Tag Archives: Market

  • Blog

    Daily Digest – August 1

    by Davos

    Saturday, August 1, 2009, 1:58 PM

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    • Martin Armstrong – How ALL Systems Can Collapse Overnight…
    • A Comedian That Could Replace The Cable Financial Media (Humor)
    • CRE with Jim the Realitor (Video)
    • 1,200 Rhode Island businesses Face Closure Over Sales Tax
    • Moore’s Credit Crunch Film Tops Bill In Venice
    • Beep Beep: The Laws Of Gravity Still Apply
    • Who Made Money as the Market Tanked? (Video)
    • Cash for Clunkers: A 950 Million Dollar Clunk That Got Clunked
    • CNBC Viewership Down 28%

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    Boomers and Assets, Part II

    by Chris Martenson

    Sunday, January 18, 2009, 5:50 PM

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    From yesterday’s blog, jrf29 writes:

    Chris, I’m not sure I understand this. How could baby boomers
    outnumber the generation behind them? Total fertility rate for the
    baby boomers is projected to settle around 2.1 (approximately equal to,
    or just slightly below, the replacement rate).

    The fact of the matter is that there’s a "hole" in the demographic profile right behind the boomers.

    The chart below is not a "rate chart". The length of the bars corresponds to the numbers of people broken out into 5 year age increments. The longer the bar, the more people it represents.

    We can state, unequivocally that there are more boomers than there are people in the cohort behind them.

    See that pink box (below)? That represents the boomers. There are more of them than there are people in the next set of three bars.

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    Financial recommendations – a brief look back at 2008

    by Chris Martenson

    Thursday, January 1, 2009, 10:26 PM

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    Eleven months ago, in February 2008, I led a conference at Rowe (MA) along with Becca Martenson and Alejandro Levins. At that time, the current financial crisis was not even on the radar screen for most journalists and investment houses.

    We made these financial recommendations:

    • Reduce exposure to equities
    • 10-50% of “Nest Egg” in Gold
    • Watch the markets carefully! Know what to look for.
    • 3 months’ expenses “out of the bank” and in cash (and remaining money in SAFER banks)

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    “Victory has many fathers, but failure is an orphan.”

    by Chris Martenson

    Thursday, September 4, 2008, 10:07 AM

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    A Market Decline in Search of a Reason (NYT – Sept 4)

     

     

    Stocks on Wall Street plunged on Thursday, but few investors seemed to know why.

    A broad sell-off sent the Dow Jones industrial average more than 320 points in afternoon trading, hours after the government reported that the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week.

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