Who will get hurt from the next stock market crash? Not just investors…

Summary: There is an exception to Saturday's post, which said that a stock market crash would have only minor economic effects on America. Just as an oil crash hurts oil producing regions, such as Texas, a stock market crash hurts areas that produce stock certificates. Printing this "paper" is the most profitable part of the … Continue reading Who will get hurt from the next stock market crash? Not just investors…

About the disturbing disconnect between markets and the real economy

Summary:  Today we have a guest post about the often discussed but still mysterious disconnect between the US risk markets and the US economy -- between Wall Street and Main Street. Since the crash, economists and investment strategists have confidently predicted it will close soon, certainly when the economy accelerated back to near normal speed. … Continue reading About the disturbing disconnect between markets and the real economy

We see a stock market bubble but prefer to close our eyes.

Summary:  Bubbles in the information age differ from those of simpler times. Now we have real-time data showing our folly. Here's a brief review, another in our series of posts about this mad cycle. Listen while you read and you'll hear the stock market roaring to the moon.  {1st of 2 posts today.} “You can’t … Continue reading We see a stock market bubble but prefer to close our eyes.