Posts filed under “Taxes and Policy”

Open Thread: Bad Sign on Fannie & Freddie Comes True

Last month, Rex Nutting had a surefire contrary indicator: He noted that the Bush administration DOES NOT expect the GSEs to fail, and that no rescue plan is imminent.

He wrote at the time that this made the government takeover a Phoney and Fraudy pretty much a sure thing.


"Is there any surer sign of an impending disaster than a reassurance from the White House that it doesn’t expect it to happen?"

That seems to be more or less an eventuality at this point. But it raises an interesting question:

Recession? Housing Slowdown? Credit Crunch? Been there, done that.

What other impending disasters are out there? What aren’t people expecting?  What possible surprises are there — upside as well as down — that could shake things up even more?

What say ye?

Category: Credit, Economy, Taxes and Policy

Category: Bailouts, Credit, Taxes and Policy

OPEC vs US Gross Personal Tax Reciepts

Category: Economy, Energy, Taxes and Policy

Fannie and Freddie: Worth Negative $50 Billion Each

Category: Credit, Derivatives, Real Estate, Taxes and Policy

Down 97%: Tax Trouble Coming For States & Cities

Category: Credit, Derivatives, Earnings, Economy, Taxes and Policy

Bear Hunt

Category: Credit, Legal, Markets, Politics, Short Selling, Taxes and Policy

No Shorting. That’s the Rule.

Category: Short Selling, Taxes and Policy, Trading

No Recession? No Inflation? Don’t Make Me Laugh!

Category: Consumer Spending, Data Analysis, Earnings, Economy, Taxes and Policy

WSJ: States Slammed by Tax Shortfalls

Category: Consumer Spending, Economy, Real Estate, Taxes and Policy

End of Illusions for GSEs

Category: Bailouts, Credit, Real Estate, Taxes and Policy