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Category: Credit Crisis 2009

The analysis published under this category are as follows.

Politics

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Restoring a Viable System of Bank Credit / Politics / Credit Crisis 2009

By: Mike_Whitney

Fed chief Ben Bernanke is in a bit of a bind. He's being asked to restore a system for credit expansion which collapsed more than two years ago and has shown no sign of life ever since. During the boom years, securitization accounted for more than 40 percent of the credit flowing into the economy. No more. When two Bear Stearns hedge funds defaulted in July 2007, the system crashed as investors of all stripes backed away from complex, illiquid assets.

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, October 04, 2009

A Solution for the Financial Crisis, Is America Broke Part III / Stock-Markets / Credit Crisis 2009

By: Douglas_V._Gnazzo

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis Article"The rich ruleth over the poor,and the borrower is servant to the lender." [1]

Abstract

This is the third and final paper in the Is America Broke series. In the first two articles, several of the contributing factors to today’s financial crisis were discussed. Several important questions were asked:

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Companies

Friday, October 02, 2009

Could Goldman Sachs Share GM's Bankruptcy Fate? / Companies / Credit Crisis 2009

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMartin Hutchinson writes: Investment banks have gotten fat off the land since 1982, when the great U.S. bull market got its start. Their business has multiplied many-fold, and their earnings have soared into the stratosphere, to a level far higher than any other sector.

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, October 01, 2009

U.S. Financial System Systemic Failure Approaches / Stock-Markets / Credit Crisis 2009

By: Jim_Willie_CB

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDebate stirs on whether the financial structure of the USEconomy is broken irreparably. Debate stirs on whether actions taken in the last year or two have put the nation on a path that can even achieve stability, let alone recovery. Debate stirs on whether a pernicious and not so secret syndicate has taken control of the USGovt financial ministries, let alone be removed. Debate stirs on whether lack of US Federal Reserve audits and disclosure of their accounting is integral to sustaining the syndicate control as well as its probable egregious fraud. Debate stirs whether the nationalizations have actually enabled adoption of wrecked assets, have concealed executive ransacking, and have buried massive counterfeit of bonds.

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Deferring Financial Disaster / Stock-Markets / Credit Crisis 2009

By: Midas_Letter

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThose who read the contrarian and alternative financial commentators may well be forgiven for wondering why the financial doomsday oft predicted hasn’t quite materialized. The financial crisis heralded by the crash in October 2008, preceded by the demise of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers, among others, by all accounts was the tip of the iceberg and the advent of the Great Depression of our age.

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Economics

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Progressive Perspectives on Solving the Global Financial Crisis Video / Economics / Credit Crisis 2009

By: Submissions

Francois Houtart – Member of the UN High-level task force on the financial crisis. Founder and President of the Centre Tricontinental and Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the Université Catholique de Louvain speaks about Progressive perspectives on solving the global economic crisis challenging the current government responses.

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Financial Markets Driven by Uncertainty / Stock-Markets / Credit Crisis 2009

By: Christopher_Laird

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI can’t think of a better way to describe the last 2 years than as times of great uncertainty. Not only did we have two near catastrophic banking failures worldwide, but we also have the ever present Iran Israel nuclear contention. The USD held reasonably well during this period, although it’s weaker. In any case, gold has held up amazingly well over the period of the last two years too, in fact is at highs. What else is except US T bonds?

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Politics

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Russian TV And Me, Michael Moore, And Using Capitalism To Challenge Capitalism: Oh, The Ironies! / Politics / Credit Crisis 2009

By: Danny_Schechter

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhen the CBS suits shuttered WBCN in Boston, the radio station I used to work for, one more institution that at time was known for offering critical and independent news was snuffed out.

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Politics

Saturday, September 26, 2009

G20 Barons Require A New Magna Carta for Our Times / Politics / Credit Crisis 2009

By: Submissions

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHugo Salinas Price writes: Magna Carta (1215) was the first document forced onto an English King by a group of his subjects (the barons) in an attempt to limit his powers by law and protect their privileges.” (www.wikipedia.org)

Let us think of President Obama in the place of the English King, and the Group of G-20 meeting in Pittsburgh, Pa. this week as Obama’s Barons.

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Economics

Friday, September 25, 2009

Does a Liquidity Trap Pose a Threat Economic Recovery? / Economics / Credit Crisis 2009

By: Frank_Shostak

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe latest data for lending in the eurozone, the United Kingdom, and the United States display a visible weakening. In the eurozone, the yearly rate of growth of bank lending to the private sector fell to 0.6% this July from 9.3% in July last year. In the United Kingdom, the yearly rate of growth of lending to the private sector fell to 2.2% in July 2009 from 10.1% in July 2008. In the United States, the rate of growth of lending plunged to minus 3.8% in August 2009 from a positive figure of 8.6% in August 2008.

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Personal_Finance

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Breakup the Insolvent Giant Banks Using 100 Year Old Anti-Trust Laws / Personal_Finance / Credit Crisis 2009

By: Washingtons_Blog

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI have previously pointed out that we can (and should) break up the giant, insolvent banks under a number of different laws.

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Global Financial Crisis Explained- Credit and Credibility Part2 / Stock-Markets / Credit Crisis 2009

By: Richard_Karn

Continued from Part1 - Consequently, the ETR believes a return to the gold standard, or some rules-based derivation thereof, is highly unlikely without either a grassroots US taxpayer revolt or an utter collapse of the fiat dollar precipitated by global consensus to end its use as the world’s reserve currency. Neither appears likely at this juncture.  The groundswell of popular dissent needed to achieve the former seems to have been largely bred out of Americans over the last generation, replaced by a distracted, self-absorbed apathy that seeks easy salvation in a president that emulates the wrong Roosevelt: what we need is a trust-buster carrying a big stick, not an interventionist appeaser masquerading as an eco-warrior.  

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Global Financial Crisis Explained- Credit and Credibility / Stock-Markets / Credit Crisis 2009

By: Richard_Karn

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleRichard Karn/ETR writes: Introduction:  By early November of 2008, the Emerging Trends Report (ETR) had been inundated with so many enquiries regarding the viability of our themes in light of the global financial crisis that we embarked on a review and re-evaluation of all nine of our themes in this fluid and decidedly hostile environment.  Eight months on, this book-length tenth report is the result.

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Interest-Rates

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bailed Out Banks Not Lending, Sitting on Tax Payers Cash / Interest-Rates / Credit Crisis 2009

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Bank of England has both pumped hundreds of billions of tax payer cash into the bankrupt banking sector and cut interest rates to near zero (0.5%) to enable the banks to have funds available to lend out to the wider economy. However the banks instead of lending this money out are in effect sitting on tax payer cash with a view to earning interest on the money at the Bank of England which is illustrated by a sharp drop in the interbank rate towards the base rate as the following graph illustrates.

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Economics

Monday, September 21, 2009

If Credit is Not Created Out of Excess Reserves, What Does That Mean? / Economics / Credit Crisis 2009

By: Washingtons_Blog

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWe've all been taught that banks first build up deposits, and then extend credit and loan out their excess reserves.

But critics of the current banking system claim that this is not true, and that the order is actually reversed.

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Politics

Saturday, September 19, 2009

A Radical Solution for America's Insolvent Financial System / Politics / Credit Crisis 2009

By: Mansoor_H_Khan

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe core problem of the United States' banking system (and maybe the world's banking system) is not liquidity but insolvency. The liabilities of the United States' banking system exceed the value of its assets. The issue is not only the toxic assets (toxic mortgage backed securities, toxic commercial real estate loans, sub-prime mortgages, alt-A loans, adjustable loans likely to go bust, increase in prime mortgage default rates, etc) but also off-balance sheet liabilities (such as expected huge unaccounted for future derivatives losses).

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Interest-Rates

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Looming Global Debt Crisis / Interest-Rates / Credit Crisis 2009

By: Bob_Chapman

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhat do you do after you have zero interest rates and you have flooded the world with money and credit?

The answer is you attempt to fight off higher interest rates and see if you can dodge the inflation bubble that follows. The commitment for this current fiasco to save the world’s Illuminist banks has already caused an official debt responsibility for the US of more than $23 trillion or about 40% of world GDP. That is staggering and it is official. We wonder what the real figure is? It is also wise to remember that the Federal Reserve, and other reserve banks worldwide, all international, are responsible for the carnage we are witnessing.

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Economics

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Disturbing Financial and Economic Trends 2009 / Economics / Credit Crisis 2009

By: Michael_J_Kosares

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBail, rescue, print formula no cure for what ails America.

"[E]normous dosages of monetary medicine continue to be administered and, before long, we will need to deal with their side effects. For now, most of those effects are invisible and could indeed remain latent for a long time. Still, their threat may be as ominous as that posed by the financial crisis itself." -- Warren Buffett

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Finanical Crisis, Ignoring Hindsight / Stock-Markets / Credit Crisis 2009

By: Paul_Petillo

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAsk any cop on the street for their assessment of a drug bust.  It goes, they will tell you something like this: “Sir, may I search you?” “Yes.”  “There is crack in your pocket.”  “Not my crack.” “But sir, it was in your pants.” “Not my pants.”

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Politics

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Lehman Bankruptcy and Engineered Financial Armageddon Real Story / Politics / Credit Crisis 2009

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDuring the last few days the mainstream media has been obsessed by Lehman's as though it caused the financial crisis, when all Lehman's was one crack in the credit crisis dam that was destined to burst following the August 2007 interbank market freeze when the game was up on the U.S. mortgage backed securities valuations that bank staff had inflated so as to bank huge bonuses on fictitious profits. From then began a process of ever larger financial collapses, starting in the UK with Northern Rock Bank, which I just so happened to warn of as having a high probability of going bust some 4 weeks before the event. Though of course at the time I had to mask my language lest I open myself upto legal problems.

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