period.  Yet as astonishing as […]

Jun 6 2009

Real Unemployment Situation: Approximately 26,000,000 Unemployed or Underemployed. Job Growth in $10 per Hour Jobs while $20 per Hour Jobs Disappear.

On Friday, we learned that the unemployment rate jumped to 9.4 percent from last month’s 8.9 percent.  The BLS data surveys 160,000 businesses and government agencies that affect roughly 400,000 people so the data does cover a large portion of Americans and gives us a good sample size.  The markets were largely moving sideways on […]

May 4 2009

S&P 500 up 34 Percent in Less Than 2 Months: S&P 500 went down 38 Percent for all of 2008. So why are we Still Down 42 Percent from the 2007 Peak?

We are witnessing one of the strongest bear market rallies in history.  This kind of market volatility only rears its head during extreme environments.  One quick fact many market watchers will realize is that if you lose 50 percent of your portfolio, you will need to have a 100 percent gain to break even.  How […]

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