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Despite Risks, Workers Guzzle Company Stock – WSJ.com

Franklin @ August 12, 2009 # 2 Comments

Image via Wikipedia What can I say? Companies found the ultimate bag holder? Next week I will write an article about when the Obama administration will finally stop talking down the economy. Hint, it won’t be before we all are crying uncle. I think I understand the cunning ways of this administration. I may even […]

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Some Historical Perspective on the Current Recession

Franklin @ January 2, 2009 # 7 Comments

Image via Wikipedia Back in 2007, a simple device allowed me to pin-point the start of the current recession on the fourth quarter of 2007. Instead of relying on massaged data, I simply looked at what was the real situation of American corporations. For doing so, with the Bureau of Economic Analysis data on GDP […]

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Why fundamental analysis of commodities is wrong, and irrational

Franklin @ July 30, 2008 # 3 Comments

I have discussed in several articles my position that gold is just another commodity subject to the ebb and flow of speculative money. Today I will talk a little bit about oil and why I think all the fundamental analysis are fundamentally wrong. If I write that we are experiencing peak oil price rather than […]

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A Streetcar Named Wishful Economic Thinking

Franklin @ April 15, 2008 # 12 Comments

We are broke. We may have a couple more months of sustained living if the Fed keeps injecting liquidity into the system, but to all intents and purposes, America is broke. For the past 50 years we have been sustaining low unemployment rates (albeit not as low as the official figures show), based on a […]

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Why Current Inflation Hurts So Much?

Franklin @ February 14, 2008 # 7 Comments

The other day I wrote at www.tradingurus.com that the current inflation rate is historically low. That article was geared towards investors, and pointed out that the current administration has a lot more room to give money away to avert the current financial crisis. By the way, the idea behind www.tradingurus.com is that since American workers […]

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Greenspan: Give Homeowners Financial Aid: Financial News – Yahoo! Finance

Franklin @ December 17, 2007 # One Comment

Keynes to the rescue! Greenspan did not specifically call for a tax cut. Instead, he called for the government to apply money to the severe housing market slump. Such a cash infusion would typically come through a tax break or a new government spending program. From Keynes to Monetarism and back to Keynesian economics. Oh, […]

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US Businesses in Recession-Like Mode

Franklin @ December 2, 2007 # 4 Comments

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Dow Jones at 13,099 should see a rest

Franklin @ November 9, 2007 # 2 Comments

Yesterday’s fall broke statistical boundaries and the DJ rallied. Today’s fall created a new statistical boundary and broke it. Next week we should see a week of basically flat movement. The next down move should be to around 12.500. I still think this is a short term move, and that the Fed will inject more […]

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The Real Economy II

Franklin @ November 7, 2007 # 4 Comments

In the previous article (The Real Economy) I showed that the purchasing power of the Dow Jones, when it is compared against commodities instead of against "imaginary" dollars, has decreased by about 50% since they year 2000. In this article, I will play with the assumption that the US dollar is still backed up by […]

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From the American Dream to the American Nightmare

Franklin @ November 1, 2007 # No Comment Yet

From the American Dream to the American Nightmare How Government policy and public complacency are transforming America from an Owners society into a Renters society I should write a book about the subject, but I am lazy and busy. So I am going to write a review about the non-existing book “From the American Dream […]

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