Feb 21 2009

Stock Market Volatility is Back: Approaching a Decade of Lost Returns on Investments. The S&P 500 can fall another 42%.

The stock market is off to a horrible start for 2009.  Many thought that things could not get worse than what we experienced in 2008.  Yet market volatility, a sign of an unhealthy economy, is still with us and appearing again in a ferocious way.  From January 4, 2008 to February 21, 2008 the S&P […]

Jan 12 2009

Homeownership: Is a High Homeownership Rate Good Policy? No. Examining 3 Cycles of Homeownership Data over 100 years and Implications for the Economy.

The current housing crisis has left us with an opportunity to examine the driving issue behind a high homeownership rate.  Is it really worth it to push for an economic policy that champions a high homeownership rate?  The problem with blanket statements is they usually play into herd mentality and feed into group think.  One […]

Jan 10 2009

Fiscal Stimulus: Does Government Investment help the Economy. Examining the Impact of Monetary and Fiscal Stimulus.

The economic difficulties facing our country have for the first time, made the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury seem powerless in regards to starting the economic engine once again.  For nearly 100 years, the school of thought was that monetary policy was the driving force for everything.  If inflation was picking up, all you needed […]

Dec 22 2008

Dow Jones Industrial Average on Pace for top 3 Worst Performing Year since 1896: Understanding one of the Most Followed Industrial Averages.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is closely followed by those here at home but also those around the world.  It is the oldest continuing U.S. market index.  The DJIA is the best-known market indicator simply because it has one of the longest histories and many have grown accustomed to following the index.  Since the […]

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