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Archive for October 2008

Spooky Consumer Data, Underwater Mortgages, Time to Buy the Bounce? Don’t Vote, and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Consumer shows spooky signs of weakness… recession now unavoidable? How’s your 401(k)? Some scary stats on the average retirement savings plan Haunting mortgage data… 10 million Americans suffer “negative equity” U.S. finance capitalism dead… Read More

Commodity Rebound, Global Rate Cuts, Stocks for the Long Haul, and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Huge trend reversal: Dollar busts, commodities boom… why, and will it last? Rate cuts round the world… U.S. and China slash, Japan considers U.S. three months away from “official” recession Two new bailouts: Who’s… Read More

Can the Mega-Rally Hold? The “True Cost” of the Crisis, An “Exploding” Energy Market, and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Stocks stage huge rally, but will it hold? Key levels to watch, and some historic perspective Libor continues to ease; famous Wall Street CEO explains why credit still isn’t flowing John Williams on the… Read More

Senseless Markets, Companies to Consider, I.O.U.S.A. on DVD, and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Take our quiz: Is the market even close to normal anymore? Credit freeze continues to thaw… Mayer and Denning on what companies need to rebound Home prices fall again, consumer confidence crashes, but market… Read More

Japan’s Past & U.S.A.’s Future, Unfreezing Libor, Better Housing Data, A Challenge, and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Japanese stocks back to 1982… so much for the “lost decade” Asia plummets, U.S. market reacts with rally? What’s giving traders reason to buy today The new policy Bill Gross thinks will fix the… Read More

Market Goes Limit Down, U.K. Recession, Next Equity Trend, Gold Investors Beware, and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Market crashes “limit down”… what’s behind today’s bottom retesting Blame the U.K….  latest British data point pushes salt into global market wounds Home sales surprisingly spike… why the housing bottom is still to come… Read More

Obama Writes The 5, Stocks Plummet, Volcker & Greenspan Speak, Byron King’s Oil Plays, and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Markets plummet again… how a more distant view of U.S. stocks makes sense of the volatility Former Fed chairmen unite: Volcker and Greenspan’s thoughts on the credit crisis Oil at 16-month low… Byron King’s… Read More

Argentine Crisis, Big U.S. Dollar Rally, Insider Failure, Dividends to Fall, and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias The ghost of America’s future visits Argentina… markets crash, government scrambles Chris Mayer on how even insiders can’t predict this market Bill Bonner on why stocks are now better than cash S&P dividends to… Read More

Time to Buy? National Debt Spikes, Second Stimulus, Commodities Suffer and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Famous perma-bear turns quasi-bull… details on a surprising change of heart National debt rises at unbelievable rate… on track to add $7 trillion this year alone Two more nations announce massive interventions U.S. stocks… Read More

Stocks are Cheap, The Next Energy Crisis, China’s Slowing, Dollar’s Rising, and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias China’s economy bad, inflation worse, markets miserable… what it means for U.S. investors Are stocks cheap? Three market metrics provide a historic answer Credit freeze thaws, markets rejoice… why it’s happening, and how far… Read More