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Archive for December 2008

One Story to Embody 2008, Two Ratios Show Room to Fall for Stocks, Death of the Euro, and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias A fitting end to 2008… an easy money crisis “fixed” with more easy money Equity bottom still out of reach… two historic ratios provide ample evidence Bill Jenkins on the big currency story of… Read More

How to Spot the Bottom… Then What to Buy, Home Prices Crash, Has China Peaked? And More!

Home prices fall… again. The latest record-setting swan dives Chris Mayer on how to spot the bottom… and what to buy when it comes World’s biggest companies hold shockingly little cash… global market in the hands of Buffett, China But… Read More

2009 Forecast, More Banks to Fail, Retail Disappoints, Recession Stock Picks, Huge Tax Cut and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias How to profit in 2009:  Think like a Fed governor A “mere” 25 banks failed in 2008… proof that the FDIC expects many more next year Retail on the brink… preliminary reports suggest holiday… Read More

Most Expensive Christmas Ever, Consumer Conundrum, Fixing the Credit Crisis, The New Oil Industry, and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Forget deflation… study finds this Christmas to be most expensive ever Thus consumer’s pull back… personal spending, durable goods orders down again S&P 500 replaces financials with companies that actually make “stuff.”  Say what?… Read More

Year of the Scandal, Housing Data Worsens, Jobs Outlook, Free Money, and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias 2008: Year of the Scandal… how the average Joe lost faith in Wall Street Another million jobs to be lost in 2009… one firm forecasts a long employment rut Home sales data hit another… Read More

Let the 2009 Forecasts Begin, Commercial Real Estate, Money Supply Growth, Top Commodities for 2009, and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias 2009 to be “really bad” says IMF… will the recession exceed expectations? The second wave of the housing crisis… commercial real estate pros already plead for bailout John Williams on last week’s stunning money… Read More

Amazing U.S. Debt Benchmark, Auto’s Get Bailed Out, China to War, and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Government debt crisis reaches new historic benchmark Solution? Bush announces automaker bailout, Obama “new deal” grows even bigger Chris Mayer on Chinese industrial output… and how it affects your mining investments Market dives on… Read More

Oil and Dollar Plunge, Gold Soars, TARP Out of Cash, Automakers Brace for Worst, A Currency Trade, and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Oil hits four-year low… Byron King offers “crude” forecasts Dan Amoss on why Obama and OPEC want higher hydrocarbon prices Dollar decline intensifies… Bill Jenkins on a potentially profitable currency disparity Gold soars… Ed… Read More

Fed “Shock & Awe,” What 0% Means, 2008 Pay Raises, Controversial Auto Survey and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Fed saves us from ourselves… details of the historic FOMC decision Dan Amoss and James Turk on the implications of 0% interest rates Dollar gets slammed… how long until the greenback carry trade? Most… Read More

Redefining Deficits, Inflation Plummets, Market and Oil Forecasts, The Dububble and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Feel like getting angry? Treasury publishes latest debt/deficit details But Fed now encouraged to intervene more… latest data show historic inflation drop How to invest accordingly? Burritt on near-term trading, Grantham on the long… Read More