Dec 16 2014

Why oil is crashing and the black swan event of 2014: The price of oil is down by 40 percent in six months and hardly anyone saw this coming.

Black swan events are bound to happen in financial markets. It appeared that 2014 would be a year where stock markets gained footing in the world of supposedly low volatility until oil prices came crashing down. The crash in oil is enormous. It has sent many countries into panic mode including Russia where interest rates […]

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Feb 20 2012

Cascading risk and economic headwinds – 5 charts examining the coming financial challenges for the American economy. Inflation is much higher than you would expect but Federal Reserve orchestrating greatest banking bailout in history.

The American economy appears on the rugged surface to be stabilizing but only if you fail to look under the hood.  Today, we have a record 46,000,000 Americans on food stamps.  Many of these people were once moving into the middle class but were launched off the economic treadmill.  The banking syndicate that caused the […]

Apr 4 2011

No quantitative easing for oil – The Federal Reserve can digitally print money into existence but this does not create more oil. Federal Reserve has a comic book section?

The Federal Reserve continues to support a flawed banking system that has ignored the urgent calls for reform in spite of the greatest financial collapse since the Great Depression.  Bankers and fellow politicians understand that each day that passes without serious reform allows one more day for the painful memories of 2007, 2008 and 2009 […]

Jan 25 2011

The downsizing of America – Oil production off 1980s peak and manufactures learn creative methods of repackaging inflation.

There is a slow burn going on and it is happening in your wallet and also in the gas tank of your car.  The US Treasury and Federal Reserve have made it their mission to slowly cut the value of each one of those green dollars you have.  Since many Americans are struggling to make […]

Jan 21 2010

Oil has Crushed the Suburban Homeowner Dream – How $75 a Barrel Oil no longer Supports New Home Construction in Distant Areas. Case study of Riverside and San Bernardino Foreclosures and Housing.

The peak of $147 for a barrel of oil seems to be a long gone memory.  Yet oil per barrel is still up over $75, a long cry from the $20 barrel many became accustomed to.  I have been mulling this issue over for a few months because few people are even considering oil prices […]

Mar 3 2009

Gas Prices going up and Bailing out a Hedge Fund: Why the Average American is Getting Bailout Fatigue. TALF a bailout for Corporations under guise of Lending for Average Americans.

Most Americans are having a challenging time digesting the bitter fruit of all the financial news coming from Wall Street and D.C.  It is hard for many to wrap their brains around what is going on.  In fact, today Ben Bernanke just stated that AIG was operating like a hedge fund.  Which of course begs […]

Dec 18 2008

How Does Oil Impact the Economy? 3 Major Areas of Economic Consequence: The Impact on Inflation, Consumer Spending, and Auto Sales.

2008 will go down as the year with the highest market volatility.  Crisis after crisis seemed to hit us like a continuous barrage of waves from the ocean of economic news.  The housing market continued to collapse resembling a housing market so weak, we have to go back to the Great Depression to find a […]

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