The Great Recession

The banks that are begging for bailouts still cling to their bonuses. To terrorize us into letting them keep their bonuses, the banksters are threatening to release the button on their suicide vests and blow themselves up by not taking the bailouts if they can’t have their bonuses. Continue reading “Bailout BONUS Bonanza Going Bonkers … Again!”

The Great Recession

But the good news is that we are now back to those days just before 1933. So, dust off the mattress, and take out your knife, because it’s time to slice open the mattress and create a depository.  Continue reading “You Know Times are Scary When the FDIC is Producing Videos Like This”

The Great Recession

The soup lines hadn’t formed yet. Jobs had not even noticeably started to dry up, but they weren’t as easy to find anymore. You had to be angry to quit without having a better job firmly in hand. Stocks were climbing furiously above an economy that had been slowly ebbing away since summer. Continue reading “Virus Impacts an Economy Already in Decline before the Crisis”

The Great Recession

Boeing is a prime example of bailouts going bonkers. It flew to the government’s fuel pumps fast like a jet plane to beg the government for relief on the basis that the airline industry was disproportionately hit by something no one could see coming. Continue reading “The Bailout Bonanza is Back! (Pt 3: Boeing Goes Boing Like a Bad Check)”

The Great Recession

The emphasis has to be on HOG as they squeal for corporate welfare and push their snouts into the trough. One hedge hog says the government needs to bail out all businesses by paying all wages so companies that depleted all cash don’t have to pay to retain all workers: Continue reading “The Bailout Bonanza is Back! (Pt 2: Hedge Hogs Demand More!)”

The Great Recession

As stocks take a breather due to massive government bailouts and Fed bailouts, let’s catch up on the most recent recession facts. That’s while I take a morning breather to lay them out as I enjoy my coffee before getting back to laying out the massive bailouts. Continue reading “Short Take on the Long Line to Recession”

The Great Depression

I’ll lead off with a brazen display of SHAMELESS bankster greed. Banks absolutely MUST HAVE all bailouts go to them. When the government said it would send $1,000 checks to every tax payer as a personal bailout, one banker implored the government to give it to the banks instead. Continue reading “The Bailout Bonanza is Back! (Pt 1: The Commercial Paper Crisis)”

The Great Recession

You can only be so dead, and that’s just “plain dead.” But there is also Feddy Krueger dead. The kind of dead that keeps on happening like a demonic death that won’t stay dead. It is in that nightmarish Elm St. light that I’m going to review the Federal Reserve’s death.

It’s happened via face-plant failures over past month that I’m going to lay out to show how savagely the Fed is dying a perpetual-motion death.  Continue reading “How Dead is the Fed?”

The Great Recession

The bust is on! Not only is the stock market crashing like never seen before (Dow down 3,000 points today!), but there are now deeply distressing breaks in the bond market. These staggering responses to Fed actions run counter to what is expected; but people are so focused on stocks, the are missing the more worrisome action. Continue reading “Big Bond Bubble Begins to Blow!”

The Great Recession

Today’s crash wiped out almost the entire Trump Rally, going back to the day “The Donald” was elected President of the United States. The stock crash, rolling through our days like late-summer thunder, is a daily headline now, each day unimaginably worse than the record day before!

Charts can’t even keep up with the action. Because I couldn’t initially find one that matched the actual close, I had to draw a red line at the point to which the market actually plunged today:  Continue reading “The Big Trump Dump! Dow Down 3,000 Points!”

The Great Recession

Europeans are feeling like President Trump just dropped a COVID-19 economic bomb on the European Union. In response to his March 11th talk from the Oval Office, EU leaders said they did not see this coming. Was this a COVERT economic attack on the EU as some in the EU think?  Continue reading “Did Trump Trade Wars Just Escalate to Germ Warfare?”

The Great Recession

The bear roared today, ripping the ears off everyone, as the Dow and Russel 2000 both landed more than 20% below their last peak. Their 19-session rampage landed a record as the, steepest, fastest downhill bear run in the history of the US stock market.

The market’s waterfall run over the cliffs now looks like El Capitan. Continue reading “FuBEAR! Stocks Crash into Bear Market Faster than 1929!”

The Great Recession

Today was the greatest crash in Wall Street history by one measure, and took down many other milestones. The Dow plunged 2,012 points in its largest single-session drop on record! Percentage-wise it was down 7.8%, which still knocked out decades of lows, leading to “Black Monday” being the hot search term on Google today as people sought a comparison worthy of this Monday crash.  Continue reading “Dow Crashes 2,000 Points in Record Day! The Bear is at the Door.”

The Great Recession

The World Health Organization now says the death rate of the new coronavirus is significantly higher than influenza, though much lower than earlier epidemics that had far less socio-economic impact, such as SARS, MERS, and Ebola.  Continue reading “WHO Raises Death Rate and Risk of Coronavirus; One Expert Declares “WWII!””

The Great Recession

The Federal Reserve on Tuesday gave the market a double-dose of exactly what it thought the market needed, and the market just about died! On the theory that, if a little is good, more is better, the Fed gave a double cut of interest. It did not go as planned.  Continue reading “Stock Market Overmedicated on FedMed, Patient Goes into Cardiac Arrest”

The Great Recession

The economy was already heaving in the toilet before COVID-19 dropped the lid on its head and sat on it. Sales, revenue, real earnings, manufacturing, and finally the services industry had all puked. Last week, stocks got the Great Flush as the market went down with the economy.

Be careful who you listen to in times of Great Depression. The permabulls are already telling their crowd now is the time to catch bargains and ride the market back up. Sit and think on that before your next movement.  Continue reading “The Economy was Already in the Toilet before COVID-19 Flushed it”

The Great Recession

It just can’t get bad enough, and I can ‘t write fast enough. The headlines at the end of the week are now stunning, so I’m going to share several of them along with some quotations from the bawling and dying market bulls. In just one week, this has become the fastest stock market plunge since the Great Depression! So, if you have a bull you love, save his bullish butt by nailing upper-story windows shut.  Continue reading “It’s a Bloodbath, and There’s a Toaster in the Bathwater”

The Great Recession

That didn’t take long. Just a month ago, I wrote, “Stock Market More Overpriced and Perilous Than Anytime in History,” stating that the market was poised for a big fall because “some of the market’s most fundamental valuation metrics are now printing at levels never seen before…. This market is tripping on some pricy hallucinogens.”  Continue reading “The Great Melt-up Melt Down”