Archive for September 2009

FDIC Goes Broke, Investing in GDP, Peak Gold and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias September 30, 2009 FDIC in trouble, but refuses taxpayer help… what that means for banks, and markets GDP revised up, growth appears imminent… Chris Mayer on stock implications (or lack thereof) Housing still hurting…… Read More

One Year Later, Home Prices, China vs. India, Another California Fiasco and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias September 29, 2009 The 5 celebrates a shameful one-year anniversary… what’s changed since, and what hasn’t Home prices improve again… how far we’ve come, and still have to go, in this housing “recovery” Worried… Read More

Idle Young Men, Retesting March Lows, An Honest Government Employee, Rare Earths and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias The real danger of depression rears its head: Ranks of unemployed youth grow exponentially Stocks regain tepid outlook… Dan Amoss on what could trigger a retest of March lows More recovery rip-offs: TARP chief… Read More

Why The Real Recession Isn’t Over, Battle Over TARP Bucks, Ron Paul, The G-20 and More!


Fed Speaks & Traders Sell, The Return of Mortgage Backed Securities, A Front Lines G-20 Report and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Fed speaks, traders sell… what’s causing the new bout of investor apprehension Remember mortgage-backed securities? One chart says you’ll soon be talking about them again Dollar the winner, yet again… Bill Jenkins on which… Read More

Markets Ready to Move, A Sector to Boom and a Sector To Bust, The New Oil Frontier and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Markets of the world set to move… how FOMC, G-20 could kick start new trading trends Patrick Cox with a "history-making" opportunity in one sector… Greg Guenthner on the slow death of another First… Read More

China’s Gold, Steel Set to Rebound?, Damned Lies and More!


The Bond Paradox, FDIC Needs A Bailout, The Future Home of Biotech and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias The recession’s over? Not so fast, says the bond market Rob Parenteau unveils a serious threat to the faux-recovery Patrick Cox on the possible – and atypical – future home of biotech FDIC mulls… Read More

Credit Card Realities, Debt Untruths, Euro and Gold Forecasts, Miss Universe and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Credit card defaults come back with a vengeance… is this what a recovery looks like? FHA on the verge of financial ruin… Bill Gross on why housing can’t save us this time Our currency… Read More

The Working Poor, Oil and Gold to Soar?, Soda Tax, Your New Horses and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Is America the new frontier of the working poor? Shocking study reveals the answer More congressional madness… potential soda tax, $35 million horse pens Byron King, Energy Department on recovery byproduct… time for $100… Read More