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Meredith Whitney was on CNBC’s World Wide Exchange yesterday and shared some of her views on the US housing market. In general, she was worried about how the mortgage market will react when the Federal Reserve stops its massive mortgage-backed security buying program. The Fed program is expected to end on March 31, 2010. When [...]

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Niall Ferguson on Sovereign Debt

by admin on February 8, 2010

Harvard Economics Historian Niall Ferguson believes that the U.S. will be facing debt problems in the median to long term. In the video below, Ferguson claims that the U.S. is not “very far behind” from Greece when it comes to debt problems and that investors will eventually become worried about the U.S. fiscal situation. Niall [...]

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Jim Chanos China Lecture

by admin on February 4, 2010

Dedicated short seller and hedge fund manager Jim Chanos recently did a lecture on the state of the Chinese real estate market. The video is below with some of my own notes/bullet points in case you’re feeling lazy about watching the 1 hour video. Jim Chanos Lecture Bullet Points *China is being seen as the [...]

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Golf Cart Tax Credit

by admin on October 20, 2009

With all the tax credits going around, you might have missed the newest one: A tax credit for buying a brand-new Golf Cart. Now that you got that $8,000 federal tax credit for buying a new house, received that $5,000 back for trading in a “clunker”, it’s now time to get another $5,000 back when [...]

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U.S. Investment Recovery

by admin on June 22, 2009

Is investment going to be the factor driving the U.S. economy out of the recession? In a recent post, “Road to Recovery: The Consumer ?“, I looked into whether the U.S. consumer was going to be that force; however, it seemed like the consumer was not going to be the savior this time. What’s going [...]

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