The Market Rodeo

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Ponzi, Madoff, and Franklin Roosevelt on Feb 27, 2009 in social security, ponzi, madoffIn the past year, as the fog of unstoppable economic success lifted and some semblance of market clarity entered investors’ minds, a sobering phenomenon began to occur. It appears as though nobody had bothered to notice, during our extended surge o...



Is Nationalization on the National Agenda? on Feb 25, 2009 in privatization, nationalization, banksNow that the health of Apple’s CEO, Steve Jobs, has faded once more into the background of economic news, a new source of gossip must arise to fill the role of the source of stock market volatility. Such conversation turned to plans of nationalizat...



Car companies: driving off a cliff? on Feb 23, 2009 in car companies, benefits, pensions, manufacturingNothing epitomizes American manufacturing and industry more than massive car companies, most notably Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler. These businesses have been around for ages—GM just celebrated its 100-year anniversary—and have stood as an u...



Low prices are a good thing, right? on Feb 20, 2009 in consumers, sales, prices, spending, savingConsumers in recent years have become accustomed to spending less. The vast majority have no choice in the matter. However, as the general public reins in expenditures and businesses become starved for cash, a downward spiral begins to form, and I’...



A Reward for Failure? on Feb 16, 2009 in bailout, mortgages, loans, failureWho is at fault for the financial crisis and who is being punished for it? Our hope is that these would be one and the same, given our country’s love for justice. Similarly, those who have worked hard to maintain financial stability with wisdom sho...



Tempering Expectations on Feb 13, 2009Investors are currently being pitched one of the most unique curveballs in history by the stock market, and many people, despite sticking to tried-and-true investing methods, have fallen for the ruse. Intuition dictates that buying low and selling hi...