Posts filed under “Financial Press”

American Debt

This weekend, the NYT goes chart crazy in — "A series about the surge in consumer debt and the lenders who made it possible" — looking at the economy, debt, housing, etc. 

Now, the real question is whether this is a one off, or if the NYTimes is going to give Rupert Murdoch’s new, softer, de-financialized Wall Street Journal a run for its money.


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Previously:
Murdoch’s WSJ Changes Creates Opening for NYT, FT
http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2008/04/murdochs-wsj-cr.html

Series:
Given a Shovel, Americans Dig Deeper Into Debt   
GRETCHEN MORGENSON
NYT, July 20, 2008
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/20/business/20debt.html

Uncomfortable Answers to Questions on the Economy   
PETER S. GOODMAN   
NYT, July 19, 2008   
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/19/business/economy/19econ.html

Borrowers and Bankers: A Great Divide   
GRETCHEN MORGENSON
NYT,  July 20, 2008
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/20/business/economy/20gret.html

Too Big to Fail?    
PETER S. GOODMAN
NYT,  July 20, 2008   
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/20/weekinreview/20goodman.html

Work Out Problems With Lenders? Try to Find Them
GRETCHEN MORGENSON
NYT, July 20, 2008 
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/20/business/20debtside.html

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Category: Credit, Financial Press, Web/Tech

New York Times Fawns Over Erin Burnett

Category: Financial Press

Its Unanimous: Banks Have Bottomed!

Category: Contrary Indicators, Credit, Dividends, Financial Press, Valuation

DON’T PANIC (Again !)

“DON’T PANIC” – Words inscribed in large, friendly letters on front cover of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the ultimate compendium of practical knowledge on practically any conceivable subject, and the most popular book in the known universe. This is partly because it is slightly cheaper than the Encyclopedia Galactica, but is mostly because…Read More

Category: Credit, Derivatives, Financial Press, Psychology

Breaking News: Herb Greenberg Resigns CNBC

Here’s some sad news that has yet to hit the wires: Herb Greenberg has resigned as a full-time contributor to CNBC. (No, he’s not going to Fox Business).

Here’s what Herb wrote to CNBC:

Just an FYI: I’ve pulled myself out of the contributor
rotation to focus exclusively on my business, which has become
more-than-a-fulltime job. It wasn’t an easy decision to walk away. I’ll still be
available from time to time as a non-contributor guest, as time permits, and I
remain committed to CNBC.
 

Herb will be missed on CNBC — he is a skeptical voice of reason who oftentimes doubts the nonsense spin we hear all too frequently from corporate executives. And, he’s been proven right far too many times to ignore. He will be missed.

Herb’s new firm is called Greenberg Meritz, and the focus will be "Bridging Financial Journalism and Forensic Analysis."

We wish him luck at his new venture, and if he ever wants to get some info out to a wider distribution, our doors are always open . . .

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Herb_fairgrounds

Category: Financial Press, Video

Barron’s Cover on Housing

Category: Credit, Financial Press, Real Estate

Amity Shlaes Does Not Know What a Recession Is

Category: Economy, Financial Press, Politics

Why Barron’s Housing Cover Is So Terribly Wrong

New Home Completions, 1968-2008 click for ginormous chart Major New Home Building Housing expansions since 1968 are marked as a red horizontal line at bottom. They previously lasted 2-4 years (71-73; 76-79; 83-87) The most recent boom far exceeded all previous expansions, running form 1992 – 2003 — then exploding upwards for another 3 years…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Financial Press, Real Estate, Valuation

Murdoch: ‘Very Bearish’ on Economy

Murdoch:

News Corp. Chief Executive Officer Rupert Murdoch said
he is "very bearish” on the economy as food and energy prices rise for
consumers.

Murdoch said he anticipates "another 12 months of hard slogging”
during a television interview from the Allen & Co. media conference
in Sun Valley, Idaho. He said the entertainment industry is "doing just
fine” so far.

"Every country in the world has serious food inflation and then of
course you’ve got the same thing with energy,” he said. "It’s really
squeezed.”

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Murdoch

Media stocks have been overly penalized, Murdoch said. News Corp., based in New York, had dropped 30 percent this year before today on investor concern about a slowdown in advertising and the company’s MySpace social-networking Web site. Time Warner Inc., the biggest U.S. media company, had lost 16 percent, and No. 2 Walt Disney Co. is down 8.5 percent.

Source:
News Corp. Chief Says He’s `Very Bearish’ on Economy
Greg Miles and Gillian Wee
Bloomberg, July 10 2008
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=a0z1E6gYNErU

Category: Economy, Financial Press, Video

Read it here first: Implode-O-Meter Hits the NYT

Category: Credit, Financial Press, Real Estate