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November 2009

The Facts Indicate Continued Home Price Woes

Much has been made about the recent uptick in home sales.  Some pundits are calling a housing bottom and claiming that things will soon return to normal.  Others claim that things will get worse.  Our opinion is based on the fundamentals of demand and supply and the resulting pricing pressures. Supply and Demand The more houses that are available for sale vs. willing buyers, the less each house will sell …Read More

Is the Recession Really Over?

News pundits are hailing the end of the Great Recession.  The numbers have come out, and the American economy has grown again.  What does this mean for our friends and our families? The metric the Government uses to measure the economy is called Gross Domestic Product, or GDP for short.  GDP is defined as the market value of all final goods and services that a country makes in a given …Read More

The Unholy Washington – Wall Street Alliance

Insider Trading The federal government spent millions prosecuting Martha Stewart for making a few thousand dollars on an insider trading tip, and today, November 5, 2009, announced a large sting with 14 indictments in connection with its insider trading investigation of the Galleon hedge fund.  However, the SEC has ignored the $270 million that was made by a trader who bet $1.7 million on March 11, 2008 that Bear Stearns, …Read More