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Archive for March 2008

Food Inflation, Pauslon’s New Plan, Gold Forecast, China’s Rare Earth, and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias The farmer’s guide to inflation… how much extra you’ll spend at the grocery store in 2008 Paulson unveils huge regulatory reform… The 5 sums up 200-plus pages in 200-plus words Gold hovers at last… Read More

China’s Market Deflating, Rice Skyrockets, Bear CEO Cashes Out, and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias U.S. markets fall while China soars… but is your money still better off in the Far East? Another commodity skyrockets… why this latest run-up might put blood on the streets Tech losses continue, Nasdaq… Read More

South Korea Ditches the Dollar, The Next Housing Crisis, Why Gas is Cheap, and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias South Korea ditches the dollar… the ironic twist to the greenback’s latest rejection A Town Car confession highlights the sea change within the global economy Paulson speaks, The 5 translates… new legislation already appearing… Read More

3x More Losses Expected on Wall Street, Middle East Buys Visa, China’s Huge Advantage, and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Another bank estimate of total subprime losses… why at least half of the writedowns are yet to be booked How have your investments performed over the last nine years? A surprising rundown of the… Read More

Worst Consumer Confidence Since 70’s, Behind the Market Rally, Wall Street Job Losses, Gas Prices, and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Consumer expectations fall to 35-year low Latest housing data show no signs of market turnaround Yet stocks rally… what fueled yesterday’s bullish day on Wall Street Heads roll on Wall Street… one interesting metric… Read More

Another Emergency Sunday Fed Meeting, New Hope for Bear Stearns and the U.S. Market, Time to Buy Gold?, and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Fed, J.P. Morgan and Bear Stearns conduct another secret Sunday meeting… the fruits of their labor below Which major lender is taking an all-or-nothing stand today… and what shareholders can expect Rumors abound of… Read More

Gold & Oil Plunge, The Next Asset Bubble, Ben Bernanke’s Crib, and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Gold prices dive… the AF team tells you why and what to expect next Greenspan’s cuts created a housing bubble — our bet on where Bernanke’s cheap money will flow Frank Holmes on a… Read More

Best Market Day in 5 Years, Fed Cuts 75bps, Rice Hits Record High, Iraq Anniversary, and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Visa’s record-breaking IPO… why odds say that buying this float is a losing venture Morgan Stanley shocks the street Fed cuts rates… U.S. stocks enjoy best day in five years Oil backs off record… Read More

Goldman and Lehman Suprise, Market Forecasts, Big Commodity Pullback, and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias 75% of all Americans claim the U.S. is in recession… the real driver behind our gloomy outlook Better-than-expected I-bank earnings shock Wall Street Chris Mayer’s market outlook, and how he plans to survive coming… Read More

Bear Bought, Fed Cuts, Oil and Gold Surge, Greenspan Speaks, and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Bear Stearns acquired for pennies on the dollar… but who really bought the broker, and why Greenspan says current financial crisis worst since WWII… how Mr. Bubble says it’ll end Fed stages another emergency… Read More