Posts filed under “Video”

Sucker’s Rally?

I had fun doing this interview with Henry Blodget of Yahoo Tech Ticker and SAI:


Note: I don’t say we have to go below 10,000, but only that its possible. And I pretty much say that these forecasts are only guesses.

The last time I was on was July 15th, announcing that we were covering shorts, and calling for a bear market bounce . . .

Source:
Sucker’s Rally Alert: Dow Going Below 10,000
Henry Blodget
Yahoo Tech Ticker, Aug 12, 2008 03:31pm EDT
http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/article/47134/Sucker’s-Rally-Alert-Dow-Going-Below-10000

Wild Times on Wall Street: What Now for Investors?   
Aaron Task
Yahoo Tech Ticker, Jul 15, 2008 07:00am EDT
http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/article/39407/Wild-Times-on-Wall-Street-What-Now-for-Investors

Category: Economy, Markets, Technical Analysis, Trading, Video

Zillow: Housing Market Not at Bottom Yet

Zillow’s Rascoff Says Housing Market Not at Bottom Yet

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Running time 04:37

Spencer Rascoff, chief financial officer of Zillow.com, talks about the outlook for the U.S. housing market. Almost one-third of U.S. homeowners who bought in the last five years now owe more on their mortgages than their properties are worth, according to Zillow, an Internet provider of home valuations.

00:00 Housing outlook, home sellers’ expectations
01:58 Housing market by region; advice to buyers
03:52 Real estate is "still…good asset class."

      
            

Sources:
Zillow’s Rascoff Says Housing Market Not at Bottom Yet: Video 
Bloomberg,  August 12, 2008  10:10 EDT                                          
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=atKzgz5Xg2fo

One Third of New Owners Owe More Than House Is Worth
Bob Ivry
Bloomberg, Aug. 12 2008
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a3uzhDOF9FXI&

Category: Credit, Data Analysis, Real Estate, Video

Fuzzy Numbers

Interesting discussion on some of my favorite pet peeves: CPI, Unemployment, NFP, etc. via Chris Martenson’s Crash Course.

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Category: Data Analysis, Employment, Inflation, Video

U.S. Poised for Weak End to Year

So much for the decoupling:

Source:
U.S. Poised for Weak End to Year
Consumer Caution and Global Slowdown Confound Forecasts
KELLY EVANS
WSJ, August 11, 2008   
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121840429062728035.html

Category: Economy, Video

Meet The Press: Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson gets grilled by Tom Brokaw — live from Beijing.



Running time, 07:36 minutes

Thank to VJ for alerting TBP about this this video, who posted the following comment:

"Brokaw repeatedly splashes Paulson in the face with reality on this morning’s Meet the Press: * Tells him the stimulus checks that his Treasury sent out "had about as much effect as a BB gun on a bear". * Displayed his ‘CONTAINED’ quote up on the screen, "I don’t see [subprime mortgage market troubles] imposing a serious problem. I think it’s going to be largely contained." * Showed the video of Chimpy saying that "Wall Street got drunk". Paulson said that in 5 months, he exits, stage Right."

Who knew Brokaw had the stones to grill a senior politico?

UPDATE: August 10, 2008 7:12pm

It looked much harder hitting on NBC than it does on the web. There were more pull quote — they all looked rather foolish. Perhaps that gave the audio interview a tougher appearance than warranted

Category: Credit, Economy, Video

The Risks of Desert Farming

Nice video on the NYT about how Israel is irrigating high-tech desert farming. High food prices have made certain previously unlikely farming profitable.

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Source:
Can Israel Find the Water It Needs?   
ANDREW MARTIN 
NYT: August 9, 2008   
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/10/business/worldbusiness/10feed.html

Category: Commodities, Video

Faber: Global Economy in Recession

Investor Marc Faber, publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, talks with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays about the euro’s performance against the U.S. dollar, the commodities market and the global economy. The euro fell the most in almost eight years against the dollar as traders pared bets the European Central Bank will raise interest rates as the economy slows.

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00:00 Euro versus dollar; "global recession"
01:54 U.S. economy, ECB rates; commodities market
04:14 Investment strategy: dollar, Japan
Running time 05:18

Source:
Faber Says Global Economy in Recession; `Long’ on Dollar: Video
Bloomberg, August 8, 2008 15:27 EDT

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aUSFhyJW5QGU

Category: Currency, Economy, Video

Interview: Richard Syron, Freddie Mac chairman & CEO

Freddie Mac Fires Back, Pt. 1
Inside Freddie Mac, with Richard Syron, Freddie Mac chairman & CEO and CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo.

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Part II:  Freddie Mac Fires Back, Pt. 2
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Thanks, Dougie!

Category: Credit, Real Estate, Video

Freddie Mac Losses to Get Worse

"5.5 Billion in Capital Raise is just the beginning . . . "

Category: Credit, Real Estate, Video

Bloomberg Video: AIG Earnings

Yesterday, I was supposed to do a quick 3 minute spot at Bloomberg, so I headed off to the studio after the close to talk about AIG earnings.

Only the AIG earnings were rather delayed (more than 20 minutes), so I got to babble for a good long time.

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Running time 13:38

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Barry Ritholtz, chief executive officer of Fusion IQ, talks with Bloomberg’s Julie Hyman in New York about American International Group Inc.’s second-quarter loss reported today, his recommendation of Western Union Co. and the outlook for the financial industry. AIG, the world’s biggest insurer by assets, posted a $5.36 billion loss as writedowns tied to the housing slump wiped out profit for a third-straight quarter. (Source: Bloomberg)
13:380 AIG, Western Union, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

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Source:
Fusion IQ’s Ritholtz Expects More Writedowns at AIG: Video
Bloomberg, August 6, 2008 19:58 EDT

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=avZEKuMTaGME

Category: Credit, Derivatives, Earnings, Media, Video