VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Hey everybody. Jeff Nabers, here it is Thursday, September 19th when I'm recording this, you'll probably get this in the afternoon, maybe early morning Friday, and this is a kind of potentially momentous time. Okay. The Federal Reserve has just done three bailouts this week for … [Read more...] about New Fed Bailout – Why Don’t Banks Trust Each Other Right Now?
Here are a couple highlights for a recent post over at Daily Reckoning regarding the bank stress test results. Banks need about $75 billion to reach "adequate capitalization" "Adequate capitalization" is when common equity equals 4% Common equity being at 4% means a debt-to-equity ratio of … [Read more...] about Deciphering the Bank Stress Tests
There are about 100 million non-government, non-taxpayer-paid workers in the U.S. $3 trillion normal government spending + $2 trillion additional emergency spending = $5 trillion government spending in 2009. That amounts to $50,000 of government spending per non-government, non-taxpayer-paid … [Read more...] about How to Cope with Your New $50k in Forced Debt This Year
If you are choosing to stay in the stock market right now because of any of the following reasons... It is poised to bounce back You don't want to close out losing positions Stocks are cheap right now ...then the simplicity of the following information may shock you. Last week … [Read more...] about S&P Price-to-Earnings Ratio Says Market is Still 70% Overpriced
I want to get this news flash out to you, but there's no sense in reinventing the wheel. I think the first half of Bill Bonner's recent blog post sums it up. See it here. … [Read more...] about News Flash: World Decides Not To End
I've written several times about what I believe is one of the most important films ever produced: I.O.U.S.A. The film is 80 minutes long and came out in August of 2008. It's a project of the former Comptroller General of the United States (our government's chief accountant). He resigned to make this … [Read more...] about Microwavable economic epiphany for the lazy or ADD
Our economy is 70% consumerism. That means it is mostly based on individuals buying stuff. So the current setup of our economy holds two basic facts: Individuals buying more stuff than they can afford to buy (based on their income) has a net effect that is good for the economy. When individuals … [Read more...] about Could Obama's Stimulus Really Work?
If you've been following my blog, you know that I take great interest in understanding money. Why every single human who uses money on a regular basis doesn't also share this interest is beyond me. With trillions of dollars created by actions of Congress, the Federal Reserve, and the Treasury … [Read more...] about Tool for Battling Coming Inflation