Oct 31 2009

Dow Jones Largest Fall Since April of 2009: Current Rally based on V-Shaped Recovery Hopes and Sustained Spending. Credit Card Mail Offers Fall from 2.1 billion in Q3 of 2006 to 391 million in Q3 of 2009.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average falling 249 points on Friday was a significant turning point in this rally because it came on the back of a 200 point jump just the subsequent day.  On Thursday the GDP numbers were released showing a strong 3.5 percent jump.  Yet digging into the data, 1.6 percent of this […]

Aug 27 2009

Demand Destruction Price Deflation: Earnings up when you Fire Employees. California Lowering Tax Brackets. Social Security no Cost of Living Adjustments.

The Consumer Price Index has shown a year over year decline for the first time since the 1950s.  This in itself has added fuel to the growing flame of the menace of deflation.  Yet what we are seeing in the psychical world in the form of price declines is directly linked to demand destruction and […]

Aug 22 2009

S&P 500 Over Priced: With 97% of Companies Reporting Q2 Earnings the PE Ratio is Now at 129. The Most Over Hyped Market Rally Ever.

There is probably no better indicator of market volatility than the current price to earnings ratio of the S&P 500.  The market volatility is spectacular and we are seeing more gyrations in this recession than we did during the Great Depression.  Since March when the S&P 500 touched the 666 mark, the rally has boosted […]

Aug 5 2009

In Goldman Sachs We Trust: The Story of a $222 Stock going to $1 During the Great Depression.

As we look over the masters of the universe on Wall Street with Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs only two remain standing and no longer in their previous form.  Yet in the midst of all this turmoil, the storied Goldman Sachs is still churning out the profits.  A recent […]

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 […]

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