Archive for September 2008

777 Points, The Real Story, The Ultimate Short, Home Price Update and More!

Markets plunge… what to make of the Dow’s staggering 777-point crash Dan Denning with the real “big story” from yesterday “If there were ever an asset class to short,” it would be… Fed pumps $845 billion into global markets… The… Read More

The Bailout, A Sector to Buy, A Sector to Short and More!

The mighty bailout is approved, goes to vote… what it means for the future of I.O.U.S.A. Chris Mayer on why commodities are still a buy Europe feels the pain… euro banks, lenders and insurers in deep trouble  U.S. banking system… Read More

Bush’s Plea, Congress’ Plan, The Next Big Short, Gold Forecast, and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Bush pushes "panic" button… Congress replies with bailout rumored to be "done deal" Lawmakers debate $700 billion for Wall Street… $630 billion for Washington already approved Data disappoint… durable goods, new home sales, ad… Read More

Buffett Buys Goldman, T. Boone’s Portfolio, A Different Look at Gold, New Pennies and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Buffett buys Goldman… is it “all clear” for U.S. investment banks? Eric Fry on the “very important inflection point” we’ve reached, and how to invest accordingly A detailed look at T. Boone Pickens’ portfolio…… Read More

Commodities Soar, Loonie Parity, The Short Ban, Water Wars and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Oil stages biggest single-day rise in modern trading Chris Mayer on what’s behind the commodity spike and why it should continue Byron King with one currency looking set to soar… eh? “No short” list… Read More

$700 Billion Bailout, Death of I-Banks, 4 Rules of Trading, and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Government puts first price tag on mega-bailout… just how much is $700 billion? The 5 goes to “the back of the envelope” for a frighteningly simple summary of debt incurred this year John Williams… Read More

Capitalism is Dead, SEC Bans Shorting, Fed’s I.O.U.S.A. Bailout Plan, Russia is Cheap, and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Brothers and sisters, mourn with us… the American dream has perished SEC bans shorting… Dan Amoss on what that really means for markets Government announces biggest bailout in U.S. history… “hundreds of billions” of… Read More

Gold’s Historic Day, Treasury Madness, Splitting Up Wall Street, Resource Stocks, and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Gold’s best day in history… the real reason behind the $100 spike John Williams on the Treasury’s desperate attempt to shore up the Fed’s balance sheet Watch the bonds… typically boring market in huge… Read More

Another Bailout, Why AIG and Not LEH?, Russian Market Crash, A Bull Market, and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias ANOTHER guv’ment bailout… details on the U.S.’ steady march to socialism, and how much it’s costing you So why AIG and not Lehman? An options trader’s look into today’s market… and his catalyst for… Read More

Stock and Bond Markets Make History, What to Buy Now, Central Bank Bailouts, AIG, and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Markets stage biggest dive since Sept. 11, 2001… Mayer on how to build a fortune as stocks fall Central banks of the world open the floodgates… The 5 rounds up the wash of liquidity… Read More