Contributing Editors' Blog Entries

rcwhalen's picture

Congressional Threat to Every Investor, Business Owner and Citizen

Census Bureau ETC New York Times recovery H.R. 5326 decimates the statistical agencies that support the entire fabric of business investment, policy-making, and decision-making in the United States.

thetechnicaltake's picture

Investor Sentiment: Are We There Yet?

Investor Sentiment Russell 2000 Rydex Like my whiny children, who after 30 minutes into a 6 hour car drive, investors are asking themselves, "Are we there yet?"

williambanzai7's picture

BeHaVioRaL FiNaNCe?: HoW ABouT SCaToLoGiCaL FiNaNCe?

Get a load of this shit...

Phoenix Capital Research's picture

The Rise of Nationalism Will End the Euro Before Year's End

default France Germany Greece Nationalism Unemployment   When it came time to vote in round one, more French youth voted for a party whose leader wants to break up the Euro, who wants to deal with immigration by ending dual citizenship, affirmative action, and by kicking out any immigrant who cannot adhere to French principles or who commits a crime, and who once compared the legal French tolerance of Muslims praying in the streets to putting up with Nazi occupation.  

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Will the FHA require a bailout? – 12,000,000 underwater mortgages 3,000,000 are FHA insured loans

Alt-A default Edward Pinto Federal Reserve Market Share Real estate FHA insured loans have been a big booster for the current market.  Historically FHA insured loans made up roughly 8 to 12 percent of all mortgage originations but in 2009 they hit 30 percent.  For first time home buyers it was a stunning 50 percent showing that most people can only purchase a home today with a very small down payment.  Yet small down payments create instant negative equity positions if the market moves sideways or pops lower (aka our current market).  For example, the 3.5 percent standard FHA down payment is wiped away by the 5 to 6 percent selling...

williambanzai7's picture


All Hail to the Great One...Moolaram!!!

George Washington's picture

Unrestrained Stimulus and Draconian Austerity: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Central Banks Creditors Dean Baker fixed Greece International Monetary Fund Italy Joseph Stiglitz Main Street Prudential recovery Sovereign Debt The Elite Financial Players Are Manipulating the Game So that They Get the Stimulus ... and the Little Guy Gets the Austerity

Phoenix Capital Research's picture

I Just Got Back From the EU... and It's Worse Than You Imagined

Ben Bernanke Ben Bernanke Credit Default Swaps default ETC France Germany Greece Italy Nicolas Sarkozy Reuters Unemployment   The situation in Europe is bad...  How BAD? Well, France, Spain, and Germany have ALL implemented border controls. That's not a typo. Spain, France, and Germany can each close their borders for up to 30 days at any point if they so choose. Why are they doing this? Because they know that when the stuff hits the fan and the EU collapses (which it will in the next few months) people are going to attempt to flee with their money... so they have made it so that no one can get it... and no one can get out. 

williambanzai7's picture

TiMMaH: "I DoN'T UNDeRSTaND iT..."

We know...

EconMatters's picture

Forget Peak Oil, Time To Worry About Peak Oil Labor

Australia China Crude India International Monetary Fund Iran Japan OPEC Recession Twitter Twitter  A recent IMF working paper predicts a permanent doubling of real oil prices over the coming decade.  However, the "peak oil labor" could be just enough to tip the scale for the doubling in oil price scenario a lot sooner than year 2022.

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