I've posted the third entry to my monthly column at the Balance Junkie site. It's called Liberals Came Closer Than Conservatives With Their Explanation of the Economic Crisis. Juicy Excerpt: The comedian John Stewart had a funny line re this aspect of the story. There was a debate in the early days that executives of firms in the financial sector should be denied bonuses because they would be out of work but for the bailouts they received from the U.S. taxpayers. One executive complained…
Merci pour ce texte. Nous plaçons de l’argent de côté depuis quelques années, mais dans des CPG ou fond commun coûteux. Je m’intéresse depuis peu à d’autres forme de placements qui seraient avantageux pour notre porte-feuille et pas celui de notre conseiller! Je sais que je dois encore lire et apprendre sur le sujet, mais votre texte me dit que je suis sur la bonne voie. J’ai commencé il y a 2 mois avec un compte chez tangerine; il coûte moins cher que mes fonds communs et j’espère qu’il rapportera plus! Je m’étais dit que je débuterais avec cela, le temps d’apprendre et de trouver mieux. Je vise par la suite l’ouverture d’un compte de courtage et me lancer dans cet univers. Mon but premier étant de fournir une retraite à mon conjoint qui n’a pas pu se préparer adéquatement et à qui il reste moins de temps qu’il en restait… Ensuite ce sera autour du rééé. À 2,31% de RFG, il ne rapporte pas grand chose si je tiens compte de l’inflation et du rendement…
In my last predictions, I said that Shakespeare’s bones would be analyzed to show he’s been poisoned. This has not happened. I also predicted that a kidnap attempt would be attempted on the pope. Wrong on that one I’m sorry to say. I got it right about the launch of new virtual reality games and augmented reality did take huge strides as predicted. You may remember I predicted that a giant squid would make the news. I felt a bit silly even suggesting this but giant squid have made the news and the Russians found something really weird under the ice! Maybe in 2018 she’ll have babies that will march on Washington!

Market history suggests that increase in debt drives bubbles and when its government debt, the bubble is huge. Bull markets of 1720s, 1820s and 1920s led to historical market crashes. The Dot Com bubble burst in 2000-2001, and completely shut off many big companies while others suffered big losses that took years to recover. Market started recovering at the end of 2002 and then again the 2008 crash resulted in horrible financial crisis to the economy.
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