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Archive for August 2009

China Sets the Tone, FDIC Falters, Fed Makes a Profit, India’s Surprise and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Chinese stocks plummet, worldly markets follow… what’s behind today’s sell-off Dan Denning on taking profits in the twilight of the U.S. stock rebound India reports better-than-expected GDP growth… why our Mumbai partners are still… Read More

Rallies of Depressions Past, The Future of Oil Drilling, Bioinformatics and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias For the future of stocks, The 5 peers into the past… a quick look at Depression-era rallies Byron King follows the oil… an incredible example of the new energy frontier Patrick Cox expands our… Read More

FDIC Spills the Beans, Hiding From the Recession, Short the Pound, The Bank of Montreal and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Banking crisis still in full swing, says FDIC… But wait: One area of rising wages and ample employment Byron King on an employment misconception: Lots of lost jobs aren’t coming back “Cash for clunkers”… Read More

American Consumption, Leaders of the Bull Market, Biofuels, Ted Kennedy and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Consumer attitudes lead stocks higher… but can retail vibes really predict market values Meet the leaders of the bull market… world’s most-hated stocks account for 40% of trading volume Dollar up, gold down… Byron… Read More

Fed’s Loss is Your Gain, Has Housing Bottomed?, Obama’s Budget Forecast, Five Star Hotels and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Hazzah! Fed loses major lawsuit… judge orders immediate improved transparency Home prices get better, but is this the bottom? Shiller, Fitch and The 5 weigh in Seniors to feel deflation’s sting… Social Security benefit… Read More

The New Banking Crisis, The FDIC’s Coffer, Legal Drugs and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Banking crisis takes turn for the worse… four more banks fail, one big enough for history books Can the FDIC handle it? One compelling chart, plus Dan Amoss’ analysis Stocks rise again on no… Read More

Where the Market’s Headed, Housing Data Galore, Fixing Banks and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Stocks stand still in August… Dan Amoss, Frank Holmes on the market’s next move Prime mortgage woes lead to record foreclosures… yet NAR says the worst is over? Chris Mayer with a simple solution… Read More

Deficit Surprise, Money Havens, Renewable Energy Investing, A Conspiracy Theory and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Government scales back deficit projections… chart, Bill Bonner show why it hardly matters “Cash for clunkers” to wind down… how this government fiasco could end with a bang Switzerland coughs up client secrets… Doug… Read More

Buffett’s Op-Ed, World Gold Trends, The Population Reshuffle, National Healthcare and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Buffett changes his colors… our take on his inflation-wary Op-Ed Curious new gold demand stats: Jewelry purchases plummet, investment stashes soar A can’t-miss megatrend: Global population shifts mark the rise of emerging nations Bill… Read More

No More “Consumers,” Banking and Housing Forecasts, The Commodity Speculation Debate and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Poll shock: Despite contrary evidence, Americans DO know what’s best for the economy Chris Mayer’s latest crisis forecast: “Bank failures will run well into the hundreds…” Housing starts take surprise dive… Dan Amoss on… Read More