All posts tagged "financial crisis"

  • S&P 500 P/E Ratio is at a 20 Year Low

    Click on chart for larger image: Source:Chart of the Day ***

    • Posted December 12, 2010
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  • Could Chinese Real Estate Be The Mother Of All Bubbles?

    Jim Quinn at Minyanville has posted some interesting charts from Bud Conrad showing the dramatic rise of Chinese real estate values. Take a gander at home prices in China. Since the 2008 financial crisis, the Chinese housing...

    • Posted August 10, 2010
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  • Financial Wisemen Endorse Increased Regulation

    Several elderly thinkers in financial world including John Bogle, Paul Volcker, George Soros and William Donaldson believe increased financial regulation is necessary to prevent or mitigate crises in the future. This would include separation of banking and...

    • Posted February 18, 2010
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  • Bearish Sentiment of Newsletters Lowest Since 1987

    Newsletter writers are the least bearish on the prospects for the stock market than they’ve been since April 1987. Investors Intelligence tracks the opinions of 140 newsletters and only 15.6 percent indicate they’re currently bearish. In October...

    • Posted December 31, 2009
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  • Global Institutional Investors Remain Shell-shocked

    Mike Santoli at Barron’s Magazine has commented on the subdued confidence displayed by institutional investors. The index made a nice rebound off the lows reflecting an increased risk appetite. However, it has since fallen back to the...

    • Posted December 1, 2009
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  • James Grant, "People Especially Overdo it on the Downside"

    James Grant, always the skeptic, is surprisingly bullish on the prospects for the economy which he calls “pretty darn zippy.” In an interview broadcast on October 30th with Consuela Mack, Grant says we’ve learned nothing from the...

    • Posted November 12, 2009
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  • Super Rich Have Been Hurt to Some Degree

    David Leonhardt and Geraldine Fabrikant at the N. Y. Times have written an article exploring the implications of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression on the mega-wealthy. The Greenspan bubbles benefited the rich, but there...

    • Posted August 23, 2009
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  • George Soros Says Credit Default Swaps are Truly Toxic and Should be Outlawed

    Dealbook reports that George Soros has called the CDS an instrument of destruction which should be banned. The CDS was instrumental in creating the financial crisis leading to the collapse of AIG, and contributing to the downfall...

    • Posted June 14, 2009
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  • Dealbreaker Believes There is no Magic Pill to Fix the Problems of the World Economy

    Dealbreaker has posted a short piece which deals with a subject that has become evident over the past year. It is the fact that world governments and central banks are impotent when it comes to fixing a...

    • Posted February 7, 2009
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  • Study of the Past Suggests the Financial Crisis Could be Longer Than Expected

    Kenneth Rogoff, Harvard economist, and Carmen Reinhart, University of Maryland Economist, have recently published a study of past financial crises going back up to 800 years, but focusing on the last 100 years. It doesn’t paint a...

    • Posted January 3, 2009
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