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 […]

Dec 17 2008

U.S. Treasury and Fed Determined to Destroy Dollar and Force Savers to Spend: Investing in a Government Hoping for a U.S. Dollar Collapse.

Tuesday’s action by the Federal Reserve has placed us into the history books.  The Fed cut the federal funds rate to an unprecedented 0.25% and gave a rather firm statement that they are prepared to keep the rate at this low level as long as the markets deem it necessary.  When asked why they didn’t […]

Dec 6 2008

Investing in the S & P 500: Is the Market Really at a Bottom? Examining data from 1936 through 2008. Stocks Still Overpriced even after $6 Trillion in Market Cap gone from the Index.

Investing in 2008 has been anything but easy for most Americans.  The economy officially entered into recession in December of 2007 and ever since, we have experienced the strongest volatility ever recorded.  Extreme market volatility as I had discussed in a previous article is a telltale sign that the market is in severe distress and […]

Nov 29 2008

Toxic wife and Toxic Assets: When the Money Goes get Ready for Divorce.

Leave it to the sense and sensibility of the United Kingdom to talk about the gold-digging wives that are now leaving their high income husbands for greener pastures.  This isn’t an uncommon thing.  We have witnessed high profile celebrities and athletes fall from grace only to see their “loved one” depart once things got bad.  […]

Jun 16 2008

Lehman Posts First Loss Ever: Almost $3 Billion in 2nd Quarter

If you needed any more evidence that the loss party on Wall Street isn’t anywhere near an end, just look at the whopping $2.8 billion loss posted by Lehman.  This is the first loss ever posted by the Wall Street investment giant:

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