You don’t need an Einstein IQ to realize the world needs an economic ambulance. Just click on your TV set or scan the pages of your local paper and the message is loud and clear: the global economies are turning increasingly sour, what with U.S. economic data turning softer, China slowing and the Eurozone undergoing a deepening recession. In brief, it’s getting a lot scarier out there on Main Street, although you would be hard pressed to convince Wall Street of that fact, given the stock market’s vigor this year. Read More
Today there are two stories that describe the coming financial train wreck ahead — here and in Europe. Bloomberg quoted Mikel Echavarren, who heads a Madrid-based finance company as saying, “Spain has engaged in a policy of delay and pray. The problem has not been quantified by anyone because there is huge pressure not to tell the truth.” Today there are two stories that describe the coming financial train wreck ahead — here and in Europe. Bloomberg quoted Mikel Echavarren, who heads a Madrid-based finance company as saying, “Spain has engaged in a policy of delay and pray. The problem has not been quantified by anyone because there is huge pressure not to tell the truth.” Read More
Talking about gold with Mark Leibovit, one of the country’s dogged and frequently controversial gold trackers, is never dull or boring. Unlike many of his peers, Leibovit, a long-term gold bull, has no qualms about shouting fire when he thinks the price of the metal is headed south. You never know what he’s going to say or when he’ll occasionally shock you with some seemingly strange, off-the-wall forecast. Here’s a case in point. During a chat we had in September of 2009, just a few days after the price of the precious metal had just topped $1,000 an ounce on inflation worries and a weakening dollar, he suddenly struck me with the kind of talk you might expect from the strait-jacket crowd. “We will never see gold again below $1,000 in our lifetime.” he told me. Read More
By now there is no question that the Facebook IPO was totally screwed up. Not only was just about every aspect of the deal FUBARed, but the overall size of the deal, $18 billion, magnified the mess. Yes, Nasdaq and Morgan Stanley both did a horrible job. But ultimately the blame for the disaster is solely on Facebooks 27 year old CEO Mark Zuckerberg. All final decisions regarding each aspect of the IPO had to be made by Zuckerberg. That is what CEOs do. Read More
The next big financial crisis we are likely to face will not come from Europe, which everyone already knows is in recession, but rather from China. China is in big trouble and most investors do not even think that is possible. Everyone still believes that China, even with a slower growth rate, will be the engine that pulls the globe out of economic distress. Read More
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Alas, it was another painful example that exuberant expectations die fast on Wall Street.
It happened again this past Friday, which some veterans thought would turn out to be a fabulous Friday, a day that would pull the sagging stock market out of the doldrums and end the 843-point dive in the Dow Industrials since the end of March. The catalyst was supposed to be social networking biggie, Facebook (FB), one of the most hyped initial public offerings ever. Expectations were widespread that the stock would emulate a spaceship takeoff by climbing well above the $38-a share offering price in its first day of trading, perhaps even more than doubling to the $70-$80 range. That hope turned out to be just another Wall Street pipe dream. Instead the shares were a dud, barely managing to eke out a measly first-day gain of just $0.23 or 0.61%. <a href="http://charlesbiderman.com/?p=3040"><b>Read More</b></a>