category archives: Recession

  Depression
 

It’s Time To Start Calling This For What It Is: A Modern Day Depression

  • Written by David
  • September 14, 2011 at 12:25 pm
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I recently posted a blog article on August 10, 2011 titled, “I was Two Years Too Early.. Preserving Wealth” where I would catalog my blog postings over the past two years stating my convictions on wealth preservation. Today’s missive by Rosenberg is to many, a stunner. For me it is not a stunner, merely recognition [...]

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Dow 9800, What is one to do now?

  • Written by David
  • September 28, 2009 at 2:43 pm
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This posting is a more detailed look at my August 20, 2009 posting Commentary | Where do the markets go from here? I’ve recently begun crafting a short list of topics that have me concerned when viewed against the backdrop of current stock market valuations.  This list will be a work in progress. I could [...]

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No Housing “Bottom,” Just The Mother Of All Head Fakes?

  • Written by David
  • September 4, 2009 at 12:53 pm
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An interesting point of view on the housing market from Whitney Tilson, of T2 Partners. The above information from “The Business Insider” is something I think is useful and interesting. Although it may contain buy and sell recommendations, these are the opinions of the author, and do not necessarily reflect my opinions or recommendations. Before [...]

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Investment Opportunities in a Down Market

  • Written by David
  • June 10, 2009 at 9:43 am
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What to do? What to own? Where to invest? How well are you managing risk these days? Over the years, I have analyzed many a client’s 401k statements. A typical 401k plan allows for many investment options in the name of diversification. Oddly, almost all of these options will lead to a similar result when [...]

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Managing Your Investments in these Economic Times; Five Key Points, a Detailed Look

  • Written by David
  • January 8, 2009 at 10:40 am
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In these economic times, investors are challenged to believe that they are still on the right track for investing. Quite simply, this global economic crisis has had the ability to shake one’s confidence in their investment strategy. Given the magnitude of global news headlines and market behavior, it is easy to believe one is not [...]

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Investing in the New Year; Five Key Points, an Overview

  • Written by David
  • January 7, 2009 at 12:03 pm
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Happy New Year The beginning of each New Year brings much fanfare to the art of making predictions and creating resolutions. Last year I predicted I would lost 41 pounds. I did. My junk mail has been reduced dramatically with the help from the folks at www.41pounds.org (They estimate we each receive 41 pounds of [...]

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It’s Official, Now What and Where Do We Go from Here?

  • Written by David
  • December 2, 2008 at 9:12 am
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Yesterday of course the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) called the recession ‘official’. But we all probably knew this based upon various facts and figures regarding the economy such as home sales, car sales, consumer confidence, rising unemployment, etc. Back on February 22nd I discussed the history of inconsistencies in calling recessions pointing out [...]

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This Too Shall Pass, Major Financial Shocks and Market Recoveries, 1970-2008

  • Written by David
  • September 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm
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As a result of today’s (9/29/08) collapse in the markets due to the inability of Congress to pass a ‘bailout’ package, an 18 page white paper was produced by Genworth Financial to study previous financial shocks and the ensuing recoveries over the past thirty eight years. click here for 18 page report A Review of [...]

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Market Update, and Oil Prices… again

  • Written by David
  • July 8, 2008 at 7:57 am
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Do you have 33:34 minutes to spare? I’d like you to consider watching a market update in video form from Liz Ann Sonders, Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Strategist of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Ms. Sonders builds a case for oil topping out. The video covers a number of topics which I’ll offer [...]

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Possibility of a US Economic Slowdown Reappears

  • Written by David
  • June 6, 2008 at 1:08 pm
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Today’s US stock markets responded for many reasons; one such reason is the uncertain health of the US economy. In recent weeks, the markets seemed to have drifted away from the notion of the US economy moving into a recession. I’m not stating that we will or will not have a recession. Remember my blog [...]

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