How Big Is It?

Nice info porn in the WSJ, comparing the relative size of past crises to the current mortgage debacle:
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courtesy of WSJ

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Fascinating stuff . . .

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Source:
U.S. Mortgage Crisis Rivals S&L Meltdown   
GREG IP , MARK WHITEHOUSE  and AARON LUCCHETTI
December 10, 2007; Page A1
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119724657737318810.html

Category: Credit, Derivatives, Real Estate

Housing Charts: Genesis of a Crisis

Category: Credit, Derivatives, Finance, Real Estate

SubPrime? So what?

I have long respected and enjoyed Jim Cramer, but jeez, could he have possibly been any more wrong than this?  Its one thing to be wrong about the future, but how about getting the present correct?

So Subprime Blows Up; So What, Says Cramer (Jim gives you the scoop on why the $500 billion market is no threat to
the market, even if it fully collapses. Added: July 16, 2007)

Geez, that makes 6,800 look good.

via ZackAttack (here)

Category: Credit, Derivatives, Video

December Linkfest: Week in Preview

Category: Financial Press

More Trouble for Mortgage Securitizers?

Category: Credit, Real Estate, Taxes and Policy

December Linkfest Week in Review

Category: Financial Press

CFO Optimism Spirals Downward

Category: Corporate Management, Economy, Psychology

Friday Night Jazz: Amy Winehouse

Category: Digital Media, Friday Night Jazz, Music

History of the Dow Industrials Poster

The Dow Poster I mentioned last week — but couldn’t remember who sent it to me — turned out to be created by JP Koning. You can order a 36 X 24 wall chart from JP’s site here for $30. Makes a great gift for that broker or trader you know! Nice work, JP

Category: Markets, Technical Analysis

Fun with Wallstrip

Category: Financial Press, Web/Tech, Weblogs