Posts filed under “Financial Press”

Major Headlines: June 2008—January 2009

Via Bespoke Group:

Label Date WSJ Lead Headline
1 6/3 Obama Clinches Nomination.
2 6/7 Markets Slammed by Oil, Crude Leaps Nearly $11.
3 6/10 Big Loss At Lehman Intensifies Crisis Jitters.
4 6/11 Inflation’s Bite Worsens Around World.
5 6/21 Ford Reels as Truck Sales Plunge.
6 6/28 Dow Hits Bear-Market Territory.
7 7/12 Crisis Deepens as Big Bank Fails: IndyMac Seized In Largest Bust In Two Decades.
8 7/14 Treasury and Fed Pledge Aid For Ailing Mortgage Giants.
9 7/16 SEC Moves to Curb Short Selling.
10 8/11 Russia Widens Attacks on Georgia.
11 9/8 US Seizes Mortgage Giants FNM and FRE.
12 9/15 Crisis on Wall Street as Lehman Totters, Merrill Is Sold, AIG Seeks to Raise Cash.
13 9/17 US To Take Over AIG in $85 Billion Bailout; Central Banks Inject Cash as Credit Dries Up.
14 9/20 US Bailout Plan Calms Markets, But Struggle Looms Over Details.
15 9/22 Goldman, Morgan Scrap Wall Street Model, Become Banks in Bid to Ride Out Crisis.
16 9/26 WaMu Is Seized, Sold Off to JP Morgan, In Largest Failure in US Banking History.
17 9/30 Bailout Plan Rejected, Markets Plunge, Forcing New Scramble to Solve Crisis.
18 10/4 Historic Bailout Passes As Economy Slips Further.
19 10/14 US to Buy Stakes in Nation’s Largest Banks.
20 10/23 Markets Fall as Fears of Slump Span World.
21 10/28 Crisis Deals New Blow to Japan: Stocks at ’82 Levels.
22 11/5 Obama Sweeps to Historic Victory.
23 11/19 Big Three Plead For Aid.
24 11/24 US Agrees to Rescue Struggling Citigroup.
25 12/12 Top Broker Accused of $50 Billion Fraud.
26 12/17 Fed Cuts Rates Near Zero to Battle Slump.
27 12/29 Israel Pounds Gaza Again, Signals More on the Way.
28 1/3 Manufacturing Tumbles Globally.
29 1/8 Corporate Scandal Shakes India.
30 1/10 Citigroup Takes First Step Toward Breakup.
31 1/15 Bank of America to Get Billions in US Aid.
32 1/21 President Barack Obama.
33 1/23 Thain Ousted in Clash at Bank of America.

Category: Financial Press, Markets

Investing via Media Market Timing

Yesterday, I discussed why the Barrons vs Cramer debate was irrelevant, and why people should never invest based on what they watch on TV. A number of commentors observed that despite the many exhortations to think of television as merely entertainment, many a fool are still watching Mad Money for investing insights. When I wrote…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Financial Press, Markets

Barron’s vs. Cramer, Part II

We add another chapter in the ongoing debate between Barron’s, the weekly paper that is sister to the WSJ, and James Cramer, the former hedge fund manager now turned pundit/CNBC star/game show host. The back and forth between CNBC and Barron’s amounts to an absurd debate over what Cramer’s stock picking record on the show…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Hedge Funds, Really, really bad calls, Television

Barron’s vs. Cramer: The Charts

Barron’s observes: “By most measures, Jim Cramer did worse than the market, but CNBC and the TV journalist have taken few steps to clarify his exact performance for his show’s growing audience.” Here are the charts Barron’s uses to make their argument:

Category: Digital Media, Financial Press, Really, really bad calls, Television

Undermployment is a Key Political Statistic

Insight with Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief Tom Keene (In Focus)

Bloomberg, February 05, 2009

Category: Credit, Economy, Employment, Financial Press, Video

Business Magazine Advertising Pages

There is an interesting interactive graphic at NYT.com this morning on total advertising pages for magazines. As you would expect, ad sales are mostly down for print. The one-two punch of the secular move to the internet and the cyclical effects of the recession are hurting ad sales. (Time and Newsweek are each down 24%)….Read More

Category: Economy, Financial Press, Markets

Q4 Nominal GDP: Worst Since 1958

Yesterday, I was busy dealing with two big projects: John Mauldin’s newsletter, and interviewing new publishers for the next book (no, it ain’t gonna be McGraw Hill again). This kept me away from my favorite wonk activity, dissecting the latest government data dump. Or as it is known on college campuses across the land, Intro…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Financial Press, Markets

BBC: THE ORACLE (part II)

Max Keiser ‘s BBC show THE ORACLE January 16th 2009 part 2 of 2

THE ORACLE January 16th 2009 part 2 of 2 with Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert ;

guests are : Ullrich Fichtner , Nigel Eccles, Alec Baldwin and Carrie Quinlan ;

sujects are : what free spending and credit addicted economies like the US and UK can learn from the more prudent Germans, and what difference an Obama presidency might make?

Category: Bailouts, Financial Press, Humor, Markets, Video

BBC: THE ORACLE (part I)

Lovable financial curmudgeon, goldbug, and activist Max Keiser has a new show on BBC Worldwide: The Oracle, in which he predicts the future outcomes of today’s financial chaos.

THE ORACLE January 16th 2009 part 1 of 2 with Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert ;

guests are : Ullrich Fichtner , Nigel Eccles, Alec Baldwin and Carrie Quinlan ;

sujects are : what free spending and credit addicted economies like the US and UK can learn from the more prudent Germans, and what difference an Obama presidency might make?

via boingboing

Part II tomorrow evening!

Category: Bailouts, Financial Press, Humor, Video

Bush’s Economic Mistakes

With all inauguration coverage, all the time today, I thought we might try to keep the focus on erconomic/market related matters. Time magazine has an article on Bush’s economics mistakes that I would direct you to except for the annoying 9 page clicks required (click whores!). Rather than send you there, I’ll give you the…Read More

Category: Economy, Financial Press, Markets, Politics, Regulation