Archive - Nov 2009 - Blog entry

November 30th

Leo Kolivakis's picture

Pension Tension on the Rise?

In addition to taking a big chunk out of individuals' 401(k)s, last fall's market meltdown left 92% of corporate pension plans underfunded at year's end, according to a study by investment consultant Wilshire Associates. As bad as that sounds, it pales in comparison to the shortfalls in public pension plans.


Bruce Krasting's picture

$/Euro at 4PM

Just a thought


Reggie Middleton's picture

The Truth! The Truth? Bankers Can't Handle the Truth!!!

An empirical analysis of the most recent NY Fed and FDIC loan loss data shows things getting materially worse, despite the $75 billion foreclosure prevention efforts, quantitative easing, zero interest rate policy, and hundreds of billions of dollars of injected liquidity and MBS purchases. What can we expect with even the slightest blip upwards in interest rates... Complete mayhem among many dead banks would be my first guess.


George Washington's picture

The Tax Code ENCOURAGES Leverage

Did you know that the tax code ENCOURAGES high levels of leverage?


George Washington's picture

Climate: We Can ALL Agree On Two Things

Whatever you think about the leaked emails showing that "tricks" were used to "hide the decline" in the climate data, and the fact that the original source data showing historical climate information was destroyed, you should agree on two things.


Fibozachi's picture

A Detailed Technical Update of the S&P cash, S&P futures, DJIA cash, Gold futures, the VIX and the US Dollar Index ... as well as a look into the "Crown Jewel" of Dubai

A Detailed Technical Update of the S&P cash, S&P futures, DJIA cash, Gold futures, the VIX and the US Dollar Index ... as well as a look into the "Crown Jewel" of Dubai


Project Mayhem's picture

Good morning, worker drones: This Week In Mayhem

Global warming scam exposed as scientific fraud; Copenhagen summit approaches, Abu Dubai goes bust; financing problems spread to governments, Washington insists on Colombia 'full spectrum' base, new H1N1 bypasses adaptive immunity, Gibbs' Virology paper suggests lab origin, US mint suspends sales of Eagles, Bernanke to run his mouth on Thursday.


Leo Kolivakis's picture

Global Trade Indicating V-Recovery?

World trade volumes grew sharply in the third quarter of this year, data from the Dutch CPB research institute showed on Friday, in a further sign that the global economy is pulling out of crisis.


George Washington's picture

What Happens to Citibank's $8 Billion Loan to Dubai?

Did you hear about Citi's $8 billion dollar loan to Dubai?


November 29th

Bruce Krasting's picture

Best Buy, Krugman and the Carry Trade

What could possibly connect Best Buy, Paul Krugman and the carry trade? The answer is is that everything is connected.


Cognitive Dissonance's picture

End of Empire – Propaganda and the American Myth

“Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive”...ourselves. With apologies to Sir Walter Scott.


thetechnicaltake's picture

Investor Sentiment: Waiting For The "R" Word

I am just waiting for someone on CNBC to utter the "R" word: resilient. When you hear that word, make sure you run for the exits.


November 28th

Leo Kolivakis's picture

Bankers Want to Continue Protecting Us?

To claim that our pension system is working is simply ridiculous. The bankers will defend their profits but they're not delivering the goods at a reasonable cost.


asiablues's picture

Dubai: Floating on an Island of Debt

On a global scale, Dubai World's debt problem seems relatively minor, but it illustrates the impact from one tiny country in an increasingly interconnected world. The Dubai news also cast doubt over the strength of the U.S. economic recovery, and the prospects for a bottoming of property prices.


George Washington's picture

DuBubble DuBurst

Background to, and fallout from, Dubai debt crisis.

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