Europe on the Brink And Then There Was Leverage Too Big To Save Those Wild and Crazy Swiss A Positive Third Quarter? New York and Maine We have avoided Armageddon, at least for now. The cost to the US taxpayer has been a few trillion. Some in the media are loudly announcing the end of the recession....
Dear Friends: One of the first things you learn about analyzing a company is how to dissect a balance sheet. What assets and liabilities can be deployed by a company to create equity over time? I've enclosed a fascinating variant on this process. Take a look at how STRATFOR has analyzed the "geographic...
Time for a Reality Check World Trade Is Falling Off a Cliff European Bank Losses Dwarf Those in the US Geithner: "You Can't Handle the Truth" Earnings Will Get Even Worse Orlando, Colorado Springs, New York, and Las Vegas It is not just the US that is in recession. The world is slowing...
Thoughts From The Frontline
Filed under: Filed under: China, Japan, Globalization, Europe, GDP, Earnings, Debt, Euro, Russia, Economic Crisis, Forecast, TARP, Obama, Stimulus, World Trade, Tim Geithner, Leading Economic Indicators, Bank Losses, Exports
Dear Friends: Exhale for a moment, forget your losses for the time being, and try to appreciate the fact that you're living through the single most important development in global finance since Bretton Woods. This is a "tell the grandkids about it" moment, when governments all around the...
John Mauldin's Outside the Box
Filed under: Filed under: Credit Crisis, George Friedman, Stratfor, Geopolitics, Recession, Globalization, Banks, Global Economy, Economy, Financial Crisis, Bank Failures, Bailout, Europe
Introduction This week we look at how politics and geopolitical events can affect our investments. We look at a decade-long forecast from one of my favorite information services: Stratfor.com. I change my view on the euro, talk about a possible Chinese recession and look at uncomfortable analogies between...