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Jim Rogers: Fannie Plan a ‘Disaster’

"I don’t know where these guys get the audacity to take our money, taxpayer money, and buy stock in Fannie Mae,” Rogers, 65, said in an interview from Singapore. “So we’re going to bail out everybody else in the world. And it ruins the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet and it makes the dollar more vulnerable and it increases inflation.”

The chairman of Rogers Holdings, who in April 2006 correctly predicted oil would reach $100 a barrel and gold $1,000 an ounce, also said the commodities bull market has a "long way to go” and advised buying agricultural commodities.

 

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The U.S. Treasury Department’s plan to shore up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is an "unmitigated disaster” and the largest U.S. mortgage lenders are "basically insolvent,” according to investor Jim Rogers.

Taxpayers will be saddled with debt if Congress approves U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson’s request for the authority to buy unlimited stakes in and lend to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Rogers said in a Bloomberg Television interview. Rogers is betting that Fannie Mae shares will keep tumbling…

"These companies were going to go bankrupt if they hadn’t stepped in to do something, and they should’ve gone bankrupt with all of the mistakes they’ve made,” Rogers said. “What’s going to happen when you Band-Aid and put some Band-Aids on it for another year or two or three? What’s going to happen three years from now when the situation’s much, much, much worse?” . . .

The U.S. economy is in a recession, possibly the worst since World War II, Rogers said.

"They’re ruining what has been one of the greatest economies in the world,” Rogers said. Bernanke and Paulson "are bailing out their friends on Wall Street but there are 300 million Americans that are going to have to pay for this.”

Source:
Fannie Plan a `Disaster’ to Rogers; Goldman Says Sell
Carol Massar and Eric Martin
Bloomberg, July 14 2008
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a7hS5BuYqeR8&

Don’t Bail Out Fannie, Freddie: Jim Rogers   
CNBC.com | 15 Jul 2008 | 05:02 AM ET
http://www.cnbc.com//id/25684069

Category: Credit, Economy, Video

CEO Sees Dismal Economy (Bunch of Whiners!)

CEOs portray a gloomy forecast for the US Economy, according to a new survey by Chief Executive Magazine:

Category: Credit, Economy, Taxes and Policy, Video

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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Category: Financial Press, Video

Video: IndyMac CEO Interview on CNBC

An interview on CNBC with IndyMac Bank CEO Michael Perry about company’s Option ARM mortgage portfolio and Federal Reserve’s decision to leave interest rates unchanged.

You get the sense that Indy Mac’s CEO has absolutely zero idea as to whats coming,

September 20, 2006:

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Category: Credit, Video

Talks with Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson on the Dollar

Ron Paul Financial Services Hearing – July 10, 2008

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Category: Currency, Video

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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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

David Tice: S&P500 Below 800 ?

Not my favorite Bear — but give credit to Bloomberg for the timing of this interview:

David Tice, founder of the $1.2 billion Prudent Bear Fund in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, discusses the U.S. equity market.  The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index may drop below 800 as the economy slows, he said. The benchmark for U.S. stocks fell 2.3 percent today to 1,244.69, sending the index into its first so- called bear market since 2002.

On the market’s decline: "We sometimes we use the word `depression’ because a recession connotes really just an inventory adjustment, etc. What we’re talking about doesn’t have to be as bad as the Great Depression, but it’s a major long-term readjustment of the economy.”

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Sources:
Prudent Bear Founder Tice Says S&P 500 Will Fall Below 800
Michael McKee and Katherine Greene
Bloomberg, July 9 2008
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aMmJcRGfAmRo

Category: Economy, Markets, Video

Ted Koppel: The People’s Republic of Capitalism

Ted Koppel has a four part series on the Discovery channel, beginning tonight, on China.

Part 1: Joined at the Hip — Wed., July 9, at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Part 2: MAOism TO MEism — Thur., July 10, at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Part 3: The Fast Lane — Fri., July 11, at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Part 4: It’s the Economy, Stupid — Sat., July 12, at 10 p.m. ET/PT

It looks quite fascinating . . .

 


Sources:
Ted Koppel’s ‘Capitalism’ pays off big   
Robert Bianco
USA TODAY, July 08 2008
http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/reviews/2008-07-07-koppel-capitalism_N.htm 

Ted Koppel Opens Up About Meet the Press, Nightline and Conan
Media Bistro, TUESDAY JUN 24, 2008
http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/generalities/ted_koppel_opens_up_about_meet_the_press_nightline_and_conan_86663.asp

The People’s Republic of Capitalism
Review: ‘People’s Republic of Capitalism’ on Discovery
Verne Gay 
Discovery, July 9, 2008
tonight through Saturday at 10

http://www.newsday.com/services/newspaper/printedition/wednesday/partii/ny-ettel5756145jul09,0,904763.column

Category: Economy, Video

T. Boone Pickens on Oil Prices, Wind Power

Boone Pickens details to reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil:

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UPDATE: July 9, 2008  9:43pm

Jeff Matthews points out Picken’s flip flop

“I was in wind energy for a minute…. I hate it. And when I got to looking at those damn things I said, I don’t want to be a part of putting that on the horizon. I think it’s homely and I don’t like it. We took a loss and got out of it and I’m glad I did.”

—T. Boone Pickens, Bloomberg, February 17, 2005

Related:
Boone Pickens: A man with an energy plan   
C/NET July 8, 2008 4:20 PM
http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-9985905-54.html

Big Pickens: T. Boone, the Oilman, Ups the Ante in His Wind Bet
Keith Johnson
Environment, July 8, 2008, 2:11 pm
http://blogs.wsj.com/environmentalcapital/2008/07/08/big-pickens-t-boone-the-oilman-ups-the-ante-in-his-wind-bet/

Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens wants to supplant oil with wind 
Dan Reed
USA TODAY   July 8, 2008
http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/energy/2008-07-08-t-boone-pickens-plan-wind-energy_N.htm

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Category: Commodities, Energy, Video

Rubin: Economy Facing `Extended Difficulties’

Serious words from Robert Rubin:

"Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin said that the world economy still faces "extended difficulties” from the fallout of the U.S. subprime mortgage crisis and rising energy and food costs.

"It’s possible that it could get better during the course of this year, but it’s far more likely that we will have extended difficulties for quite some time yet if you consider what is happening with housing prices, the price of oil and so much else,” Rubin said today in an interview in Rome.

Record oil and food prices are fueling inflation and choking growth at a time when the fallout from the U.S. subprime mortgage market meltdown has already taken a toll on the global expansion. The Organization for Economic on June 4 cuts the growth forecast for its 30 members to 1.8 percent for this year, the slowest since 2002."

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Source:
Rubin Says Economy Facing `Extended Difficulties’
Alessandra Migliaccio and Flavia Rotondi
Bloomberg, July 1 2008
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aJWQydwyeAzI

Category: Economy, Video