Economic Stimulus: Post-Great Recession Media Analysis of Market Sentiment, Debt and Bubbles

Economic Stimulus: Post-Great Recession Media Analysis of Market Sentiment, Debt and Bubbles

I will focus solely on stimulus from US Federal Reserve as our base given it’s role as a global currency. In 2008, the Economic Stimulus Act came at a cost of $152 billion, providing tax rebates for low-middle class earners along with business incentives. In 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act cost $831 billion [...]

Austerity in a post-COVID world

Austerity in a post-COVID world

In 2012 The IMF studied the correlation between credit-default-swap spreads and various economic indicators. Long term indicators—for deficits, economic growth and spending on pensions and health care—had little impact on spreads. But larger short term primary deficits (which exclude interest) were associated with notably wider spreads. So, too, was weaker current-year growth. Solvency should be [...]

Stocks, Output, Employment, Debt: A look at 08/09 and current data

Damn, I missed the 20% upswing. Shame. Did you also participate in the 30-50% drop down?(scroll down for stock examples: Apple, Google, Waste Connections, Royal Bank, CIBC, Enbridge, Fortis, CN Rail)A bear market is known for one thing: volatility. It’s great for trades — if you can time it right.We WILL see a lot more [...]

Genesis: The Beginning

Genesis: The Beginning

In the beginning there arose an idea.Many would consider leveraging equities as misguided in what, by all indicators, is: late in the cycle; the end of a ten year bull run; the precursor to a recession.After months of research and deliberation, I decided to invest on my own terms regardless of these facts. Without sounding [...]