Posts filed under “Digital Media”

Bank Index Chart

The KBW Bank Index, via Chart of the Day:

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For some perspective into the all-important banking sector, today’s chart presents the current trend of the KBW Bank Index. As today’s chart illustrates, banking stocks were trading within the confines of an upward sloping trend channel from mid-2005 into early 2007. Then the impact of an already weakening real estate market began to take its toll and ultimately led to the current financial crisis. It is worth noting that the price of banking stocks have been decreasing and continue to decrease at an ever-increasing rate and today made new bear market lows.

Category: Credit, Digital Media, Technical Analysis

Obama: Change is All We Have Left

Since I have been mocking W on his way out, we may as well tag O on his way in: via Keven Depew, Minyanville

Category: Bailouts, Digital Media, Humor, Politics

Corporate Debt Hangover

via NYT > Source: Cost of Borrowing Zooms Up for Corporations JACK HEALY and VIKAS BAJAJ NYT, January 18, 2009 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/19/business/economy/19debt.html

Category: Credit, Digital Media, Markets

Gaza Confliict

The WSJ has a nice interactive map showing the details of the Israeli/Hamas battle: > click for interactive graphic: via WSJ

Category: Digital Media, War/Defense

Presidential Campaign Promises ($)

via NYT > Source: For Obama, Rare Chance for Bold Start on Big Task JACKIE CALMES NYT, January 18, 2009 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/19/us/politics/19stimulus.html

Category: Digital Media, Politics, Taxes and Policy

American Attitudes

Form the Sunday NYT: via NYT > Source: Poll Finds Faith in Obama, Mixed With Patience ADAM NAGOURNEY and MARJORIE CONNELLY NYT, January 17, 2009 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/18/us/politics/18poll.html

Category: Digital Media, Politics, Psychology

Hedge Fund Falloff

via NYT > Source: Hedge Funds, Unhinged LOUISE STORY NYT, January 17, 2009 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/18/business/18hedge.html

Category: Digital Media, Hedge Funds, Trading

Global Slowdown in Exports

via NYT > Source: Sharp Trade Contraction Knows No Borders FLOYD NORRIS NYT, January 16, 2009 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/17/business/economy/17charts.html

Category: Digital Media, Economy, Markets

Horror Story

Bespoke Investment Group notes that in less than two years, the market cap of the S&P financial sector has shrunk to $959 billion from nearly $3 trillion at its May 2007 peak. Citigroup has lost in value close to 10 times its current market cap. > Source: Parade of the Basket Cases ALAN ABELSON Barrons…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Credit, Digital Media

U.S. Foreclosure Market Data by State – 2008

via Realty Trac http://www.realtytrac.com/ContentManagement/pressrelease.aspx?ChannelID=9&ItemID=5681&accnt=64847

Category: Digital Media, Legal, Real Estate