Feb 2 2009

Wealth Evaporation of $40 Trillion: 3 Areas: Global Stock Market Capitalization, U.S. Residential Real Estate, and Oil.

We have never seen so much global wealth destruction happen at once.  Global equity markets are off in the 50 percent range and don’t seem to be letting up.  We are seeing wealth destruction at an unprecedented rate.  We can debate whether inflation will show up but until the U.S. Treasury bubble pops, we can […]

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Jan 6 2009

Monetary Policy: Monetary Policy Slamming on Breaks. What do you do when banks don’t want to lend? Become the consumer. Government getting ready to spend to stimulate the economy.

Monetary policy is a delicate game of cat and mouse.  You raise rates, you lower rates, or you jawbone a little and normally, the markets respond to the Fed like a conditioned hamster looking for a piece of food.  Yet the Fed has lost this power.  What happens when the public gets a look behind […]

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Nov 28 2008

$50 Trillion in Global Wealth Gone in 1 Year: Examining the Financial Markets of the World.

Even after the historic stock market rally, global markets have lost $50 trillion in wealth over one year.  I think people still haven’t come to terms or grasp the magnitude of wealth destruction we have just lived through.  Sure, we can flip out about the $200 billion the U.S. Treasury injected into consumer debt markets […]

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