Tag Archives: Revenue

  • Blog
    Allan Henderson | flickr Creative Commons

    Our “As You Wish” Markets Have Reached the Cliffs of Insanity

    Next stop: the Pit of Despair?
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, July 19, 2013, 4:41 PM

    24

    In the classic fantasy rom-com The Princess Bride, the beautiful maid Buttercup orders the farm boy Westley to perform numerous tasks to test his servitude. No matter the magnitude of the request, Westley simply answers "As you wish" and makes it so. Buttercup eventually comes to view Wesley with similar devotion, and true love is born.

    Similarly, investors have fallen back in love with the capital markets, whose continual response their increasingly irrational hopes has been "As you wish."

    Read More »

  • Blog

    How to Explain the Current Economic Situation to Friends & Family

    by rhare

    Sunday, March 13, 2011, 8:46 PM

    0

    Given its simple elegance in addressing a question frequently asked on this site, this post has been elevated from the forums section. It has been updated by site members rhare and travlin since its first appearance (the original post can be read here).

    I’ve been working on a way to get across to friends and family how bad the economic situation has become. I find one of the biggest problems is that when numbers are in the billions and trillions they are very hard to imagine, and people get this glazed/deer in the headlights look. So I decided to try to scale the numbers in a way that can be more easily visualized. 

    Below is an updated version, with many thanks to members of ChrisMartenson.com community who suggested changes/corrections, and particularly to Travlin for rewording much of the message to make it a better story. Hopefully this version will help convince others of the serious nature of the US fiscal outlook. 

    My Troubled Relative 

    I need your advice. I have a relativewho is in financial trouble. He makes $50,000 a year, but he spent $74,591 last year, and his prospects of making $50,000 this year look kind of bad. There’s a good chance he will get a pay cut.

    Read More »

  • Blog

    Irreconcilable Differences

    by Chris Martenson

    Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 9:35 PM

    0

    I may have to get a divorce from the news, as nothing adds up anymore.

    For example, even as the stock market surges along, as one might expect at the tail end of trillions in stimulus and bailouts, and retail sales apparently roared ahead in March according to the Commerce Department, small businesses are as gloomy as they’ve ever been.

    I really do have a difficult time trying to understand the source of the disconnect between these entirely divergent reports:

    Read More »

  • Blog

    Daily Digest – July 10

    by Davos

    Friday, July 10, 2009, 3:00 PM

    0
    • Wall Street Journal Article Quotes Dr. Chris Martenson (Repost)
    • Dr. Chris Martenson on the July 9 Cover of Boulder Weekly
    • More on Unemployment: The "Exhaustion Rate" Underestimates the Issue (Chart on page)
    • Exhaustion Rate Enron Style (Chart)
    • 10 charts
    • Q2 Earnings (Chart)
    • Contraction is not an Improvement (Chart)
    • Dollar’s future in US hands (H/T Cat)
    • Government Fraud: Pensions (H/T Nichoman)
    • Catching The Gold Bug (H/T CM)
    • Historic Revenue Drops: Worse in History, including Great Depression (From theComingDepressionBlogspot)
    • Tony Crescenzi (Video, Keynotes: Employment and Greenshoots, and Inventory Rebound)
    • Two Interesting Videos, Hugh Hendry (Contrarian Investor)
    • China and the USD (Video)

    Read More »

  • Blog

    Daily Digest – Jan 24

    by Davos

    Saturday, January 24, 2009, 12:18 AM

    0
    • Unemployment Graphic (Hat Tip Luke Harris)
    • Financial Coup d’Etat & Your 401(k) (Hat Tip DamTheMatrix)
    • Silver and the Chinese 
    • Is America Broke Part 3
    • Risky, Ill-Timed Land Deals Hit Calpers
    • Is Internet Advertising Revenue Falling As Fast As Print?
    • Rail Freight Traffic Slides During 2nd Week of 2009 
    • Wall Street Paychecks May Wither
    • From "Crowding Out", to "Running Away"
    • Financial Crisis Visual (Hat Tip Luke Harris)
    • GE profit drops 46 pct as finance unit struggles
    • Tarp by State

    Read More »