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    Daily Digest – August 25

    by Davos

    Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 2:52 PM

  • Here Comes THE JUDGE!
  • And There Goes Rare Metal (H/T Mike Pilat)
  • King/Grayson Interview (Audio, H/T Inverstorzzo)
  • Ordinary Americans Saw The Current Downturn Coming Well Before The Experts Did
  • Two Beers with Steve Episode 18 – The Pension Pulse
  • Interactive Credit Map (Link on page)
  • Barry Ritholtz (Video)
  • The 3:30 Ramp Visualized, Courtesy Of JPM’s ETF Desk (Chart on page)
  • The Jon Stewart (Video)
  • Boston Fed On The Panic Of 1907 (or is that 2008?)
  • Dr. Marc Faber Interview on King World … (Audio on page)
  • Stephen Meister on the State of Commercial Real Estate … (Video on page)

Economy

Here Comes THE JUDGE!

The Federal Reserve must make public reports about recipients of emergency loans from U.S. taxpayers under programs created to address the financial crisis, a federal judge ruled.

And There Goes Rare Metal (H/T Mike Pilat)

Beijing is drawing up plans to prohibit or restrict exports of rare earth metals that are produced only in China and play a vital role in cutting edge technology, from hybrid cars and catalytic converters, to superconductors, and precision-guided weapons.

King/Grayson Interview (Audio, H/T Inverstorzzo)

Ordinary Americans Saw The Current Downturn Coming Well Before The Experts Did

When it comes to economic matters, many of those who allegedly know best dismiss the prognostications of the average Joe. The fact is, however, that ordinary Americans saw the current downturn coming well before the experts did.

Indeed, up until the bottom fell out — and even after the National Bureau of Economic Research declared December 2007 to be the start date of the downturn — many clueless policymakers, Wall Street economists, and media pundits remained upbeat on the economy and bullish on stocks.

Two Beers with Steve Episode 18 – The Pension Pulse

I’m very excited about presenting this interview with Leo Kolivakis due to the fact that Pensions are for the most part largely ignored by all media sources, even by the best financial blogs out there.

Pensions not only pose a systemic risk financially but as Leo explains they pose a major deflationary risk. Luckily, I get to edit these podcasts so I get to hear a second listen and I would suggest re-listening to the last thirty minutes a second time.

Interactive Credit Map (Link on page)

Barry Ritholtz (Video)

The 3:30 Ramp Visualized, Courtesy Of JPM’s ETF Desk (Chart on page)

The Jon Stewart (Video)

Boston Fed On The Panic Of 1907 ( Or Is That 2008?)

Dr. Marc Faber Interview on King World…(Audio on page)

Hyperinfaltion vis-a-vis weaker dollar.

Stephen Meister on the State of Commercial Real Estate…(Video on page)

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