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Woe to americans who Are All Prisoners Now  All Americans are now imprisoned in a world of lies and deception created by the Bush Regime and the two complicit parties of Congress, by federal judges too corrupt, timid or ignorant to recognize a rogue regime running roughshod over the Constitution, by a bought-and-paid-for media that serves as propagandists for a regime of war criminals, and by a gutless, ignorant public who have forsaken their self-respect.

Benazir Assassinated

CHEER: Ambrose Evans-Pritchard: Bank Crisis may make '29 look 'walk in park'...

Alexander Tytler: "The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been two hundred years JonesReport.com | 12-4-07
"The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been two
hundred years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: from
bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to great courage; from
courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to
selfishness; from selfishness to complacency; from complacency to
apathy; from apathy to dependence; from dependency back again into
bondage."-- Alexander Tytler

FDR: "They who seek to establish systems of government based on the regimentation of all human beings by a handful of individual rulers... call this a New Order. It is not new and it is not order."

Andrew Jackson: "There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses."

Congressman McFadden (1934) on the Fed: "This evil institution has impoverished and ruined the people of these United States, has bankrupted itself, and has practically bankrupted our Government."

AP: TOP 10 NEWS STORIES '07...

Former CIA Interrogator: We Carried Out Torture Because The White House Told Us To

Fire out at building next to White House

Kucinich's brother found dead

FBI agent threatened to arrest CIA interrogators in 2002.

Countdown: Bushed! Countdown's list of the top three Bush scandals you may have forgotten about because of all of the new Bush scandals. This week's scandals: Habeas Corpus-Gate, Air-Gate and NIE-Gate.

Bush administration: Back off says war criminal and strategist dumbya bush on CIA tape probe CNN

HUCKABEE SLAMS 'ARROGANT' BUSH WHITE HOUSE

Romney Proves to All He is Not as Smart as he appears to be by Hitting Huckabee for Appropriately Criticizing War Criminal Dumbya bush for the debacle in Iraq (, etc.,) Which Is the Greatest Foreign Policy Blunder in america’s short-lived history (while concomitantly destroying the republican party, etc.) - tush tush, bush bush Washington Post

Bill Clinton Says He Wasn’t Ready for White House When He Squandered the Cold War Victory and Consequent Peace Dividend and that by resisting the bushit team Obama isn't Ready For White House which is ridiculous based upon the substantial damage the bush-clinton-bush corrupt regimes have caused the nation and the world...

Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton : Two Families, Three Decades In The White House, The Very Best Of Times For Them and the Worst of Times and Decline For america are (and this should be the wake-up call)  best Friends

WYOMING DEM CHIEF: CLINTON WOULD HURT PARTY...

LA's gangland culture spreading chaos, violence into America's heartland...

AT&T engineer says Bush Administration sought to implement domestic spying within two weeks of taking office

Dodd ready to mount filibuster to block telecom immunity

The End of America

Naomi Wolf - "There hasen't been a real investigation of 9/11."

Lee Hamilton Says the CIA Obstructed the 9/11 Commission

CIA Failed To Fully Inform Congress About Destroyed Tapes CBS News

More Evidence of Obstruction of Justice in 9/11 Investigation

Neocons Revise WMD Entry on Wikipedia Propaganda Portal

Pelosi and Harman Aided and Abetted 9/11 Cover Up

The White House and Congress Knew about the CIA Interrogation Videotapes

USATODAYGALLUP POLL: Approval of Congress sinks to new low...

9/11 Victims' Lawyers Blast Ground Zero Toxic Air Lies In Court

Bush Authorizes Full Access to U.S. Roads for Even More Mexico-Based NAFTA Trucks

What is the CFR?: The Bush Clinton Bush Clinton Administration

Olbermann: Bush is a BOLD faced LIAR about NIE/Iran

Russia's well-founded and rational deep suspicion of (particularly criminal america) the West

Hillary Campaign Tactic Backfires as Top Aide Quits

REPORT: FBI Videotape shows Sharpton cutting a deal...

Victim: Gang-Rape Cover-Up by U.S., Halliburton/KBR

Greenspan sees early signs of U.S. stagflation

Poland does not need U.S. missile defense base - ex-PM

Iran Is No Threat and That’s Official “They stole our threat” goes a headline in the Israeli daily Haaretz. The author is, of course, referring to the recently published US National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) composed by 16 American intelligence.....

Gov't official: No 'smoking gun' on Iran

Egypt Govt Accuses Israel of Meddling in Its Ties With US

Paul: Israel Demanding U.S. Further Its Self-destructive Pro-israel Mode and Invade Iran

Russia warns of US missile shield retaliation

PA Economy Worst Affected by Israeli Restrictions: WB

Israeli Airstrikes in Gaza Kill 7

NASA 'on target for return to the moon for the first time by 2020'…..riiiiight!..... UFOetry: We Never Went To The Moon - The Award-Winning Documentary/Music/Video by John Lee
'The Mother of All Frauds'

History Channel Admits WTC Tower Fell At Freefall Speed

FBI Now Admits Evidence Used to Connect Oswald to Kennedy Assasination Was Bogus

Food prices rising at highest rate for 14 years

Taj Mahal Won't Accept bushit american Dollars as India Laments Lost Value

THE HILL: Dems Cave On Spending...

China's Yuan at new high vs dollar...

YEAR-ENDER: Home Sales Plunge, Feed Recession Fears...

To Understand Business/Economics for the Coming Year The New Year Starts Here (scroll down for current date)

(1-7-08) With sloth-like reflexes and speed the lazy, fallible frauds on wall street now recognize, yes we’re already in a recession. Forget Bulls/Bears. Their new mascot:
The Prehistoric Sloth. Sloths all, the lunatic/frauds on wall street are slothish on america.

Recession in the US 'has arrived': Merrill Lynch

Morgan Stanley issues full US recession alert   Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
Tuesday December 11, 2007 Morgan Stanley has issued a full recession alert for the US economy, warning of a sharp slowdown in business investment and a "perfect storm" for consumers as the housing slump spreads. In a report "Recession Coming" released today, the bank's US team said the credit crunch had started to inflict serious damage on US companies…..

Reuters House prices seen falling 30 pct 12- 6-07 By Julie Haviv NEW YORK (Reuters) - Housing markets from Punta Gorda, Florida, to Stockton, California, will crash and suffer price drops of more than 30 percent before the housing crisis is over, a report from Moody's Economy.com said on Thursday. On a national level, the housing market recession will continue through early 2009, said the report, co-authored by Mark Zandi, chief economist, and Celia Chen, director of housing economics. The report paints a worsening picture of the hard-hit housing sector, which is in the midst of its worst downturn since World War II. While activity will stabilize in 2009, it will not be until 2010 before a measurable improvement in sales, construction and pricing will emerge, the report said…..

Earnings Recession Has Arrived U.S. corporate profits are in a recession, and the entire economy can not be far behind. Slower sales and higher energy and labor costs are forcing companies from Bear Stearns Cos. to Pitney Bowes Inc. to reduce spending and hiring. Their efforts to keep earnings from eroding even further raise the risk that the economy, already weakened by the steepest housing slide since 1991, may shrink sometime next year. ‘The earnings recession has already arrived, says David Rosenberg, North America economist for Merrill Lynch & Co. in New York. We are going to see an economic recession in '08.…..’

BANK OF AMERICA Sees Bigger Writedowns (12-12-07).....

MORGAN STANLEY first loss ever; taps China for $5 Billion...

PAPER: Housing foreclosures largest since Great Depression...

Home Prices Fall for 10th Straight Month

Oil price spikes close to $97...

CITIGROUP and MERRILL face bigger writeoffs/dividend cuts, etc.....

CHEER: Ambrose Evans-Pritchard: Bank Crisis may make '29 look 'walk in park'... As central banks continue to splash their cash over the system, so far to little effect, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard argues things are rapidly spiralling out of their control Twenty billion dollars here, $20bn there, and a lush half-trillion from the European Central Bank at give-away rates for Christmas. Buckets of liquidity are being splashed over the North Atlantic banking system, so far with meagre or fleeting effects. "Liquidity doesn't do anything in this situation," says Anna Schwartz, the doyenne of US monetarism and life-time student (with Milton Friedman) of the Great Depression."It cannot deal with ….. that lots of firms are going bankrupt. The banks and the hedge funds have not fully acknowledged who is in trouble. That is the critical issue," she adds…..

NEWS FLASH: Direct from Lost Angeles Learning Annex – Presenting mobster t_rump of new yoke, new joyzey, and now caleefornia mob fame with his continuing message for the past several years: buy real estate (and watch the values go down…..riiiiight!).
Bank sues Trump over Chicago tower loan...
Trump casino to miss interest payment...

(12-31-08)  DOW 8,776 +108 +1% -34% for the year -1% for the fourth week of December  No change worth reporting for second and third weeks of December -2.3% for the first week of December -5.8% for the month of November. -15% for the month of October NASDAQ 1,577 +26 +1% -41% for the year -2% for the fourth week of December   No change worth reporting for second and third weeks of December -5.7% for the first week of December -11% for the month of November. -17% for October  S&P 903 +13 +1% -39% for the year -2% for the fourth week of December  No change worth reporting for second and third weeks of December -2.7% for the first week of December -7.5% for the month of November. -18% for October [CLOSE- OIL $44.60 (-54% for year) (RECORD TRADING HIGH $147.27) GAS $1.65 (reg. gas in LAND OF FRUITS AND NUTS  $1.79 REG./ $2.38 MID-GRADE/ $2.65 PREM./ $2.41 DIESEL)/ GOLD $884.30 (+5.58% for year) / SILVER $11.29/ PLATINUM $941.51 / DOLLAR= .70 EURO, 90 YEN, .68 POUND STERLING, ETC. (How low can you go - LOWER)/ 10 YR NOTE YIELD 2.24% ..…     AP Business Highlights …           ...Yahoo Market Update... ]  YAHOO - BRIEFING.COM Weekly Recap   Absolutely, Absurdly, Ridiculous! High! What are they drinking, smoking, snorting on wall street. Not to worry; they’ll get their commissions again on the way down and maybe stick you with their over-priced dogs as well. Don’t forget their 2008 talk as now for 2009. The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, especially since none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved; hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc.,  so great opportunity to SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU STILL CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME. News typically bad: Difficulty tracking and monitoring bailout money…Daaaaah! Understated unemployment numbers still at recession/depression levels (4.65 million); retail correction-bankruptcies, closings, fewer stores. Motek’s experts: Peter Shiff says it’s not the disease but the government cure that will kill us, dire forecast for 2009 and beyond-inflation, companies going out of business, commodity prices higher, world’s largest debtor america is bankrupt, more borrowing/spending their failed prescription, bleak picture for dollar the value of which will be halved and high probability that the decline will be 70-90%, gold higher and $2000 gold in not so distant future, oil much higher and $200 oil in next couple of years, stocks will continue to decline, on the long side he favors quality EU, Asia securities and precious metals particularly monetary metals gold, silver. Oil analyst says oil too cheap, geopolitical factors, (israel war mongering, war crimes, etc.; Russia/Ukraine dispute-cut gas supplies affecting Europe), oil to $60-70 rather quickly, gasoline demand anemic but oil price the factor. It’s time for ben stein to resign himself to just a land of fruits and nuts actor/entertainer/speculator as he lambaste Shiff’s prognostication ( he previously had to apologize to Shiff having done wrongly so before-  his criticism of Peter Shiff for warning of this debacle years ago). He throws out a couple of economic terms (demand pull/cost push inflationary terms) to buttress his criticism of Shiff but he’s just out to lunch in citing the absence of demand as militating against Shiff’s inflationary argument since history (and even currently, i.e., zimbabwee) is replete with examples of low demand and or impoverished nations that have over-printed their currencies with hyperinflationary results as will occur in u.s.). Stein should be on the Strip doing stand-up (comedy). He is a joke! Suckers' bear market rally into the close to keep the suckers suckered on NEWS MUCH WORSE THAN ALREADY DISMAL EXPECTATIONS ACROSS THE BOARD: S&P/Case-Shiller Composite Index, October home prices were down 18% year-over-year, the largest drop on record. According to the U.S. Conference Board, consumer confidence dropped more than expected to an all-time low in December AT 38%. Record number of bankruptcies and particulary hard hit commercial sector in coming year, ie., malls, retail, etc.. Worse stock market declines for the year since 1931 (Great Depression) and worse to come in 2009 despite suckers’ bear market rallies to keep you sucked in. Put these wall street frauds in jail and force disgorgement of their fraudulent gains. There are loads of able new grads and job seekers who can take the place of the wall street frauds who caused the crisis owing to their own avarice and continue the coverup to get taxpayer bailout funds. The markets should be efficient and predicated on rational valuation which is totally absent in america’s fraudulent, manipulated markets. Absent prosecution and disgorgement in these ongoing multi-trillion dollar fraud schemes (new ponzi scheme uncovered in addition to madoff, which are tips of the iceberg in thesemulti-trillion dollar frauds), america will not be worth the paper the worthless Weimar dollars and worthless securities denominated in same are printed on.   Non-Motek expert: markets to fall into 2010 or worse case, later. Motek experts: They discuss dismal news, for year DOW-35%, NASDAQ-42%, S&P-40%, $7-10 trillion in wealth destroyed, second-half inflation from printing worthless Weimar dollars/stagflation; another expert, consumer has collapsed, 2009 will be very tough year for autos; a real estate analyst says 2009 will be a very tough year and hopefully we’ll get through this…..riiiiight!…I don’t think so…Almost one in 10 Floridians are on food stamps   Online holiday sales fall 3 percent    Madoff liquidation trustee receives $28M for costs (AP)   Charlotte, NC, home values post record decline (AP)    Wrong Great Depression Lessons Will Haunt Equities in 2009    73,000 retailers to close in first half of 2009, Stocks Rally  Bloomberg | U.S. retailers face a wave of store closings, bankruptcies and takeovers starting next month as holiday sales are shaping up to be the worst in 40 years   There’s No Pain-Free Cure for Recession/Depression    Schiff: Government Interference Only Makes The Problem Worse Paul Joseph Watson | Establishment talking heads still pushing useless and destructive bailout.   A Ponzi Scheme Within A Ponzi Scheme Bob Chapman | Dwarfing the Madoff Ponzi scheme is the Social Security Ponzi scheme that has been looted (the iou’s) and is hopelessly insolvent. This on top of previous suckers' bear market rally into the close with 100+ point swing to the upside to keep the suckers suckered. Time for prosecutions of and disgorgement of ill-gotten multi-trillion dollar gains from the frauds on wall street; madoff is just the tip of the iceberg; all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations except that the frauds on wall street continue their familiar suckers cheer for bailouts, bailouts, bailouts so SELL INTO STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS/SELL! Motek experts: At best, bear market rally, his accounts 20-25% cash, can make bearish argument since still looking at writeoffs, government still must sell bonds to help finance bailouts, municipal bonds troublesome as iou’s might extend maturities, don’t try to catch falling knife in this market but some high quality bonds may offer value, dollar to take hit (they’re printing worthless weimar dollars like mad-hyper-inflationary); Oil expert says overshot to downside and will see turn-around in oil; U.N. Security Council condemns massacre by zionist israel. Pros Say: Employment Collapse is Coming    Holiday Sales Slump to Force U.S. Store Closings, Bankruptcies  Manufacturing, Home Prices Sank: U.S. Economy Preview  Holiday Sales Tumble as US Consumers Reduce Luxury Purchases  Bleak economic picture emerges from new data Retail Sales Plummet  Holiday Sales Tumble as US Consumers Reduce Luxury Purchases Bleak economic picture emerges from new data The frauds on wall street say they are entitled to the obligatory santa claus rally and attempt to keep you suckered in for their commissions sake with small gains on bull s**t/fraud alone in holiday shortened light trading, but reality says every day the market’s above 2,000-5,000 on the DOW, 1,000-1,300 on the NASDAQ, and 500-600 on the S&P is a ‘santa clause rally, so SELL INTO STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS/SELL as all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations except that the frauds on wall street continue their familiar suckers cheer for bailouts, bailouts, bailouts, with ephemeral short-covering to lock in year-end gains for window dressing and much, much worse to come. Unemployment up more than expected at 26 year high and consumer spending down for fifth month in a row. In their typically corrupt way, scandal-scarred commerce department provides fake data for b.s. talking points far better than private economist estimates but still decline of 1% in durable goods new orders. Oil's slide came in the face of a surprise inventory draw, which suggests stronger-than-expected demand for the commodity as Department of Energy reported that oil inventories for the week ending Dec. 19 decreased by 3.10 million barrels. Analyst: One Third Of Banks To Collapse In 2009   U.S. Economy: Home Prices Fall At Depression Pace   Recession/depression deepens, countries boost spending  Previously, just modest losses relative to reality so SELL INTO STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS/SELL as all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations except that the frauds on wall street continue their familiar suckers cheer for bailouts, bailouts, bailouts, with much, much worse to come. Existing home sales plunged to a rate of 4.49 million last month, down 8.6 percent from October, and worse than economists predicted. Total sales, not calculated as an annual rate, fell 17 percent in November from a year earlier to 322,000, sales of newly built homes fell 2.9 percent from October to a pace of 407,000 units, the slowest rate in nearly 18 years. Madoff investor found dead of suicide. Standard & Poor's lowered the unsecured debt rating of General Motors (GM 3.01, -0.51) to C from CC, even though the government plans to provide GM with financing and Moody's lowered Ford's (F 2.19, -0.40) credit rating to Caa3. Final third quarter GDP data showed economy contracted at an annualized rate of 0.5%, unchanged from the prior reading though personal consumption component was down 3.8%.  Motek’s experts:  actor/speculator/entertainer/sometimes economist Ben Stein takes a page out of GM’s playbook by lambasting Fortune Magazine (you might recall some two decades ago that Fortune warned of GM managerial ineptitude to which GM responded with outrage and withdrew all advertising and revenue to Fortune thereby in retaliation - if only they had listened) for saying caleefornia is number 1, numero uno ….. as prospectively worse real estate market in the nation, the same Ben Stein who poo-pooed Peter Shiff’s correct prediction of market crash, but does correctly state fed policies hyperinflationary; LA economist jumps on the Ben Stein out-to-lunch bandwagon and says only 10%, not  25% (as consensus predicts), decline for caleefornia…..riiiiight…..take that to the bank; broad donates to MOCA; show biz expert- strike fear; and Shreve of IBD flips yet again-if only we were all traders…but if you had followed his every whim, only the frauds on wall street would have made out with substantial commissions in the ups/downs. IMF warns of Great Depression   100% chance of depression in US   Depression Hits Detroit: Average home price $18,513 - Unemployment rate 21%   U.S. Home Resales Fall; Prices Drop by Record 13.2%   Congressman: “If We’re Not Very Lucky Or If We Don’t Do Everything Right, We Could Easily Have A Ten- Or Fifteen-Year Depression”   World faces “total” financial meltdown: Bank of Spain chief  Previous suckers bear market rally into the close with 150 point swing to the upside based on bull s**t and fraud in the inducement alone to keep the suckers sucked in and commission dollars flowing for modest losses relative to reality so SELL INTO STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS/SELL as all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations except that the frauds on wall street do their familiar suckers cheer for bailouts, bailouts, bailouts, with much, much worse to come.  Motek’s experts:Economist says economy in full-out recession, aggregate demand down across the board, abusers are not lubrication for economy so should not get bailout, another 25% down for real estate prices as foreclosures also will continue but lower prices will eventually stimulate demand, fed focused now on long-rates, cites housing/finance/consumer debacles and no recovery till at least into 2010 at best (I don’t think so); oil expert says contract now February delivery on expiration of January contract and flood of selling on expiring contract temporarily depressed prices, oil more expensive in future, discusses boom/bust cycle (we’re in the bust part); another cites high redefault rate on modified mortgages and more foreclosures; auto analyst points to Toyota showing first loss since 1941 inception, global downturn with no nation spared, reckoning for 15-20 years of bad decision-making, 2009 very grim, 2010 at best for even minimal improvement (I don’t think so); Online e-commerce expert cites first flat to down year of online retail sales growth; downgrades GM, american Express, Ford, etc.. World faces “total” financial meltdown: Bank of Spain chief  Housing crisis worsens as economy weakens    Japan recession deepens, China cuts rates    Great Recession/Depression of 2008, et seq., Worse Than All Others  AP Impact: Wall Street still flying corporate jets; indeed, with all the bashing of auto rank and file employee pay, the reality is that american executives, among the least able, least talented in the world, along with fraudulent wall street are grossly overpaid and far exceeding that of their far more able foreign counterparts (AP)   Where'd the bailout money go? Shhhh, it's a secret (AP)   Housing crisis worsens as economy weakens   Ratings Agencies Play Reality With Multiple Downgrades in Banking Sector (at Seeking Alpha) Previous mixed to modest losses relative to reality so sell into strength/take profits/sell as all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations except that the frauds on wall street do their familiar suckers cheer for bailouts, bailouts, bailouts. Motek’s analyst/options expert predicts controlled bankruptcy for at least GM (maybe more), cites Fitch downgrade of GM’s credit/default rating and says GM within weeks of default. Oil analyst cites recession, week demand, over-supply also stating storage facilities full and resorting to offshore tankers to store excess oil. Media analyst says economic model for newspaper/media business broken. Rogers: The Incompetent Senile and Vegetables Have Turned A Recession Into A Depression  He Saw the Crash Coming: What Gary Shilling Sees for 2009   Yes, Shilling’s using  the d for depression word so If video unavailable, here for avi rendering  SCROOGE BIDEN: ECONOMY IS 'ABSOLUTELY TANKING'   Previously, recession/depression level 554,000 new unemployment claims (I’m sure in reality, far worse but still bad) pre-Christmas so wait till the post-Christmas numbers are out – nowhere to hide those but they’ll try. Motek scraping bottom of barrel for second day in a row and comes up with another land-of-fruits-and-nuts man, the senile wedbush who discusses his comrade madeoff with other peoples money, poo-poos the purported amount, says market not doing badly considering the dismal news (at least he is lucid enough to realize dismal - market should be between 2,000 to 5,000 on the DOW, 500-600 on S&P, 1,100 to 1,300 on NASDAQ based upon the dismal but real and probably far worse than reported data) and points to auto scenario, oil plunge, and madoff fraud for doldrums. Oil analyst says pressure on commodities generally, liquidation on expiration of January (2009) oil contracts and liquidation of positions, but February (2009) contracts back to $40+ rather quickly, and points to decreased current and prospective refinery capacity on thin to low margins.  A Most Desperate Move by the Fed    Dollar’s Slump Erases Months Of Solid Gains   “The Biggest Bubble Of All . . . U.S. Government Debt”  Video: Crash Will be Worse than Great Depression   Editorial: What ails global financial system ‘The $50 billion investment fraud to which the respected New York financier and former NASDAQ Chairman Bernard L. Madoff has allegedly confessed, may prove to be the paradigm for all that has gone wrong with the international financial system. It points up the greed, incompetence and woeful wishful thinking that have all combined to produce economic meltdown and plunge the world into recession. Most staggering is the stupidity of both regulators (and government corruption/venality vis-à-vis wall street) and professional investors in failing to spot that for at least a decade, at the heart of his hedge fund operations, Madoff was running a pyramid scheme. This relied on new investment funds to pay out market-beating returns to existing investors…..’ THIS IS WALL STREET EVERY DAY WITH THEIR EATING AWAY AT OTHER PEOPLES MONEY TO THE TUNE OF HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS A DAY (BILLIONS A YEAR AND NOW BILLIONS IN TAXPAYER BAILOUT FUNDS FOR THEIR FRAUD) BASED ON NOTHING BUT BULL S**T AND FRAUD! U.S. Records Huge Current Account Deficit    Fed unleashes greatest bubble of all    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper believes a depression is COMING   Peter Schiff new VIDEO on the Coming Collapse Dec 16    Swiss gold bullion in huge demand as trust in banks dives   Goldmine Sachs: Bank’s bonuses cut to a ‘mere’ £142,000 EACH Investment bank /taxpayer bailout funds recipient Goldman Sachs is to pay £4.3billion in bonuses to its City workers.  Dollar Falls Most Against Euro Since 1999 Debut on Fed’s Rate  Dollar Declines to 13-Year Low Against Yen After Fed Rate Cut    Federal spending soars 25% -- even before bailout...    Previous, building permits declining 15.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 616,000 (below the consensus of 700,000), housing starts data for November declined 18.9% from the prior month to an annualized rate of 625,000 units, which was below the consensus of 736,000 and are 47% below the year-ago level, fed desperation (they don’t know what they’re doing – remember their pronouncement -no recession- when we were already in one), Weimar dollar down sharply, Federal Reserve sets stage for Weimar-style Hyperinflation , etc., so sell into these suckers bear market rallies/strength/take profits while you can since much, much worse to come. Economist Brusca “the economy is sinking fast”, FOMC states that “data indicate deteriorating labor conditions and declining consumer spending, business investment, and industrial production, and the outlook for economic activity has weakened further”,  F. William Engdahl “The US economy is in a depression free-fall of a scale not seen since the 1930’s”, Kellner cites ‘helicopter ben’ (bernanke), BILLIONS VANISH IN EPIC HEDGE FUND FRAUD Downturn Spurs “Survival Panic” for Some in the U.S. Motek Experts: Art Hogan more realistically candid than usual cites all bad news, very difficult times, near term lows but no recovery for economy, hope is that second half of 2009 is better than first half (NOT!), cites lost decade in Japan with 0% interest rates, negative growth through fourth quarter 2009, longest recession (depression) in modern times, market hopefully better in second half of 2009 anticipating better 2010 (NOT!), bottoming of energy/commodities, worth looking at consumer goods/staples focused on what you need versus what you want; economist points to bankruptcies up, housing starts down; Zandi of Moody’s says not getting better but worse, most credit card holders will not benefit from rate cut; currency expert says interest rate cuts increasingly irrelevant, fed buying bonds driving asset prices higher and displacing private sector with prospectively negative results; and finally, Peter Shiff cites fed action as irresponsible, destroying value of money, bear market, money not worth anything, negates any rise in paper dollar-denominated securities (SELL), says buy gold because of u.s. hyperinflation. Previous, news worse than bad and to get much worse but full moon manifest on lunatic asylum for the criminally insane wall street. More banks reveal Madoff exposure The ‘while you can’ part of sell/take profits manifests and will worsen Citadel suspends redemptions from two hedge funds Stupidity not limited to u.s. where fraud is rampant Geneva banks lost more than $4 billon to Madoff: report This modest retreat and previous suckers bearmarket rally on bull s**t alone with familiar mantra still ringing today; viz., everything but the facts:  forget the layoffs Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report  , forget the foreclosures Foreclosure Storm Will Hit US in 2009 as Loan Changes Fail Bloomberg , forget declining retail sales Retail sales post big drop in November  ,  forget the $1 trillion record budget deficit , trade deficits, worthless fraudulent securities, lower earnings/guidance/outlook, the topic (b.s. talking point) de jour for the lunatic (yes, full moon) frauds on wall street is bailouts, bailouts, bailouts (not to mention there’s no real money to pay for same – print/create more worthless Weimar dollars – hyperinflationary Federal Reserve sets stage for Weimar-style Hyperinflation  – even now despite fake reports and worse to come), and from well respected wall street fraud madoff, "it's all just one big lie" and that it was "basically, a giant Ponzi scheme," which is fraudulent wall street in a nutshell. Madoff fraud case raises questions about SEC (AP) and even bigger questions about fraudulent wall street and their washingtonian/federal/state facilitators. Builders sentiment reading at 9 (anything less than 50 is negative/pessimistic). Motek’s legal expert correctly points to funds problems with meeting redemptions and paraphrases J.P. Morgan’s immortal words concerning investing by saying as is particularly relevant now, It’s not return on investment, but return of investment (that really counts). Banks hit worldwide by US 'fraud'  . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? Prosecute and throw them in jail and make them cough up their stolen multi-billion spoils. Not just super rich caught up in $50B Madoff case . The previous suckers bear market rally was/is based on bull s**t alone; namely, now it’s the prospective bailouts/spending programs with money that does not really exist (print/create more, borrow more, etc.). 1) Keynesian economics (government stimulus) does not work when a defacto bankrupt nation becomes more bankrupt to bailout frauds/perpetrators/creators of the problem and to create make-shift purported infrastructure jobs to enhance consumption 2) Inherent structural problems, i.e., trade/budget deficits will continue unabated and in the case of the latter, substantially increase – deeper hole 3) While spending on infrastructure is warranted, there is no productive enhancement in economic terms as in less modern times when, i.e., national highway system, etc., enhanced GDP growth and productivity.  US Depression Likely -The Truth Is Here ,  Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report   ,  America Has No Means to Recover from a Depression  FARRELL’S 15 GHOSTS OF WALLSTREET/ECONOMIC PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE Home values to lose well over $2 trillion during 2008: Zillow Homes in the United States have lost trillions of dollars in value during 2008, with nearly 11.7 million American households now owing more on their mortgage than their homes are worth, real estate website Zillow.com said on Monday. (Remember: more contrived wasteful commissions to the wall street frauds, the level and percentage of which MUST be examined in light of computerization and decreased costs attendant to same especially since only AN EXTREMELY Small Fraction Of What wall street Does Is A Net Positive For The Economy (New Investment Capital via, ie., ipo’S), The Rest Is Tantamount To A (Economically) "Wasteful Tax" (On The Economy) via 'churn and earn' computerized programmed trades).  Moreover, the ballooning taxpayer bailout funds for the perpetrators of the massive securities fraud are actually going toward multibillion dollar bonus/compensation packages. . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, especially since none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved; hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc.,  so SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU STILL CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME.  Renowned economist Mikhail Khazin : U.S. will soon face second “Great Depression”  , IT’S A DEPRESSION   , Grantham (who called the bubble) posits… 585 on the S&P 500 (versus today's frothy 879)  There is more hurt in store for the U.S. equity markets. If you are still thinking of riding this one out, consider Japan. Japan's Nikkei 225 is our window into the future. From its 1990 high of 40,000 it fell as low as 7,800, an 80% drop. A similar correction in the U.S. would translate into Dow 2,500. ,   Billion-Dollar Fund Manager; Gold To Hit $2,000, Dow To Sink To 5,000   BILLIONS VANISH IN EPIC HEDGE FUND FRAUD All news worse than bad and to get much worse but full moon manifest on lunatic asylum for the criminally insane wall street. More banks reveal Madoff exposure The ‘while you can’ part of sell/take profits manifests and will worsen Citadel suspends redemptions from two hedge funds Stupidity not limited to u.s. where fraud is rampant Geneva banks lost more than $4 billon to Madoff: report This modest retreat and previous suckers bearmarket rally on bull s**t alone with familiar mantra still ringing today; viz., everything but the facts:  forget the layoffs Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report  , forget the foreclosures Foreclosure Storm Will Hit US in 2009 as Loan Changes Fail Bloomberg , forget declining retail sales Retail sales post big drop in November  ,  forget the $1 trillion record budget deficit , trade deficits, worthless fraudulent securities, lower earnings/guidance/outlook, the topic (b.s. talking point) de jour for the lunatic (yes, full moon) frauds on wall street is bailouts, bailouts, bailouts (not to mention there’s no real money to pay for same – print/create more worthless Weimar dollars – hyperinflationary – even now despite fake reports and worse to come), and from well respected wall street fraud madoff, "it's all just one big lie" and that it was "basically, a giant Ponzi scheme," which is fraudulent wall street in a nutshell. Madoff fraud case raises questions about SEC (AP) and even bigger questions about fraudulent wall street and their washingtonian/federal/state facilitators. Builders sentiment reading at 9 (anything less than 50 is negative/pessimistic). Motek’s legal expert correctly points to funds problems with meeting redemptions and paraphrases J.P. Morgan’s immortal words concerning investing by saying as is particularly relevant now, It’s not return on investment, but return of investment (that really counts). Banks hit worldwide by US 'fraud'  . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? Prosecute and throw them in jail and make them cough up their stolen multi-billion spoils. Not just super rich caught up in $50B Madoff case . The previous suckers bear market rally was/is based on bull s**t alone; namely, now it’s the prospective bailouts/spending programs with money that does not really exist (print/create more, borrow more, etc.). 1) Keynesian economics (government stimulus) does not work when a defacto bankrupt nation becomes more bankrupt to bailout frauds/perpetrators/creators of the problem and to create make-shift purported infrastructure jobs to enhance consumption 2) Inherent structural problems, i.e., trade/budget deficits will continue unabated and in the case of the latter, substantially increase – deeper hole 3) While spending on infrastructure is warranted, there is no productive enhancement in economic terms as in less modern times when, i.e., national highway system, etc., enhanced GDP growth and productivity.  US Depression Likely -The Truth Is Here ,  Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report   ,  America Has No Means to Recover from a Depression  FARRELL’S 15 GHOSTS OF WALLSTREET/ECONOMIC PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE Home values to lose well over $2 trillion during 2008: Zillow Homes in the United States have lost trillions of dollars in value during 2008, with nearly 11.7 million American households now owing more on their mortgage than their homes are worth, real estate website Zillow.com said on Monday. (Remember: more contrived wasteful commissions to the wall street frauds, the level and percentage of which MUST be examined in light of computerization and decreased costs attendant to same especially since only AN EXTREMELY Small Fraction Of What wall street Does Is A Net Positive For The Economy (New Investment Capital via, ie., ipo’S), The Rest Is Tantamount To A (Economically) "Wasteful Tax" (On The Economy) via 'churn and earn' computerized programmed trades).  Moreover, the ballooning taxpayer bailout funds for the perpetrators of the massive securities fraud are actually going toward multibillion dollar bonus/compensation packages. . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, especially since none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved; hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc.,  so SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU STILL CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME.  Renowned economist Mikhail Khazin : U.S. will soon face second “Great Depression”  , IT’S A DEPRESSION   , Grantham (who called the bubble) posits… 585 on the S&P 500 (versus today's frothy 879)  There is more hurt in store for the U.S. equity markets. If you are still thinking of riding this one out, consider Japan. Japan's Nikkei 225 is our window into the future. From its 1990 high of 40,000 it fell as low as 7,800, an 80% drop. A similar correction in the U.S. would translate into Dow 2,500. ,   Billion-Dollar Fund Manager; Gold To Hit $2,000, Dow To Sink To 5,000   Previous session, modest decline relative to reality so still great opportunity to sell/take profits since much, much worse to come! All news decisively bad and much worse than expected with trade deficit up 1.1%, dollar down, unemployment claims up 573,000 a 26 year high, 28% increase in foreclosures, bailout recipient BofA to cut 35,000 jobs, many other prospective job cuts announced, economic group changes previous forecast to worse/long recession,  Bernard Madoff arrested over alleged $50 billion fraud Madoff told senior employees of his firm on Wednesday that "it's all just one big lie" and that it was basically, a giant Ponzi scheme (the fraudulent wall street story in a nutshell) , BANK OF AMERICA to cut 35,000 jobs... ,  ...final could be higher ,  Shocking but true claim: Most big banks 'bankrupt'... ,  New unemployment claims surge unexpectedly   ,  Ron Paul: Printing Money Only Prolongs The Pain Amidst the hand-wringing of the automaker bailout debate, Ron Paul took the opportunity on the House floor yesterday to remind Congress that the real culprit behind the financial crisis is the Federal Reserve, and that allowing the Fed to continue to print money without audit will only prolong the pain.  ,  US budget deficit to reach USD 1 trillion  ,  Jim Rogers calls most big U.S. banks “bankrupt”  Jim Rogers, one of the world’s most prominent international investors, on Thursday called most of the largest U.S. banks “totally bankrupt,” and said government efforts to fix the sector are wrongheaded. CORRECTED - CORRECTED-(OFFICIAL)-UPDATE - Wells Fargo to take $40 bln Q4 charge ,  German FM criticises Britain’s ‘crass Keynesian’ policies: report   and read again previous session, forget the layoffs Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report  , forget the foreclosures Foreclosure Storm Will Hit US in 2009 as Loan Changes Fail Bloomberg , forget declining retail sales Retail sales post big drop in November  ,  forget the $1 trillion record budget deficit , trade deficits, worthless fraudulent securities, lower earnings/guidance/outlook, the topic (b.s. talking point) de jour for the lunatic (yes, full moon) frauds on wall street is bailouts, bailouts, bailouts (not to mention there’s no real money to pay for same – print/create more worthless Weimar dollars – hyperinflationary – even now despite fake reports and worse to come) ,  suckers bear market ralley to keep the suckers sucked in so great opportunity to sell/take profits since much, much worse to come!  This  suckers bear market rally is based on bull s**t alone; namely, now the prospective bailouts/spending programs with money that does not really exist (print/create more, borrow more, etc.). 1) Keynesian economics (government stimulus) does not work when a defacto bankrupt nation becomes more bankrupt to bailout frauds/perpetrators/creators of the problem and to create make-shift purported infrastructure jobs to enhance consumption 2) Inherent structural problems, i.e., trade/budget deficits will continue unabated and in the case of the latter, substantially increase – deeper hole 3) While spending on infrastructure is warranted, there is no productive enhancement in economic terms as in less modern times when, i.e., national highway system, etc., enhanced GDP growth and productivity.  US Depression Likely -The Truth Is Here ,  Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report   ,  America Has No Means to Recover from a Depression   (Remember: more contrived wasteful commissions to the wall street frauds, the level and percentage of which MUST be examined in light of computerization and decreased costs attendant to same especially since only AN EXTREMELY Small Fraction Of What wall street Does Is A Net Positive For The Economy (New Investment Capital via, ie., ipo’S), The Rest Is Tantamount To A (Economically) "Wasteful Tax" (On The Economy) via 'churn and earn' computerized programmed trades).  Moreover, the ballooning taxpayer bailout funds for the perpetrators of the massive securities fraud are actually going toward multibillion dollar bonus/compensation packages. . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, especially since none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved; hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc.,  so SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU STILL CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME.  Renowned economist Mikhail Khazin : U.S. will soon face second “Great Depression”  , IT’S A DEPRESSION   , Grantham (who called the bubble) posits… 585 on the S&P 500 (versus today's frothy 848)  There is more hurt in store for the U.S. equity markets. If you are still thinking of riding this one out, consider Japan. Japan's Nikkei 225 is our window into the future. From its 1990 high of 40,000 it fell as low as 7,800, an 80% drop. A similar correction in the U.S. would translate into Dow 2,500. ,   Billion-Dollar Fund Manager; Gold To Hit $2,000, Dow To Sink To 5,000   Previous, modest decline relative to reality so still great time to sell/take profits since much, much worse to come.  Wall Street stung by risk-aversion and realistically bleak outlooks  , Point of no return: Interest on T-bills hits zero  ,  Tightening Budgets Mean a Rough Ride for IT  ,  FIRST TIME: Treasury Bills Trade at Negative Rates...  .  Previous,  suckers bear market rally based on bull s**t alone; namely, now the prospective bailouts/spending programs with money that does not really exist (print/create more, borrow more, etc.). 1) Keynesian economics (government stimulus) does not work when a defacto bankrupt nation becomes more bankrupt to bailout frauds/perpetrators/creators of the problem and to create make-shift purported infrastructure jobs to enhance consumption 2) Inherent structural problems, i.e., trade/budget deficits will continue unabated and in the case of the latter, substantially increase – deeper hole 3) While spending on infrastructure is warranted, there is no productive enhancement in economic terms as in less modern times when, i.e., national highway system, etc., enhanced GDP growth and productivity.  US Depression Likely -The Truth Is Here ,  Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report   ,  America Has No Means to Recover from a Depression   (Remember: more contrived wasteful commissions to the wall street frauds, the level and percentage of which MUST be examined in light of computerization and decreased costs attendant to same especially since only AN EXTREMELY Small Fraction Of What wall street Does Is A Net Positive For The Economy (New Investment Capital via, ie., ipo’S), The Rest Is Tantamount To A (Economically) "Wasteful Tax" (On The Economy) via 'churn and earn' computerized programmed trades).  Moreover, the ballooning taxpayer bailout funds for the perpetrators of the massive securities fraud are actually going toward multibillion dollar bonus/compensation packages. . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, especially since none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved; hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc.,  so SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME.  Renowned economist Mikhail Khazin : U.S. will soon face second “Great Depression”  , IT’S A DEPRESSION   , Grantham (who called the bubble) posits… 585 on the S&P 500 (versus today's frothy 848)  There is more hurt in store for the U.S. equity markets. If you are still thinking of riding this one out, consider Japan. Japan's Nikkei 225 is our window into the future. From its 1990 high of 40,000 it fell as low as 7,800, an 80% drop. A similar correction in the U.S. would translate into Dow 2,500. ,   Billion-Dollar Fund Manager; Gold To Hit $2,000, Dow To Sink To 5,000   Previous suckers’ bear market rally on far worse than expected and particularly significant bad news provides great opportunity to sell/take profits, especially considering fraudulent wall street’s previous modus operandi to keep suckers sucked into this market and their commission dollars flowing, suckers’ rallies into the close, reassuring rallies prior to weekends as this despite unexpectedly bad news as today, etc., which frauds perpetrated the yet unprosecuted crimes that have created this current financial debacle. Record 1.33 homes in foreclosure,15 year high for unemployment at 6.7% even as many no longer looking with things so depressed and worse to come in ’09, record level deficits both trade and particularly budget with money not there being spent with abandon (worthless Weimar dollars being printed created like mad which is and will continue to be hyperinflationary regardless of the current fake reports). Motek has actor/speculator/entertainer/sometimes economist Ben Stein points to loans in foreclosure hitting new records, paulson misconduct, lack of oversight/accontability in bailout funds, and the seriousness of the crisis, but his pointed barbs seem fleeting and is most memorable by his somewhat blind adherence to policy as indicated by his criticism of Peter Shiff for warning of this debacle years ago. Motek’s oil analyst says economy so bad that oil demand down, significant recession in 2009, and hedge funds liquidating positions putting pressure on oil prices. Finally, Motek elicits from Peter Shiff that jobs created are being destroyed as fast, phony jobs, bear market and government making worse by digging deeper hole, phony (worthless Weimar) dollar rally provides opportunity to get out with hyperinflation to come. GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO SELL INTO THIS SUCKERS’ BEAR MARKET RALLY/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME.  3 Tell Tale Signs Of This Sucker Rally  , Half-million jobs vanish as economy deteriorates (AP)  , Job losses worst since 1974  Employers cut 533K jobs in Nov., most in 34 years   ,  Late mortgage payments and foreclosures hit record  ,  1 in 10 homeowners behind on mortgage payments, or in foreclosure...   ,  Wall St financiers party like there's no tomorrow -- literally  WHERE ARE THE CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS AND DISGORGEMENT? It’s been wall street frauds’ nirvana (commissioning a huge decline then a huge incline) at just a program loop, button push, mouse click away. Previous session, modest declines relative to reality SO STILL GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO SELL INTO SUCKERS’ BEAR MARKET RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME. CELENTE OF trendsresearch.com, having predicted the Panic of 2008 now preparing current prognostications for 2009 which will bear the consequential follow-up title to the Panic of 2008; namely, The Collapse of 2009, further stating there’s nothing they’ve done or prospectively can do to avoid the complete economic/financial collapse in the u.s., the seeds for which have already been sown, good money after bad notwithstanding, the die having been cast. All business/financial/economic news decisively bad; 26 year high for jobless rolls, orders to factories down sharply, job cuts current and prospective up sharply. Motek expert comments on auto bailout saying no new concesions with UAW cuts merely cosmetic, just down payment on failed business model/scenario, bankruptcy necessary as costs too high, and on economy says nation to go deeper into recession owing to intactable structural problems; i.e., deficits, etc.. Another Motek expert says very negative economic environment, sees deepening of more prolonged recession, discusses risk tolerance in such an environment recommending highest quality debt instruments but does note risk premium in lesser quality instruments. Food stamp use up 17% to 1 in 10 citizens, bankruptcies soaring, and re-default rates on mortgages rising. Employers shedding jobs as recession deepens , AP IMPACT: Some bailout holdings down $9 billion , Governments brace for long crisis ahead , High inventory is killing home builders; industry asks for help , It's Not a Great Time to Get Into Stocks  , Long Term Investors Should Avoid Leveraged ETFs  , Fixing the Enron Economy  , US FEDERAL RESERVE to buy US DEBT? WITH WHAT? ,  Prepare For Depression Level Unemployment  ,  Record number of Americans using food stamps: report  ,  Whether We End Up Paying For It Through Taxes Or Hyperinflation, It Will Still Come Out Of Our Pockets  ,   Corporate Debt Protection Costs Climb Amid Depression Concern  ,  Shoppers ready to call it quits MarketWatch | More than one-third of consumers chose not to shop at all last month, except on Black Friday, according to Britt Beemer of America’s Research Group. Lawsuit claims Citigroup was running a “quasi-Ponzi scheme”  Bloomberg | Citigroup Inc., the second-biggest U.S. bank by assets, was accused in a lawsuit of repackaging unmarketable collateralized debt obligations it held and re-selling them to itself in order to hide its exposure to the securities. WHERE ARE THE CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS AND DISGORGEMENT? Previously, suckers’ bear market rally into the close on bad news with wall street frauds’ nirvana (commissioning a huge decline then a huge incline) at just a program loop, button push, mouse click away. Indeed, all news still realistically and decisively (and some deceptively otherwise spun to keep suckers suckered) bad:  A Bleak Outlook: Nov. Job Loss at  250,000, Economic Weakness   ,  US, China currency clash over worthless american currency... ,  61% oppose auto bailout   , Meredith Whitney Sees Plenty of Pain Ahead for Consumers (at BusinessWeek)  ,  Desperate Times, Desperate Policies ) . One non-Motek expert says these suckers’ bear market rallies on bad news are at best wishful thinking and not sustainable along with realistically dire outlook. Motek expert says market for speculators/traders and points to volatility index while failing to point out that there are very, very few successful traders. [Close inspection of the data in past times far better than now (now we see insurmountable trade/budget deficits, lack of manufacturing base, global antipathy, etc.) disavows such heavily promoted failed strategies as dollar-cost averaging where stocks prices remain artificially (now fraudulently) high for far longer periods of time than lower prices (MBA Thesis, Albert L. Peia, NYU GBA, 1977), limited exceptions being ie., dollar-cost averaging in declining markets, but only when analysis indicates under-valuation in prospective terms which is certainly isn’t the case now of rampant over-valuation/fraud]. (Remember: more contrived wasteful commissions to the wall street frauds, the level and percentage of which MUST be examined in light of computerization and decreased costs attendant to same especially since only AN EXTREMELY Small Fraction Of What wall street Does Is A Net Positive For The Economy (New Investment Capital via, ie., ipo’S), The Rest Is Tantamount To A (Economically) "Wasteful Tax" (On The Economy) via 'churn and earn' computerized programmed trades).  Moreover, the ballooning taxpayer bailout funds for the perpetrators of the massive securities fraud are actually going toward multibillion dollar bonus/compensation packages. . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, especially since none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved; hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc.,  so SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME.  Renowned economist Mikhail Khazin : U.S. will soon face second “Great Depression”  , IT’S A DEPRESSION   , Grantham (who called the bubble) posits… 585 on the S&P 500 (versus today's frothy 848)  There is more hurt in store for the U.S. equity markets. If you are still thinking of riding this one out, consider Japan. Japan's Nikkei 225 is our window into the future. From its 1990 high of 40,000 it fell as low as 7,800, an 80% drop. A similar correction in the U.S. would translate into Dow 2,500. ,   Billion-Dollar Fund Manager; Gold To Hit $2,000, Dow To Sink To 5,000  , Auditors Fault Oversight of Bailout Funds... Previous suckers’ bear market rally in the last minutes of the close on bad news with wall street frauds’ nirvana (commissioning a huge decline then a huge incline) at just a program loop, button push, mouse click away. Indeed, all news still realistically and decisively (and some deceptively otherwise spun to keep suckers suckered) bad: GE lowers guidance but maintains dividend ,  November US auto sales drop to 26-year low  , Data signal deep global downturn  Financial Times , US manufacturing hits 26-year low: ISM . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, especially since none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved; hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc.,  so SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME.  Renowned economist Mikhail Khazin : U.S. will soon face second “Great Depression”  , IT’S A DEPRESSION   , Grantham (who called the bubble) posits… 585 on the S&P 500 (versus today's frothy 848)  There is more hurt in store for the U.S. equity markets. If you are still thinking of riding this one out, consider Japan. Japan's Nikkei 225 is our window into the future. From its 1990 high of 40,000 it fell as low as 7,800, an 80% drop. A similar correction in the U.S. would translate into Dow 2,500. ,   Billion-Dollar Fund Manager; Gold To Hit $2,000, Dow To Sink To 5,000  , Auditors Fault Oversight of Bailout Funds... , Governors to Seek Up to $100B in Social Aid...  ,
Feds to expand rescue; reviewing applications from 'hundreds of banks'...
FDIC head: Gov't plan needs 'exit strategy'...  ,  Metal prices fall further than during Great Depression...  , they’re printing and spending worthless Weimar dollars and taxpayer funds like mad because they are mad as in crazy, incompetent, etc.. Previous session sees modest drop relative to reality [SO SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME], particularly when you factor in the reality that the prior 5 day rally of 1,300 points into the last trading week of the month (much like the end of the prior month) based on bull s**t alone was a typical fraudulent wall street programmed trade fraud to window dress the monthly numbers and keep suckers sucked in (and besides, they’ll get their commissions again on the way down). Upon the formal announcement that we’ve been in recession since DECEMBER, 2007 I was waiting for Amy Poehler of SNL Weekend Update to say, “REALLY!” [this site has reported/predicted this (these) debacle (s) for far longer and in advance of same, including this recession/depression]. The protracted reluctance (election year expedience) for some to use the R(ecession) word, spun in the most positive way is to say it is because this scenario is far worse than even would befit the D(epression) word in light of the fact that the u.s. like never before in its relatively short history is broke in every way. If you’ve been suckered, it’s not all your fault inasmuch as the enablers (politicians, economists, financial experts, news/media, etc., in receipt of substantial largesse from and) of these vegetable garden (poison ivy league schools, these “elite” clubs/frats, etc.) products (vegetables who not only have never done anything requiring skills or measurable results, but merely are master bull s**t artists and as in the case of wall street, criminal frauds) are similarly incompetent, corrupt/venal. After all, how are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, especially since none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved; and hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc.. Motek’s expert cites retail liquidation prices (none to minimal profits, at best), inevitable GM bankruptcy, fed programs done with money out the door to little or no effect and now talking new programs…riiiiight…or, with rate at 1%, more rate cuts…riiiiight, big shake-out to come, credit-card co’s to pull back $2 trillion to survive what’s coming, retailers with big real estate exposure bust, and market will test lows then break through said lows to the downside. There was in addition to the ‘recession’ announcement more dismal news with construction down 1.2% and the supply/management manufacturing index at 26 year lows. I derive no pleasure in being a harbinger of bad but true news but reiterate SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU CAN AS THESE ARE STILL GREAT OPPORTUNITIES TO SELL/TAKE PROFITS SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME.  Renowned economist Mikhail Khazin : U.S. will soon face second “Great Depression”  , IT’S A DEPRESSION   , Grantham (who called the bubble) posits… 585 on the S&P 500 (versus today's frothy 816)  There is more hurt in store for the U.S. equity markets. If you are still thinking of riding this one out, consider Japan. Japan's Nikkei 225 is our window into the future. From its 1990 high of 40,000 it fell as low as 7,800, an 80% drop. A similar correction in the U.S. would translate into Dow 2,500. ,   Billion-Dollar Fund Manager; Gold To Hit $2,000, Dow To Sink To 5,000   Dow plunges on news recession began in Dec. 2007 (AP)  , Down we go again: Fourth-worst drop ever for Dow  , Recession declared; Wall Street tanks  , Fourth-worst drop ever for Dow AP… as wall street snapped out of its daydream of a rally and once again faced the harsh reality…  Report Concludes Recession Began A Year Ago | But the White House and the corporate media consistently continued to state otherwise. Previous session, this suckers’ bear market ralley remains an especially great opportunity to sell/take profits while you still can since much, much worse to come (sell into purported strength which is just more bull s**t for prospective churn and earn fraud – they’ll get those commissions again on the way down) IMF economist says worst of crisis to come: paper  'Crisis Only Just Beginning': Crisis/Video  Right About the Crash, Peter Schiff Sees Much More Pain Ahead   and this suckers’ bear market rally was based upon nothing related factually to finance/economics/business. How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved and hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc., SO SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU CAN AS THIS IS AS GREAT AN OPPORTUNITY TO SELL/TAKE PROFITS AS YOU WILL SEE SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME.  Indeed, all news still realistically and decisively (and some deceptively otherwise spun to keep suckers suckered) bad:  SO SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU CAN AS THIS IS AS GREAT AN OPPORTUNITY TO SELL/TAKE PROFITS AS YOU WILL SEE SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME. IMF economist says worst of crisis to come: paper . Indeed, all news still realistically and decisively (and some deceptively otherwise spun to keep suckers suckered) bad:  Biggest runnup in stock prices since 1932 and most know what happened to stock prices for over a decade thereafter (and america was not broke in every way as now), Ghost malls cropping up with retail closures/bankruptcies, as predicted by trendsresearch.com [CELENTE CORRECTLY PREDICTS REVOLUTION, FOOD RIOTS, TAX REBELLIONS BY 2012 Paul Joseph Watson | Trend forecaster, renowned for being accurate in the past, says that America will cease to be a developed nation within 4 years, crisis will be “worse than the great depression.”] , Motek expert from the land of fruits and nuts, the senile wedbush (if you had listened to his prior prognostications/recommendations several months ago said suckers might be wiped out by this day) lauds the bailouts (money u.s. doesn’t really have and taxpayer money the frauds shouldn’t get) and the b.s. talking points thereby but says workout much longer, while retail expert points to liquidation prices (but fails to even mention lack of profits thereby), and poverty now spreading to suburbs. Financial Disaster Will Lead to Civil Disorder in 2009 or 2010, Says Secret Citibank Memo An internal memo from a top Citibank analyst reveals what the banks really think about the global financial situation, and the outlook is grim. Citigroup Should Be Held Accountable Bloomberg Food Prices Will Rise, Causing Export Bans, Riots Bloomberg Rubin Clones and Other Fakers: The Obama “Dream Team”  Citigroup says gold could rise above $2,000 next year as world unravels US debt triggered global crisis ‘Encouraged by a wicked wizard, Greenspan, Bernanke toils at his Weimar dollar printing press’ . Consumer spending down (-1%), consumer sentiment down, durable goods orders down (-6%), home sales/prices down to new lows and high supplies, yet suckers’ bear market market rally of 400+ points into the close nostalgically based (which got investors burned in the past) on bull s**t alone (i.e., more bureaucrats on more painels as per President-elect, etc.) and the so-called thanksgiving holiday rally. $600 billion plan to support housing lending ultimately hyperinflationary. New unemployment claims at recession level 529,000 for the week ended Nov. 22 yet unbelievably lower than private economist estimates. October durable goods orders plunged by a larger-than-expected amount, Chicago manufacturing in November contracted the most since 1982 according to a regional survey, and consumer confidence dropped to a 28 year low in November, according to the University of Michigan. One Motek expert in a nearly senile market moment cites pleasant market surprise (reality dictates otherwise) but in a lucid moment concedes lengthy period to work out (substantial) problems, while another expert (currencies) cautions the unintended consequences of  creating/printing/flooding the markets with worthless (Weimar) dollars (a policy choice of inflation over fear of deflation) and the dollar devaluation and ultimately hyperinflationary effects thereof. FDIC Troubled Bank List Grows to 46% - Is Your Bank Safe? (at Seeking Alpha)  ,  Consumers cut spending , Stocks on win streak amid more bad economic news ,  Cisco plans 4-day shutdown to cut costs  , October home sales fall sharply (Reuters) . The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved and hence, virtually all problems remain, will continue to remain, and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc., SO GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO SELL/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME.  Federal deficit could hit $1 trillion this year  ,   FDIC's list of 'problem' banks swells to 171 (AP) , Dollar falls on realistically discouraging u.s. economic data (AP)  , Third quarter real GDP was revised to a 0.5% annual rate of decline from a previously reported 0.3% rate which had rallied stocks and, only in the fraudulent world of wall street, rallied stocks again though worse than expected Economy shrinks at fastest pace in seven years, Third quarter personal consumption expenditures were revised to a worse than expected -3.7% from -3.1%, which rallied stocks ….. riiiiight! ,  Consumer confidence remains at an extremely depressed state despite fake numbers ,The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index of 20 US cities fell 17.4% year over year — most on record.      'Crisis Only Just Beginning': Crisis/Video  Right About the Crash, Peter Schiff Sees More Pain Ahead    Crisis Only Just Beginning': Right About the Crash, Peter Schiff Sees Much More Pain Ahead   VIDEO   Previously, from the outset the wall street frauds were again determined to keep the suckers suckered with a near 500 point rally into the close. Existing home sales down 3.1% and much worse than expected. Motek’s expert Peter Shiff correctly points out that the so-called policy-makers, economists, etc., don’t know what they’re doing, that they can’t borrow (or print worthless Weimar dollars) and spend (money they don’t have) their way out of this debacle, that the bailout funds are merely providing undue bonuses/compensation for failed (and fraudulent) performance, that crisis will be exascerbated with (unavoidable) hyperinflation (inevitable thereby owing to crashing/worthless Weimar dollar) and ultimately even deeper/worse/more protracted economic decline, that auto industry is over-paid (especially relative to competition, legacy/pension costs, etc.), and importantly, the government has no money so they either have to borrow or print same which will make the economy much worse. Cost of Bankster Bait and Switch Now $7.4 Trillion  Another expert says quick bankruptcies would have been the preferred course for optimal results, while another emphasizes quite correctly that the so-called experts/team now cheered (wall street frauds’ b.s. talking/rallying point) are those whose experience is having created the very problems they are now called upon to solve (hence, cover-ups, etc., but ineffectual). [Good management dictates that a clean sweep was warranted]. Realize that the products of the vegetable gardens (the poison ivy league schools producing these vegetables) are vegetables who not only have never done anything requiring skills or measurable results, but merely are master bull s**t artists and in the case of wall street, criminal frauds enabled thereby.   Downey Savings taken over by regulators [ Colossal Financial Collapse: The Truth behind the Citigroup Bank “Nationalization” ] over the weekend. Obama’s Economic Foxes To Guard Financial Henhouse Today President elect Obama officially introduces his economic team to the world. What many may fail to recognize however is the fact that those tasked with rescuing the economy are the very people who helped create the financial crisis in the first instance. CELENTE CORRECTLY PREDICTS REVOLUTION, FOOD RIOTS, TAX REBELLIONS BY 2012 Paul Joseph Watson | Trend forecaster, renowned for being accurate in the past, says that America will cease to be a developed nation within 4 years, crisis will be “worse than the great depression.” Budget deficit hits record; jobless claims surge Foreclosure rates up 25 percent year-over-year Banking crisis claims more u.s. victims How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved and hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc., SO SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU CAN AS THIS IS AS GREAT AN OPPORTUNITY TO SELL/TAKE PROFITS AS YOU WILL SEE SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME. IMF economist says worst of crisis to come: paper . Previous, suckers’ bear market rally was based upon nothing whatsoever relevant to finance/economics/business , yet again the wall street frauds were determined to keep the suckers suckered through the weekend with a near 600 point rally into the close. All news was decisively bad Federal regulators shut 2 California thrifts and though looking for a reason to rally, they found none because there are none HU: World economic situation 'grim'... , based on valuation and prospective substantial deterioration in economic conditions exascerbated by their massive fraud; but the invented reason for the suckers’ rally was the appointment of Geithner, a quintessential bureaucrat ultimately dependant upon other bureaucrats who are dependant upon the very corrupt monied interests/frauds (and their lobbyists) who created (through their crimes) the current financial crisis. Moreover, as head of the N.Y. Fed he is no stranger to cover-ups/bailouts in light of the missing/unaccounted for $4+ TRILLION at the N.Y. Fed $4 trillion plus is missing through U.S. federal agency accounts managed by the NY Fed. Renowned economist Mikhail Khazin : U.S. will soon face second “Great Depression”  , Grantham (who called the bubble) posits… 585 on the S&P 500 (versus today's frothy 852)  There is more hurt in store for the U.S. equity markets. If you are still thinking of riding this one out, consider Japan. Japan's Nikkei 225 is our window into the future. From its 1990 high of 40,000 it fell as low as 7,800, an 80% drop. A similar correction in the U.S. would translate into Dow 2,500. ,   Billion-Dollar Fund Manager; Gold To Hit $2,000, Dow To Sink To 5,000  The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved and hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc., so great opportunity to sell/take profits while you can since much, much worse to come. Leading economic indicators fall again a more than expected .8%, new claims for unemployment a high more than expected 542,000 while continuing claims at 4,000,000 a 16 year high and more than expected, Philly Fed Index down to a worse than expected –39. Jobless Claims Hit 16-Year High, Above Forecast   Congress extends jobless benefits; stocks fall 400  World stocks down amid reality of deep recession (AP) CELENTE CORRECTLY PREDICTS REVOLUTION, FOOD RIOTS, TAX REBELLIONS BY 2012 Paul Joseph Watson | Trend forecaster, renowned for being accurate in the past, says that America will cease to be a developed nation within 4 years, crisis will be “worse than the great depression.” Budget deficit hits record; jobless claims surge Foreclosure rates up 25 percent year-over-year Banking crisis claims more u.s. victims How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved so sell into rallies/strength/take profits while you can since much, much worse to come.  Previous session, modest losses relative to reality to keep the suckers’ suckered especially in light of grim economic/business/financial news so still great opportunity to sell/take profits while you can since much, much worse to come. Housing starts down a record 38%, building permits down 14.5%, and outlook grim. Motek’s expert discusses 30 reasons for Great Depression 2 by 2011 citing completion of first wave of the meltdown-dot.com bust, second wave-sub-prime debacle, and the on-going climactic financial/economic meltdown pointing to the 42,000 lobbyists, autos, etc., saying they just don’t get it, while another expert analyst says new lows across the board having broken through support levels. Motek’s p.r. expert says auto execs flying to d.c. in private jets to beg for taxpayer money bespeaks their stupidity, and his travel expert discusses the newly value-conscious consumer. Fed sharply lowers forecasts, hints of rate cut which ploy previously sparked b.s. suckers’ bear market rallies based upon nothing at all but reality says with only a point to zero and much worse to come is just plain b**l s**t . Deflation: Here, Now I’ve been warning of deflation for some time. Specifically, I predicted 1 1/2 to 2 years of deflation, followed by hyperinflation. Well, deflation is here.“Slush fund” … “Banana Republic” … “Keystone Kops.” Technical Economic Indicators Worsening Again Deflation: Here, Now I’ve been warning of deflation for some time. Specifically, I predicted 1 1/2 to 2 years of deflation, followed by hyperinflation  Previous suckers’ bear market rally into the close with 300+ point swing to the upside [wall street frauds’ nirvana commissioning a huge decline then a huge incline just a program loop, button push, mouse click away] into the close to keep the suckers suckered as the lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved and hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc., so great opportunity to sell/take profits while you can since much, much worse to come. Homebuilder reality-based sentiment index plunges to record low  Economy so bad commodity prices plunge along with PPI.  Grantham (who called the bubble) posits… 585 on the S&P 500 (versus today's frothy 859)  There is more hurt in store for the U.S. equity markets. If you are still thinking of riding this one out, consider Japan. Japan's Nikkei 225 is our window into the future. From its 1990 high of 40,000 it fell as low as 7,800, an 80% drop. A similar correction in the U.S. would translate into Dow 2,500. , Forecasters: U.S. in at least, unrealistically optimistically, minimum 14 month recession  The Great Depression of the 21st Century: Collapse of the Real Economy   “The Dollar Standard Is Coming To An End”  Financial Crisis Tab Already In The Trillions...   Busted in Washington  Housing starts expected to hit half-century low   Washington is Powerless to Stop the Coming Economic Depression    Whitehead sees slump worse than Depression   Dollar’s Days Numbered, Buy Commodities: Jim Rogers    America’s economic crisis is beyond the reach of traditional solutions   U.S. Retail Sales Drop in October by Most on Record . (Banker Bailout Costs $5 Trillion So Far ), (Analysts Predict Hyper-Inflation To Push Gold To $2000, Oil to $300 Within Months ), (Soros says deep recession inevitable, depression likely ), CELENTE CORRECTLY PREDICTS REVOLUTION, FOOD RIOTS, TAX REBELLIONS BY 2012 Paul Joseph Watson | Trend forecaster, renowned for being accurate in the past, says that America will cease to be a developed nation within 4 years, crisis will be “worse than the great depression.” Budget deficit hits record; jobless claims surge Foreclosure rates up 25 percent year-over-year Banking crisis claims more u.s. victims How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved so sell into rallies/strength/take profits while you can since much, much worse to come. 53,000 layoffs from Citigroup, and many more announced and may more to come from a multitude of companies to yield predicted 8-10% unemployment (conservative-some higher). Motek in a somewhat philosophical mood cites blue chips as cow chips (cow pies, manure, etc.), while his expert joins the metaphysical fray quoting ‘to save man from his folly is to people the world with fools’ and goes on to say everything looking bad, things are not good, how long the deep recession-don’t know, not there yet; while another expert says things have gone from bad to worse.  Indeed, one expert says US To Lose Its ‘AAA’ Rating/face default/bankruptcy,  while Motek’s expert says market poised to test new lows, points to uncertainty regarding bailout equivocation/changes and talks up, in a somewhat borderline senile fashion, some beaten down stocks on theory government will bail them out…riiiiight! Another Motek expert, actor/speculator/economist Ben Stein says hanky panky Paulsen perjured himself before congress and should be prosecuted, points to incompetence regarding bailout saying couldn’t have been handled worse and not mentally up to it.   One Aspect of the Massive (Securities) Fraud/Fraudulent Wealth Transfer is Aptly Described/Illustrated in this Comment, [how are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved], Renowned economist Mikhail Khazin : U.S. will soon face second “Great Depression”  , Grantham (who called the bubble) posits… 585 on the S&P 500 (versus today's frothy 852)  There is more hurt in store for the U.S. equity markets. If you are still thinking of riding this one out, consider Japan. Japan's Nikkei 225 is our window into the future. From its 1990 high of 40,000 it fell as low as 7,800, an 80% drop. A similar correction in the U.S. would translate into Dow 2,500. ,   Billion-Dollar Fund Manager; Gold To Hit $2,000, Dow To Sink To 5,000   The immortal words of J.P.Morgan remain apposite as ’ it is not so much the return on the money as it is the return of the money’ ,  so sell/take profits while you can and preserve capital. Previously modest losses relative to reality with rally/programmed trades to the upside into the close to finish off substantially lower lows to keep the suckers’ suckered despite grim economic/business/financial news so still great opportunity to sell/take profits while you can since much, much worse to come. America is now a nation of bank holding companies (to take advantage of involuntary taxpayer bailouts), paper hanging wall street frauds (it’s the worthless multiplicity of securitized and heavily commissioned worthless paper that is the problem), and brazened ponzi’s (sic) (more, more, and more funds to keep their commission ball rolling) on wall street; and of course, their marks. Banking crisis claims more u.s. victims How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved so sell into rallies/strength/take profits while you can since much, much worse to come.   Previous suckers’ bear market rally/programmed trades to the upside into the close to keep the suckers’ suckered so still great opportunity to sell/take profits while you can since much, much worse to come, as stocks finish only modestly lower relative to reality on grim economic/business news across the board, viz., b.s. talking point gives way to reality that China stimulus plan lessens availability of funds for the purchase of worthless u.s./dollar denominated securities/assets and may even require sale/redemption of same, GM shares hit 62 year low at $3.36 as analyst says said shares will go to - 0- (nil, with Ford’s shares at $1.93), Motek expert points to employment contraction for 15 months in a row and Conference Board Report regarding said job losses; while another emphasizes the futility of the bailouts which are get worse/larger in reference to what he terms slush funds, the bank tax windfall initiated in the dark of night, things will get progressively worse in the upcoming administration, u.s. spending far beyond means, and rapidly depreciating u.s. dollars and assets; DHL ending u.s. ground ops and 9,500 jobs, Security Pacific the 19th u.s. bank failure, etc., Fed's bailout for AIG swells to more than $150B , Fannie posts $29B 3Q loss, $100B may not be enough , Renowned economist Mikhail Khazin : U.S. will soon face second “Great Depression” , bankruptcies, defaults, foreclosures, hyperinflation around corner on worthless Weimar dollars, etc.. Previous session, sell into these suckers’ bear market rallies/strength/take profits while you can as much, much worse to come. Much worse than expected jobs (240,000 lost, unemployment to 6.5%) and auto news (operating earnings losses of $4 billion for GM and $3 billion for Ford for 3rd quarter) rallies stocks (riiiiight!), in a largely forgettable Motek business hour even his oftimes wall street shill expert admitted to his credit that their was absolutely nothing to account for the rise in stock prices this day especially in light of the substantially bad and worse than expected news, says GM has enough cash to last to spring while Ford till summer, and says volatility for rest of the year. Economist says worse to come as very severe recession at least through 2009 and into 2010, and also there’s allusion to yet another taxpayer bailout of auto pension funds and auto co. bankruptcies. The wall street frauds must be prosecuted and disgorgement required. Jobless rate at 14-year high as above expectation losses continue    GM, Ford losses worse than expected, burning cash     Jobless ranks hit 10 million, most in 25 years   Ford announces $129M 3Q loss, burns $7.7B in cash   Jobless rate bolts to 14-year high of 6.5 percent Previous, another modest drop relative to reality [Grantham (who called the bubble) posits… 585 on the S&P 500 (versus today's frothy 904)  There is more hurt in store for the U.S. equity markets. If you are still thinking of riding this one out, consider Japan. Japan's Nikkei 225 is our window into the future. From its 1990 high of 40,000 it fell as low as 7,800, an 80% drop. A similar correction in the U.S. would translate into Dow 2,500. ], downbeat economic data, first-time claims for unemployment at 25 year high and worse to come, abysmal retail sales worst in 3 decades, unit labor costs rose at a higher than expected 3.6% annual rate as the ultimately hyperinflationary effects of printing/creating like mad those worthless Weimar dollars, and weak business prospects, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc., so still great opportunity to sell/take profits while you can since much, much worse to come.  Previous session sees modest drop relative to reality though record post-election plunge so still great opportunity to sell/take profits while you can since much, much worse to come. All news so bad (reality even worse) that even shill co. ADP can’t hide at least 157,000 lost private sector jobs where deep cuts are necessary, Challenger et als say layoffs will abound with cuts broad and deep, Motek expert says dismal market for at least next several weeks but cautious citing some oil, engineering, utilities, healthcare opportunities with caveat along with some emerging markets, service sector much weaker than expected and planned layoffs highest in three decades. Treasury wants to borrow record $550B... US-led strike kills 36 Afghan civilians U.S. as slowing economy/runaway spending balloons the budget deficit to a record level to Sell $55 Billion in Long-Term Debt Next Week  Previous session, all news decisively bad with dollar down, oil up, factory orders declining 2.5% month-over-month after dropping 4.3% in August, much worse than the 0.8% decline that was expected, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc., so sell into rallies/strength/take profits while you can since much, much worse to come. Previous, ( Worst is yet to come for economy ) as economic/financial news so bad [ ISM index shows biggest downturn in economic activity since 1982, corrupt, scandal-scarred commerce department comes in with 40% better than expected false construction numbers though still down a hefty .3%, 90% of private economists say we’re in a recession and we’ll see much more lagging effect to the downside, realization that bad economic conditions going forward not frozen credit affecting lending despite their lies/fraud to buttress their fleecing of the treasury, Motek expert says another washout coming and we’ve not heard the last of those, ie., banks, companies, brokerages, etc., under the waves] , that lunatic frauds on wall street develop new b.s. talking point to keep suckers sucked in to this market so the wall street frauds can keep eating away at suckers’ money by commissioning same, the new talking point being ‘the election’. What total b**l s**t! They’re just a bunch of criminally insane vegetables who can’t do anything that they’re supposed to do well, ie, economics, finance, accounting, etc., and are hoping to escape accountability for their crimes. They must be prosecuted and disgorgement required because 1) It’s the law and to create a deterrent prospectively 2) Restore credibility and confidence in prosecutorial, regulatory, government/governmental bodies as opposed to their being accomplices, and the markets (which are just that; marketplaces, like fish markets, commodity markets, flea markets, etc., no big deal, particularly as the frauds operate them)  3) It’s the right thing to do because of the magnitude of the fraud (in the hundreds of trillions by some educated assessments) in the many trillions and the fraud on taxpayers (who have been damaged by their fraud and) by bailouts that are finding their way into compensation/bonus packages for the perpetrators   . Previous session, suckers’ bear market rally for window dressing for dismal month and quarter to keep the suckers suckered in this secular bear market. Are you a sucker? One in five homeowners owe more than homes are worth, more unemployment to come, many more defaults personal/commercial, many trillions of previously commissioned worthless paper still carried/not written down, etc.. One of Motek’s experts, to his credit, points to reality in saying retreat to cash (take profits) in rallies as these (rallies on bad news), record declines in spending, economy has lots of negatives, insurance companies have lots of negatives, hedge funds liquidating, and importantly, 60% of trades computerized so great for generating commissions but bad for real value (as this week) and very volatile; while another expert echoes bear case as spending down across the board; while another empahasizes bad month on top of bad month for autos;  while another says 2008 behind only 1929 and 1987 for bad; and another says no more room for rate cuts, more regulation, mortgage rates up; and finally, political and economic uncertainty cited. In sum, u.s. stocks over-priced and dollar will drop like a stone (excessive printing/creating/debt), Stocks: A Bear Case   so sell into rallies/strength/take profits while you can as much, much worse to come. Don’t forget, THEY NEED YOUR MONEY TO COMMISSION and the lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution . Despite another big advance on Friday, paper losses in the U.S. stock market came to $2.5 trillion for the month, according to the Dow Jones Wilshire 5000 Composite Index, which represents nearly all stocks traded in the United States. The 17.7 percent decline was the worst since the 23 percent drop in October 1987 and 1929. Previous day, suckers’ bear market rally on bad news. U.S. Economy: GDP Shrinks (even with fake better than expected GDP numbers from corrupt commerce department) at Fastest Pace Since 2001 The government falsely reported Thursday that the economy shrank only 0.3 percent in the July-September period, still a significant slowdown after growth of 2.8 percent in the prior quarter in the summer, sending the strongest signal yet that a deep recession has already begun. Consumer spending, which accounts for two-thirds of the economy, dropped by the largest amount in 28 years in the third quarter. One expert says multiple levels of things going wrong in u.s. recession, ie., consumer spending down and declining, housing recession, fraudulently worthless investments, worthless Weimar dollars that are being printed/created like mad, etc.. Another expert says fake GDP number in 3rd quarter does not capture slowdown which will be reflected in 4th quarter with minimum 2-4% decline. How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, none of the real problems (trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved so sell into rallies/strength/take profits while you can since much, much worse to come. Previous session, government (fake) numbers on durables (130% better than private estimates…I don’t think so!) and prospectively dollar-crushing 50 basis point rate cut  (discounted b.s. talking point many times over by market in prior sucker session), 2.7% drop in the dollar, fed heads said the pace of economic activity has "markedly" slowed as consumer expenditures declined, while inflation pressures are expected (despite worthlessness of the Weimar dollar) to (temporarily) moderate due to the (temporary election year) drop in commodity prices and weaker economic prospects, so still great opportunity to sell into rallies/strength/take profits while you still can (like now) since much, much worse to come as all problems remain. Previous session, all news decisively bad with consumer sentiment far below expected 52% but realistically at 38%, personal bankruptcies/business bankruptcies up sharply (Euler Hermes ACI: Substantial Increase In Business Bankruptcies and worse in 2009 ... , Personal Bankruptcies Increase and 2009 expected to be worse ), Office Vacancy Rates Nationwide Keep Climbing; 2009 will be worse ... , US consumer debt reaches record levels , U.S. budget deficit swells to record $455 billion | Reuters , White House projects record deficit for 2009 - CNN.com , dollar down and dying, record trade deficits, (Lost growth is cumulative. Thanks to the record trade deficits accumulated over the last 10 years, the U.S. economy is about $1.5 trillion smaller.  This comes to about $10000 per worker. The damage grows larger each month, as the Bush Administration and Democratic Congress dally and ignore the corrosive consequences of the trade deficit), war crimes/profiteering and global disdain for america and all things american and preposterously based on b.s. alone ie., dollar negative talking point of interest rate decrease (hyperinflationary as will be seen post-election), etc., suckers’ bear market rally on decidedly bad news, none of the real problems including many trillions of worthless paper, deficits budget/trade, hyperinflationary/worthless Weimar dollars being printed like mad, have even been addressed much less solved (election-year expedience), lunatic wall street frauds desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution,  so sell into rallies/strength/take profits while you can since much, much worse to come.

THE DOW JUMPS 900 POINTS. SO WHAT? BY MORGAN HOUSE

October 28, 2008  Only in today's market can the Dow have one of its biggest gains ever, on a day when consumer confidence logged its worst readings since it's been followed. After the Dow's nearly 900-point rally today, on what seemed like nothing but loads of bad news, you're right to stand back and wonder what in the world to make of this absurd volatility -- and more importantly, how to invest around it.The short, easy, and honest answer is that this volatility is spectacularly unreasonable, and you're foolhardy to try such an approach. Think about it: Only a few weeks ago, the Dow soared an equally impressive amount -- 936 points -- sending a wave of euphoria over markets, as if our troubles were behind us. Within days ... poof! The gains were gone. There's little reason to jump for joy over today's gain, either. Call me a party pooper, but the bad news in the economy hasn't disappeared, my friends…

 Reality from Farrell: Bottom line: You've been scammed: This is total incompetence, … unethical and criminal. If you put your hard-earned $12,000 under the mattress for the last decade, it would have been worth more than the $11,671 accumulated in a mutual fund. But actually it's far, far worse! Now if you also deduct the fund's 5.75% load (and/or commissions) and inflation of more than 30% the past decade, you see the stock market's a real loser. In short, after 10 years of blindly trusting the Wall Street's advice about stocks, it turns out that investing in the stock market is not a money-making machine, but a big fat greedy black hole that gobbles up your money.   ECONOMICS GURU: WORST IS YET TO COME; MARKETS WILL CLOSE FOR UP TO WEEK FROM PANIC...  More from Grantham: S&P to 585. He called the bubble, how could anyone doubt his valuation (although even lower is more realistic)?  Jeremy Grantham … (some) benefits to the crisis, including increasing personal savings, an end to the hedge fund era, a reminder that government officials are not to be trusted, …among others…Grantham posits… 585 on the S&P 500 (versus today's 877). Frank Motek (back from vacation to save his business hour … none too soon since his program suffered mightily in his absence) experts say: lack of liquidity, new homes and home prices downward trend to continue, expect revisions; another says other nations loaned to u.s. and getting burned, spending in Europe more difficult to ramp up, $2 TRILLION more debt, fed buying u.s. debt which is hyperinflationary, consumer maxed out, grim outlook; another, a wall street shill points to better than expected new home sales [from scandal scarred/corrupt commerce department…riiiiight …(Home sales rise according to discredited commerce department relative to revised downward prior months sales (riiiiiight…that’s the way to work the statistics…at least the prior months fake stats can still be good for something) but prices sharply fall)] but to his credit does say there are a pile of concerns including liquidation of positions, ‘n carry trades’ (sic), yen/dollar disparity; r.e. analyst says median price for homes still heading down and another says new home sales this month not sustainable, foreclosures high even with freeze; oil analyst says oil demand in China down, impacting price; finally, another analyst says temporary dollar spike because of unwinding of leveraged trades (in dollars), commodities/assets/metals decline as investors/traders/holders sell off assets (cover margin calls, redemptions, etc.), u.s. stocks still over-priced and dollar will drop like a stone (excessive printing/creating/debt), Stocks: A Bear Case   so sell into rallies/strength/take profits while you can as much, much worse to come. Previous session: you know the worst is yet to come when the so-called wizards of fraudulent wall street laud the day’s 5-9% decline as a pyrrhic victory (coulda been worse…..riiiiight!) that is neither victory nor the end of the downward adjustment to reality and the scope of their fraud, indeed one expert now points to the realization that america  has become the exporter of economic weakness/fraud as hedge funds, etc., continue to liquidate positions/assets (margin calls, redemptions, etc.) , sell into rallies/strength/take profits while you can as much worse to come.  Markets Nosedive on Grim Economic News , World markets sink as recession realities spread , 79th anniversary of 1929 Wall Street Crash...  ,  previous day suckers’ bear market rally/400 point swing/programmed trades to the upside into the close on decidedly bad news …I don’t think so!… sell into rallies/strength/take profits while you can since much, much worse to come  Economist Roubini Predicts Hedge Fund Failures, Panic, Closed Markets  ,   Job losses accelerating, and the worst is ahead  , Banks borrow record amount from Fed...  , on top of previous day’s near 200 point swing to the upside into the close to keep the suckers suckered as ‘experts’ say: earnings 11% below expectations, business bad and getting worse, recession, substantial job cuts, big problems in Europe including writedowns of u.s. originated worthless fraudulent paper / another says realization source of the now global problems is u.s., fed throwing money at problems (wall street frauds) but not making it to the economy, not enough money to cover the negative (fraud) and need for flush out and adjustment of inflatede/bubble/illusory values, and another says reality implies 25% decline which is worst since 1937, sell into rallies/strength/take profits while you can since much, much worse to come  Recession Will Last At Least Two Years: Roubini   ,  Recession Now: It's Deep and It's Going to Last a Long Time, Sonders Says    ; previous day modest losses relative to reality as only 15% of americans believe the nation is going in the right direction (what dummies!) which is slightly more than congress’ approval rate and just slightly less than bushes’ approval rate, More banks may fail, IMF warns  ,  Weak profit picture and weak/declining economy worries and fear of being held criminally accountable for their fraud hurt Wall Street  , sell into rallies/strength/take profits while you can since much, much worse to come , previous day’s suckers’ bear market rally on bad or false news as ie., leading economic indicators up though all economists expected down since major components thereof (stock prices, manufacturing/industrial indices, employment, etc.) all down, economy so bad they’re going to print more worthless hyperinflationary Weimar dollars (that they don’t really have), gave another $12 billion to AIG on top of the other billions of taxpayer funds, yet none of the real problems including many trillions of worthless paper, deficits budget/trade, hyperinflationary/worthless Weimar dollars being printed like mad, have even been addressed much less solved (election-year expedience) so sell into rallies/strength/take profits while you can as much worse to come , The Crumbling U.S. Economy, Worse is Yet to Come  ,  Worst slump since Great Depression   ,   Rapid Downward Revisions in Expected Economic Growth  , and all this b.s. despite reality on top of previous session suckers’ 500 point swing/programmed trades to the upside into the close to close modestly lower on much worse than expected news on top of previous suckers’ bear market rally/800 point swing/programmed trades to the upside into the close on decidedly bad news …I don’t think so!

The average investment-grade industrial company bond is yielding 4.95 percentage points over Treasuries with comparable maturities, Moody's says. That's about the long-term average for much riskier junk bonds. "It's the widest level since 1932-1933," says John Lonski, Moody's chief economist. That was during the, ahem, Great Depression.

There is more hurt in store for the U.S. equity markets. If you are still thinking of riding this one out, consider Japan. Japan's Nikkei 225 is our window into the future. From its 1990 high of 40,000 it fell as low as 7,800, an 80% drop. A similar correction in the U.S. would translate into Dow 2,500.

Searching for Mr. Goodlow  [ While you certainly want to buy low (and sell high), in light of the crushing debt, deficits both budgetary/trade, global antipathy because of war crimes/profiteering, transfer of manufacturing base, and greedy frauds on wall street, corruption at all levels, etc., this time is like no other for america in the most negative sense, particularly since the average multiples for S&P for the past 5 years were based upon a huge fraud bubble and hardly a benchmark/guideline. The saying/axiom of J.P.Morgan remains apposite as ’ it is not so much the return on the money as it is the return of the money’. ]

Building starts/permits and new home sales down 8.3% and 6.3% to worst levels in 17 years, drop in consumer sentiment highest ever recorded so great opportunity to sell/take profits while you still can since smart money (and reality) say trend is much lower Billion-Dollar Fund Manager, Dow To Sink To 5,000  ,  Roubini: Dow 7,000 Likely 'Sometime Next Year'   , Dow Jones Bloodbath Mirroring 1929 Rout  Bottom should be around 27 per cent below “bailout bounce” according to analyst , since none of the real problems including many trillions of worthless paper, deficits budget/trade, hyperinflationary/worthless Weimar dollars being printed like mad, have even been addressed much less solved (election-year expedience) so sell into rallies/strength/take profits while you can as much worse to come, (they’re so desperate for b.s./fraudulent talking points/sizzle to sell that the rumor (Microsoft to buy/destroy Yahoo) sparks rally though denied by both companies, spin lower prices as positive when reality is that economic conditions/prospects so bad that demand has precipitously fallen, Philly fed Index down sharply indicating contraction, Real Estate/Builders’ Index lowest/Worst reading since inception, lunatic wall street frauds desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, volatility index at new record, previous session reality trumps the new fraud as markets can’t hide from the plethora of bad economic news albeit sugar-coated for election year purposes as retail sales down 1.2% for month and as well, year-over-year and in all regions, beige book says economic activity down in all regions  Billion-Dollar Fund Manager; Gold To Hit $2,000, Dow To Sink To 5,000    sell into rallies/strength/take profits while you can as much worse to come and remember, fool you once, shame on the wall street frauds who should be in prison, fool you twice, shame on you and you’re screwed, one expert described the bailout as money down a black hole  Total Bailout Cost Heads Towards $5 TRILLION   , shreve of investors’ (shouldn’t that be traders’) business daily said became negative on market in August and all cash in September [but previously, 6-3-08, SHREVE OF INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY NOW NEGATIVE ON MARKET (YA THINK), WAS BULLISH JUST RECENTLY ENOUGH FOR BULL TRAP (OR JUST PLAIN BULL CRAP) AND CITES HEDGE FUND SPECULATORS, SUPPLY/DAMAND FACTORS (OIL RISE, ETC), LEADERSHIP TURNED NEGATIVE WHICH FED MINUTES CONFIRMED, implying that somewhere in between he was positive ] but to his credit states we’re in a recession…some quarters of negative growth/contraction ahead…takes considerable time for fed steps/missteps to take effect…and 7-8% unemployment, while fed governor janet yellen says we’re in a recession…daaah!, while another cites consensus that the financial crisis won’t be over anytime soon   US confronts reality of long, deep recession/depression  ,
  
The global economy is going through a "profound shift" as it deals with the unwinding of debt leverage, which Todd Harrison, CEO of Minyanville.com calls "the mother of all bubbles."
As with the tech bubble before them, bubbles in housing, commodities and hedge funds were all made bigger because of the unfettered use of leverage. The unwinding process is going to result in a "prolonged period of socioeconomic malaise," he says, predicting unemployment will rise will into double-digits before the cycle turns.
 
The most recent batch of economic data certain support a grim outlook:

·         Industrial production plunged 2.8% in September, the biggest drop since September 1974.

·         The Philadelphia Fed's manufacturing index slumped to its lowest level since October 1990.

·         The National Association of Home Builders' housing market index hit a record low.

·         The Fed's October Beige Book showed across-the-board weakening of activity in all 12 reporting districts.

·         September retail sales fell 1.2%, the biggest drop since Aug. 2005.

previous session saw modest losses relative to reality with near 300 point upswing into the close on bad news (to keep the suckers in … were you a sucker?…the frauds on wall street are counting on it as today’s session proves) including record budget deficit at $454 billion and much worse next year, they’re treating symptoms not the problems so good money after bad, substantial unwinding of derivatives and market manipulation by programmed stock purchases, u.s. gov’t selling treasuries to finance debacle pushing interest rates higher so sell/take profits, The Wall Street Coup and the Bailout Scam Bailout $700 billion yet national debt increased by over $1 trillion,They socialize their losses and privatize their gains ….. How is this happening?  Paulson Doles Out $125 Billion to Wall Street Elite  What a total fraud/scam!   A Trillion Dollar Bait and Switch: The Bailout and the Smell Test     This is a secular bear market – check out the cycles.   Roubini Sees Worst Recession in 40 Years, Rally’s End   , previously Motek’s expert Art Hogan says crisis not over, daaaaah!, buuuttt and for the first time sounds like a typical wall street shill and loses all credibility thereby, while another non-Motek expert says will retest lows which is euphemistically correct while pointing to comparable spike/decline in 1929 et seq. Great Depression scenario , Billion-Dollar Fund Manager; Gold To Hit $2,000, Dow To Sink To 5,000 ,  b.s. talking points and all based upon other nations, Europe and Asia like lemmings again following america into the abyss (Iraq, etc.) since none of the real problems including many trillions of worthless paper, deficits budget/trade, hyperinflationary/worthless Weimar dollars being printed like mad, have even been addressed much less solved (election-year expedience) so sell into rallies/strength/take profits while you can as much worse to come and remember, fool you once, shame on the wall street frauds who should be in prison, fool you twice, shame on you and you’re screwed, as this and previous session’s programmed buy trades to keep the suckers sucked in and commission dollars flowing (the shameless wall street frauds made hundreds of millions last week and today on high then moderate volume as government/banks closed for holiday), thousand point swings to the upside- I don’t think so, as yet again those needful things on wall street get even MORE, MORE, MORE, MORE, MORE for the poor (not really, in light of the mega billions in fraudulently derived commissions, bonuses, compensation, which should and must be disgorged through prosecution) frauds on wall street, retail down, unemployment at recession levels, modest losses relative to reality so sell into strength/take profits, get your money out while you can and don’t forget that the worthless hyperinflationary Weimar dollars they’re printing like mad will, like the current fraud unraveling, come home to roost  [Rogers: Global Bankers Have Unleashed Hyperinflationary Holocaust ] making, assuming arguendo there are,  any wild-eyed purported gains to come illusory/non-existent at best and further, national (and consumer) debt and lack of industrial/manufacturing base/trade deficits make previous recovery comparisons preposterous, Motek’s expert says on-going bear market since 2000 (market down 75% as measured in gold) with continued massive liquidations to pay off debt and that attempts to reflate with bailouts will fail culminating in hyperinflationary depression, while another expert says stocks could slug around at bottom for extended period, while Financial Times Editor says most volatile day ever, not at tradable bottom, and this was a market crash at –40% from top. GM shares on credit watch with negative implications by S&P tumble 31 percent to 58-year low , Roubini: Rate Cuts Temporarily and Minimally Reduce Crash Risk, But Dow 7,000 Likely 'Sometime Next Year' , dollar down, oil up, Motek’s expert Bogel of Vanguard fame points to speculative measure for wall street in 1929 as 280 which is even below and not as bad as the current measure of 320 in year 2008 indicative of the ridiculousness of the wall street debacle, It's Not You, It's the Market - Now Officially the Worst S&P Decline in History  ,on top of previous sessions needful things on wall street saying MORE, taxpayer money to bail them out for their consummate fraud, etc., MORE now EU/Asian/fed/taxpayers’ cooperation/contribution for their past, present and future frauds, etc., to keep their ponzi-like scheme of worthless paper moving; how about prosecution, prison, fines,  and disgorgement for these mega billion dollar frauds, as 500 point swing to the upside into the close (get your money out while you can-sell into strength/rallies/take profits) on yet another b.s. talking point (I don’t think so and neither does Cramer says Get Out Of The Market ) as Motek’s expert apparently shell-shocked talks in terms of washout levels while another says bailout will take about 4 weeks to implement and not sure if same will work [WON’T! There are trillions (some say in the hundreds of trillions) of the fraudulent worthless paper out there] and points to negative economic fundamentals and says reduce exposure to equities in favor of ie., money market treasuries, previous day buy on rumor, sell on news (of fraud bailout) obtains, fundamentals horrendous as economy loses more than expected 159,000 jobs, Motek’s economist/expert/trader says serious economic issues remain and cites ’73 to ’74 when market fell 45% top to bottom while securities expert says now focus is on fundamentals and not a pretty picture and cautions about dilution, get your money out while you can-sell into strength/rallies/take profits-that’s what they did , previously hopes for fraudulent $4 trillion plus is missing through U.S. federal agency accounts managed by the NY Fed misguided Not One Dime!  wall street fraud/criminal bailout “Grand Larceny” on a Monumental Scale: Does the Bailout Bill Mark the End of America as We Know It?  can’t change reality as unemployment numbers highest in 7 years, factory orders decline to lowest level in 2 years, food prices with largest increase since 1990, previous 200 point swing to the upside on top of 485 point  previous day gain with all seriously negative news including sales drops of 16% at GM and 35% at Ford so sell into these rallies/strength/take profits whil you can, economist Brusca points to grim economic/financial data and outlook even with bailout, Billion-Dollar Fund Manager; Gold To Hit $2,000, Dow To Sink To 5,000  , U.S. Sept. ISM manufacturing index plunges to 43.5% (worst since 1955), Bailout Would Only Prolong Crisis: Jim Rogers  ,except for scandal-scarred corrupt commerce department which reported unexpected rise in consumer sentiment (riiiiight…things are so hunky-dory), all news decidedly negative with home prices falling an unexpected record  16.3 %, etc. Bailout marks Karl Marx’s comeback  This is not brain surgery and the fraud, bonuses/compensation (mortgages, subprime and otherwise, are only a relatively small portion of the fraud/scam providing “cover/collateral” for the worthless but heavily commissioned paper over and over again in a multiplicity of different forms of worthless paper) in the mega-billions should first be disgorged before taxpayers are forced to pony up and pay the frauds again for their fraud which caused the problem in the first instance, must be prosecuted. It should also be noted that despite the rhetoric, the wall street bailout will NOT solve the crisis or eliminate the economic pain except to make permanent the fraudulent wealth transfer to the most well healed heals/frauds/criminals in the nation who caused the so-called crisis by their greed/corruption/fraud.   All news decisively negative as WaMu becomes biggest bank to fail in US history (AP), GDP revised downward to 2.8% in second quarter (the market previously rallied on the false news and rallies again on the true bad news), only 30% at most support the taxpayer bailout of the wall street frauds so count on tax revolts as predicted by experts if the same passes , Sell into any rallies/take profits as all problems remain and will be exacerbated by the fact that the vast majority of taxpayers rationally and correctly opposed the bailout of the wall street criminals who benefited from the fraud. Reaction has been fast and furious 9-28-08[2:38 am]; take a look at some initial comments. Sell into any strength/take profits because with bank failures and raids on taxpayer funds and reckless printing like mad of worthless Weimar dollars and fake data/reports and lies this is worse than recession/bear market,  New Home Sales Plunged 11.5% to 17-Year Low and home inventories up, jobless claims up and durable goods orders down far more than expected, home prices drop by record 9.5%, existing home sales down 2.2% as they continue to foist the wall street criminal/fraud bailout on taxpayers which Bloomberg now pegs at a cost of $5 trillion while other economists/experts say hundreds of trillions [which means $700 billion down the tubes into the pockets of the wall street criminals (make them pay) who created the mess through their greed/fraud/scams and who’ve already reaped huge financial sums in the many billions through compensation/bonuses (mortgages, subprime and otherwise, are only a relatively small portion of the fraud/scam providing “cover/collateral” for the worthless but heavily commissioned paper over and over again in a multiplicity of different forms of worthless paper]; Motek’s financial expert, Financial Times Business Editor cites thoroughly gloomy economic picture globally and u.s. particularly, record levels of borrowing from fed, even with passage of bailout dire economic/financial scenario will remain, and axiomatic ‘buy on the rumor, sell on the news’ picture for stocks while his expert/economist/investor/entertainer (Ben Stein) says outrageous to bail out wall street criminals who should be in prison [and who should pay back/disgorge the hundreds of billions they’ve been scamming by repackaging/recollateralizing commissioning and reselling of which fraud/bubble I’ve been warning for over 5 years on this site-indeed they even have been exempted by congress for RICO liability and meaningfully lawless application of other laws as I reiterate in my RICO Summary under penalty of perjury to the FBI at their request including RICO violations by Sam Alito, former u.s. attorney (District of new jersey) who parlayed obstruction of justice (I’ve sworn to this regarding drug-money laundering) into judicial appointments to the 3rd circuit court of appeals with maryanne trump (Barry) and now the so-called supreme court (he should have gone to jail) justice; how could anyone even listen to bush (WMD’s in Iraq-I also warned against that debacle/fraud/war crimes/profiteering) ] and he further says let the ceo’s go and some of the failed institutions fail condemning the outrageousness of the lack of oversight in this huge fraud/wealth transfer; and hanky panky paulson the wall street shill whose $50 million in blind trust and $20 million in vanguard benefits from this bailout by the taxpayers, The Fed is Making a Killing on Banking Crisis , so  great opportunity to sell/take profits while you still can. One democrat said that with 3 months remaining in war criminal (remember the lies) bush’s lamentable failed presidency the grab based on fear that bailout of the criminals who caused the problem and made huge sums from their heavily commissioned fraud will avoid what already is can only be deemed another fraudulent wealth transfer akin to the war crimes in Iraq, which budget-busting conflict is also part of america’s problem, is preposterous on it’s face.A republican said that the so-called over-sight provision utilizes a standard of judicial review that would render impossible any purported review/abrogation (and after the fact at that) of paulson’s largesse to his bro’s on wall street and bush buddies.  Mike Stathis The Market Oracle September 22, 2008… As far as I’m concerned, anyone who doesn’t conduct a full investigation of this charade leading to several CEOs and other executives in prison with all of their assets being shuttled into America’s bailout fund doesn’t have what it takes to lead America anywhere except on its current course – downward. But it doesn’t really matter at this point anyway. Washington and the greedy bankers have ensured the end of what was once a great and proud nation filled with hope and opportunity. … , Dollar Weakens Most Against Euro Since 2001 on U.S. Deficit  ,  Financial terrorism: US taxpayers bail out Wall Street criminals , A Bailout to Nowhere   ,…Cramer had said the astonishing 779-point rally over the past two days can only mean one thing: sell. , in this election year obfuscation/desperation to cover-up since all real news remains decisively negative as leading indicators fall, unemployment claims rise, but  suckers’ bear market rally b**l s**t talking points without realistic, legitimate, sound foundation previously rallied stocks in nearly 600 point swing to the upside as wall street shill/fraud/pointman/incompetent paulson floats new fraudulent wealth transfer paid for by taxpayers (yet another bailout – tax revolts as predicted by trendsresearch.com are a coming – McCain is quite right that land of fruits and nuts man cox should be fired from the SEC; A New Resolution Trust Corp. for the Bankers? Kurt Nimmo | Congress critters, former Fed mob bosses want a public boondoggle along the line of the Resolution Trust Corp. to bailout the banksters) and insurmountably increasing the defacto bankrupt government’s debt  in favor of the very well-healed perpetrators of the fraud who should be prosecuted and forced to disgorge their ill-gotten gains (bonuses, etc., in the multi-billions) before even broaching the ill-advised united soviet socialist states of america plan to have taxpayers pay for the wall street fraud, and then there was the ridiculous spike from fed’s announced printing/creating more worthless Weimar dollars ($180 billion - All Roads Lead To Hyperinflation ) which even coupled with foreign contributions does not even register a blip of difference in light of the magnitude of the amount of debt, $14 trillion private/$15 trillion public, much of which must be written down/off/non-performing . Don’t be wall street’s (churn and earn) fool; time for them to pay up; time for you to sell/take profits/cut losses! Housing construction plunges 6.2 pct. in August  ,  Worst is yet to come, investment strategist warns (at MarketWatch)  , more gov’t bailout taxpayer money with ever more worthless Weimar dollars (fed printing/creating them like mad) proves the only lunatics (yes, the full moon) are not limited to those lunatic fraudulent wall street needful things who should be prosecuted and forced to disgorge their ill-gotten gains, as united soviet socialist states of america (who built up communist china so who could have expected less)  takes 80% stake in AIG, spreads widening as piles of worthless debt/securities/collateral unwind so sell into these suckers’ bear market rallies as all problems remain US Economy: Rudderless and Reeling From Direct Hits  , Federal bank insurance fund dwindling , More Socialism for the Bankers: Fed to “Loan” AIG $85 Billion , economy so bad oil demand own, so cut your losses/take whatever gains/get your money out while you still can as industrial output down much greater than expected 1.1% (for the prior month) , Meltdown in US finance system pummels stock market , Rogers: Dollar To Lose World Reserve Status , AIG downgraded as financial meltdown spreads , Wall Street mauled by Lehman bankruptcy, AIG fears ,  highest year over year foreclosures on record, retail down .3% while inventories up, as bad news spurs over 150 point swing to the upside into the close which shows irrationally fraudulent markets trying to keep suckers sucked in for their commissioning pleasure, Bullish Sentiment Drops 30%  , CBOE Put-Call Ratio Indicates Negative Outlook , Get Ready For the S&P 500 to Break Below 1200 , WaMu cut to "junk," sees $4.5 billion loss reserve (Reuters) , U.S. Trade Deficit Surges; Boosts Likelihood of Recession, Job Losses , August foreclosures hit another record high , federal/trade deficits among other bad news worse than expected which previously rallied stocks (riiiiight!) on over 300 point swing to the upside (I don’t think so)  so sell into these ephemeral rallies/"strength”, Lehman shows wider than expected $3.9 billiion loss, Another bull joins the bears Peter Eliades now says Dow should drop below 9,000, election-year sugar/fake reports as Pending home sales fall more than expected 3.2% , Fannie/Freddie fail, federal takeover, taxpayer bailout (which the frauds on wall street cheer since they believe their fraudulent gains, many billions worth, might not be touched - they should be disgorged through prosecution) as defacto bankrupt government to commit  $100 billion each to insolvent fannie/freddie ($200 billion they really don’t have to start with), very ridiculous so sell into ephemeral rallies/"strength" since the same and all is very bad news Top Investor: Fannie/Freddie Bailout Serves "Bunch Of Crooks And Incompetents"  (more to follow this update on 9-7-08) suckers’ bear market/short-covering rally into the close on 200 point swing to the upside (riiiiight) on very bad news,  nonfarm payrolls fell by 84,000 during August, bringing the unemployment rate to 6.1%,  THE LATEST FRIDAY FAILURE FOR THE U.S. BANKING INDUSTRY: US to take control of mortgage giants: reports ,  Home foreclosures reach record high , and keep in mind frauds/scams like wall street today invariably unravel as reality bites with all news bad (except for fake news) and worse than expected with new unemployment claims up more than 15,000 on top of terrible back-to-school shopping/retail numbers, though still sugar-coated for election year as sales at GM down 20% Ford down 26%, bankruptcies up, credit union taken over by feds, August ISM Index down below 50 indicating contraction, construction spending fell a larger-than-expected 0.6%, and spending down to lowest level in 3 years with income declining .7% in contrast to previous day’s suckers’ bear market rally on light volume so great time to sell/take profits while you can since all problems remain] Election-year feel good typically false/embellished at best temporary report on GDP 58% better than private forecasts along with that bastion of american credibility, the scandal scarred prevaricating commerce department comes through with fraudulent talking point for the wall street frauds with durable goods numbers exceeding private economist estimates by 400% (I don’t think so!), as one of Motek’s experts says GDP number from government, at best temporary blip from rebate stimulous (those election-year monies/printed Weimar dollars debt-ridden u.s. doesn’t really have) and multi-national exports on weak dollar, seventh staight monthly decline in payrolls in this real recession, and continued problems in financial sector/real estate/defaults/writedowns; while another  seasoned expert says doesn’t look good particularly for third and fourth quarters. Motek’s expert says FDIC might have to borrow from treasury [ FDIC may borrow money from Treasury ], second largest quarterly loss on record from thrifts at $5.4 billion, Fannie/Freddie fail the performance test, and precipitous fall in leading economic indicators indicative of deeper/longer recession that we’re already in so high allocation to cash/low allocation to stocks. The Real Rate of Inflation is 13% No way to credibly spin the record real estate price declines on high volume of  foreclosure sales/high unsold inventories, high inflation as other than the economic debacle it is, Motek’s expert reiterates reality of this bear market, that stocks will resume slide, good time to sell since pricey/frothy at avg. 24 P/E, that Freddie/Fannie bailout/gov’t. takeover inevitable, more troubled banks [ FDIC's Problem Banks List Balloons (at TheStreet.com) ] as loan defaults extend losses in sub-prime, to now prime, commercial, student loans, credit cards, even as inflation up, and outlook very bleak. Previously, another bank failure, but they say existing home sales up greater than expected 3.1%…but from auction/foreclosure sales (40%), prices down 7% (-22% in land of fruits and nuts) and inventories of for sale/unsold homes at new record high since tracking began in 1968 and worse to come, Chicago index of manufacturing down indicating further economic weakness and Motek’s expert says ‘put’ activity indicates at least 10-15% more downside from here/government bailout ot fannie/freddie inevitable and f/f stock worthless as all news decisively bad beyond expectations though fudged to upside for election year and yet bernanke who is printing worthless hyperinflationary Weimar dollars like mad soothed (gives them fraudulent talking point) the frauds on wall street saying essentially the economy is so bad inflation less of a problem (and no interest rate hike-old news because of economic weakness and bad for dollar) sparking suckers bear market rally on light volume, Buffett: We're still in a recession, leading indicators down .7%, unemployment near record levels,Oil jumps $5 on US-Russia tensions, sliding dollar , hence great opportunity to sell/take profits since all problems remain and dollar mini-spike short-lived though some fluctuations to upside on speculation other economies will tank.   Wholesale prices: Highest annual rate in 27 years . The Strong Dollar Illusion . Housing starts and building permits posted steep declines. That hub of global manufacturing buzzing (riiiiight!) as empire state index as measured by private economists expected to fall -4.2% but is reported up +2.8% (almost 300% better-I don’t think so, and don’t buy the Brooklyn bridge, watches, swamp land in jersey, etc.), inflation news double expectations Bracing for Inflation August 15, 2008 (BusinessWeek  Growing evidence suggests American consumers, businesspeople, and political leaders should all be bracing for double-digit inflation, probably as early as 2009), real estate falling, U.S. Foreclosures Rise 55%, Bank Seizures Reach High , unemployment at recession levels, etc.,. Note the rotation into the obscure world of so-called tech which provides, as in prior such ploys (ie., dot-com bust, more recent bust, etc.) the world street frauds with the ability to sell the sizzle since investors and americans generally don’t understand it (ie., iphones are a joke where the so-called “computer” is merely a restrictor of usual computer functions now tied into apple products and government shill co att, and anyone who pays the premium for apple products is a fool), and all news bad albeit fudged to the upside in this election year.  Fake trade figures, more writedowns/bad debt, still great opportunity to sell/take profits. Just another frothy day in the rabidly fraudulent lunatic world of wall street and great opportunity to sell/take profits since all problems remain and dollar mini-spike short-lived. Fog of war ( U.S. Attacks Russia Through Client State Georgia – don’t believe american lies/propaganda to the contrary) is frauds friend, repeat three times to understand fraudulent wall street euphoria over diversion (Georgia conflict) from their massive fraud which brought much greater than expected losses at fannie (U.S. Headed Toward Bankruptcy, Says Top Budget Committee Republican ) and triple-digit decline to triple digit upswing so especially great opportunity to sell/take profits as glass-half-full kind of frauds point to increase in (foreclosure/auction/forced) home sales (riiiiight!) while they can no longer  hide substantially increased unemployment, etc., economy so bad oil demand declining which is shill point for next stage of (new) wall street fraud/commissioned churn and earn scam which the taxpayers just underwrote/paid for with complicit government, executive/legislative/judicial branches/fed. Great opportunity to sell/take profits since all problems remain as real numbers indicate previous decline in GDP though falsely reported as gain, greater unemployment (watch for fake numbers from government) and much more downside to come as stocks previously rallied on sharp increase in oil prices and ADP, A JERSEY BASED COMPANY NOT UNFAMILIAR TO THE FRAUD/CRIME OF PLACING FAKE/NON-EXISTENT EMPLOYEES ON PAYROLLS TO FACILITATE (ILLEGAL/DRUG) MONEY LAUNDERING PLAYING BALL (I’M SURE FOR A PRICE/FAVOR) WITH THE FRAUDS ON WALL STREET/ADMIN. WITH ALLEGED, UNEXPECTED INCREASE IN PRIVATE SECTOR JOBS, and short-covering. The Dow Priced in Ounces of Gold: Secular Bear Market Since '99 by Lindstrom from Seeking Alpha  AP Business Highlights A private research group says that Americans remain the most pessimistic about the economy since the tail end of the last prolonged recession 16 years ago. But economists warn that the slight uptick, which reverses a six-month slide since January, is likely to be only temporary and doesn't signal the beginning of a rally…Yahoo… the survey only has weak correlation with actual spending, so Briefing.com does not put too much stock in the report.] Quantifying Inflation by Zigler from Seeking Alpha, Housing report bruises frauds on wall street with reality but false report from corrupt, scandal-scarred, criminal commerce department (contrary to all expectations and contrary to all regional fed manufacturing indices which declined) provides fake report and fraudulent lift . Great Opportunity to Sell/Take Profits as Reality trumps bull s**t! Sell dollar denominated assets as all problems remain. El-Erian: Buy more foreign stocksEven in this century's darkest days of recession and war, U.S. households kept on spending. But one of the smartest investors on the planet says the American consumer is finally out of steam. Even if, and it is not, oil were the only problem, the same is just a disruption away from a spike. Suckers’ bear market/short-covering rally based on bull s**t alone, this time by wall street shill paulson whose bailout rhetoric brings ‘irrational exuberance’ since wall street frauds should be prosecuted, required to disgorge ill-gotten gains, and jailed since they’re the ones who benefited and are escaping accountability by the bailout. Except for multi-nationals and corporate welfare recipients (ie., Lockheed, etc.), greater than expected losses in not millions but billions rallied the stocks. Remember, these are huge financial institutions unlike the tiny S&Ls of the last banking fraud/wealth transfer (to frauds at expense of taxpayers). Leading indicators revised down (after ‘election year keep the incumbents’ fake report). What do you expect the wall street frauds/criminals who should be held accountable and the failed (and illegal- constitution would have to be amended to enable Fed to print those worthless Weimar dollars with now even failed Fannie and Freddie getting some with taxpayer bailout) Fed to say; admit they royally f**ked up, etc.,  better than expected very bad news, ie., Citibank loses only $2.5 billion, hyperinflation, over 200%  more (suuuuure!) than expected oil inventories, GM cuts dividend, Intel monopoly eliminates AMD, economy so bad less oil use/demand, riiiiight! What total bull s**t! SELL INTO STRENGTH, TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU CAN!] Similarities between 1929 and 2008 terrifying  [In just the month of June, the Dow dropped 10.19%; the S&P fell 8.60%, and the Nasdaq lost 9.10%. For the quarter, the Dow fell 7.44%; the S&P lost 3.23%, while the Nasdaq had an anemic 0.61% gain. For the first half, the Dow is down 14.44%; the S&P lost 12.83%; and the Nasdaq has fallen 13.55%. Since their high point last October, the Dow gave up 19.87%; the S&P dropped 18.22%; and the Nasdaq is down 19.80%. A 20% drop from a market peak is considered the start of a bear market — although many analysts say Wall Street already has a bear market mentality (because the bear market already is. Some chart data/numbers on bear markets: first chart second chart).] FAKE GOV’T/ETC. ELECTION YEAR REPORTS THAT EXCEED ECONOMISTS/ANALYSTS FORECAST/EXPECTATIONS, EARNINGS NOT AS BAD AS EXPECTATIONS  (SUUUUURE-SAME OLD FRAUD). GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO SELL (TAKE PROFITS) WHILE YOU CAN, ESPECIALLY WITH SUCKERS’ BEAR MARKET RALLIES ON NEGATIVE NEWS (PARTICULARLY SNEAKING INTO THE CLOSE). NOTHING HAS CHANGED REGARDING TRADE AND BUDGET DEFICITS, WORTHLESS WEIMAR DOLLAR AND THE HYPERINFLATION/STAGFLATION THEREBY, AND ELECTION YEAR (THIS IS AN EPHEMERAL GOOD AS IT GETS SCENARIO) ATTEMPTS TO REINFLATE THE BUBBLE, ETC., THAT HAS HELPED TO CREATE THIS FINANCIAL/ECONOMIC DEBACLE. THE FED/WALL STREET  FOCUS/DEFLECTION ON CORE INFLATION IS A SHAM/FRAUD AND TANTAMOUNT TO SAYING IF YOUR MOTHER HAD WHEELS SHE’D BE A TROLLEY CAR.  [eND OF FIRST QUARTER DOW –8%, nASDAQ-14%, AND S&P-10%. WALL STREET IS A JOKE THAT IS NOT FUNNY]. USA 2008: The Great Depression.  High Likelihood of a Market Crash Similarities between 1929 and 2008 terrifying  I WARNED AGAINST THE DEBACLE IN IRAQ, I WARNED AGAINST GIVING DUMBYA BUSH WAR POWERS, I WARNED OF THE BUBBLES IN REAL ESTATE AND STOCKS, AND NOW I WARN AGAINST INVESTING IN DOLLAR DENOMINATED SECURITIES OR HOLDING SAME (SELL INTO STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS/SELL). SUCKERS’ BEAR MARKET/SHORT COVERING RALLY/NEW BUBBLE MODE (ALONG WITH MODEST DROPS RELATIVE TO REALITY) SO SELL (TAKE PROFITS) AS THE WALL STREET SCAM IS UNEARTHED BY REVELATION THAT OF 9 INVESTMENT VEHICLES S&P (MAJORITY OF 401K HOLDINGS, ETC.) WAS WORST PERFORMER (1% OR LESS AND IF YOU FACTOR IN DECLINING DOLLAR, NEGATIVE RELATIVE TO NON-DOLLAR DENOMINATED ALTERNATIVES OVER DECADE). JAWBONER BERNANKE SAYS THIS DOWNTURN IS DIFFERENT FROM THE GREAT DEPRESSION AND HE IS RIGHT INASMUCH AS AMERICA UNLIKE AFTER THE GREAT DEPRESSION WILL EMERGE FROM THIS DOWNTURN AS SOMETHING SIGNIFICANTLY AND SUBSTANTIALLY LESS FROM WHICH THERE WILL BE NO RETRACEMENT TO THE UPSIDE FINANCIALLY, ECONOMICALLY, GEOPOLITICALLY. Bank issues global stock and credit crash alert... Write Offs to Top $1.3 Trillion.Who didn’t see this coming? The Next Crisis: 'Credit Default Swaps'-- Subprime is a Just a 'Vorspeise' . 5 REASONS WHY THE FED HAS FAILED. GREENSPAN: NO REGRETS; U.S. IN SEVERE RECESSION. UK, US, AND WORLD FACING THE BIGGEST FINANCIAL SHOCK SINCE THE GREAT DEPRESSION, SAYS IMF. VIX TO VXV RATIO IS GIVING A STRONG BEARISH SIGNAL  YAHOO FINANCE SUMMARIZES THE ESSENCE OF THE TRADING DAY: [BEFORE THE YAHOO MAINSTREAM FLUFF, IT IS NOTEWORTHY THAT ALL THE PROBLEMS REMAIN FROM DEFICITS TO WORTHLESS WEIMAR DOLLAR TO FRAUD TO FAKE GOV’T REPORTS, suckers’ bear market rally into the close, Analysts say more U.S. banks will fail  Jim Rogers: Dollar Doomed, Oil Will Go Over $200 per Barrel Soon Fannie Plan a `Disaster' to Rogers; Goldman Says Sell  , why would anyone hold/invest in dollars (deficits, trade and budget substantial, economic growth declining) so sell/take profits, if you’re smart, as higher oil prices (7-10-08) sparks rally (riiiiight!) and investors were encouraged by the possibility of more contributions to their fraud, and Paulson says things are not as bad as the reports in this election year; he’s right; they’re much worse! Remember greenspan’s perpetual envy of all the world speeches; now Bernanke printing hyperinflationary Weimar dollars like mad; they’re dreaming. Similarities between 1929 and 2008 terrifying  U.S. stocks post sharp weekly losses; bear market that already is now said nears , Stocks tumble as more bad economic news piles up, Wave of bad news sends Dow down nearly 360, Sales of new homes tumbled for the sixth time in seven months in May while median prices kept plunging, American Express sees worsening credit conditions, but fake government report of higher than expected oil inventories (riiiiight!) rallies stocks, Home prices fall in April at record rate, Consumer confidence sinks to 16-year-plus low , BlackRock sees global slowdown worsening in 2009 , DOWNGRADES OF BANKING/FINANCIAL SECTOR AND IN AUTO SECTOR ALONG WITH BOND INSURERS AMBAC, MBIA, AMERICA’S BLIND SUPPORT OF ISRAEL/ISRAELI AGGRESSION DEPRESSION CONTINUES ON COURSE, PHILADELPHIA FED INDEX REGIONAL ASSESSMENT OF MANUFACTURING ACTIVITY POSTED A BAD READING OF -17.1 FOR JUNE WITH JOBLESS CLAIMS MORE THAN EXPECTED AND ANALYST SAYS RAISING CHINA'S GASOLINE AND DIESEL PRICES BY 46 CENTS A GALLON NOT ENOUGH TO HAVE MUCH IMPACT ON EXISTING DEMAND, INFLATION UP AND PRODUCTION DOWN EQUALS STAGFLATION (EVEN WORSE WHEN REAL NUMBERS HIT HOME), NEW YORK MANUFACTURING INDEX DOWN AGAIN, REAL ESTATE  PLUNGING, HOME BUILDERS’ CONFIDENCE AT/NEAR RECORD LOWS, BAD NEWS BULLS SCENARIO AS ALL NEWS BAD BUT STOCKS RALLIED (AT BEST GIVING THEM BENEFIT OF DOUBT, A SHORT-COVERING RALLY) AS CONSUMER CONFIDENCE AT LOWEST POINT IN 28 YEARS FOR GOOD REASONS, FORECLOSURES UP 50% TO RECORD HIGH LEVELS, COMMODITIES (IE., CORN, ETC.) UP SHARPLY OWING TO MIDWEST FLOODS WHICH WILL ALSO IMPACT OIL TO THE UPSIDE  GOING FORWARD AS LESS ETHANOL SUPPLIES/HIGHER PRICES, ONE RADIO REPORTER INTERVIEWS ECONOMIST WHO INDICATES SCEPTICISM REGARDING (IE., INFLATION, ETC.) NUMBERS WHICH HE BELIEVES ARE WORSE THAN REPORTED (HE’S RIGHT) BUT STILL MORE THAN EXPECTED UP .6% AND UP MOST IN 6 MONTHS (INFLATION NUMBERS FUDGED FOR FED), ALL-TIME HIGH REPOSSESSIONS UP 158%, JOBLESS CLAIMS UP MORE THAN EXPECTED AT HEFTY 384,000, RETAIL SALES UP MORE THAN EXPECTED 1.4% (EXCLUDING AUTOS-SMART MOVE FOR NUMBERS SAKE AND WALL STREET FRAUD), BUT INVENTORIES OF GOODS ROSE (THERE’S A LITTLE COST-ACCOUNTING TRICK WHICH FRAUDS ON WALL STREET WOULD CELEBRATE/ENCOURAGE SINCE QUALITY OF EARNINGS IS APPARENTLY NO LONGER SOMETHING THEY VALUE-SELL THE SIZZLE/B**L S**T/AND WHAT IS LEAST UNDERSTOOD IS THERE MODUS POERANDI/MANTRA, VIZ., OVER-PRODUCE GOODS FOR SALE (THE HIGHER INVENTORIES JUST REPORTED) AND ATTRIBUTE FIXED COSTS TO GREATER NUMBER OF GOODS WHICH WOULD INCREASE PAPER PROFITS FOR THOSE GOODS SOLD IN THE QUARTER (BE ESPECIALLY WARY SINCE COMPUTERIZATION HAS MADE SUCH INVENTORY SURPLUSES AND THE CYCLICAL DOWNTURNS THEREBY RELATIVELY RARE/MINISCULE) AND THEIR RETAIL SALES INCLUDES THOSE HIGH OIL PRICES,   BERNANKE JAWBONES DOLLAR UP, RIIIIIGHT, SOME REALITY CATCHES UP AS UNEMPLOYMENT RATE JUMPS TO 5.5% WHILE INTERNATIONAL LAW SCOFFLAW ISRAEL SAYS ATTACKING IRAN INEVITABLE AS OIL ANALYST SAYS $300 OIL IF UN RESOLUTION VIOLATOR/WAR CRIMINAL ISRAEL DOES, BELYING THE FALSE DATA,  IE., 6-5-08 UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS DOWN UNEXPECTEDLY 18,000 TO STILL HIGH 357,000, ETC., REMAINING PROBLEMS INCLUDING  HOME EQUITY AT LOWEST LEVELS SINCE WW2,  DOWNGRADES ON FINANCIALS INCLUDING AMBAC AND MBIA, ADP, A JERSEY BASED COMPANY NOT UNFAMILIAR TO THE FRAUD/CRIME OF PLACING FAKE/NON-EXISTENT EMPLOYEES ON PAYROLLS TO FACILITATE (ILLEGAL/DRUG) MONEY LAUNDERING PLAYING BALL (I’M SURE FOR A PRICE/FAVOR) WITH THE FRAUDS ON WALL STREET/ADMIN. WITH ALLEGED, UNEXPECTED INCREASE IN PRIVATE SECTOR JOBS, NET WORTH/WEALTH IN U.S. DOWN 11% ACROSS THE BOARD, DOLLAR DOWN AS EUROPE RATIONALLY CONFRONTS INFLATION AND HINTS AT RATE INCREASES, OIL UP SHARPLY, BIG DISCOUNTERS’ GAINS HARDLY MAKE FOR A POSITIVE RETAIL CLIMATE WITH SHOPPING LEVELS DOWN 12-16%, MANUFACTURING INDEX STILL BELOW 50 INDICATING CONTRACTION, CONSTRUCTION DOWN, INFLATION UP (THAT EQUALS STAGFLATION), AIRLINES EXPECTING $2.3 BILLION LOSS INSTEAD OF PREVIOUSLY PROJECTED PROFIT, LARGEST PRICE DECLINES FOR REAL ESTATE OF RECORD  –14.4% (-22% IN THE LAND OF FRUITS AND NUTS) ACCORDING TO CASE-SHILLER INDEX, CONSUMER CONFIDENCE AT LOWEST LEVEL IN 16 YEARS, BUT BAD NEWS BULLS RALLY STOCKS ON THE BETTER THAN EXPECTED FAKE DATA ALONG WITH PLAIN BAD NEWS AS CONSUMER CONFIDENCE READING AT 28 YEAR LOW, CONSUMER SPENDING FLAT ADJUSTED FOR INFLATION, INFLATION EXPECTATIONS AT RECORD HIGHS WHILE 55% BELIEVE GOVERNMENT ECONOMIC POLICY IS POOR (I’M SURPRISED AT THE LOW PERCENTAGE RELATIVE TO REALITY), DROP IN OIL INVENTORIES (OIL DROPS) AND FAKE GOV’T REPORT REVISING FIRST QUARTER GROWTH TO .9%  (SUUUUURE… YOU THINK THE ‘WHAT HAPPENED’ REVELATIONS, SUBSTANTIVELY REPORTED ON THIS WEBSITE LONG AGO (PRE-WAR), HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE FUDGING ), AND THINGS ARE NOT AS BAD AS THEY REALLY ARE … GREAT … RIIIIIGHT. ANALYST EMPASIZES TREASURY YIELDS AT HIGHEST POINT THIS YEAR, WEAK CONSUMER CONFIDENCE (WHICH TRANSLATES INTO WEAK SPENDING), FINANCIAL MELT-DOWN FAR FROM OVER AS REGIONAL BANKS BEGIN TO TAKE HITS WHILE OIL ANALYST CITES UPWARD PRESSURE ON PRICES AND TOUGH ENVIRONMENT FOR REFINERS.  DON’T FORGET: THIS ELECTION YEAR PRINT AND SPEND WORTHLESS WEIMAR DOLLARS, SPIKE IN GOVERNMENT PAYROLLS, FAKE/FUDGE DATA/REPORTS, ETC., CAN’T CONTINUE IN LIGHT OF SUBSTANTIAL DEFICITS AND THE FANTASY BUBBLE WILL BURST POST ELECTION. Bank issues global stock and credit crash alert... Write Offs to Top $1.3 Trillion.Who didn’t see this coming?  The Next Crisis: 'Credit Default Swaps'-- Subprime is a Just a 'Vorspeise' U.S. faces global funding crisis, warns Merrill Lynch  More doom for global economy  Visualizing Dow 6,000   ] ...Yahoo Market Update...  ..…    AP Business Highlights …       U.S. Economy: The Worst is Yet to Come , U.S. Bank Failures Loom ,   New reports give bleak outlook on housing, economy, Foreclosures hit a record high — and more coming,  Ford readies white-collar layoffs as sales tumble While GM Shutters 4 North american Factories/Lays off Workers (Reuters),  April insured mortgage defaults rise (Reuters))     

(12-30-08)  DOW 8,668.39 +184.46 +2% -1% for the fourth week of December  No change worth reporting for second and third weeks of December -2.3% for the first week of December -5.8% for the month of November. -15% for the month of October NASDAQ 1,550.70 +40.38 +2% -2% for the fourth week of December   No change worth reporting for second and third weeks of December -5.7% for the first week of December -11% for the month of November. -17% for October  S&P 890.64 +21.22 +2% -2% for the fourth week of December  No change worth reporting for second and third weeks of December -2.7% for the first week of December -7.5% for the month of November. -18% for October [CLOSE- OIL $39.03 (RECORD TRADING HIGH $147.27) GAS $1.65 (reg. gas in LAND OF FRUITS AND NUTS  $1.79 REG./ $2.38 MID-GRADE/ $2.65 PREM./ $2.41 DIESEL)/ GOLD $870.30 / SILVER $10.98/ PLATINUM $909.90 / DOLLAR= .70 EURO, 90 YEN, .68 POUND STERLING, ETC. (How low can you go - LOWER)/ 10 YR NOTE YIELD 2.05% ..…     AP Business Highlights …           ...Yahoo Market Update... ]  YAHOO - BRIEFING.COM Weekly Recap   Absolutely, Absurdly, Ridiculous! Suckers' bear market rally into the close to keep the suckers suckered on NEWS MUCH WORSE THAN ALREADY DISMAL EXPECTATIONS ACROSS THE BOARD: S&P/Case-Shiller Composite Index, October home prices were down 18% year-over-year, the largest drop on record. According to the U.S. Conference Board, consumer confidence dropped more than expected to an all-time low in December AT 38%. Record number of bankruptcies and particulary hard hit commercial sector in coming year, ie., malls, retail, etc.. Worse stock market declines for the year since 1931 (Great Depression) and worse to come in 2009 despite suckers’ bear market rallies to keep you sucked in. Put these wall street frauds in jail and force disgorgement of their fraudulent gains. There are loads of able new grads and job seekers who can take the place of the wall street frauds who caused the crisis owing to their own avarice and continue the coverup to get taxpayer bailout funds. The markets should be efficient and predicated on rational valuation which is totally absent in america’s fraudulent, manipulated markets. Absent prosecution and disgorgement in these ongoing multi-trillion dollar fraud schemes (new ponzi scheme uncovered in addition to madoff, which are tips of the multrillion dollar frauds), america will not be worth the paper the worthless Weimar dollars and worthless securities denominated in same are printed on.  Non-Motek expert: markets to fall into 2010 or worse case, later. Motek experts: They discuss dismal news, for year DOW-35%, NASDAQ-42%, S&P-40%, $7-10 trillion in wealth destroyed, second-half inflation from printing worthless Weimar dollars/stagflation; another expert, consumer has collapsed, 2009 will be very tough year for autos; a real estate analyst says 2009 will be a very tough year and hopefully we’ll get through this…..riiiiight!…I don’t think so…Almost one in 10 Floridians are on food stamps   Online holiday sales fall 3 percent    Madoff liquidation trustee receives $28M for costs (AP)   Charlotte, NC, home values post record decline (AP)    Wrong Great Depression Lessons Will Haunt Equities in 2009    73,000 retailers to close in first half of 2009, Stocks Rally  Bloomberg | U.S. retailers face a wave of store closings, bankruptcies and takeovers starting next month as holiday sales are shaping up to be the worst in 40 years   There’s No Pain-Free Cure for Recession/Depression    Schiff: Government Interference Only Makes The Problem Worse Paul Joseph Watson | Establishment talking heads still pushing useless and destructive bailout.   A Ponzi Scheme Within A Ponzi Scheme Bob Chapman | Dwarfing the Madoff Ponzi scheme is the Social Security Ponzi scheme that has been looted (the iou’s) and is hopelessly insolvent. This on top of previous suckers' bear market rally into the close with 100+ point swing to the upside to keep the suckers suckered. Time for prosecutions of and disgorgement of ill-gotten multi-trillion dollar gains from the frauds on wall street; madoff is just the tip of the iceberg; all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations except that the frauds on wall street continue their familiar suckers cheer for bailouts, bailouts, bailouts so SELL INTO STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS/SELL! Motek experts: At best, bear market rally, his accounts 20-25% cash, can make bearish argument since still looking at writeoffs, government still must sell bonds to help finance bailouts, municipal bonds troublesome as iou’s might extend maturities, don’t try to catch falling knife in this market but some high quality bonds may offer value, dollar to take hit (they’re printing worthless weimar dollars like mad-hyper-inflationary); Oil expert says overshot to downside and will see turn-around in oil; U.N. Security Council condemns massacre by zionist israel. Pros Say: Employment Collapse is Coming    Holiday Sales Slump to Force U.S. Store Closings, Bankruptcies  Manufacturing, Home Prices Sank: U.S. Economy Preview  Holiday Sales Tumble as US Consumers Reduce Luxury Purchases  Bleak economic picture emerges from new data Retail Sales Plummet  Holiday Sales Tumble as US Consumers Reduce Luxury Purchases Bleak economic picture emerges from new data The frauds on wall street say they are entitled to the obligatory santa claus rally and attempt to keep you suckered in for their commissions sake with small gains on bull s**t/fraud alone in holiday shortened light trading, but reality says every day the market’s above 2,000-5,000 on the DOW, 1,000-1,300 on the NASDAQ, and 500-600 on the S&P is a ‘santa clause rally, so SELL INTO STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS/SELL as all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations except that the frauds on wall street continue their familiar suckers cheer for bailouts, bailouts, bailouts, with ephemeral short-covering to lock in year-end gains for window dressing and much, much worse to come. Unemployment up more than expected at 26 year high and consumer spending down for fifth month in a row. In their typically corrupt way, scandal-scarred commerce department provides fake data for b.s. talking points far better than private economist estimates but still decline of 1% in durable goods new orders. Oil's slide came in the face of a surprise inventory draw, which suggests stronger-than-expected demand for the commodity as Department of Energy reported that oil inventories for the week ending Dec. 19 decreased by 3.10 million barrels. Analyst: One Third Of Banks To Collapse In 2009   U.S. Economy: Home Prices Fall At Depression Pace   Recession/depression deepens, countries boost spending  Previously, just modest losses relative to reality so SELL INTO STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS/SELL as all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations except that the frauds on wall street continue their familiar suckers cheer for bailouts, bailouts, bailouts, with much, much worse to come. Existing home sales plunged to a rate of 4.49 million last month, down 8.6 percent from October, and worse than economists predicted. Total sales, not calculated as an annual rate, fell 17 percent in November from a year earlier to 322,000, sales of newly built homes fell 2.9 percent from October to a pace of 407,000 units, the slowest rate in nearly 18 years. Madoff investor found dead of suicide. Standard & Poor's lowered the unsecured debt rating of General Motors (GM 3.01, -0.51) to C from CC, even though the government plans to provide GM with financing and Moody's lowered Ford's (F 2.19, -0.40) credit rating to Caa3. Final third quarter GDP data showed economy contracted at an annualized rate of 0.5%, unchanged from the prior reading though personal consumption component was down 3.8%.  Motek’s experts:  actor/speculator/entertainer/sometimes economist Ben Stein takes a page out of GM’s playbook by lambasting Fortune Magazine (you might recall some two decades ago that Fortune warned of GM managerial ineptitude to which GM responded with outrage and withdrew all advertising and revenue to Fortune thereby in retaliation - if only they had listened) for saying caleefornia is number 1, numero uno ….. as prospectively worse real estate market in the nation, the same Ben Stein who poo-pooed Peter Shiff’s correct prediction of market crash, but does correctly state fed policies hyperinflationary; LA economist jumps on the Ben Stein out-to-lunch bandwagon and says only 10%, not  25% (as consensus predicts), decline for caleefornia…..riiiiight…..take that to the bank; broad donates to MOCA; show biz expert- strike fear; and Shreve of IBD flips yet again-if only we were all traders…but if you had followed his every whim, only the frauds on wall street would have made out with substantial commissions in the ups/downs. IMF warns of Great Depression   100% chance of depression in US   Depression Hits Detroit: Average home price $18,513 - Unemployment rate 21%   U.S. Home Resales Fall; Prices Drop by Record 13.2%   Congressman: “If We’re Not Very Lucky Or If We Don’t Do Everything Right, We Could Easily Have A Ten- Or Fifteen-Year Depression”   World faces “total” financial meltdown: Bank of Spain chief  Previous suckers bear market rally into the close with 150 point swing to the upside based on bull s**t and fraud in the inducement alone to keep the suckers sucked in and commission dollars flowing for modest losses relative to reality so SELL INTO STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS/SELL as all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations except that the frauds on wall street do their familiar suckers cheer for bailouts, bailouts, bailouts, with much, much worse to come.  Motek’s experts:Economist says economy in full-out recession, aggregate demand down across the board, abusers are not lubrication for economy so should not get bailout, another 25% down for real estate prices as foreclosures also will continue but lower prices will eventually stimulate demand, fed focused now on long-rates, cites housing/finance/consumer debacles and no recovery till at least into 2010 at best (I don’t think so); oil expert says contract now February delivery on expiration of January contract and flood of selling on expiring contract temporarily depressed prices, oil more expensive in future, discusses boom/bust cycle (we’re in the bust part); another cites high redefault rate on modified mortgages and more foreclosures; auto analyst points to Toyota showing first loss since 1941 inception, global downturn with no nation spared, reckoning for 15-20 years of bad decision-making, 2009 very grim, 2010 at best for even minimal improvement (I don’t think so); Online e-commerce expert cites first flat to down year of online retail sales growth; downgrades GM, american Express, Ford, etc.. World faces “total” financial meltdown: Bank of Spain chief  Housing crisis worsens as economy weakens    Japan recession deepens, China cuts rates    Great Recession/Depression of 2008, et seq., Worse Than All Others  AP Impact: Wall Street still flying corporate jets; indeed, with all the bashing of auto rank and file employee pay, the reality is that american executives, among the least able, least talented in the world, along with fraudulent wall street are grossly overpaid and far exceeding that of their far more able foreign counterparts (AP)   Where'd the bailout money go? Shhhh, it's a secret (AP)   Housing crisis worsens as economy weakens   Ratings Agencies Play Reality With Multiple Downgrades in Banking Sector (at Seeking Alpha) Previous mixed to modest losses relative to reality so sell into strength/take profits/sell as all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations except that the frauds on wall street do their familiar suckers cheer for bailouts, bailouts, bailouts. Motek’s analyst/options expert predicts controlled bankruptcy for at least GM (maybe more), cites Fitch downgrade of GM’s credit/default rating and says GM within weeks of default. Oil analyst cites recession, week demand, over-supply also stating storage facilities full and resorting to offshore tankers to store excess oil. Media analyst says economic model for newspaper/media business broken. Rogers: The Incompetent Senile and Vegetables Have Turned A Recession Into A Depression  He Saw the Crash Coming: What Gary Shilling Sees for 2009   Yes, Shilling’s using  the d for depression word so If video unavailable, here for avi rendering  SCROOGE BIDEN: ECONOMY IS 'ABSOLUTELY TANKING'   Previously, recession/depression level 554,000 new unemployment claims (I’m sure in reality, far worse but still bad) pre-Christmas so wait till the post-Christmas numbers are out – nowhere to hide those but they’ll try. Motek scraping bottom of barrel for second day in a row and comes up with another land-of-fruits-and-nuts man, the senile wedbush who discusses his comrade madeoff with other peoples money, poo-poos the purported amount, says market not doing badly considering the dismal news (at least he is lucid enough to realize dismal - market should be between 2,000 to 5,000 on the DOW, 500-600 on S&P, 1,100 to 1,300 on NASDAQ based upon the dismal but real and probably far worse than reported data) and points to auto scenario, oil plunge, and madoff fraud for doldrums. Oil analyst says pressure on commodities generally, liquidation on expiration of January (2009) oil contracts and liquidation of positions, but February (2009) contracts back to $40+ rather quickly, and points to decreased current and prospective refinery capacity on thin to low margins.  A Most Desperate Move by the Fed    Dollar’s Slump Erases Months Of Solid Gains   “The Biggest Bubble Of All . . . U.S. Government Debt”  Video: Crash Will be Worse than Great Depression   Editorial: What ails global financial system ‘The $50 billion investment fraud to which the respected New York financier and former NASDAQ Chairman Bernard L. Madoff has allegedly confessed, may prove to be the paradigm for all that has gone wrong with the international financial system. It points up the greed, incompetence and woeful wishful thinking that have all combined to produce economic meltdown and plunge the world into recession. Most staggering is the stupidity of both regulators (and government corruption/venality vis-à-vis wall street) and professional investors in failing to spot that for at least a decade, at the heart of his hedge fund operations, Madoff was running a pyramid scheme. This relied on new investment funds to pay out market-beating returns to existing investors…..’ THIS IS WALL STREET EVERY DAY WITH THEIR EATING AWAY AT OTHER PEOPLES MONEY TO THE TUNE OF HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS A DAY (BILLIONS A YEAR AND NOW BILLIONS IN TAXPAYER BAILOUT FUNDS FOR THEIR FRAUD) BASED ON NOTHING BUT BULL S**T AND FRAUD! U.S. Records Huge Current Account Deficit    Fed unleashes greatest bubble of all    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper believes a depression is COMING   Peter Schiff new VIDEO on the Coming Collapse Dec 16    Swiss gold bullion in huge demand as trust in banks dives   Goldmine Sachs: Bank’s bonuses cut to a ‘mere’ £142,000 EACH Investment bank /taxpayer bailout funds recipient Goldman Sachs is to pay £4.3billion in bonuses to its City workers.  Dollar Falls Most Against Euro Since 1999 Debut on Fed’s Rate  Dollar Declines to 13-Year Low Against Yen After Fed Rate Cut    Federal spending soars 25% -- even before bailout...    Previous, building permits declining 15.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 616,000 (below the consensus of 700,000), housing starts data for November declined 18.9% from the prior month to an annualized rate of 625,000 units, which was below the consensus of 736,000 and are 47% below the year-ago level, fed desperation (they don’t know what they’re doing – remember their pronouncement -no recession- when we were already in one), Weimar dollar down sharply, Federal Reserve sets stage for Weimar-style Hyperinflation , etc., so sell into these suckers bear market rallies/strength/take profits while you can since much, much worse to come. Economist Brusca “the economy is sinking fast”, FOMC states that “data indicate deteriorating labor conditions and declining consumer spending, business investment, and industrial production, and the outlook for economic activity has weakened further”,  F. William Engdahl “The US economy is in a depression free-fall of a scale not seen since the 1930’s”, Kellner cites ‘helicopter ben’ (bernanke), BILLIONS VANISH IN EPIC HEDGE FUND FRAUD Downturn Spurs “Survival Panic” for Some in the U.S. Motek Experts: Art Hogan more realistically candid than usual cites all bad news, very difficult times, near term lows but no recovery for economy, hope is that second half of 2009 is better than first half (NOT!), cites lost decade in Japan with 0% interest rates, negative growth through fourth quarter 2009, longest recession (depression) in modern times, market hopefully better in second half of 2009 anticipating better 2010 (NOT!), bottoming of energy/commodities, worth looking at consumer goods/staples focused on what you need versus what you want; economist points to bankruptcies up, housing starts down; Zandi of Moody’s says not getting better but worse, most credit card holders will not benefit from rate cut; currency expert says interest rate cuts increasingly irrelevant, fed buying bonds driving asset prices higher and displacing private sector with prospectively negative results; and finally, Peter Shiff cites fed action as irresponsible, destroying value of money, bear market, money not worth anything, negates any rise in paper dollar-denominated securities (SELL), says buy gold because of u.s. hyperinflation. Previous, news worse than bad and to get much worse but full moon manifest on lunatic asylum for the criminally insane wall street. More banks reveal Madoff exposure The ‘while you can’ part of sell/take profits manifests and will worsen Citadel suspends redemptions from two hedge funds Stupidity not limited to u.s. where fraud is rampant Geneva banks lost more than $4 billon to Madoff: report This modest retreat and previous suckers bearmarket rally on bull s**t alone with familiar mantra still ringing today; viz., everything but the facts:  forget the layoffs Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report  , forget the foreclosures Foreclosure Storm Will Hit US in 2009 as Loan Changes Fail Bloomberg , forget declining retail sales Retail sales post big drop in November  ,  forget the $1 trillion record budget deficit , trade deficits, worthless fraudulent securities, lower earnings/guidance/outlook, the topic (b.s. talking point) de jour for the lunatic (yes, full moon) frauds on wall street is bailouts, bailouts, bailouts (not to mention there’s no real money to pay for same – print/create more worthless Weimar dollars – hyperinflationary Federal Reserve sets stage for Weimar-style Hyperinflation  – even now despite fake reports and worse to come), and from well respected wall street fraud madoff, "it's all just one big lie" and that it was "basically, a giant Ponzi scheme," which is fraudulent wall street in a nutshell. Madoff fraud case raises questions about SEC (AP) and even bigger questions about fraudulent wall street and their washingtonian/federal/state facilitators. Builders sentiment reading at 9 (anything less than 50 is negative/pessimistic). Motek’s legal expert correctly points to funds problems with meeting redemptions and paraphrases J.P. Morgan’s immortal words concerning investing by saying as is particularly relevant now, It’s not return on investment, but return of investment (that really counts). Banks hit worldwide by US 'fraud'  . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? Prosecute and throw them in jail and make them cough up their stolen multi-billion spoils. Not just super rich caught up in $50B Madoff case . The previous suckers bear market rally was/is based on bull s**t alone; namely, now it’s the prospective bailouts/spending programs with money that does not really exist (print/create more, borrow more, etc.). 1) Keynesian economics (government stimulus) does not work when a defacto bankrupt nation becomes more bankrupt to bailout frauds/perpetrators/creators of the problem and to create make-shift purported infrastructure jobs to enhance consumption 2) Inherent structural problems, i.e., trade/budget deficits will continue unabated and in the case of the latter, substantially increase – deeper hole 3) While spending on infrastructure is warranted, there is no productive enhancement in economic terms as in less modern times when, i.e., national highway system, etc., enhanced GDP growth and productivity.  US Depression Likely -The Truth Is Here ,  Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report   ,  America Has No Means to Recover from a Depression  FARRELL’S 15 GHOSTS OF WALLSTREET/ECONOMIC PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE Home values to lose well over $2 trillion during 2008: Zillow Homes in the United States have lost trillions of dollars in value during 2008, with nearly 11.7 million American households now owing more on their mortgage than their homes are worth, real estate website Zillow.com said on Monday. (Remember: more contrived wasteful commissions to the wall street frauds, the level and percentage of which MUST be examined in light of computerization and decreased costs attendant to same especially since only AN EXTREMELY Small Fraction Of What wall street Does Is A Net Positive For The Economy (New Investment Capital via, ie., ipo’S), The Rest Is Tantamount To A (Economically) "Wasteful Tax" (On The Economy) via 'churn and earn' computerized programmed trades).  Moreover, the ballooning taxpayer bailout funds for the perpetrators of the massive securities fraud are actually going toward multibillion dollar bonus/compensation packages. . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, especially since none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved; hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc.,  so SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU STILL CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME!

(12-29-08)  DOW 8,483.93 -31.62 -0.37% -1% for the fourth week of December  No change worth reporting for second and third weeks of December -2.3% for the first week of December -5.8% for the month of November. -15% for the month of October NASDAQ 1,510.32 -19.92 -1.30% -2% for the fourth week of December   No change worth reporting for second and third weeks of December -5.7% for the first week of December -11% for the month of November. -17% for October  S&P 869.42            -3.38 -0.39% -2% for the fourth week of December  No change worth reporting for second and third weeks of December -2.7% for the first week of December -7.5% for the month of November. -18% for October [CLOSE- OIL $40.02 (RECORD TRADING HIGH $147.27) GAS $1.66 (reg. gas in LAND OF FRUITS AND NUTS  $1.79 REG./ $2.38 MID-GRADE/ $2.65 PREM./ $2.58 DIESEL)/ GOLD $875.30 / SILVER $10.81/ PLATINUM $917.90 / DOLLAR= .71 EURO, 90 YEN, .68 POUND STERLING, ETC. (How low can you go - LOWER)/ 10 YR NOTE YIELD 2.11% ..…     AP Business Highlights …           ...Yahoo Market Update... ]  YAHOO - BRIEFING.COM Weekly Recap   Absolutely, Absurdly, Ridiculous!  Suckers' bear market rally into the close with 100+ point swing to the upside to keep the suckers suckered. Time for prosecutions of and disgorgement of ill-gotten multi-trillion dollar gains from the frauds on wall street; madoff is just the tip of the iceberg; all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations except that the frauds on wall street continue their familiar suckers cheer for bailouts, bailouts, bailouts so SELL INTO STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS/SELL! Motek experts: At best, bear market rally, his accounts 20-25% cash, can make bearish argument since still looking at writeoffs, government still must sell bonds to help finance bailouts, municipal bonds troublesome as iou’s might extend maturities, don’t try to catch falling knife in this market but some high quality bonds may offer value, dollar to take hit (they’re printing worthless weimar dollars like mad-hyper-inflationary); Oil expert says overshot to downside and will see turn-around in oil; U.N. Security Council condemns massacre by zionist israel. Pros Say: Employment Collapse is Coming    Holiday Sales Slump to Force U.S. Store Closings, Bankruptcies  Manufacturing, Home Prices Sank: U.S. Economy Preview  Holiday Sales Tumble as US Consumers Reduce Luxury Purchases  Bleak economic picture emerges from new data Retail Sales Plummet  Holiday Sales Tumble as US Consumers Reduce Luxury Purchases Bleak economic picture emerges from new data The frauds on wall street say they are entitled to the obligatory santa claus rally and attempt to keep you suckered in for their commissions sake with small gains on bull s**t/fraud alone in holiday shortened light trading, but reality says every day the market’s above 2,000-5,000 on the DOW, 1,000-1,300 on the NASDAQ, and 500-600 on the S&P is a ‘santa clause rally, so SELL INTO STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS/SELL as all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations except that the frauds on wall street continue their familiar suckers cheer for bailouts, bailouts, bailouts, with ephemeral short-covering to lock in year-end gains for window dressing and much, much worse to come. Unemployment up more than expected at 26 year high and consumer spending down for fifth month in a row. In their typically corrupt way, scandal-scarred commerce department provides fake data for b.s. talking points far better than private economist estimates but still decline of 1% in durable goods new orders. Oil's slide came in the face of a surprise inventory draw, which suggests stronger-than-expected demand for the commodity as Department of Energy reported that oil inventories for the week ending Dec. 19 decreased by 3.10 million barrels. Analyst: One Third Of Banks To Collapse In 2009   U.S. Economy: Home Prices Fall At Depression Pace   Recession/depression deepens, countries boost spending  Previously, just modest losses relative to reality so SELL INTO STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS/SELL as all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations except that the frauds on wall street continue their familiar suckers cheer for bailouts, bailouts, bailouts, with much, much worse to come. Existing home sales plunged to a rate of 4.49 million last month, down 8.6 percent from October, and worse than economists predicted. Total sales, not calculated as an annual rate, fell 17 percent in November from a year earlier to 322,000, sales of newly built homes fell 2.9 percent from October to a pace of 407,000 units, the slowest rate in nearly 18 years. Madoff investor found dead of suicide. Standard & Poor's lowered the unsecured debt rating of General Motors (GM 3.01, -0.51) to C from CC, even though the government plans to provide GM with financing and Moody's lowered Ford's (F 2.19, -0.40) credit rating to Caa3. Final third quarter GDP data showed economy contracted at an annualized rate of 0.5%, unchanged from the prior reading though personal consumption component was down 3.8%.  Motek’s experts:  actor/speculator/entertainer/sometimes economist Ben Stein takes a page out of GM’s playbook by lambasting Fortune Magazine (you might recall some two decades ago that Fortune warned of GM managerial ineptitude to which GM responded with outrage and withdrew all advertising and revenue to Fortune thereby in retaliation - if only they had listened) for saying caleefornia is number 1, numero uno ….. as prospectively worse real estate market in the nation, the same Ben Stein who poo-pooed Peter Shiff’s correct prediction of market crash, but does correctly state fed policies hyperinflationary; LA economist jumps on the Ben Stein out-to-lunch bandwagon and says only 10%, not  25% (as consensus predicts), decline for caleefornia…..riiiiight…..take that to the bank; broad donates to MOCA; show biz expert- strike fear; and Shreve of IBD flips yet again-if only we were all traders…but if you had followed his every whim, only the frauds on wall street would have made out with substantial commissions in the ups/downs. IMF warns of Great Depression   100% chance of depression in US   Depression Hits Detroit: Average home price $18,513 - Unemployment rate 21%   U.S. Home Resales Fall; Prices Drop by Record 13.2%   Congressman: “If We’re Not Very Lucky Or If We Don’t Do Everything Right, We Could Easily Have A Ten- Or Fifteen-Year Depression”   World faces “total” financial meltdown: Bank of Spain chief  Previous suckers bear market rally into the close with 150 point swing to the upside based on bull s**t and fraud in the inducement alone to keep the suckers sucked in and commission dollars flowing for modest losses relative to reality so SELL INTO STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS/SELL as all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations except that the frauds on wall street do their familiar suckers cheer for bailouts, bailouts, bailouts, with much, much worse to come.  Motek’s experts:Economist says economy in full-out recession, aggregate demand down across the board, abusers are not lubrication for economy so should not get bailout, another 25% down for real estate prices as foreclosures also will continue but lower prices will eventually stimulate demand, fed focused now on long-rates, cites housing/finance/consumer debacles and no recovery till at least into 2010 at best (I don’t think so); oil expert says contract now February delivery on expiration of January contract and flood of selling on expiring contract temporarily depressed prices, oil more expensive in future, discusses boom/bust cycle (we’re in the bust part); another cites high redefault rate on modified mortgages and more foreclosures; auto analyst points to Toyota showing first loss since 1941 inception, global downturn with no nation spared, reckoning for 15-20 years of bad decision-making, 2009 very grim, 2010 at best for even minimal improvement (I don’t think so); Online e-commerce expert cites first flat to down year of online retail sales growth; downgrades GM, american Express, Ford, etc.. World faces “total” financial meltdown: Bank of Spain chief  Housing crisis worsens as economy weakens    Japan recession deepens, China cuts rates    Great Recession/Depression of 2008, et seq., Worse Than All Others  AP Impact: Wall Street still flying corporate jets; indeed, with all the bashing of auto rank and file employee pay, the reality is that american executives, among the least able, least talented in the world, along with fraudulent wall street are grossly overpaid and far exceeding that of their far more able foreign counterparts (AP)   Where'd the bailout money go? Shhhh, it's a secret (AP)   Housing crisis worsens as economy weakens   Ratings Agencies Play Reality With Multiple Downgrades in Banking Sector (at Seeking Alpha) Previous mixed to modest losses relative to reality so sell into strength/take profits/sell as all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations except that the frauds on wall street do their familiar suckers cheer for bailouts, bailouts, bailouts. Motek’s analyst/options expert predicts controlled bankruptcy for at least GM (maybe more), cites Fitch downgrade of GM’s credit/default rating and says GM within weeks of default. Oil analyst cites recession, week demand, over-supply also stating storage facilities full and resorting to offshore tankers to store excess oil. Media analyst says economic model for newspaper/media business broken. Rogers: The Incompetent Senile and Vegetables Have Turned A Recession Into A Depression  He Saw the Crash Coming: What Gary Shilling Sees for 2009   Yes, Shilling’s using  the d for depression word so If video unavailable, here for avi rendering  SCROOGE BIDEN: ECONOMY IS 'ABSOLUTELY TANKING'   Previously, recession/depression level 554,000 new unemployment claims (I’m sure in reality, far worse but still bad) pre-Christmas so wait till the post-Christmas numbers are out – nowhere to hide those but they’ll try. Motek scraping bottom of barrel for second day in a row and comes up with another land-of-fruits-and-nuts man, the senile wedbush who discusses his comrade madeoff with other peoples money, poo-poos the purported amount, says market not doing badly considering the dismal news (at least he is lucid enough to realize dismal - market should be between 2,000 to 5,000 on the DOW, 500-600 on S&P, 1,100 to 1,300 on NASDAQ based upon the dismal but real and probably far worse than reported data) and points to auto scenario, oil plunge, and madoff fraud for doldrums. Oil analyst says pressure on commodities generally, liquidation on expiration of January (2009) oil contracts and liquidation of positions, but February (2009) contracts back to $40+ rather quickly, and points to decreased current and prospective refinery capacity on thin to low margins.  A Most Desperate Move by the Fed    Dollar’s Slump Erases Months Of Solid Gains   “The Biggest Bubble Of All . . . U.S. Government Debt”  Video: Crash Will be Worse than Great Depression   Editorial: What ails global financial system ‘The $50 billion investment fraud to which the respected New York financier and former NASDAQ Chairman Bernard L. Madoff has allegedly confessed, may prove to be the paradigm for all that has gone wrong with the international financial system. It points up the greed, incompetence and woeful wishful thinking that have all combined to produce economic meltdown and plunge the world into recession. Most staggering is the stupidity of both regulators (and government corruption/venality vis-à-vis wall street) and professional investors in failing to spot that for at least a decade, at the heart of his hedge fund operations, Madoff was running a pyramid scheme. This relied on new investment funds to pay out market-beating returns to existing investors…..’ THIS IS WALL STREET EVERY DAY WITH THEIR EATING AWAY AT OTHER PEOPLES MONEY TO THE TUNE OF HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS A DAY (BILLIONS A YEAR AND NOW BILLIONS IN TAXPAYER BAILOUT FUNDS FOR THEIR FRAUD) BASED ON NOTHING BUT BULL S**T AND FRAUD! U.S. Records Huge Current Account Deficit    Fed unleashes greatest bubble of all    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper believes a depression is COMING   Peter Schiff new VIDEO on the Coming Collapse Dec 16    Swiss gold bullion in huge demand as trust in banks dives   Goldmine Sachs: Bank’s bonuses cut to a ‘mere’ £142,000 EACH Investment bank /taxpayer bailout funds recipient Goldman Sachs is to pay £4.3billion in bonuses to its City workers.  Dollar Falls Most Against Euro Since 1999 Debut on Fed’s Rate  Dollar Declines to 13-Year Low Against Yen After Fed Rate Cut    Federal spending soars 25% -- even before bailout...    Previous, building permits declining 15.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 616,000 (below the consensus of 700,000), housing starts data for November declined 18.9% from the prior month to an annualized rate of 625,000 units, which was below the consensus of 736,000 and are 47% below the year-ago level, fed desperation (they don’t know what they’re doing – remember their pronouncement -no recession- when we were already in one), Weimar dollar down sharply, Federal Reserve sets stage for Weimar-style Hyperinflation , etc., so sell into these suckers bear market rallies/strength/take profits while you can since much, much worse to come. Economist Brusca “the economy is sinking fast”, FOMC states that “data indicate deteriorating labor conditions and declining consumer spending, business investment, and industrial production, and the outlook for economic activity has weakened further”,  F. William Engdahl “The US economy is in a depression free-fall of a scale not seen since the 1930’s”, Kellner cites ‘helicopter ben’ (bernanke), BILLIONS VANISH IN EPIC HEDGE FUND FRAUD Downturn Spurs “Survival Panic” for Some in the U.S. Motek Experts: Art Hogan more realistically candid than usual cites all bad news, very difficult times, near term lows but no recovery for economy, hope is that second half of 2009 is better than first half (NOT!), cites lost decade in Japan with 0% interest rates, negative growth through fourth quarter 2009, longest recession (depression) in modern times, market hopefully better in second half of 2009 anticipating better 2010 (NOT!), bottoming of energy/commodities, worth looking at consumer goods/staples focused on what you need versus what you want; economist points to bankruptcies up, housing starts down; Zandi of Moody’s says not getting better but worse, most credit card holders will not benefit from rate cut; currency expert says interest rate cuts increasingly irrelevant, fed buying bonds driving asset prices higher and displacing private sector with prospectively negative results; and finally, Peter Shiff cites fed action as irresponsible, destroying value of money, bear market, money not worth anything, negates any rise in paper dollar-denominated securities (SELL), says buy gold because of u.s. hyperinflation. Previous, news worse than bad and to get much worse but full moon manifest on lunatic asylum for the criminally insane wall street. More banks reveal Madoff exposure The ‘while you can’ part of sell/take profits manifests and will worsen Citadel suspends redemptions from two hedge funds Stupidity not limited to u.s. where fraud is rampant Geneva banks lost more than $4 billon to Madoff: report This modest retreat and previous suckers bearmarket rally on bull s**t alone with familiar mantra still ringing today; viz., everything but the facts:  forget the layoffs Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report  , forget the foreclosures Foreclosure Storm Will Hit US in 2009 as Loan Changes Fail Bloomberg , forget declining retail sales Retail sales post big drop in November  ,  forget the $1 trillion record budget deficit , trade deficits, worthless fraudulent securities, lower earnings/guidance/outlook, the topic (b.s. talking point) de jour for the lunatic (yes, full moon) frauds on wall street is bailouts, bailouts, bailouts (not to mention there’s no real money to pay for same – print/create more worthless Weimar dollars – hyperinflationary Federal Reserve sets stage for Weimar-style Hyperinflation  – even now despite fake reports and worse to come), and from well respected wall street fraud madoff, "it's all just one big lie" and that it was "basically, a giant Ponzi scheme," which is fraudulent wall street in a nutshell. Madoff fraud case raises questions about SEC (AP) and even bigger questions about fraudulent wall street and their washingtonian/federal/state facilitators. Builders sentiment reading at 9 (anything less than 50 is negative/pessimistic). Motek’s legal expert correctly points to funds problems with meeting redemptions and paraphrases J.P. Morgan’s immortal words concerning investing by saying as is particularly relevant now, It’s not return on investment, but return of investment (that really counts). Banks hit worldwide by US 'fraud'  . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? Prosecute and throw them in jail and make them cough up their stolen multi-billion spoils. Not just super rich caught up in $50B Madoff case . The previous suckers bear market rally was/is based on bull s**t alone; namely, now it’s the prospective bailouts/spending programs with money that does not really exist (print/create more, borrow more, etc.). 1) Keynesian economics (government stimulus) does not work when a defacto bankrupt nation becomes more bankrupt to bailout frauds/perpetrators/creators of the problem and to create make-shift purported infrastructure jobs to enhance consumption 2) Inherent structural problems, i.e., trade/budget deficits will continue unabated and in the case of the latter, substantially increase – deeper hole 3) While spending on infrastructure is warranted, there is no productive enhancement in economic terms as in less modern times when, i.e., national highway system, etc., enhanced GDP growth and productivity.  US Depression Likely -The Truth Is Here ,  Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report   ,  America Has No Means to Recover from a Depression  FARRELL’S 15 GHOSTS OF WALLSTREET/ECONOMIC PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE Home values to lose well over $2 trillion during 2008: Zillow Homes in the United States have lost trillions of dollars in value during 2008, with nearly 11.7 million American households now owing more on their mortgage than their homes are worth, real estate website Zillow.com said on Monday. (Remember: more contrived wasteful commissions to the wall street frauds, the level and percentage of which MUST be examined in light of computerization and decreased costs attendant to same especially since only AN EXTREMELY Small Fraction Of What wall street Does Is A Net Positive For The Economy (New Investment Capital via, ie., ipo’S), The Rest Is Tantamount To A (Economically) "Wasteful Tax" (On The Economy) via 'churn and earn' computerized programmed trades).  Moreover, the ballooning taxpayer bailout funds for the perpetrators of the massive securities fraud are actually going toward multibillion dollar bonus/compensation packages. . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, especially since none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved; hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc.,  so SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU STILL CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME!

(12-26-08)  DOW 8,515.55+47.07+0.56% -1% for the fourth week of December  No change worth reporting for second and third weeks of December -2.3% for the first week of December -5.8% for the month of November. -15% for the month of October NASDAQ 1,530.24+5.34+0.33% -2% for the fourth week of December   No change worth reporting for second and third weeks of December -5.7% for the first week of December -11% for the month of November. -17% for October  S&P 872.80+4.65+0.68% -2% for the fourth week of December  No change worth reporting for second and third weeks of December -2.7% for the first week of December -7.5% for the month of November. -18% for October [CLOSE- OIL $37.88 (RECORD TRADING HIGH $147.27) GAS $1.66 (reg. gas in LAND OF FRUITS AND NUTS  $1.79 REG./ $2.38 MID-GRADE/ $2.65 PREM./ $2.58 DIESEL)/ GOLD $838 / SILVER $10.35/ PLATINUM $848 / DOLLAR= .71 EURO, 90 YEN, .67 POUND STERLING, ETC. (How low can you go - LOWER)/ 10 YR NOTE YIELD 2.22% ..…     AP Business Highlights …           ...Yahoo Market Update... ]  YAHOO - BRIEFING.COM Weekly Recap   Absolutely, Absurdly, Ridiculous! Time for prosecutions of and disgorgement of ill-gotten multi-trillion dollar gains from the frauds on wall street; madoff is just the tip of the iceberg; all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations except that the frauds on wall street continue their familiar suckers cheer for bailouts, bailouts, bailouts so SELL INTO STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS/SELL!  Holiday Sales Tumble as US Consumers Reduce Luxury Purchases  Bleak economic picture emerges from new data Retail Sales Plummet  Holiday Sales Tumble as US Consumers Reduce Luxury Purchases Bleak economic picture emerges from new data The frauds on wall street say they are entitled to the obligatory santa claus rally and attempt to keep you suckered in for their commissions sake with small gains on bull s**t/fraud alone in holiday shortened light trading, but reality says every day the market’s above 2,000-5,000 on the DOW, 1,000-1,300 on the NASDAQ, and 500-600 on the S&P is a ‘santa clause rally, so SELL INTO STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS/SELL as all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations except that the frauds on wall street continue their familiar suckers cheer for bailouts, bailouts, bailouts, with ephemeral short-covering to lock in year-end gains for window dressing and much, much worse to come. Unemployment up more than expected at 26 year high and consumer spending down for fifth month in a row. In their typically corrupt way, scandal-scarred commerce department provides fake data for b.s. talking points far better than private economist estimates but still decline of 1% in durable goods new orders. Oil's slide came in the face of a surprise inventory draw, which suggests stronger-than-expected demand for the commodity as Department of Energy reported that oil inventories for the week ending Dec. 19 decreased by 3.10 million barrels. Analyst: One Third Of Banks To Collapse In 2009   U.S. Economy: Home Prices Fall At Depression Pace   Recession/depression deepens, countries boost spending  Previously, just modest losses relative to reality so SELL INTO STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS/SELL as all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations except that the frauds on wall street continue their familiar suckers cheer for bailouts, bailouts, bailouts, with much, much worse to come. Existing home sales plunged to a rate of 4.49 million last month, down 8.6 percent from October, and worse than economists predicted. Total sales, not calculated as an annual rate, fell 17 percent in November from a year earlier to 322,000, sales of newly built homes fell 2.9 percent from October to a pace of 407,000 units, the slowest rate in nearly 18 years. Madoff investor found dead of suicide. Standard & Poor's lowered the unsecured debt rating of General Motors (GM 3.01, -0.51) to C from CC, even though the government plans to provide GM with financing and Moody's lowered Ford's (F 2.19, -0.40) credit rating to Caa3. Final third quarter GDP data showed economy contracted at an annualized rate of 0.5%, unchanged from the prior reading though personal consumption component was down 3.8%.  Motek’s experts:  actor/speculator/entertainer/sometimes economist Ben Stein takes a page out of GM’s playbook by lambasting Fortune Magazine (you might recall some two decades ago that Fortune warned of GM managerial ineptitude to which GM responded with outrage and withdrew all advertising and revenue to Fortune thereby in retaliation - if only they had listened) for saying caleefornia is number 1, numero uno ….. as prospectively worse real estate market in the nation, the same Ben Stein who poo-pooed Peter Shiff’s correct prediction of market crash, but does correctly state fed policies hyperinflationary; LA economist jumps on the Ben Stein out-to-lunch bandwagon and says only 10%, not  25% (as consensus predicts), decline for caleefornia…..riiiiight…..take that to the bank; broad donates to MOCA; show biz expert- strike fear; and Shreve of IBD flips yet again-if only we were all traders…but if you had followed his every whim, only the frauds on wall street would have made out with substantial commissions in the ups/downs. IMF warns of Great Depression   100% chance of depression in US   Depression Hits Detroit: Average home price $18,513 - Unemployment rate 21%   U.S. Home Resales Fall; Prices Drop by Record 13.2%   Congressman: “If We’re Not Very Lucky Or If We Don’t Do Everything Right, We Could Easily Have A Ten- Or Fifteen-Year Depression”   World faces “total” financial meltdown: Bank of Spain chief  Previous suckers bear market rally into the close with 150 point swing to the upside based on bull s**t and fraud in the inducement alone to keep the suckers sucked in and commission dollars flowing for modest losses relative to reality so SELL INTO STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS/SELL as all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations except that the frauds on wall street do their familiar suckers cheer for bailouts, bailouts, bailouts, with much, much worse to come.  Motek’s experts:Economist says economy in full-out recession, aggregate demand down across the board, abusers are not lubrication for economy so should not get bailout, another 25% down for real estate prices as foreclosures also will continue but lower prices will eventually stimulate demand, fed focused now on long-rates, cites housing/finance/consumer debacles and no recovery till at least into 2010 at best (I don’t think so); oil expert says contract now February delivery on expiration of January contract and flood of selling on expiring contract temporarily depressed prices, oil more expensive in future, discusses boom/bust cycle (we’re in the bust part); another cites high redefault rate on modified mortgages and more foreclosures; auto analyst points to Toyota showing first loss since 1941 inception, global downturn with no nation spared, reckoning for 15-20 years of bad decision-making, 2009 very grim, 2010 at best for even minimal improvement (I don’t think so); Online e-commerce expert cites first flat to down year of online retail sales growth; downgrades GM, american Express, Ford, etc.. World faces “total” financial meltdown: Bank of Spain chief  Housing crisis worsens as economy weakens    Japan recession deepens, China cuts rates    Great Recession/Depression of 2008, et seq., Worse Than All Others  AP Impact: Wall Street still flying corporate jets; indeed, with all the bashing of auto rank and file employee pay, the reality is that american executives, among the least able, least talented in the world, along with fraudulent wall street are grossly overpaid and far exceeding that of their far more able foreign counterparts (AP)   Where'd the bailout money go? Shhhh, it's a secret (AP)   Housing crisis worsens as economy weakens   Ratings Agencies Play Reality With Multiple Downgrades in Banking Sector (at Seeking Alpha) Previous mixed to modest losses relative to reality so sell into strength/take profits/sell as all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations except that the frauds on wall street do their familiar suckers cheer for bailouts, bailouts, bailouts. Motek’s analyst/options expert predicts controlled bankruptcy for at least GM (maybe more), cites Fitch downgrade of GM’s credit/default rating and says GM within weeks of default. Oil analyst cites recession, week demand, over-supply also stating storage facilities full and resorting to offshore tankers to store excess oil. Media analyst says economic model for newspaper/media business broken. Rogers: The Incompetent Senile and Vegetables Have Turned A Recession Into A Depression  He Saw the Crash Coming: What Gary Shilling Sees for 2009   Yes, Shilling’s using  the d for depression word so If video unavailable, here for avi rendering  SCROOGE BIDEN: ECONOMY IS 'ABSOLUTELY TANKING'   Previously, recession/depression level 554,000 new unemployment claims (I’m sure in reality, far worse but still bad) pre-Christmas so wait till the post-Christmas numbers are out – nowhere to hide those but they’ll try. Motek scraping bottom of barrel for second day in a row and comes up with another land-of-fruits-and-nuts man, the senile wedbush who discusses his comrade madeoff with other peoples money, poo-poos the purported amount, says market not doing badly considering the dismal news (at least he is lucid enough to realize dismal - market should be between 2,000 to 5,000 on the DOW, 500-600 on S&P, 1,100 to 1,300 on NASDAQ based upon the dismal but real and probably far worse than reported data) and points to auto scenario, oil plunge, and madoff fraud for doldrums. Oil analyst says pressure on commodities generally, liquidation on expiration of January (2009) oil contracts and liquidation of positions, but February (2009) contracts back to $40+ rather quickly, and points to decreased current and prospective refinery capacity on thin to low margins.  A Most Desperate Move by the Fed    Dollar’s Slump Erases Months Of Solid Gains   “The Biggest Bubble Of All . . . U.S. Government Debt”  Video: Crash Will be Worse than Great Depression   Editorial: What ails global financial system ‘The $50 billion investment fraud to which the respected New York financier and former NASDAQ Chairman Bernard L. Madoff has allegedly confessed, may prove to be the paradigm for all that has gone wrong with the international financial system. It points up the greed, incompetence and woeful wishful thinking that have all combined to produce economic meltdown and plunge the world into recession. Most staggering is the stupidity of both regulators (and government corruption/venality vis-à-vis wall street) and professional investors in failing to spot that for at least a decade, at the heart of his hedge fund operations, Madoff was running a pyramid scheme. This relied on new investment funds to pay out market-beating returns to existing investors…..’ THIS IS WALL STREET EVERY DAY WITH THEIR EATING AWAY AT OTHER PEOPLES MONEY TO THE TUNE OF HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS A DAY (BILLIONS A YEAR AND NOW BILLIONS IN TAXPAYER BAILOUT FUNDS FOR THEIR FRAUD) BASED ON NOTHING BUT BULL S**T AND FRAUD! U.S. Records Huge Current Account Deficit    Fed unleashes greatest bubble of all    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper believes a depression is COMING   Peter Schiff new VIDEO on the Coming Collapse Dec 16    Swiss gold bullion in huge demand as trust in banks dives   Goldmine Sachs: Bank’s bonuses cut to a ‘mere’ £142,000 EACH Investment bank /taxpayer bailout funds recipient Goldman Sachs is to pay £4.3billion in bonuses to its City workers.  Dollar Falls Most Against Euro Since 1999 Debut on Fed’s Rate  Dollar Declines to 13-Year Low Against Yen After Fed Rate Cut    Federal spending soars 25% -- even before bailout...    Previous, building permits declining 15.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 616,000 (below the consensus of 700,000), housing starts data for November declined 18.9% from the prior month to an annualized rate of 625,000 units, which was below the consensus of 736,000 and are 47% below the year-ago level, fed desperation (they don’t know what they’re doing – remember their pronouncement -no recession- when we were already in one), Weimar dollar down sharply, Federal Reserve sets stage for Weimar-style Hyperinflation , etc., so sell into these suckers bear market rallies/strength/take profits while you can since much, much worse to come. Economist Brusca “the economy is sinking fast”, FOMC states that “data indicate deteriorating labor conditions and declining consumer spending, business investment, and industrial production, and the outlook for economic activity has weakened further”,  F. William Engdahl “The US economy is in a depression free-fall of a scale not seen since the 1930’s”, Kellner cites ‘helicopter ben’ (bernanke), BILLIONS VANISH IN EPIC HEDGE FUND FRAUD Downturn Spurs “Survival Panic” for Some in the U.S. Motek Experts: Art Hogan more realistically candid than usual cites all bad news, very difficult times, near term lows but no recovery for economy, hope is that second half of 2009 is better than first half (NOT!), cites lost decade in Japan with 0% interest rates, negative growth through fourth quarter 2009, longest recession (depression) in modern times, market hopefully better in second half of 2009 anticipating better 2010 (NOT!), bottoming of energy/commodities, worth looking at consumer goods/staples focused on what you need versus what you want; economist points to bankruptcies up, housing starts down; Zandi of Moody’s says not getting better but worse, most credit card holders will not benefit from rate cut; currency expert says interest rate cuts increasingly irrelevant, fed buying bonds driving asset prices higher and displacing private sector with prospectively negative results; and finally, Peter Shiff cites fed action as irresponsible, destroying value of money, bear market, money not worth anything, negates any rise in paper dollar-denominated securities (SELL), says buy gold because of u.s. hyperinflation. Previous, news worse than bad and to get much worse but full moon manifest on lunatic asylum for the criminally insane wall street. More banks reveal Madoff exposure The ‘while you can’ part of sell/take profits manifests and will worsen Citadel suspends redemptions from two hedge funds Stupidity not limited to u.s. where fraud is rampant Geneva banks lost more than $4 billon to Madoff: report This modest retreat and previous suckers bearmarket rally on bull s**t alone with familiar mantra still ringing today; viz., everything but the facts:  forget the layoffs Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report  , forget the foreclosures Foreclosure Storm Will Hit US in 2009 as Loan Changes Fail Bloomberg , forget declining retail sales Retail sales post big drop in November  ,  forget the $1 trillion record budget deficit , trade deficits, worthless fraudulent securities, lower earnings/guidance/outlook, the topic (b.s. talking point) de jour for the lunatic (yes, full moon) frauds on wall street is bailouts, bailouts, bailouts (not to mention there’s no real money to pay for same – print/create more worthless Weimar dollars – hyperinflationary Federal Reserve sets stage for Weimar-style Hyperinflation  – even now despite fake reports and worse to come), and from well respected wall street fraud madoff, "it's all just one big lie" and that it was "basically, a giant Ponzi scheme," which is fraudulent wall street in a nutshell. Madoff fraud case raises questions about SEC (AP) and even bigger questions about fraudulent wall street and their washingtonian/federal/state facilitators. Builders sentiment reading at 9 (anything less than 50 is negative/pessimistic). Motek’s legal expert correctly points to funds problems with meeting redemptions and paraphrases J.P. Morgan’s immortal words concerning investing by saying as is particularly relevant now, It’s not return on investment, but return of investment (that really counts). Banks hit worldwide by US 'fraud'  . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? Prosecute and throw them in jail and make them cough up their stolen multi-billion spoils. Not just super rich caught up in $50B Madoff case . The previous suckers bear market rally was/is based on bull s**t alone; namely, now it’s the prospective bailouts/spending programs with money that does not really exist (print/create more, borrow more, etc.). 1) Keynesian economics (government stimulus) does not work when a defacto bankrupt nation becomes more bankrupt to bailout frauds/perpetrators/creators of the problem and to create make-shift purported infrastructure jobs to enhance consumption 2) Inherent structural problems, i.e., trade/budget deficits will continue unabated and in the case of the latter, substantially increase – deeper hole 3) While spending on infrastructure is warranted, there is no productive enhancement in economic terms as in less modern times when, i.e., national highway system, etc., enhanced GDP growth and productivity.  US Depression Likely -The Truth Is Here ,  Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report   ,  America Has No Means to Recover from a Depression  FARRELL’S 15 GHOSTS OF WALLSTREET/ECONOMIC PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE Home values to lose well over $2 trillion during 2008: Zillow Homes in the United States have lost trillions of dollars in value during 2008, with nearly 11.7 million American households now owing more on their mortgage than their homes are worth, real estate website Zillow.com said on Monday. (Remember: more contrived wasteful commissions to the wall street frauds, the level and percentage of which MUST be examined in light of computerization and decreased costs attendant to same especially since only AN EXTREMELY Small Fraction Of What wall street Does Is A Net Positive For The Economy (New Investment Capital via, ie., ipo’S), The Rest Is Tantamount To A (Economically) "Wasteful Tax" (On The Economy) via 'churn and earn' computerized programmed trades).  Moreover, the ballooning taxpayer bailout funds for the perpetrators of the massive securities fraud are actually going toward multibillion dollar bonus/compensation packages. . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, especially since none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved; hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc.,  so SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU STILL CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME.  Renowned economist Mikhail Khazin : U.S. will soon face second “Great Depression”  , IT’S A DEPRESSION   , Grantham (who called the bubble) posits… 585 on the S&P 500 (versus today's frothy 879)  There is more hurt in store for the U.S. equity markets. If you are still thinking of riding this one out, consider Japan. Japan's Nikkei 225 is our window into the future. From its 1990 high of 40,000 it fell as low as 7,800, an 80% drop. A similar correction in the U.S. would translate into Dow 2,500. ,   Billion-Dollar Fund Manager; Gold To Hit $2,000, Dow To Sink To 5,000   BILLIONS VANISH IN EPIC HEDGE FUND FRAUD All news worse than bad and to get much worse but full moon manifest on lunatic asylum for the criminally insane wall street. More banks reveal Madoff exposure The ‘while you can’ part of sell/take profits manifests and will worsen Citadel suspends redemptions from two hedge funds Stupidity not limited to u.s. where fraud is rampant Geneva banks lost more than $4 billon to Madoff: report This modest retreat and previous suckers bearmarket rally on bull s**t alone with familiar mantra still ringing today; viz., everything but the facts:  forget the layoffs Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report  , forget the foreclosures Foreclosure Storm Will Hit US in 2009 as Loan Changes Fail Bloomberg , forget declining retail sales Retail sales post big drop in November  ,  forget the $1 trillion record budget deficit , trade deficits, worthless fraudulent securities, lower earnings/guidance/outlook, the topic (b.s. talking point) de jour for the lunatic (yes, full moon) frauds on wall street is bailouts, bailouts, bailouts (not to mention there’s no real money to pay for same – print/create more worthless Weimar dollars – hyperinflationary – even now despite fake reports and worse to come), and from well respected wall street fraud madoff, "it's all just one big lie" and that it was "basically, a giant Ponzi scheme," which is fraudulent wall street in a nutshell. Madoff fraud case raises questions about SEC (AP) and even bigger questions about fraudulent wall street and their washingtonian/federal/state facilitators. Builders sentiment reading at 9 (anything less than 50 is negative/pessimistic). Motek’s legal expert correctly points to funds problems with meeting redemptions and paraphrases J.P. Morgan’s immortal words concerning investing by saying as is particularly relevant now, It’s not return on investment, but return of investment (that really counts). Banks hit worldwide by US 'fraud'  . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? Prosecute and throw them in jail and make them cough up their stolen multi-billion spoils. Not just super rich caught up in $50B Madoff case . The previous suckers bear market rally was/is based on bull s**t alone; namely, now it’s the prospective bailouts/spending programs with money that does not really exist (print/create more, borrow more, etc.). 1) Keynesian economics (government stimulus) does not work when a defacto bankrupt nation becomes more bankrupt to bailout frauds/perpetrators/creators of the problem and to create make-shift purported infrastructure jobs to enhance consumption 2) Inherent structural problems, i.e., trade/budget deficits will continue unabated and in the case of the latter, substantially increase – deeper hole 3) While spending on infrastructure is warranted, there is no productive enhancement in economic terms as in less modern times when, i.e., national highway system, etc., enhanced GDP growth and productivity.  US Depression Likely -The Truth Is Here ,  Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report   ,  America Has No Means to Recover from a Depression  FARRELL’S 15 GHOSTS OF WALLSTREET/ECONOMIC PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE Home values to lose well over $2 trillion during 2008: Zillow Homes in the United States have lost trillions of dollars in value during 2008, with nearly 11.7 million American households now owing more on their mortgage than their homes are worth, real estate website Zillow.com said on Monday. (Remember: more contrived wasteful commissions to the wall street frauds, the level and percentage of which MUST be examined in light of computerization and decreased costs attendant to same especially since only AN EXTREMELY Small Fraction Of What wall street Does Is A Net Positive For The Economy (New Investment Capital via, ie., ipo’S), The Rest Is Tantamount To A (Economically) "Wasteful Tax" (On The Economy) via 'churn and earn' computerized programmed trades).  Moreover, the ballooning taxpayer bailout funds for the perpetrators of the massive securities fraud are actually going toward multibillion dollar bonus/compensation packages. . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, especially since none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved; hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc.,  so SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU STILL CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME!

(12-24-08)  DOW 8,468.48+48.99+0.58%   No change worth reporting for second and third weeks of December -2.3% for the first week of December -5.8% for the month of November. -15% for the month of October NASDAQ 1,524.90+3.36+0.22%   No change worth reporting for second and third weeks of December -5.7% for the first week of December -11% for the month of November. -17% for October  S&P 865.42+2.26+0.26% No change worth reporting for second and third weeks of December -2.7% for the first week of December -7.5% for the month of November. -18% for October [CLOSE- OIL $37.51 (RECORD TRADING HIGH $147.27) GAS $1.66 (reg. gas in LAND OF FRUITS AND NUTS  $1.79 REG./ $2.38 MID-GRADE/ $2.65 PREM./ $2.58 DIESEL)/ GOLD $838 / SILVER $10.35/ PLATINUM $848 / DOLLAR= .71 EURO, 90 YEN, .67 POUND STERLING, ETC. (How low can you go - LOWER)/ 10 YR NOTE YIELD 2.19% ..…     AP Business Highlights …           ...Yahoo Market Update... ]  YAHOO - BRIEFING.COM Weekly Recap   Absolutely, Absurdly, Ridiculous! The frauds on wall street say they are entitled to the obligatory santa claus rally and attempt to keep you suckered in for their commissions sake with small gains on bull s**t/fraud alone in holiday shortened light trading, but reality says every day the market’s above 2,000-5,000 on the DOW, 1,000-1,300 on the NASDAQ, and 500-600 on the S&P is a ‘santa clause rally, so SELL INTO STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS/SELL as all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations except that the frauds on wall street continue their familiar suckers cheer for bailouts, bailouts, bailouts, with ephemeral short-covering to lock in year-end gains for window dressing and much, much worse to come. Unemployment up more than expected at 26 year high and consumer spending down for fifth month in a row. In their typically corrupt way, scandal-scarred commerce department provides fake data for b.s. talking points far better than private economist estimates but still decline of 1% in durable goods new orders. Oil's slide came in the face of a surprise inventory draw, which suggests stronger-than-expected demand for the commodity as Department of Energy reported that oil inventories for the week ending Dec. 19 decreased by 3.10 million barrels. Analyst: One Third Of Banks To Collapse In 2009   U.S. Economy: Home Prices Fall At Depression Pace   Recession/depression deepens, countries boost spending  Previously, just modest losses relative to reality so SELL INTO STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS/SELL as all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations except that the frauds on wall street continue their familiar suckers cheer for bailouts, bailouts, bailouts, with much, much worse to come. Existing home sales plunged to a rate of 4.49 million last month, down 8.6 percent from October, and worse than economists predicted. Total sales, not calculated as an annual rate, fell 17 percent in November from a year earlier to 322,000, sales of newly built homes fell 2.9 percent from October to a pace of 407,000 units, the slowest rate in nearly 18 years. Madoff investor found dead of suicide. Standard & Poor's lowered the unsecured debt rating of General Motors (GM 3.01, -0.51) to C from CC, even though the government plans to provide GM with financing and Moody's lowered Ford's (F 2.19, -0.40) credit rating to Caa3. Final third quarter GDP data showed economy contracted at an annualized rate of 0.5%, unchanged from the prior reading though personal consumption component was down 3.8%.  Motek’s experts:  actor/speculator/entertainer/sometimes economist Ben Stein takes a page out of GM’s playbook by lambasting Fortune Magazine (you might recall some two decades ago that Fortune warned of GM managerial ineptitude to which GM responded with outrage and withdrew all advertising and revenue to Fortune thereby in retaliation - if only they had listened) for saying caleefornia is number 1, numero uno ….. as prospectively worse real estate market in the nation, the same Ben Stein who poo-pooed Peter Shiff’s correct prediction of market crash, but does correctly state fed policies hyperinflationary; LA economist jumps on the Ben Stein out-to-lunch bandwagon and says only 10%, not  25% (as consensus predicts), decline for caleefornia…..riiiiight…..take that to the bank; broad donates to MOCA; show biz expert- strike fear; and Shreve of IBD flips yet again-if only we were all traders…but if you had followed his every whim, only the frauds on wall street would have made out with substantial commissions in the ups/downs. IMF warns of Great Depression   100% chance of depression in US   Depression Hits Detroit: Average home price $18,513 - Unemployment rate 21%   U.S. Home Resales Fall; Prices Drop by Record 13.2%   Congressman: “If We’re Not Very Lucky Or If We Don’t Do Everything Right, We Could Easily Have A Ten- Or Fifteen-Year Depression”   World faces “total” financial meltdown: Bank of Spain chief  Previous suckers bear market rally into the close with 150 point swing to the upside based on bull s**t and fraud in the inducement alone to keep the suckers sucked in and commission dollars flowing for modest losses relative to reality so SELL INTO STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS/SELL as all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations except that the frauds on wall street do their familiar suckers cheer for bailouts, bailouts, bailouts, with much, much worse to come.  Motek’s experts:Economist says economy in full-out recession, aggregate demand down across the board, abusers are not lubrication for economy so should not get bailout, another 25% down for real estate prices as foreclosures also will continue but lower prices will eventually stimulate demand, fed focused now on long-rates, cites housing/finance/consumer debacles and no recovery till at least into 2010 at best (I don’t think so); oil expert says contract now February delivery on expiration of January contract and flood of selling on expiring contract temporarily depressed prices, oil more expensive in future, discusses boom/bust cycle (we’re in the bust part); another cites high redefault rate on modified mortgages and more foreclosures; auto analyst points to Toyota showing first loss since 1941 inception, global downturn with no nation spared, reckoning for 15-20 years of bad decision-making, 2009 very grim, 2010 at best for even minimal improvement (I don’t think so); Online e-commerce expert cites first flat to down year of online retail sales growth; downgrades GM, american Express, Ford, etc.. World faces “total” financial meltdown: Bank of Spain chief  Housing crisis worsens as economy weakens    Japan recession deepens, China cuts rates    Great Recession/Depression of 2008, et seq., Worse Than All Others  AP Impact: Wall Street still flying corporate jets; indeed, with all the bashing of auto rank and file employee pay, the reality is that american executives, among the least able, least talented in the world, along with fraudulent wall street are grossly overpaid and far exceeding that of their far more able foreign counterparts (AP)   Where'd the bailout money go? Shhhh, it's a secret (AP)   Housing crisis worsens as economy weakens   Ratings Agencies Play Reality With Multiple Downgrades in Banking Sector (at Seeking Alpha) Previous mixed to modest losses relative to reality so sell into strength/take profits/sell as all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations except that the frauds on wall street do their familiar suckers cheer for bailouts, bailouts, bailouts. Motek’s analyst/options expert predicts controlled bankruptcy for at least GM (maybe more), cites Fitch downgrade of GM’s credit/default rating and says GM within weeks of default. Oil analyst cites recession, week demand, over-supply also stating storage facilities full and resorting to offshore tankers to store excess oil. Media analyst says economic model for newspaper/media business broken. Rogers: The Incompetent Senile and Vegetables Have Turned A Recession Into A Depression  He Saw the Crash Coming: What Gary Shilling Sees for 2009   Yes, Shilling’s using  the d for depression word so If video unavailable, here for avi rendering  SCROOGE BIDEN: ECONOMY IS 'ABSOLUTELY TANKING'   Previously, recession/depression level 554,000 new unemployment claims (I’m sure in reality, far worse but still bad) pre-Christmas so wait till the post-Christmas numbers are out – nowhere to hide those but they’ll try. Motek scraping bottom of barrel for second day in a row and comes up with another land-of-fruits-and-nuts man, the senile wedbush who discusses his comrade madeoff with other peoples money, poo-poos the purported amount, says market not doing badly considering the dismal news (at least he is lucid enough to realize dismal - market should be between 2,000 to 5,000 on the DOW, 500-600 on S&P, 1,100 to 1,300 on NASDAQ based upon the dismal but real and probably far worse than reported data) and points to auto scenario, oil plunge, and madoff fraud for doldrums. Oil analyst says pressure on commodities generally, liquidation on expiration of January (2009) oil contracts and liquidation of positions, but February (2009) contracts back to $40+ rather quickly, and points to decreased current and prospective refinery capacity on thin to low margins.  A Most Desperate Move by the Fed    Dollar’s Slump Erases Months Of Solid Gains   “The Biggest Bubble Of All . . . U.S. Government Debt”  Video: Crash Will be Worse than Great Depression   Editorial: What ails global financial system ‘The $50 billion investment fraud to which the respected New York financier and former NASDAQ Chairman Bernard L. Madoff has allegedly confessed, may prove to be the paradigm for all that has gone wrong with the international financial system. It points up the greed, incompetence and woeful wishful thinking that have all combined to produce economic meltdown and plunge the world into recession. Most staggering is the stupidity of both regulators (and government corruption/venality vis-à-vis wall street) and professional investors in failing to spot that for at least a decade, at the heart of his hedge fund operations, Madoff was running a pyramid scheme. This relied on new investment funds to pay out market-beating returns to existing investors…..’ THIS IS WALL STREET EVERY DAY WITH THEIR EATING AWAY AT OTHER PEOPLES MONEY TO THE TUNE OF HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS A DAY (BILLIONS A YEAR AND NOW BILLIONS IN TAXPAYER BAILOUT FUNDS FOR THEIR FRAUD) BASED ON NOTHING BUT BULL S**T AND FRAUD! U.S. Records Huge Current Account Deficit    Fed unleashes greatest bubble of all    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper believes a depression is COMING   Peter Schiff new VIDEO on the Coming Collapse Dec 16    Swiss gold bullion in huge demand as trust in banks dives   Goldmine Sachs: Bank’s bonuses cut to a ‘mere’ £142,000 EACH Investment bank /taxpayer bailout funds recipient Goldman Sachs is to pay £4.3billion in bonuses to its City workers.  Dollar Falls Most Against Euro Since 1999 Debut on Fed’s Rate  Dollar Declines to 13-Year Low Against Yen After Fed Rate Cut    Federal spending soars 25% -- even before bailout...    Previous, building permits declining 15.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 616,000 (below the consensus of 700,000), housing starts data for November declined 18.9% from the prior month to an annualized rate of 625,000 units, which was below the consensus of 736,000 and are 47% below the year-ago level, fed desperation (they don’t know what they’re doing – remember their pronouncement -no recession- when we were already in one), Weimar dollar down sharply, Federal Reserve sets stage for Weimar-style Hyperinflation , etc., so sell into these suckers bear market rallies/strength/take profits while you can since much, much worse to come. Economist Brusca “the economy is sinking fast”, FOMC states that “data indicate deteriorating labor conditions and declining consumer spending, business investment, and industrial production, and the outlook for economic activity has weakened further”,  F. William Engdahl “The US economy is in a depression free-fall of a scale not seen since the 1930’s”, Kellner cites ‘helicopter ben’ (bernanke), BILLIONS VANISH IN EPIC HEDGE FUND FRAUD Downturn Spurs “Survival Panic” for Some in the U.S. Motek Experts: Art Hogan more realistically candid than usual cites all bad news, very difficult times, near term lows but no recovery for economy, hope is that second half of 2009 is better than first half (NOT!), cites lost decade in Japan with 0% interest rates, negative growth through fourth quarter 2009, longest recession (depression) in modern times, market hopefully better in second half of 2009 anticipating better 2010 (NOT!), bottoming of energy/commodities, worth looking at consumer goods/staples focused on what you need versus what you want; economist points to bankruptcies up, housing starts down; Zandi of Moody’s says not getting better but worse, most credit card holders will not benefit from rate cut; currency expert says interest rate cuts increasingly irrelevant, fed buying bonds driving asset prices higher and displacing private sector with prospectively negative results; and finally, Peter Shiff cites fed action as irresponsible, destroying value of money, bear market, money not worth anything, negates any rise in paper dollar-denominated securities (SELL), says buy gold because of u.s. hyperinflation. Previous, news worse than bad and to get much worse but full moon manifest on lunatic asylum for the criminally insane wall street. More banks reveal Madoff exposure The ‘while you can’ part of sell/take profits manifests and will worsen Citadel suspends redemptions from two hedge funds Stupidity not limited to u.s. where fraud is rampant Geneva banks lost more than $4 billon to Madoff: report This modest retreat and previous suckers bearmarket rally on bull s**t alone with familiar mantra still ringing today; viz., everything but the facts:  forget the layoffs Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report  , forget the foreclosures Foreclosure Storm Will Hit US in 2009 as Loan Changes Fail Bloomberg , forget declining retail sales Retail sales post big drop in November  ,  forget the $1 trillion record budget deficit , trade deficits, worthless fraudulent securities, lower earnings/guidance/outlook, the topic (b.s. talking point) de jour for the lunatic (yes, full moon) frauds on wall street is bailouts, bailouts, bailouts (not to mention there’s no real money to pay for same – print/create more worthless Weimar dollars – hyperinflationary Federal Reserve sets stage for Weimar-style Hyperinflation  – even now despite fake reports and worse to come), and from well respected wall street fraud madoff, "it's all just one big lie" and that it was "basically, a giant Ponzi scheme," which is fraudulent wall street in a nutshell. Madoff fraud case raises questions about SEC (AP) and even bigger questions about fraudulent wall street and their washingtonian/federal/state facilitators. Builders sentiment reading at 9 (anything less than 50 is negative/pessimistic). Motek’s legal expert correctly points to funds problems with meeting redemptions and paraphrases J.P. Morgan’s immortal words concerning investing by saying as is particularly relevant now, It’s not return on investment, but return of investment (that really counts). Banks hit worldwide by US 'fraud'  . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? Prosecute and throw them in jail and make them cough up their stolen multi-billion spoils. Not just super rich caught up in $50B Madoff case . The previous suckers bear market rally was/is based on bull s**t alone; namely, now it’s the prospective bailouts/spending programs with money that does not really exist (print/create more, borrow more, etc.). 1) Keynesian economics (government stimulus) does not work when a defacto bankrupt nation becomes more bankrupt to bailout frauds/perpetrators/creators of the problem and to create make-shift purported infrastructure jobs to enhance consumption 2) Inherent structural problems, i.e., trade/budget deficits will continue unabated and in the case of the latter, substantially increase – deeper hole 3) While spending on infrastructure is warranted, there is no productive enhancement in economic terms as in less modern times when, i.e., national highway system, etc., enhanced GDP growth and productivity.  US Depression Likely -The Truth Is Here ,  Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report   ,  America Has No Means to Recover from a Depression  FARRELL’S 15 GHOSTS OF WALLSTREET/ECONOMIC PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE Home values to lose well over $2 trillion during 2008: Zillow Homes in the United States have lost trillions of dollars in value during 2008, with nearly 11.7 million American households now owing more on their mortgage than their homes are worth, real estate website Zillow.com said on Monday. (Remember: more contrived wasteful commissions to the wall street frauds, the level and percentage of which MUST be examined in light of computerization and decreased costs attendant to same especially since only AN EXTREMELY Small Fraction Of What wall street Does Is A Net Positive For The Economy (New Investment Capital via, ie., ipo’S), The Rest Is Tantamount To A (Economically) "Wasteful Tax" (On The Economy) via 'churn and earn' computerized programmed trades).  Moreover, the ballooning taxpayer bailout funds for the perpetrators of the massive securities fraud are actually going toward multibillion dollar bonus/compensation packages. . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, especially since none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved; hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc.,  so SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU STILL CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME.  Renowned economist Mikhail Khazin : U.S. will soon face second “Great Depression”  , IT’S A DEPRESSION   , Grantham (who called the bubble) posits… 585 on the S&P 500 (versus today's frothy 879)  There is more hurt in store for the U.S. equity markets. If you are still thinking of riding this one out, consider Japan. Japan's Nikkei 225 is our window into the future. From its 1990 high of 40,000 it fell as low as 7,800, an 80% drop. A similar correction in the U.S. would translate into Dow 2,500. ,   Billion-Dollar Fund Manager; Gold To Hit $2,000, Dow To Sink To 5,000   BILLIONS VANISH IN EPIC HEDGE FUND FRAUD All news worse than bad and to get much worse but full moon manifest on lunatic asylum for the criminally insane wall street. More banks reveal Madoff exposure The ‘while you can’ part of sell/take profits manifests and will worsen Citadel suspends redemptions from two hedge funds Stupidity not limited to u.s. where fraud is rampant Geneva banks lost more than $4 billon to Madoff: report This modest retreat and previous suckers bearmarket rally on bull s**t alone with familiar mantra still ringing today; viz., everything but the facts:  forget the layoffs Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report  , forget the foreclosures Foreclosure Storm Will Hit US in 2009 as Loan Changes Fail Bloomberg , forget declining retail sales Retail sales post big drop in November  ,  forget the $1 trillion record budget deficit , trade deficits, worthless fraudulent securities, lower earnings/guidance/outlook, the topic (b.s. talking point) de jour for the lunatic (yes, full moon) frauds on wall street is bailouts, bailouts, bailouts (not to mention there’s no real money to pay for same – print/create more worthless Weimar dollars – hyperinflationary – even now despite fake reports and worse to come), and from well respected wall street fraud madoff, "it's all just one big lie" and that it was "basically, a giant Ponzi scheme," which is fraudulent wall street in a nutshell. Madoff fraud case raises questions about SEC (AP) and even bigger questions about fraudulent wall street and their washingtonian/federal/state facilitators. Builders sentiment reading at 9 (anything less than 50 is negative/pessimistic). Motek’s legal expert correctly points to funds problems with meeting redemptions and paraphrases J.P. Morgan’s immortal words concerning investing by saying as is particularly relevant now, It’s not return on investment, but return of investment (that really counts). Banks hit worldwide by US 'fraud'  . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? Prosecute and throw them in jail and make them cough up their stolen multi-billion spoils. Not just super rich caught up in $50B Madoff case . The previous suckers bear market rally was/is based on bull s**t alone; namely, now it’s the prospective bailouts/spending programs with money that does not really exist (print/create more, borrow more, etc.). 1) Keynesian economics (government stimulus) does not work when a defacto bankrupt nation becomes more bankrupt to bailout frauds/perpetrators/creators of the problem and to create make-shift purported infrastructure jobs to enhance consumption 2) Inherent structural problems, i.e., trade/budget deficits will continue unabated and in the case of the latter, substantially increase – deeper hole 3) While spending on infrastructure is warranted, there is no productive enhancement in economic terms as in less modern times when, i.e., national highway system, etc., enhanced GDP growth and productivity.  US Depression Likely -The Truth Is Here ,  Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report   ,  America Has No Means to Recover from a Depression  FARRELL’S 15 GHOSTS OF WALLSTREET/ECONOMIC PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE Home values to lose well over $2 trillion during 2008: Zillow Homes in the United States have lost trillions of dollars in value during 2008, with nearly 11.7 million American households now owing more on their mortgage than their homes are worth, real estate website Zillow.com said on Monday. (Remember: more contrived wasteful commissions to the wall street frauds, the level and percentage of which MUST be examined in light of computerization and decreased costs attendant to same especially since only AN EXTREMELY Small Fraction Of What wall street Does Is A Net Positive For The Economy (New Investment Capital via, ie., ipo’S), The Rest Is Tantamount To A (Economically) "Wasteful Tax" (On The Economy) via 'churn and earn' computerized programmed trades).  Moreover, the ballooning taxpayer bailout funds for the perpetrators of the massive securities fraud are actually going toward multibillion dollar bonus/compensation packages. . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, especially since none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved; hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc.,  so SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU STILL CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME.  Renowned economist Mikhail Khazin : U.S. will soon face second “Great Depression”  , IT’S A DEPRESSION   , Grantham (who called the bubble) posits… 585 on the S&P 500 (versus today's frothy 879)  There is more hurt in store for the U.S. equity markets. If you are still thinking of riding this one out, consider Japan. Japan's Nikkei 225 is our window into the future. From its 1990 high of 40,000 it fell as low as 7,800, an 80% drop. A similar correction in the U.S. would translate into Dow 2,500. ,   Billion-Dollar Fund Manager; Gold To Hit $2,000, Dow To Sink To 5,000   Previous session, modest decline relative to reality so still great opportunity to sell/take profits since much, much worse to come! All news decisively bad and much worse than expected with trade deficit up 1.1%, dollar down, unemployment claims up 573,000 a 26 year high, 28% increase in foreclosures, bailout recipient BofA to cut 35,000 jobs, many other prospective job cuts announced, economic group changes previous forecast to worse/long recession,  Bernard Madoff arrested over alleged $50 billion fraud Madoff told senior employees of his firm on Wednesday that "it's all just one big lie" and that it was basically, a giant Ponzi scheme (the fraudulent wall street story in a nutshell) , BANK OF AMERICA to cut 35,000 jobs... ,  ...final could be higher ,  Shocking but true claim: Most big banks 'bankrupt'... ,  New unemployment claims surge unexpectedly   ,  Ron Paul: Printing Money Only Prolongs The Pain Amidst the hand-wringing of the automaker bailout debate, Ron Paul took the opportunity on the House floor yesterday to remind Congress that the real culprit behind the financial crisis is the Federal Reserve, and that allowing the Fed to continue to print money without audit will only prolong the pain.  ,  US budget deficit to reach USD 1 trillion  ,  Jim Rogers calls most big U.S. banks “bankrupt”  Jim Rogers, one of the world’s most prominent international investors, on Thursday called most of the largest U.S. banks “totally bankrupt,” and said government efforts to fix the sector are wrongheaded. CORRECTED - CORRECTED-(OFFICIAL)-UPDATE - Wells Fargo to take $40 bln Q4 charge ,  German FM criticises Britain’s ‘crass Keynesian’ policies: report   and read again previous session, forget the layoffs Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report  , forget the foreclosures Foreclosure Storm Will Hit US in 2009 as Loan Changes Fail Bloomberg , forget declining retail sales Retail sales post big drop in November  ,  forget the $1 trillion record budget deficit , trade deficits, worthless fraudulent securities, lower earnings/guidance/outlook, the topic (b.s. talking point) de jour for the lunatic (yes, full moon) frauds on wall street is bailouts, bailouts, bailouts (not to mention there’s no real money to pay for same – print/create more worthless Weimar dollars – hyperinflationary – even now despite fake reports and worse to come) ,  suckers bear market ralley to keep the suckers sucked in so great opportunity to sell/take profits since much, much worse to come!  This  suckers bear market rally is based on bull s**t alone; namely, now the prospective bailouts/spending programs with money that does not really exist (print/create more, borrow more, etc.). 1) Keynesian economics (government stimulus) does not work when a defacto bankrupt nation becomes more bankrupt to bailout frauds/perpetrators/creators of the problem and to create make-shift purported infrastructure jobs to enhance consumption 2) Inherent structural problems, i.e., trade/budget deficits will continue unabated and in the case of the latter, substantially increase – deeper hole 3) While spending on infrastructure is warranted, there is no productive enhancement in economic terms as in less modern times when, i.e., national highway system, etc., enhanced GDP growth and productivity.  US Depression Likely -The Truth Is Here ,  Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report   ,  America Has No Means to Recover from a Depression   (Remember: more contrived wasteful commissions to the wall street frauds, the level and percentage of which MUST be examined in light of computerization and decreased costs attendant to same especially since only AN EXTREMELY Small Fraction Of What wall street Does Is A Net Positive For The Economy (New Investment Capital via, ie., ipo’S), The Rest Is Tantamount To A (Economically) "Wasteful Tax" (On The Economy) via 'churn and earn' computerized programmed trades).  Moreover, the ballooning taxpayer bailout funds for the perpetrators of the massive securities fraud are actually going toward multibillion dollar bonus/compensation packages. . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, especially since none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved; hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc.,  so SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU STILL CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME.  Renowned economist Mikhail Khazin : U.S. will soon face second “Great Depression”  , IT’S A DEPRESSION   , Grantham (who called the bubble) posits… 585 on the S&P 500 (versus today's frothy 848)  There is more hurt in store for the U.S. equity markets. If you are still thinking of riding this one out, consider Japan. Japan's Nikkei 225 is our window into the future. From its 1990 high of 40,000 it fell as low as 7,800, an 80% drop. A similar correction in the U.S. would translate into Dow 2,500. ,   Billion-Dollar Fund Manager; Gold To Hit $2,000, Dow To Sink To 5,000   Previous, modest decline relative to reality so still great time to sell/take profits since much, much worse to come.  Wall Street stung by risk-aversion and realistically bleak outlooks  , Point of no return: Interest on T-bills hits zero  ,  Tightening Budgets Mean a Rough Ride for IT  ,  FIRST TIME: Treasury Bills Trade at Negative Rates...  .  Previous,  suckers bear market rally based on bull s**t alone; namely, now the prospective bailouts/spending programs with money that does not really exist (print/create more, borrow more, etc.). 1) Keynesian economics (government stimulus) does not work when a defacto bankrupt nation becomes more bankrupt to bailout frauds/perpetrators/creators of the problem and to create make-shift purported infrastructure jobs to enhance consumption 2) Inherent structural problems, i.e., trade/budget deficits will continue unabated and in the case of the latter, substantially increase – deeper hole 3) While spending on infrastructure is warranted, there is no productive enhancement in economic terms as in less modern times when, i.e., national highway system, etc., enhanced GDP growth and productivity.  US Depression Likely -The Truth Is Here ,  Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report   ,  America Has No Means to Recover from a Depression   (Remember: more contrived wasteful commissions to the wall street frauds, the level and percentage of which MUST be examined in light of computerization and decreased costs attendant to same especially since only AN EXTREMELY Small Fraction Of What wall street Does Is A Net Positive For The Economy (New Investment Capital via, ie., ipo’S), The Rest Is Tantamount To A (Economically) "Wasteful Tax" (On The Economy) via 'churn and earn' computerized programmed trades).  Moreover, the ballooning taxpayer bailout funds for the perpetrators of the massive securities fraud are actually going toward multibillion dollar bonus/compensation packages. . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, especially since none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved; hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc.,  so SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME.  Renowned economist Mikhail Khazin : U.S. will soon face second “Great Depression”  , IT’S A DEPRESSION   , Grantham (who called the bubble) posits… 585 on the S&P 500 (versus today's frothy 848)  There is more hurt in store for the U.S. equity markets. If you are still thinking of riding this one out, consider Japan. Japan's Nikkei 225 is our window into the future. From its 1990 high of 40,000 it fell as low as 7,800, an 80% drop. A similar correction in the U.S. would translate into Dow 2,500. ,   Billion-Dollar Fund Manager; Gold To Hit $2,000, Dow To Sink To 5,000   Previous suckers’ bear market rally on far worse than expected and particularly significant bad news provides great opportunity to sell/take profits, especially considering fraudulent wall street’s previous modus operandi to keep suckers sucked into this market and their commission dollars flowing, suckers’ rallies into the close, reassuring rallies prior to weekends as this despite unexpectedly bad news as today, etc., which frauds perpetrated the yet unprosecuted crimes that have created this current financial debacle. Record 1.33 homes in foreclosure,15 year high for unemployment at 6.7% even as many no longer looking with things so depressed and worse to come in ’09, record level deficits both trade and particularly budget with money not there being spent with abandon (worthless Weimar dollars being printed created like mad which is and will continue to be hyperinflationary regardless of the current fake reports). Motek has actor/speculator/entertainer/sometimes economist Ben Stein points to loans in foreclosure hitting new records, paulson misconduct, lack of oversight/accontability in bailout funds, and the seriousness of the crisis, but his pointed barbs seem fleeting and is most memorable by his somewhat blind adherence to policy as indicated by his criticism of Peter Shiff for warning of this debacle years ago. Motek’s oil analyst says economy so bad that oil demand down, significant recession in 2009, and hedge funds liquidating positions putting pressure on oil prices. Finally, Motek elicits from Peter Shiff that jobs created are being destroyed as fast, phony jobs, bear market and government making worse by digging deeper hole, phony (worthless Weimar) dollar rally provides opportunity to get out with hyperinflation to come. GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO SELL INTO THIS SUCKERS’ BEAR MARKET RALLY/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME.  3 Tell Tale Signs Of This Sucker Rally  , Half-million jobs vanish as economy deteriorates (AP)  , Job losses worst since 1974  Employers cut 533K jobs in Nov., most in 34 years   ,  Late mortgage payments and foreclosures hit record  ,  1 in 10 homeowners behind on mortgage payments, or in foreclosure...   ,  Wall St financiers party like there's no tomorrow -- literally  WHERE ARE THE CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS AND DISGORGEMENT? It’s been wall street frauds’ nirvana (commissioning a huge decline then a huge incline) at just a program loop, button push, mouse click away. Previous session, modest declines relative to reality SO STILL GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO SELL INTO SUCKERS’ BEAR MARKET RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME. CELENTE OF trendsresearch.com, having predicted the Panic of 2008 now preparing current prognostications for 2009 which will bear the consequential follow-up title to the Panic of 2008; namely, The Collapse of 2009, further stating there’s nothing they’ve done or prospectively can do to avoid the complete economic/financial collapse in the u.s., the seeds for which have already been sown, good money after bad notwithstanding, the die having been cast. All business/financial/economic news decisively bad; 26 year high for jobless rolls, orders to factories down sharply, job cuts current and prospective up sharply. Motek expert comments on auto bailout saying no new concesions with UAW cuts merely cosmetic, just down payment on failed business model/scenario, bankruptcy necessary as costs too high, and on economy says nation to go deeper into recession owing to intactable structural problems; i.e., deficits, etc.. Another Motek expert says very negative economic environment, sees deepening of more prolonged recession, discusses risk tolerance in such an environment recommending highest quality debt instruments but does note risk premium in lesser quality instruments. Food stamp use up 17% to 1 in 10 citizens, bankruptcies soaring, and re-default rates on mortgages rising. Employers shedding jobs as recession deepens , AP IMPACT: Some bailout holdings down $9 billion , Governments brace for long crisis ahead , High inventory is killing home builders; industry asks for help , It's Not a Great Time to Get Into Stocks  , Long Term Investors Should Avoid Leveraged ETFs  , Fixing the Enron Economy  , US FEDERAL RESERVE to buy US DEBT? WITH WHAT? ,  Prepare For Depression Level Unemployment  ,  Record number of Americans using food stamps: report  ,  Whether We End Up Paying For It Through Taxes Or Hyperinflation, It Will Still Come Out Of Our Pockets  ,   Corporate Debt Protection Costs Climb Amid Depression Concern  ,  Shoppers ready to call it quits MarketWatch | More than one-third of consumers chose not to shop at all last month, except on Black Friday, according to Britt Beemer of America’s Research Group. Lawsuit claims Citigroup was running a “quasi-Ponzi scheme”  Bloomberg | Citigroup Inc., the second-biggest U.S. bank by assets, was accused in a lawsuit of repackaging unmarketable collateralized debt obligations it held and re-selling them to itself in order to hide its exposure to the securities. WHERE ARE THE CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS AND DISGORGEMENT? Previously, suckers’ bear market rally into the close on bad news with wall street frauds’ nirvana (commissioning a huge decline then a huge incline) at just a program loop, button push, mouse click away. Indeed, all news still realistically and decisively (and some deceptively otherwise spun to keep suckers suckered) bad:  A Bleak Outlook: Nov. Job Loss at  250,000, Economic Weakness   ,  US, China currency clash over worthless american currency... ,  61% oppose auto bailout   , Meredith Whitney Sees Plenty of Pain Ahead for Consumers (at BusinessWeek)  ,  Desperate Times, Desperate Policies ) . One non-Motek expert says these suckers’ bear market rallies on bad news are at best wishful thinking and not sustainable along with realistically dire outlook. Motek expert says market for speculators/traders and points to volatility index while failing to point out that there are very, very few successful traders. [Close inspection of the data in past times far better than now (now we see insurmountable trade/budget deficits, lack of manufacturing base, global antipathy, etc.) disavows such heavily promoted failed strategies as dollar-cost averaging where stocks prices remain artificially (now fraudulently) high for far longer periods of time than lower prices (MBA Thesis, Albert L. Peia, NYU GBA, 1977), limited exceptions being ie., dollar-cost averaging in declining markets, but only when analysis indicates under-valuation in prospective terms which is certainly isn’t the case now of rampant over-valuation/fraud]. (Remember: more contrived wasteful commissions to the wall street frauds, the level and percentage of which MUST be examined in light of computerization and decreased costs attendant to same especially since only AN EXTREMELY Small Fraction Of What wall street Does Is A Net Positive For The Economy (New Investment Capital via, ie., ipo’S), The Rest Is Tantamount To A (Economically) "Wasteful Tax" (On The Economy) via 'churn and earn' computerized programmed trades).  Moreover, the ballooning taxpayer bailout funds for the perpetrators of the massive securities fraud are actually going toward multibillion dollar bonus/compensation packages. . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, especially since none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved; hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc.,  so SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME.  Renowned economist Mikhail Khazin : U.S. will soon face second “Great Depression”  , IT’S A DEPRESSION   , Grantham (who called the bubble) posits… 585 on the S&P 500 (versus today's frothy 848)  There is more hurt in store for the U.S. equity markets. If you are still thinking of riding this one out, consider Japan. Japan's Nikkei 225 is our window into the future. From its 1990 high of 40,000 it fell as low as 7,800, an 80% drop. A similar correction in the U.S. would translate into Dow 2,500. ,   Billion-Dollar Fund Manager; Gold To Hit $2,000, Dow To Sink To 5,000  , Auditors Fault Oversight of Bailout Funds... Previous suckers’ bear market rally in the last minutes of the close on bad news with wall street frauds’ nirvana (commissioning a huge decline then a huge incline) at just a program loop, button push, mouse click away. Indeed, all news still realistically and decisively (and some deceptively otherwise spun to keep suckers suckered) bad: GE lowers guidance but maintains dividend ,  November US auto sales drop to 26-year low  , Data signal deep global downturn  Financial Times , US manufacturing hits 26-year low: ISM . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, especially since none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved; hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc.,  so SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME!

(12-23-08)  DOW 8,419.49-100.28-1.18%   No change worth reporting for second and third weeks of December -2.3% for the first week of December -5.8% for the month of November. -15% for the month of October NASDAQ 1,521.54-10.81-0.71% No change worth reporting for second and third weeks of December -5.7% for the first week of December -11% for the month of November. -17% for October  S&P 863.16-8.47-0.97% No change worth reporting for second and third weeks of December -2.7% for the first week of December -7.5% for the month of November. -18% for October [CLOSE- OIL $38.98 (RECORD TRADING HIGH $147.27) GAS $1.66 (reg. gas in LAND OF FRUITS AND NUTS  $1.79 REG./ $2.38 MID-GRADE/ $2.65 PREM./ $2.58 DIESEL)/ GOLD $838.10/ SILVER $10.26/ PLATINUM $845.58 / DOLLAR= .71 EURO, 90 YEN, .67 POUND STERLING, ETC. (How low can you go - LOWER)/ 10 YR NOTE YIELD 2.18% ..…     AP Business Highlights …           ...Yahoo Market Update... ]  YAHOO - BRIEFING.COM Weekly Recap  Still just modest losses relative to reality so SELL INTO STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS/SELL as all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations except that the frauds on wall street continue their familiar suckers cheer for bailouts, bailouts, bailouts, with much, much worse to come. Existing home sales plunged to a rate of 4.49 million last month, down 8.6 percent from October, and worse than economists predicted. Total sales, not calculated as an annual rate, fell 17 percent in November from a year earlier to 322,000, sales of newly built homes fell 2.9 percent from October to a pace of 407,000 units, the slowest rate in nearly 18 years. Madoff investor found dead of suicide. Standard & Poor's lowered the unsecured debt rating of General Motors (GM 3.01, -0.51) to C from CC, even though the government plans to provide GM with financing and Moody's lowered Ford's (F 2.19, -0.40) credit rating to Caa3. Final third quarter GDP data showed economy contracted at an annualized rate of 0.5%, unchanged from the prior reading though personal consumption component was down 3.8%.  Motek’s experts:  actor/speculator/entertainer/sometimes economist Ben Stein takes a page out of GM’s playbook by lambasting Fortune Magazine (you might recall some two decades ago that Fortune warned of GM managerial ineptitude to which GM responded with outrage and withdrew all advertising and revenue to Fortune thereby in retaliation - if only they had listened) for saying caleefornia is number 1, numero uno ….. as prospectively worse real estate market in the nation, the same Ben Stein who poo-pooed Peter Shiff’s correct prediction of market crash, but does correctly state fed policies hyperinflationary; LA economist jumps on the Ben Stein out-to-lunch train and says only 10%, not  25% (as consensus predicts), decline for caleefornia…..riiiiight…..take that to the bank; broad donates to MOCA; show biz expert- strike fear; and Shreve of IBD flips yet again-if only we were all traders…but if you had followed his every whim, only the frauds on wall street would have made out with substantial commissions in the ups/downs. IMF warns of Great Depression   100% chance of depression in US   Depression Hits Detroit: Average home price $18,513 - Unemployment rate 21%   U.S. Home Resales Fall; Prices Drop by Record 13.2%   Congressman: “If We’re Not Very Lucky Or If We Don’t Do Everything Right, We Could Easily Have A Ten- Or Fifteen-Year Depression”   World faces “total” financial meltdown: Bank of Spain chief  Previous suckers bear market rally into the close with 150 point swing to the upside based on bull s**t and fraud in the inducement alone to keep the suckers sucked in and commission dollars flowing for modest losses relative to reality so SELL INTO STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS/SELL as all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations except that the frauds on wall street do their familiar suckers cheer for bailouts, bailouts, bailouts, with much, much worse to come.  Motek’s experts:Economist says economy in full-out recession, aggregate demand down across the board, abusers are not lubrication for economy so should not get bailout, another 25% down for real estate prices as foreclosures also will continue but lower prices will eventually stimulate demand, fed focused now on long-rates, cites housing/finance/consumer debacles and no recovery till at least into 2010 at best (I don’t think so); oil expert says contract now February delivery on expiration of January contract and flood of selling on expiring contract temporarily depressed prices, oil more expensive in future, discusses boom/bust cycle (we’re in the bust part); another cites high redefault rate on modified mortgages and more foreclosures; auto analyst points to Toyota showing first loss since 1941 inception, global downturn with no nation spared, reckoning for 15-20 years of bad decision-making, 2009 very grim, 2010 at best for even minimal improvement (I don’t think so); Online e-commerce expert cites first flat to down year of online retail sales growth; downgrades GM, american Express, Ford, etc.. World faces “total” financial meltdown: Bank of Spain chief  Housing crisis worsens as economy weakens    Japan recession deepens, China cuts rates    Great Recession/Depression of 2008, et seq., Worse Than All Others  AP Impact: Wall Street still flying corporate jets; indeed, with all the bashing of auto rank and file employee pay, the reality is that american executives, among the least able, least talented in the world, along with fraudulent wall street are grossly overpaid and far exceeding that of their far more able foreign counterparts (AP)   Where'd the bailout money go? Shhhh, it's a secret (AP)   Housing crisis worsens as economy weakens   Ratings Agencies Play Reality With Multiple Downgrades in Banking Sector (at Seeking Alpha) Previous mixed to modest losses relative to reality so sell into strength/take profits/sell as all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations except that the frauds on wall street do their familiar suckers cheer for bailouts, bailouts, bailouts. Motek’s analyst/options expert predicts controlled bankruptcy for at least GM (maybe more), cites Fitch downgrade of GM’s credit/default rating and says GM within weeks of default. Oil analyst cites recession, week demand, over-supply also stating storage facilities full and resorting to offshore tankers to store excess oil. Media analyst says economic model for newspaper/media business broken. Rogers: The Incompetent Senile and Vegetables Have Turned A Recession Into A Depression  He Saw the Crash Coming: What Gary Shilling Sees for 2009   Yes, Shilling’s using  the d for depression word so If video unavailable, here for avi rendering  SCROOGE BIDEN: ECONOMY IS 'ABSOLUTELY TANKING'   Previously, recession/depression level 554,000 new unemployment claims (I’m sure in reality, far worse but still bad) pre-Christmas so wait till the post-Christmas numbers are out – nowhere to hide those but they’ll try. Motek scraping bottom of barrel for second day in a row and comes up with another land-of-fruits-and-nuts man, the senile wedbush who discusses his comrade madeoff with other peoples money, poo-poos the purported amount, says market not doing badly considering the dismal news (at least he is lucid enough to realize dismal - market should be between 2,000 to 5,000 on the DOW, 500-600 on S&P, 1,100 to 1,300 on NASDAQ based upon the dismal but real and probably far worse than reported data) and points to auto scenario, oil plunge, and madoff fraud for doldrums. Oil analyst says pressure on commodities generally, liquidation on expiration of January (2009) oil contracts and liquidation of positions, but February (2009) contracts back to $40+ rather quickly, and points to decreased current and prospective refinery capacity on thin to low margins.  A Most Desperate Move by the Fed    Dollar’s Slump Erases Months Of Solid Gains   “The Biggest Bubble Of All . . . U.S. Government Debt”  Video: Crash Will be Worse than Great Depression   Editorial: What ails global financial system ‘The $50 billion investment fraud to which the respected New York financier and former NASDAQ Chairman Bernard L. Madoff has allegedly confessed, may prove to be the paradigm for all that has gone wrong with the international financial system. It points up the greed, incompetence and woeful wishful thinking that have all combined to produce economic meltdown and plunge the world into recession. Most staggering is the stupidity of both regulators (and government corruption/venality vis-à-vis wall street) and professional investors in failing to spot that for at least a decade, at the heart of his hedge fund operations, Madoff was running a pyramid scheme. This relied on new investment funds to pay out market-beating returns to existing investors…..’ THIS IS WALL STREET EVERY DAY WITH THEIR EATING AWAY AT OTHER PEOPLES MONEY TO THE TUNE OF HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS A DAY (BILLIONS A YEAR AND NOW BILLIONS IN TAXPAYER BAILOUT FUNDS FOR THEIR FRAUD) BASED ON NOTHING BUT BULL S**T AND FRAUD! U.S. Records Huge Current Account Deficit    Fed unleashes greatest bubble of all    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper believes a depression is COMING   Peter Schiff new VIDEO on the Coming Collapse Dec 16    Swiss gold bullion in huge demand as trust in banks dives   Goldmine Sachs: Bank’s bonuses cut to a ‘mere’ £142,000 EACH Investment bank /taxpayer bailout funds recipient Goldman Sachs is to pay £4.3billion in bonuses to its City workers.  Dollar Falls Most Against Euro Since 1999 Debut on Fed’s Rate  Dollar Declines to 13-Year Low Against Yen After Fed Rate Cut    Federal spending soars 25% -- even before bailout...    Previous, building permits declining 15.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 616,000 (below the consensus of 700,000), housing starts data for November declined 18.9% from the prior month to an annualized rate of 625,000 units, which was below the consensus of 736,000 and are 47% below the year-ago level, fed desperation (they don’t know what they’re doing – remember their pronouncement -no recession- when we were already in one), Weimar dollar down sharply, Federal Reserve sets stage for Weimar-style Hyperinflation , etc., so sell into these suckers bear market rallies/strength/take profits while you can since much, much worse to come. Economist Brusca “the economy is sinking fast”, FOMC states that “data indicate deteriorating labor conditions and declining consumer spending, business investment, and industrial production, and the outlook for economic activity has weakened further”,  F. William Engdahl “The US economy is in a depression free-fall of a scale not seen since the 1930’s”, Kellner cites ‘helicopter ben’ (bernanke), BILLIONS VANISH IN EPIC HEDGE FUND FRAUD Downturn Spurs “Survival Panic” for Some in the U.S. Motek Experts: Art Hogan more realistically candid than usual cites all bad news, very difficult times, near term lows but no recovery for economy, hope is that second half of 2009 is better than first half (NOT!), cites lost decade in Japan with 0% interest rates, negative growth through fourth quarter 2009, longest recession (depression) in modern times, market hopefully better in second half of 2009 anticipating better 2010 (NOT!), bottoming of energy/commodities, worth looking at consumer goods/staples focused on what you need versus what you want; economist points to bankruptcies up, housing starts down; Zandi of Moody’s says not getting better but worse, most credit card holders will not benefit from rate cut; currency expert says interest rate cuts increasingly irrelevant, fed buying bonds driving asset prices higher and displacing private sector with prospectively negative results; and finally, Peter Shiff cites fed action as irresponsible, destroying value of money, bear market, money not worth anything, negates any rise in paper dollar-denominated securities (SELL), says buy gold because of u.s. hyperinflation. Previous, news worse than bad and to get much worse but full moon manifest on lunatic asylum for the criminally insane wall street. More banks reveal Madoff exposure The ‘while you can’ part of sell/take profits manifests and will worsen Citadel suspends redemptions from two hedge funds Stupidity not limited to u.s. where fraud is rampant Geneva banks lost more than $4 billon to Madoff: report This modest retreat and previous suckers bearmarket rally on bull s**t alone with familiar mantra still ringing today; viz., everything but the facts:  forget the layoffs Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report  , forget the foreclosures Foreclosure Storm Will Hit US in 2009 as Loan Changes Fail Bloomberg , forget declining retail sales Retail sales post big drop in November  ,  forget the $1 trillion record budget deficit , trade deficits, worthless fraudulent securities, lower earnings/guidance/outlook, the topic (b.s. talking point) de jour for the lunatic (yes, full moon) frauds on wall street is bailouts, bailouts, bailouts (not to mention there’s no real money to pay for same – print/create more worthless Weimar dollars – hyperinflationary Federal Reserve sets stage for Weimar-style Hyperinflation  – even now despite fake reports and worse to come), and from well respected wall street fraud madoff, "it's all just one big lie" and that it was "basically, a giant Ponzi scheme," which is fraudulent wall street in a nutshell. Madoff fraud case raises questions about SEC (AP) and even bigger questions about fraudulent wall street and their washingtonian/federal/state facilitators. Builders sentiment reading at 9 (anything less than 50 is negative/pessimistic). Motek’s legal expert correctly points to funds problems with meeting redemptions and paraphrases J.P. Morgan’s immortal words concerning investing by saying as is particularly relevant now, It’s not return on investment, but return of investment (that really counts). Banks hit worldwide by US 'fraud'  . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? Prosecute and throw them in jail and make them cough up their stolen multi-billion spoils. Not just super rich caught up in $50B Madoff case . The previous suckers bear market rally was/is based on bull s**t alone; namely, now it’s the prospective bailouts/spending programs with money that does not really exist (print/create more, borrow more, etc.). 1) Keynesian economics (government stimulus) does not work when a defacto bankrupt nation becomes more bankrupt to bailout frauds/perpetrators/creators of the problem and to create make-shift purported infrastructure jobs to enhance consumption 2) Inherent structural problems, i.e., trade/budget deficits will continue unabated and in the case of the latter, substantially increase – deeper hole 3) While spending on infrastructure is warranted, there is no productive enhancement in economic terms as in less modern times when, i.e., national highway system, etc., enhanced GDP growth and productivity.  US Depression Likely -The Truth Is Here ,  Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report   ,  America Has No Means to Recover from a Depression  FARRELL’S 15 GHOSTS OF WALLSTREET/ECONOMIC PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE Home values to lose well over $2 trillion during 2008: Zillow Homes in the United States have lost trillions of dollars in value during 2008, with nearly 11.7 million American households now owing more on their mortgage than their homes are worth, real estate website Zillow.com said on Monday. (Remember: more contrived wasteful commissions to the wall street frauds, the level and percentage of which MUST be examined in light of computerization and decreased costs attendant to same especially since only AN EXTREMELY Small Fraction Of What wall street Does Is A Net Positive For The Economy (New Investment Capital via, ie., ipo’S), The Rest Is Tantamount To A (Economically) "Wasteful Tax" (On The Economy) via 'churn and earn' computerized programmed trades).  Moreover, the ballooning taxpayer bailout funds for the perpetrators of the massive securities fraud are actually going toward multibillion dollar bonus/compensation packages. . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, especially since none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved; hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc.,  so SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU STILL CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME.  Renowned economist Mikhail Khazin : U.S. will soon face second “Great Depression”  , IT’S A DEPRESSION   , Grantham (who called the bubble) posits… 585 on the S&P 500 (versus today's frothy 879)  There is more hurt in store for the U.S. equity markets. If you are still thinking of riding this one out, consider Japan. Japan's Nikkei 225 is our window into the future. From its 1990 high of 40,000 it fell as low as 7,800, an 80% drop. A similar correction in the U.S. would translate into Dow 2,500. ,   Billion-Dollar Fund Manager; Gold To Hit $2,000, Dow To Sink To 5,000   BILLIONS VANISH IN EPIC HEDGE FUND FRAUD All news worse than bad and to get much worse but full moon manifest on lunatic asylum for the criminally insane wall street. More banks reveal Madoff exposure The ‘while you can’ part of sell/take profits manifests and will worsen Citadel suspends redemptions from two hedge funds Stupidity not limited to u.s. where fraud is rampant Geneva banks lost more than $4 billon to Madoff: report This modest retreat and previous suckers bearmarket rally on bull s**t alone with familiar mantra still ringing today; viz., everything but the facts:  forget the layoffs Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report  , forget the foreclosures Foreclosure Storm Will Hit US in 2009 as Loan Changes Fail Bloomberg , forget declining retail sales Retail sales post big drop in November  ,  forget the $1 trillion record budget deficit , trade deficits, worthless fraudulent securities, lower earnings/guidance/outlook, the topic (b.s. talking point) de jour for the lunatic (yes, full moon) frauds on wall street is bailouts, bailouts, bailouts (not to mention there’s no real money to pay for same – print/create more worthless Weimar dollars – hyperinflationary – even now despite fake reports and worse to come), and from well respected wall street fraud madoff, "it's all just one big lie" and that it was "basically, a giant Ponzi scheme," which is fraudulent wall street in a nutshell. Madoff fraud case raises questions about SEC (AP) and even bigger questions about fraudulent wall street and their washingtonian/federal/state facilitators. Builders sentiment reading at 9 (anything less than 50 is negative/pessimistic). Motek’s legal expert correctly points to funds problems with meeting redemptions and paraphrases J.P. Morgan’s immortal words concerning investing by saying as is particularly relevant now, It’s not return on investment, but return of investment (that really counts). Banks hit worldwide by US 'fraud'  . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? Prosecute and throw them in jail and make them cough up their stolen multi-billion spoils. Not just super rich caught up in $50B Madoff case . The previous suckers bear market rally was/is based on bull s**t alone; namely, now it’s the prospective bailouts/spending programs with money that does not really exist (print/create more, borrow more, etc.). 1) Keynesian economics (government stimulus) does not work when a defacto bankrupt nation becomes more bankrupt to bailout frauds/perpetrators/creators of the problem and to create make-shift purported infrastructure jobs to enhance consumption 2) Inherent structural problems, i.e., trade/budget deficits will continue unabated and in the case of the latter, substantially increase – deeper hole 3) While spending on infrastructure is warranted, there is no productive enhancement in economic terms as in less modern times when, i.e., national highway system, etc., enhanced GDP growth and productivity.  US Depression Likely -The Truth Is Here ,  Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report   ,  America Has No Means to Recover from a Depression  FARRELL’S 15 GHOSTS OF WALLSTREET/ECONOMIC PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE Home values to lose well over $2 trillion during 2008: Zillow Homes in the United States have lost trillions of dollars in value during 2008, with nearly 11.7 million American households now owing more on their mortgage than their homes are worth, real estate website Zillow.com said on Monday. (Remember: more contrived wasteful commissions to the wall street frauds, the level and percentage of which MUST be examined in light of computerization and decreased costs attendant to same especially since only AN EXTREMELY Small Fraction Of What wall street Does Is A Net Positive For The Economy (New Investment Capital via, ie., ipo’S), The Rest Is Tantamount To A (Economically) "Wasteful Tax" (On The Economy) via 'churn and earn' computerized programmed trades).  Moreover, the ballooning taxpayer bailout funds for the perpetrators of the massive securities fraud are actually going toward multibillion dollar bonus/compensation packages. . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, especially since none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved; hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc.,  so SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU STILL CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME!

(12-22-08)  DOW 8,519.69 -59.42 -0.69%   No change worth reporting for second and third weeks of December -2.3% for the first week of December -5.8% for the month of November. -15% for the month of October NASDAQ 1,532.35 -31.97 -2.04%   No change worth reporting for second and third weeks of December -5.7% for the first week of December -11% for the month of November. -17% for October  S&P 871.63 -16.25 -1.83% No change worth reporting for second and third weeks of December -2.7% for the first week of December -7.5% for the month of November. -18% for October [CLOSE- OIL $39.91 (RECORD TRADING HIGH $147.27) GAS $1.66 (reg. gas in LAND OF FRUITS AND NUTS  $1.79 REG./ $2.38 MID-GRADE/ $2.65 PREM./ $2.58 DIESEL)/ GOLD $847.20/ SILVER $10.86/ PLATINUM $865.58 / DOLLAR= .71 EURO, 90 YEN, .67 POUND STERLING, ETC. (How low can you go - LOWER)/ 10 YR NOTE YIELD 2.17% ..…     AP Business Highlights …           ...Yahoo Market Update... ]  YAHOO - BRIEFING.COM Weekly Recap  Absolutely, Absurdly, Ridiculous! Suckers bear market rally into the close with 150 point swing to the upside based on bull s**t and fraud in the inducement alone to keep the suckers sucked in and commission dollars flowing for modest losses relative to reality so SELL INTO STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS/SELL as all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations except that the frauds on wall street do their familiar suckers cheer for bailouts, bailouts, bailouts, with much, much worse to come.  Motek’s experts:Economist says economy in full-out recession, aggregate demand down across the board, abusers are not lubrication for economy so should not get bailout, another 25% down for real estate prices as foreclosures also will continue but lower prices will eventually stimulate demand, fed focused now on long-rates, cites housing/finance/consumer debacles and no recovery till at least into 2010 at best (I don’t think so); oil expert says contract now February delivery on expiration of January contract and flood of selling on expiring contract temporarily depressed prices, oil more expensive in future, discusses boom/bust cycle (we’re in the bust part); another cites high redefault rate on modified mortgages and more foreclosures; auto analyst points to Toyota showing first loss since 1941 inception, global downturn with no nation spared, reckoning for 15-20 years of bad decision-making, 2009 very grim, 2010 at best for even minimal improvement (I don’t think so); Online e-commerce expert cites first flat to down year of online retail sales growth; downgrades GM, american Express, Ford, etc.. World faces “total” financial meltdown: Bank of Spain chief  Housing crisis worsens as economy weakens    Japan recession deepens, China cuts rates    Great Recession/Depression of 2008, et seq., Worse Than All Others  AP Impact: Wall Street still flying corporate jets; indeed, with all the bashing of auto rank and file employee pay, the reality is that american executives, among the least able, least talented in the world, along with fraudulent wall street are grossly overpaid and far exceeding that of their far more able foreign counterparts (AP)   Where'd the bailout money go? Shhhh, it's a secret (AP)   Housing crisis worsens as economy weakens   Ratings Agencies Play Reality With Multiple Downgrades in Banking Sector (at Seeking Alpha) Previous mixed to modest losses relative to reality so sell into strength/take profits/sell as all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations except that the frauds on wall street do their familiar suckers cheer for bailouts, bailouts, bailouts. Motek’s analyst/options expert predicts controlled bankruptcy for at least GM (maybe more), cites Fitch downgrade of GM’s credit/default rating and says GM within weeks of default. Oil analyst cites recession, week demand, over-supply also stating storage facilities full and resorting to offshore tankers to store excess oil. Media analyst says economic model for newspaper/media business broken. Rogers: The Incompetent Senile and Vegetables Have Turned A Recession Into A Depression  He Saw the Crash Coming: What Gary Shilling Sees for 2009   Yes, Shilling’s using  the d for depression word so If video unavailable, here for avi rendering  SCROOGE BIDEN: ECONOMY IS 'ABSOLUTELY TANKING'   Previously, recession/depression level 554,000 new unemployment claims (I’m sure in reality, far worse but still bad) pre-Christmas so wait till the post-Christmas numbers are out – nowhere to hide those but they’ll try. Motek scraping bottom of barrel for second day in a row and comes up with another land-of-fruits-and-nuts man, the senile wedbush who discusses his comrade madeoff with other peoples money, poo-poos the purported amount, says market not doing badly considering the dismal news (at least he is lucid enough to realize dismal - market should be between 2,000 to 5,000 on the DOW, 500-600 on S&P, 1,100 to 1,300 on NASDAQ based upon the dismal but real and probably far worse than reported data) and points to auto scenario, oil plunge, and madoff fraud for doldrums. Oil analyst says pressure on commodities generally, liquidation on expiration of January (2009) oil contracts and liquidation of positions, but February (2009) contracts back to $40+ rather quickly, and points to decreased current and prospective refinery capacity on thin to low margins.  A Most Desperate Move by the Fed    Dollar’s Slump Erases Months Of Solid Gains   “The Biggest Bubble Of All . . . U.S. Government Debt”  Video: Crash Will be Worse than Great Depression   Editorial: What ails global financial system ‘The $50 billion investment fraud to which the respected New York financier and former NASDAQ Chairman Bernard L. Madoff has allegedly confessed, may prove to be the paradigm for all that has gone wrong with the international financial system. It points up the greed, incompetence and woeful wishful thinking that have all combined to produce economic meltdown and plunge the world into recession. Most staggering is the stupidity of both regulators (and government corruption/venality vis-à-vis wall street) and professional investors in failing to spot that for at least a decade, at the heart of his hedge fund operations, Madoff was running a pyramid scheme. This relied on new investment funds to pay out market-beating returns to existing investors…..’ THIS IS WALL STREET EVERY DAY WITH THEIR EATING AWAY AT OTHER PEOPLES MONEY TO THE TUNE OF HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS A DAY (BILLIONS A YEAR AND NOW BILLIONS IN TAXPAYER BAILOUT FUNDS FOR THEIR FRAUD) BASED ON NOTHING BUT BULL S**T AND FRAUD! U.S. Records Huge Current Account Deficit    Fed unleashes greatest bubble of all    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper believes a depression is COMING   Peter Schiff new VIDEO on the Coming Collapse Dec 16    Swiss gold bullion in huge demand as trust in banks dives   Goldmine Sachs: Bank’s bonuses cut to a ‘mere’ £142,000 EACH Investment bank /taxpayer bailout funds recipient Goldman Sachs is to pay £4.3billion in bonuses to its City workers.  Dollar Falls Most Against Euro Since 1999 Debut on Fed’s Rate  Dollar Declines to 13-Year Low Against Yen After Fed Rate Cut    Federal spending soars 25% -- even before bailout...    Previous, building permits declining 15.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 616,000 (below the consensus of 700,000), housing starts data for November declined 18.9% from the prior month to an annualized rate of 625,000 units, which was below the consensus of 736,000 and are 47% below the year-ago level, fed desperation (they don’t know what they’re doing – remember their pronouncement -no recession- when we were already in one), Weimar dollar down sharply, Federal Reserve sets stage for Weimar-style Hyperinflation , etc., so sell into these suckers bear market rallies/strength/take profits while you can since much, much worse to come. Economist Brusca “the economy is sinking fast”, FOMC states that “data indicate deteriorating labor conditions and declining consumer spending, business investment, and industrial production, and the outlook for economic activity has weakened further”,  F. William Engdahl “The US economy is in a depression free-fall of a scale not seen since the 1930’s”, Kellner cites ‘helicopter ben’ (bernanke), BILLIONS VANISH IN EPIC HEDGE FUND FRAUD Downturn Spurs “Survival Panic” for Some in the U.S. Motek Experts: Art Hogan more realistically candid than usual cites all bad news, very difficult times, near term lows but no recovery for economy, hope is that second half of 2009 is better than first half (NOT!), cites lost decade in Japan with 0% interest rates, negative growth through fourth quarter 2009, longest recession (depression) in modern times, market hopefully better in second half of 2009 anticipating better 2010 (NOT!), bottoming of energy/commodities, worth looking at consumer goods/staples focused on what you need versus what you want; economist points to bankruptcies up, housing starts down; Zandi of Moody’s says not getting better but worse, most credit card holders will not benefit from rate cut; currency expert says interest rate cuts increasingly irrelevant, fed buying bonds driving asset prices higher and displacing private sector with prospectively negative results; and finally, Peter Shiff cites fed action as irresponsible, destroying value of money, bear market, money not worth anything, negates any rise in paper dollar-denominated securities (SELL), says buy gold because of u.s. hyperinflation. Previous, news worse than bad and to get much worse but full moon manifest on lunatic asylum for the criminally insane wall street. More banks reveal Madoff exposure The ‘while you can’ part of sell/take profits manifests and will worsen Citadel suspends redemptions from two hedge funds Stupidity not limited to u.s. where fraud is rampant Geneva banks lost more than $4 billon to Madoff: report This modest retreat and previous suckers bearmarket rally on bull s**t alone with familiar mantra still ringing today; viz., everything but the facts:  forget the layoffs Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report  , forget the foreclosures Foreclosure Storm Will Hit US in 2009 as Loan Changes Fail Bloomberg , forget declining retail sales Retail sales post big drop in November  ,  forget the $1 trillion record budget deficit , trade deficits, worthless fraudulent securities, lower earnings/guidance/outlook, the topic (b.s. talking point) de jour for the lunatic (yes, full moon) frauds on wall street is bailouts, bailouts, bailouts (not to mention there’s no real money to pay for same – print/create more worthless Weimar dollars – hyperinflationary Federal Reserve sets stage for Weimar-style Hyperinflation  – even now despite fake reports and worse to come), and from well respected wall street fraud madoff, "it's all just one big lie" and that it was "basically, a giant Ponzi scheme," which is fraudulent wall street in a nutshell. Madoff fraud case raises questions about SEC (AP) and even bigger questions about fraudulent wall street and their washingtonian/federal/state facilitators. Builders sentiment reading at 9 (anything less than 50 is negative/pessimistic). Motek’s legal expert correctly points to funds problems with meeting redemptions and paraphrases J.P. Morgan’s immortal words concerning investing by saying as is particularly relevant now, It’s not return on investment, but return of investment (that really counts). Banks hit worldwide by US 'fraud'  . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? Prosecute and throw them in jail and make them cough up their stolen multi-billion spoils. Not just super rich caught up in $50B Madoff case . The previous suckers bear market rally was/is based on bull s**t alone; namely, now it’s the prospective bailouts/spending programs with money that does not really exist (print/create more, borrow more, etc.). 1) Keynesian economics (government stimulus) does not work when a defacto bankrupt nation becomes more bankrupt to bailout frauds/perpetrators/creators of the problem and to create make-shift purported infrastructure jobs to enhance consumption 2) Inherent structural problems, i.e., trade/budget deficits will continue unabated and in the case of the latter, substantially increase – deeper hole 3) While spending on infrastructure is warranted, there is no productive enhancement in economic terms as in less modern times when, i.e., national highway system, etc., enhanced GDP growth and productivity.  US Depression Likely -The Truth Is Here ,  Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report   ,  America Has No Means to Recover from a Depression  FARRELL’S 15 GHOSTS OF WALLSTREET/ECONOMIC PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE Home values to lose well over $2 trillion during 2008: Zillow Homes in the United States have lost trillions of dollars in value during 2008, with nearly 11.7 million American households now owing more on their mortgage than their homes are worth, real estate website Zillow.com said on Monday. (Remember: more contrived wasteful commissions to the wall street frauds, the level and percentage of which MUST be examined in light of computerization and decreased costs attendant to same especially since only AN EXTREMELY Small Fraction Of What wall street Does Is A Net Positive For The Economy (New Investment Capital via, ie., ipo’S), The Rest Is Tantamount To A (Economically) "Wasteful Tax" (On The Economy) via 'churn and earn' computerized programmed trades).  Moreover, the ballooning taxpayer bailout funds for the perpetrators of the massive securities fraud are actually going toward multibillion dollar bonus/compensation packages. . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, especially since none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved; hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc.,  so SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU STILL CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME!

(12-19-08)  DOW 8,579.11 -25.88 -0.30% No change worth reporting for second and third weeks of December -2.3% for the first week of December -5.8% for the month of November. -15% for the month of October NASDAQ 1,564.32    +11.95 +0.77% No change worth reporting for second and third weeks of December -5.7% for the first week of December -11% for the month of November. -17% for October  S&P 887.88 +2.60 +0.29% No change worth reporting for second and third weeks of December -2.7% for the first week of December -7.5% for the month of November. -18% for October [CLOSE- OIL $33.87 (RECORD TRADING HIGH $147.27) GAS $1.65 (reg. gas in LAND OF FRUITS AND NUTS  $1.75 REG./ $2.38 MID-GRADE/ $2.65 PREM./ $2.35 DIESEL)/ GOLD $837.40/ SILVER $10.85/ PLATINUM $851.30 / DOLLAR= .71 EURO, 89 YEN, .66 POUND STERLING, ETC. (How low can you go - LOWER)/ 10 YR NOTE YIELD 2.13% ..…     AP Business Highlights …           ...Yahoo Market Update... ]  YAHOO - BRIEFING.COM Weekly Recap  Absolutely, Absurdly, Ridiculous! Mixed to modest losses relative to reality so sell into strength/take profits/sell as all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations except that the frauds on wall street do their familiar suckers cheer for bailouts, bailouts, bailouts. Motek’s analyst/options expert predicts controlled bankruptcy for at least GM (maybe more), cites Fitch downgrade of GM’s credit/default rating and says GM within weeks of default. Oil analyst cites recession, week demand, over-supply also stating storage facilities full and resorting to offshore tankers to store excess oil. Media analyst says economic model for newspaper/media business broken. Rogers: The Incompetent Senile and Vegetables Have Turned A Recession Into A Depression  He Saw the Crash Coming: What Gary Shilling Sees for 2009   Yes, Shilling’s using  the d for depression word so If video unavailable, here for avi rendering  SCROOGE BIDEN: ECONOMY IS 'ABSOLUTELY TANKING'   Previously, recession/depression level 554,000 new unemployment claims (I’m sure in reality, far worse but still bad) pre-Christmas so wait till the post-Christmas numbers are out – nowhere to hide those but they’ll try. Motek scraping bottom of barrel for second day in a row and comes up with another land-of-fruits-and-nuts man, the senile wedbush who discusses his comrade madeoff with other peoples money, poo-poos the purported amount, says market not doing badly considering the dismal news (at least he is lucid enough to realize dismal - market should be between 2,000 to 5,000 on the DOW, 500-600 on S&P, 1,100 to 1,300 on NASDAQ based upon the dismal but real and probably far worse than reported data) and points to auto scenario, oil plunge, and madoff fraud for doldrums. Oil analyst says pressure on commodities generally, liquidation on expiration of January (2009) oil contracts and liquidation of positions, but February (2009) contracts back to $40+ rather quickly, and points to decreased current and prospective refinery capacity on thin to low margins.  A Most Desperate Move by the Fed    Dollar’s Slump Erases Months Of Solid Gains   “The Biggest Bubble Of All . . . U.S. Government Debt”  Video: Crash Will be Worse than Great Depression   Editorial: What ails global financial system ‘The $50 billion investment fraud to which the respected New York financier and former NASDAQ Chairman Bernard L. Madoff has allegedly confessed, may prove to be the paradigm for all that has gone wrong with the international financial system. It points up the greed, incompetence and woeful wishful thinking that have all combined to produce economic meltdown and plunge the world into recession. Most staggering is the stupidity of both regulators (and government corruption/venality vis-à-vis wall street) and professional investors in failing to spot that for at least a decade, at the heart of his hedge fund operations, Madoff was running a pyramid scheme. This relied on new investment funds to pay out market-beating returns to existing investors…..’ THIS IS WALL STREET EVERY DAY WITH THEIR EATING AWAY AT OTHER PEOPLES MONEY TO THE TUNE OF HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS A DAY (BILLIONS A YEAR AND NOW BILLIONS IN TAXPAYER BAILOUT FUNDS FOR THEIR FRAUD) BASED ON NOTHING BUT BULL S**T AND FRAUD! U.S. Records Huge Current Account Deficit    Fed unleashes greatest bubble of all    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper believes a depression is COMING   Peter Schiff new VIDEO on the Coming Collapse Dec 16    Swiss gold bullion in huge demand as trust in banks dives   Goldmine Sachs: Bank’s bonuses cut to a ‘mere’ £142,000 EACH Investment bank /taxpayer bailout funds recipient Goldman Sachs is to pay £4.3billion in bonuses to its City workers.  Dollar Falls Most Against Euro Since 1999 Debut on Fed’s Rate  Dollar Declines to 13-Year Low Against Yen After Fed Rate Cut    Federal spending soars 25% -- even before bailout...    Previous, building permits declining 15.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 616,000 (below the consensus of 700,000), housing starts data for November declined 18.9% from the prior month to an annualized rate of 625,000 units, which was below the consensus of 736,000 and are 47% below the year-ago level, fed desperation (they don’t know what they’re doing – remember their pronouncement -no recession- when we were already in one), Weimar dollar down sharply, Federal Reserve sets stage for Weimar-style Hyperinflation , etc., so sell into these suckers bear market rallies/strength/take profits while you can since much, much worse to come. Economist Brusca “the economy is sinking fast”, FOMC states that “data indicate deteriorating labor conditions and declining consumer spending, business investment, and industrial production, and the outlook for economic activity has weakened further”,  F. William Engdahl “The US economy is in a depression free-fall of a scale not seen since the 1930’s”, Kellner cites ‘helicopter ben’ (bernanke), BILLIONS VANISH IN EPIC HEDGE FUND FRAUD Downturn Spurs “Survival Panic” for Some in the U.S. Motek Experts: Art Hogan more realistically candid than usual cites all bad news, very difficult times, near term lows but no recovery for economy, hope is that second half of 2009 is better than first half (NOT!), cites lost decade in Japan with 0% interest rates, negative growth through fourth quarter 2009, longest recession (depression) in modern times, market hopefully better in second half of 2009 anticipating better 2010 (NOT!), bottoming of energy/commodities, worth looking at consumer goods/staples focused on what you need versus what you want; economist points to bankruptcies up, housing starts down; Zandi of Moody’s says not getting better but worse, most credit card holders will not benefit from rate cut; currency expert says interest rate cuts increasingly irrelevant, fed buying bonds driving asset prices higher and displacing private sector with prospectively negative results; and finally, Peter Shiff cites fed action as irresponsible, destroying value of money, bear market, money not worth anything, negates any rise in paper dollar-denominated securities (SELL), says buy gold because of u.s. hyperinflation. Previous, news worse than bad and to get much worse but full moon manifest on lunatic asylum for the criminally insane wall street. More banks reveal Madoff exposure The ‘while you can’ part of sell/take profits manifests and will worsen Citadel suspends redemptions from two hedge funds Stupidity not limited to u.s. where fraud is rampant Geneva banks lost more than $4 billon to Madoff: report This modest retreat and previous suckers bearmarket rally on bull s**t alone with familiar mantra still ringing today; viz., everything but the facts:  forget the layoffs Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report  , forget the foreclosures Foreclosure Storm Will Hit US in 2009 as Loan Changes Fail Bloomberg , forget declining retail sales Retail sales post big drop in November  ,  forget the $1 trillion record budget deficit , trade deficits, worthless fraudulent securities, lower earnings/guidance/outlook, the topic (b.s. talking point) de jour for the lunatic (yes, full moon) frauds on wall street is bailouts, bailouts, bailouts (not to mention there’s no real money to pay for same – print/create more worthless Weimar dollars – hyperinflationary Federal Reserve sets stage for Weimar-style Hyperinflation  – even now despite fake reports and worse to come), and from well respected wall street fraud madoff, "it's all just one big lie" and that it was "basically, a giant Ponzi scheme," which is fraudulent wall street in a nutshell. Madoff fraud case raises questions about SEC (AP) and even bigger questions about fraudulent wall street and their washingtonian/federal/state facilitators. Builders sentiment reading at 9 (anything less than 50 is negative/pessimistic). Motek’s legal expert correctly points to funds problems with meeting redemptions and paraphrases J.P. Morgan’s immortal words concerning investing by saying as is particularly relevant now, It’s not return on investment, but return of investment (that really counts). Banks hit worldwide by US 'fraud'  . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? Prosecute and throw them in jail and make them cough up their stolen multi-billion spoils. Not just super rich caught up in $50B Madoff case . The previous suckers bear market rally was/is based on bull s**t alone; namely, now it’s the prospective bailouts/spending programs with money that does not really exist (print/create more, borrow more, etc.). 1) Keynesian economics (government stimulus) does not work when a defacto bankrupt nation becomes more bankrupt to bailout frauds/perpetrators/creators of the problem and to create make-shift purported infrastructure jobs to enhance consumption 2) Inherent structural problems, i.e., trade/budget deficits will continue unabated and in the case of the latter, substantially increase – deeper hole 3) While spending on infrastructure is warranted, there is no productive enhancement in economic terms as in less modern times when, i.e., national highway system, etc., enhanced GDP growth and productivity.  US Depression Likely -The Truth Is Here ,  Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report   ,  America Has No Means to Recover from a Depression  FARRELL’S 15 GHOSTS OF WALLSTREET/ECONOMIC PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE Home values to lose well over $2 trillion during 2008: Zillow Homes in the United States have lost trillions of dollars in value during 2008, with nearly 11.7 million American households now owing more on their mortgage than their homes are worth, real estate website Zillow.com said on Monday. (Remember: more contrived wasteful commissions to the wall street frauds, the level and percentage of which MUST be examined in light of computerization and decreased costs attendant to same especially since only AN EXTREMELY Small Fraction Of What wall street Does Is A Net Positive For The Economy (New Investment Capital via, ie., ipo’S), The Rest Is Tantamount To A (Economically) "Wasteful Tax" (On The Economy) via 'churn and earn' computerized programmed trades).  Moreover, the ballooning taxpayer bailout funds for the perpetrators of the massive securities fraud are actually going toward multibillion dollar bonus/compensation packages. . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, especially since none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved; hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc.,  so SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU STILL CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME!

(12-18-08)  DOW 8,604.99 -219.35 -2.49% No change worth reporting for second week of December -2.3% for the first week of December -5.8% for the month of November. -15% for the month of October NASDAQ 1,552.37 –26.94 –1.8% No change worth reporting for second week of December -5.7% for the first week of December -11% for the month of November. -17% for October  S&P 885.28 -19.08 –2.1% No change worth reporting for second week of December -2.7% for the first week of December -7.5% for the month of November. -18% for October [CLOSE- OIL $36.22 (RECORD TRADING HIGH $147.27) GAS $1.65 (reg. gas in LAND OF FRUITS AND NUTS  $1.75 REG./ $2.38 MID-GRADE/ $2.65 PREM./ $2.35 DIESEL)/ GOLD $860.60/ SILVER $10.96/ PLATINUM $863.90 / DOLLAR= .70 EURO, 88 YEN, .66 POUND STERLING, ETC. (How low can you go - LOWER)/ 10 YR NOTE YIELD 2.06% ..…     AP Business Highlights …           ...Yahoo Market Update... ]  YAHOO - BRIEFING.COM Weekly Recap  Yet still only modest losses relative to reality so sell into strength/take profits/sell as all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations except that the frauds on wall street did their suckers cheer for the recession/depression level 554,000 new unemployment claims (I’m sure in reality, far worse but still bad) pre-Christmas so wait till the post-Christmas numbers are out – nowhere to hide those but they’ll try. Motek scraping bottom of barrel for second day in a row and comes up with another land-of-fruits-and-nuts man, the senile wedbush who discusses his comrade madoff with other peoples money, poo-poos the purported amount, says market not doing badly considering the dismal news (at least he is lucid enough to realize dismal - market should be between 2,000 to 5,000 on the DOW based upon the dismal but real and probably worse data) and points to auto scenario, oil plunge, and madoff fraud for doldrums. Oil analyst says pressure on commodities generally, liquidation on expiration of January (2009) oil contracts and liquidation of positions, but February (2009) contracts back to $40+ rather quickly, and points to decreased current and prospective refinery capacity on thin to low margins.  A Most Desperate Move by the Fed    Dollar’s Slump Erases Months Of Solid Gains   “The Biggest Bubble Of All . . . U.S. Government Debt”

Video: Crash Will be Worse than Great Depression   Editorial: What ails global financial system ‘The $50 billion investment fraud to which the respected New York financier and former NASDAQ Chairman Bernard L. Madoff has allegedly confessed, may prove to be the paradigm for all that has gone wrong with the international financial system. It points up the greed, incompetence and woeful wishful thinking that have all combined to produce economic meltdown and plunge the world into recession. Most staggering is the stupidity of both regulators (and government corruption/venality vis-à-vis wall street) and professional investors in failing to spot that for at least a decade, at the heart of his hedge fund operations, Madoff was running a pyramid scheme. This relied on new investment funds to pay out market-beating returns to existing investors…..’ THIS IS WALL STREET EVERY DAY WITH THEIR EATING AWAY AT OTHER PEOPLES MONEY TO THE TUNE OF HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS A DAY (BILLIONS A YEAR AND NOW BILLIONS IN TAXPAYER BAILOUT FUNDS FOR THEIR FRAUD) BASED ON NOTHING BUT BULL S**T AND FRAUD! U.S. Records Huge Current Account Deficit    Fed unleashes greatest bubble of all    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper believes a depression is COMING   Peter Schiff new VIDEO on the Coming Collapse Dec 16    Swiss gold bullion in huge demand as trust in banks dives   Goldmine Sachs: Bank’s bonuses cut to a ‘mere’ £142,000 EACH Investment bank /taxpayer bailout funds recipient Goldman Sachs is to pay £4.3billion in bonuses to its City workers.  Dollar Falls Most Against Euro Since 1999 Debut on Fed’s Rate  Dollar Declines to 13-Year Low Against Yen After Fed Rate Cut    Federal spending soars 25% -- even before bailout...    Previous, building permits declining 15.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 616,000 (below the consensus of 700,000), housing starts data for November declined 18.9% from the prior month to an annualized rate of 625,000 units, which was below the consensus of 736,000 and are 47% below the year-ago level, fed desperation (they don’t know what they’re doing – remember their pronouncement -no recession- when we were already in one), Weimar dollar down sharply, Federal Reserve sets stage for Weimar-style Hyperinflation , etc., so sell into these suckers bear market rallies/strength/take profits while you can since much, much worse to come. Economist Brusca “the economy is sinking fast”, FOMC states that “data indicate deteriorating labor conditions and declining consumer spending, business investment, and industrial production, and the outlook for economic activity has weakened further”,  F. William Engdahl “The US economy is in a depression free-fall of a scale not seen since the 1930’s”, Kellner cites ‘helicopter ben’ (bernanke), BILLIONS VANISH IN EPIC HEDGE FUND FRAUD Downturn Spurs “Survival Panic” for Some in the U.S. Motek Experts: Art Hogan more realistically candid than usual cites all bad news, very difficult times, near term lows but no recovery for economy, hope is that second half of 2009 is better than first half (NOT!), cites lost decade in Japan with 0% interest rates, negative growth through fourth quarter 2009, longest recession (depression) in modern times, market hopefully better in second half of 2009 anticipating better 2010 (NOT!), bottoming of energy/commodities, worth looking at consumer goods/staples focused on what you need versus what you want; economist points to bankruptcies up, housing starts down; Zandi of Moody’s says not getting better but worse, most credit card holders will not benefit from rate cut; currency expert says interest rate cuts increasingly irrelevant, fed buying bonds driving asset prices higher and displacing private sector with prospectively negative results; and finally, Peter Shiff cites fed action as irresponsible, destroying value of money, bear market, money not worth anything, negates any rise in paper dollar-denominated securities (SELL), says buy gold because of u.s. hyperinflation. Previous, news worse than bad and to get much worse but full moon manifest on lunatic asylum for the criminally insane wall street. More banks reveal Madoff exposure The ‘while you can’ part of sell/take profits manifests and will worsen Citadel suspends redemptions from two hedge funds Stupidity not limited to u.s. where fraud is rampant Geneva banks lost more than $4 billon to Madoff: report This modest retreat and previous suckers bearmarket rally on bull s**t alone with familiar mantra still ringing today; viz., everything but the facts:  forget the layoffs Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report  , forget the foreclosures Foreclosure Storm Will Hit US in 2009 as Loan Changes Fail Bloomberg , forget declining retail sales Retail sales post big drop in November  ,  forget the $1 trillion record budget deficit , trade deficits, worthless fraudulent securities, lower earnings/guidance/outlook, the topic (b.s. talking point) de jour for the lunatic (yes, full moon) frauds on wall street is bailouts, bailouts, bailouts (not to mention there’s no real money to pay for same – print/create more worthless Weimar dollars – hyperinflationary Federal Reserve sets stage for Weimar-style Hyperinflation  – even now despite fake reports and worse to come), and from well respected wall street fraud madoff, "it's all just one big lie" and that it was "basically, a giant Ponzi scheme," which is fraudulent wall street in a nutshell. Madoff fraud case raises questions about SEC (AP) and even bigger questions about fraudulent wall street and their washingtonian/federal/state facilitators. Builders sentiment reading at 9 (anything less than 50 is negative/pessimistic). Motek’s legal expert correctly points to funds problems with meeting redemptions and paraphrases J.P. Morgan’s immortal words concerning investing by saying as is particularly relevant now, It’s not return on investment, but return of investment (that really counts). Banks hit worldwide by US 'fraud'  . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? Prosecute and throw them in jail and make them cough up their stolen multi-billion spoils. Not just super rich caught up in $50B Madoff case . The previous suckers bear market rally was/is based on bull s**t alone; namely, now it’s the prospective bailouts/spending programs with money that does not really exist (print/create more, borrow more, etc.). 1) Keynesian economics (government stimulus) does not work when a defacto bankrupt nation becomes more bankrupt to bailout frauds/perpetrators/creators of the problem and to create make-shift purported infrastructure jobs to enhance consumption 2) Inherent structural problems, i.e., trade/budget deficits will continue unabated and in the case of the latter, substantially increase – deeper hole 3) While spending on infrastructure is warranted, there is no productive enhancement in economic terms as in less modern times when, i.e., national highway system, etc., enhanced GDP growth and productivity.  US Depression Likely -The Truth Is Here ,  Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report   ,  America Has No Means to Recover from a Depression  FARRELL’S 15 GHOSTS OF WALLSTREET/ECONOMIC PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE Home values to lose well over $2 trillion during 2008: Zillow Homes in the United States have lost trillions of dollars in value during 2008, with nearly 11.7 million American households now owing more on their mortgage than their homes are worth, real estate website Zillow.com said on Monday. (Remember: more contrived wasteful commissions to the wall street frauds, the level and percentage of which MUST be examined in light of computerization and decreased costs attendant to same especially since only AN EXTREMELY Small Fraction Of What wall street Does Is A Net Positive For The Economy (New Investment Capital via, ie., ipo’S), The Rest Is Tantamount To A (Economically) "Wasteful Tax" (On The Economy) via 'churn and earn' computerized programmed trades).  Moreover, the ballooning taxpayer bailout funds for the perpetrators of the massive securities fraud are actually going toward multibillion dollar bonus/compensation packages. . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, especially since none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved; hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc.,  so SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU STILL CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME.  Renowned economist Mikhail Khazin : U.S. will soon face second “Great Depression”  , IT’S A DEPRESSION   , Grantham (who called the bubble) posits… 585 on the S&P 500 (versus today's frothy 879)  There is more hurt in store for the U.S. equity markets. If you are still thinking of riding this one out, consider Japan. Japan's Nikkei 225 is our window into the future. From its 1990 high of 40,000 it fell as low as 7,800, an 80% drop. A similar correction in the U.S. would translate into Dow 2,500. ,   Billion-Dollar Fund Manager; Gold To Hit $2,000, Dow To Sink To 5,000   BILLIONS VANISH IN EPIC HEDGE FUND FRAUD All news worse than bad and to get much worse but full moon manifest on lunatic asylum for the criminally insane wall street. More banks reveal Madoff exposure The ‘while you can’ part of sell/take profits manifests and will worsen Citadel suspends redemptions from two hedge funds Stupidity not limited to u.s. where fraud is rampant Geneva banks lost more than $4 billon to Madoff: report This modest retreat and previous suckers bearmarket rally on bull s**t alone with familiar mantra still ringing today; viz., everything but the facts:  forget the layoffs Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report  , forget the foreclosures Foreclosure Storm Will Hit US in 2009 as Loan Changes Fail Bloomberg , forget declining retail sales Retail sales post big drop in November  ,  forget the $1 trillion record budget deficit , trade deficits, worthless fraudulent securities, lower earnings/guidance/outlook, the topic (b.s. talking point) de jour for the lunatic (yes, full moon) frauds on wall street is bailouts, bailouts, bailouts (not to mention there’s no real money to pay for same – print/create more worthless Weimar dollars – hyperinflationary – even now despite fake reports and worse to come), and from well respected wall street fraud madoff, "it's all just one big lie" and that it was "basically, a giant Ponzi scheme," which is fraudulent wall street in a nutshell. Madoff fraud case raises questions about SEC (AP) and even bigger questions about fraudulent wall street and their washingtonian/federal/state facilitators. Builders sentiment reading at 9 (anything less than 50 is negative/pessimistic). Motek’s legal expert correctly points to funds problems with meeting redemptions and paraphrases J.P. Morgan’s immortal words concerning investing by saying as is particularly relevant now, It’s not return on investment, but return of investment (that really counts). Banks hit worldwide by US 'fraud'  . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? Prosecute and throw them in jail and make them cough up their stolen multi-billion spoils. Not just super rich caught up in $50B Madoff case . The previous suckers bear market rally was/is based on bull s**t alone; namely, now it’s the prospective bailouts/spending programs with money that does not really exist (print/create more, borrow more, etc.). 1) Keynesian economics (government stimulus) does not work when a defacto bankrupt nation becomes more bankrupt to bailout frauds/perpetrators/creators of the problem and to create make-shift purported infrastructure jobs to enhance consumption 2) Inherent structural problems, i.e., trade/budget deficits will continue unabated and in the case of the latter, substantially increase – deeper hole 3) While spending on infrastructure is warranted, there is no productive enhancement in economic terms as in less modern times when, i.e., national highway system, etc., enhanced GDP growth and productivity.  US Depression Likely -The Truth Is Here ,  Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report   ,  America Has No Means to Recover from a Depression  FARRELL’S 15 GHOSTS OF WALLSTREET/ECONOMIC PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE Home values to lose well over $2 trillion during 2008: Zillow Homes in the United States have lost trillions of dollars in value during 2008, with nearly 11.7 million American households now owing more on their mortgage than their homes are worth, real estate website Zillow.com said on Monday. (Remember: more contrived wasteful commissions to the wall street frauds, the level and percentage of which MUST be examined in light of computerization and decreased costs attendant to same especially since only AN EXTREMELY Small Fraction Of What wall street Does Is A Net Positive For The Economy (New Investment Capital via, ie., ipo’S), The Rest Is Tantamount To A (Economically) "Wasteful Tax" (On The Economy) via 'churn and earn' computerized programmed trades).  Moreover, the ballooning taxpayer bailout funds for the perpetrators of the massive securities fraud are actually going toward multibillion dollar bonus/compensation packages. . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, especially since none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved; hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc.,  so SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU STILL CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME!

(12-17-08)  DOW 8,824.34 -99.80 -1.12% No change worth reporting for second week of December -2.3% for the first week of December -5.8% for the month of November. -15% for the month of October NASDAQ 1,579.31 -10.58 –1% No change worth reporting for second week of December -5.7% for the first week of December -11% for the month of November. -17% for October  S&P 904.42 -8.76 –1% No change worth reporting for second week of December -2.7% for the first week of December -7.5% for the month of November. -18% for October [CLOSE- OIL $40.06 (RECORD TRADING HIGH $147.27) GAS $1.65 (reg. gas in LAND OF FRUITS AND NUTS  $1.75 REG./ $2.38 MID-GRADE/ $2.65 PREM./ $2.35 DIESEL)/ GOLD $868.51/ SILVER $11.42/ PLATINUM $865.20 / DOLLAR= .67 EURO, 88 YEN, .64 POUND STERLING, ETC. (How low can you go - LOWER)/ 10 YR NOTE YIELD 2.17% ..…     AP Business Highlights …           ...Yahoo Market Update... ]  YAHOO - BRIEFING.COM Weekly Recap  Absolutely, Absurdly, Ridiculous! Only modest losses relative to reality so sell into strength/take profits/sell as all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations. Editorial: What ails global financial system ‘The $50 billion investment fraud to which the respected New York financier and former NASDAQ Chairman Bernard L. Madoff has allegedly confessed, may prove to be the paradigm for all that has gone wrong with the international financial system. It points up the greed, incompetence and woeful wishful thinking that have all combined to produce economic meltdown and plunge the world into recession. Most staggering is the stupidity of both regulators (and government corruption/venality vis-à-vis wall street) and professional investors in failing to spot that for at least a decade, at the heart of his hedge fund operations, Madoff was running a pyramid scheme. This relied on new investment funds to pay out market-beating returns to existing investors…..’ THIS IS WALL STREET EVERY DAY WITH THEIR EATING AWAY AT OTHER PEOPLES MONEY TO THE TUNE OF HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS A DAY (BILLIONS A YEAR AND NOW BILLIONS IN TAXPAYER BAILOUT FUNDS FOR THEIR FRAUD) BASED ON NOTHING BUT BULL S**T AND FRAUD! U.S. Records Huge Current Account Deficit    Fed unleashes greatest bubble of all    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper believes a depression is COMING   Peter Schiff new VIDEO on the Coming Collapse Dec 16    Swiss gold bullion in huge demand as trust in banks dives   Goldmine Sachs: Bank’s bonuses cut to a ‘mere’ £142,000 EACH Investment bank /taxpayer bailout funds recipient Goldman Sachs is to pay £4.3billion in bonuses to its City workers.  Dollar Falls Most Against Euro Since 1999 Debut on Fed’s Rate  Dollar Declines to 13-Year Low Against Yen After Fed Rate Cut    Federal spending soars 25% -- even before bailout...    Previous, building permits declining 15.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 616,000 (below the consensus of 700,000), housing starts data for November declined 18.9% from the prior month to an annualized rate of 625,000 units, which was below the consensus of 736,000 and are 47% below the year-ago level, fed desperation (they don’t know what they’re doing – remember their pronouncement -no recession- when we were already in one), Weimar dollar down sharply, Federal Reserve sets stage for Weimar-style Hyperinflation , etc., so sell into these suckers bear market rallies/strength/take profits while you can since much, much worse to come. Economist Brusca “the economy is sinking fast”, FOMC states that “data indicate deteriorating labor conditions and declining consumer spending, business investment, and industrial production, and the outlook for economic activity has weakened further”,  F. William Engdahl “The US economy is in a depression free-fall of a scale not seen since the 1930’s”, Kellner cites ‘helicopter ben’ (bernanke), BILLIONS VANISH IN EPIC HEDGE FUND FRAUD Downturn Spurs “Survival Panic” for Some in the U.S. Motek Experts: Art Hogan more realistically candid than usual cites all bad news, very difficult times, near term lows but no recovery for economy, hope is that second half of 2009 is better than first half (NOT!), cites lost decade in Japan with 0% interest rates, negative growth through fourth quarter 2009, longest recession (depression) in modern times, market hopefully better in second half of 2009 anticipating better 2010 (NOT!), bottoming of energy/commodities, worth looking at consumer goods/staples focused on what you need versus what you want; economist points to bankruptcies up, housing starts down; Zandi of Moody’s says not getting better but worse, most credit card holders will not benefit from rate cut; currency expert says interest rate cuts increasingly irrelevant, fed buying bonds driving asset prices higher and displacing private sector with prospectively negative results; and finally, Peter Shiff cites fed action as irresponsible, destroying value of money, bear market, money not worth anything, negates any rise in paper dollar-denominated securities (SELL), says buy gold because of u.s. hyperinflation. Previous, news worse than bad and to get much worse but full moon manifest on lunatic asylum for the criminally insane wall street. More banks reveal Madoff exposure The ‘while you can’ part of sell/take profits manifests and will worsen Citadel suspends redemptions from two hedge funds Stupidity not limited to u.s. where fraud is rampant Geneva banks lost more than $4 billon to Madoff: report This modest retreat and previous suckers bearmarket rally on bull s**t alone with familiar mantra still ringing today; viz., everything but the facts:  forget the layoffs Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report  , forget the foreclosures Foreclosure Storm Will Hit US in 2009 as Loan Changes Fail Bloomberg , forget declining retail sales Retail sales post big drop in November  ,  forget the $1 trillion record budget deficit , trade deficits, worthless fraudulent securities, lower earnings/guidance/outlook, the topic (b.s. talking point) de jour for the lunatic (yes, full moon) frauds on wall street is bailouts, bailouts, bailouts (not to mention there’s no real money to pay for same – print/create more worthless Weimar dollars – hyperinflationary Federal Reserve sets stage for Weimar-style Hyperinflation  – even now despite fake reports and worse to come), and from well respected wall street fraud madoff, "it's all just one big lie" and that it was "basically, a giant Ponzi scheme," which is fraudulent wall street in a nutshell. Madoff fraud case raises questions about SEC (AP) and even bigger questions about fraudulent wall street and their washingtonian/federal/state facilitators. Builders sentiment reading at 9 (anything less than 50 is negative/pessimistic). Motek’s legal expert correctly points to funds problems with meeting redemptions and paraphrases J.P. Morgan’s immortal words concerning investing by saying as is particularly relevant now, It’s not return on investment, but return of investment (that really counts). Banks hit worldwide by US 'fraud'  . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? Prosecute and throw them in jail and make them cough up their stolen multi-billion spoils. Not just super rich caught up in $50B Madoff case . The previous suckers bear market rally was/is based on bull s**t alone; namely, now it’s the prospective bailouts/spending programs with money that does not really exist (print/create more, borrow more, etc.). 1) Keynesian economics (government stimulus) does not work when a defacto bankrupt nation becomes more bankrupt to bailout frauds/perpetrators/creators of the problem and to create make-shift purported infrastructure jobs to enhance consumption 2) Inherent structural problems, i.e., trade/budget deficits will continue unabated and in the case of the latter, substantially increase – deeper hole 3) While spending on infrastructure is warranted, there is no productive enhancement in economic terms as in less modern times when, i.e., national highway system, etc., enhanced GDP growth and productivity.  US Depression Likely -The Truth Is Here ,  Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report   ,  America Has No Means to Recover from a Depression  FARRELL’S 15 GHOSTS OF WALLSTREET/ECONOMIC PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE Home values to lose well over $2 trillion during 2008: Zillow Homes in the United States have lost trillions of dollars in value during 2008, with nearly 11.7 million American households now owing more on their mortgage than their homes are worth, real estate website Zillow.com said on Monday. (Remember: more contrived wasteful commissions to the wall street frauds, the level and percentage of which MUST be examined in light of computerization and decreased costs attendant to same especially since only AN EXTREMELY Small Fraction Of What wall street Does Is A Net Positive For The Economy (New Investment Capital via, ie., ipo’S), The Rest Is Tantamount To A (Economically) "Wasteful Tax" (On The Economy) via 'churn and earn' computerized programmed trades).  Moreover, the ballooning taxpayer bailout funds for the perpetrators of the massive securities fraud are actually going toward multibillion dollar bonus/compensation packages. . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, especially since none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved; hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc.,  so SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU STILL CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME.  Renowned economist Mikhail Khazin : U.S. will soon face second “Great Depression”  , IT’S A DEPRESSION   , Grantham (who called the bubble) posits… 585 on the S&P 500 (versus today's frothy 879)  There is more hurt in store for the U.S. equity markets. If you are still thinking of riding this one out, consider Japan. Japan's Nikkei 225 is our window into the future. From its 1990 high of 40,000 it fell as low as 7,800, an 80% drop. A similar correction in the U.S. would translate into Dow 2,500. ,   Billion-Dollar Fund Manager; Gold To Hit $2,000, Dow To Sink To 5,000   BILLIONS VANISH IN EPIC HEDGE FUND FRAUD All news worse than bad and to get much worse but full moon manifest on lunatic asylum for the criminally insane wall street. More banks reveal Madoff exposure The ‘while you can’ part of sell/take profits manifests and will worsen Citadel suspends redemptions from two hedge funds Stupidity not limited to u.s. where fraud is rampant Geneva banks lost more than $4 billon to Madoff: report This modest retreat and previous suckers bearmarket rally on bull s**t alone with familiar mantra still ringing today; viz., everything but the facts:  forget the layoffs Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report  , forget the foreclosures Foreclosure Storm Will Hit US in 2009 as Loan Changes Fail Bloomberg , forget declining retail sales Retail sales post big drop in November  ,  forget the $1 trillion record budget deficit , trade deficits, worthless fraudulent securities, lower earnings/guidance/outlook, the topic (b.s. talking point) de jour for the lunatic (yes, full moon) frauds on wall street is bailouts, bailouts, bailouts (not to mention there’s no real money to pay for same – print/create more worthless Weimar dollars – hyperinflationary – even now despite fake reports and worse to come), and from well respected wall street fraud madoff, "it's all just one big lie" and that it was "basically, a giant Ponzi scheme," which is fraudulent wall street in a nutshell. Madoff fraud case raises questions about SEC (AP) and even bigger questions about fraudulent wall street and their washingtonian/federal/state facilitators. Builders sentiment reading at 9 (anything less than 50 is negative/pessimistic). Motek’s legal expert correctly points to funds problems with meeting redemptions and paraphrases J.P. Morgan’s immortal words concerning investing by saying as is particularly relevant now, It’s not return on investment, but return of investment (that really counts). Banks hit worldwide by US 'fraud'  . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? Prosecute and throw them in jail and make them cough up their stolen multi-billion spoils. Not just super rich caught up in $50B Madoff case . The previous suckers bear market rally was/is based on bull s**t alone; namely, now it’s the prospective bailouts/spending programs with money that does not really exist (print/create more, borrow more, etc.). 1) Keynesian economics (government stimulus) does not work when a defacto bankrupt nation becomes more bankrupt to bailout frauds/perpetrators/creators of the problem and to create make-shift purported infrastructure jobs to enhance consumption 2) Inherent structural problems, i.e., trade/budget deficits will continue unabated and in the case of the latter, substantially increase – deeper hole 3) While spending on infrastructure is warranted, there is no productive enhancement in economic terms as in less modern times when, i.e., national highway system, etc., enhanced GDP growth and productivity.  US Depression Likely -The Truth Is Here ,  Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report   ,  America Has No Means to Recover from a Depression  FARRELL’S 15 GHOSTS OF WALLSTREET/ECONOMIC PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE Home values to lose well over $2 trillion during 2008: Zillow Homes in the United States have lost trillions of dollars in value during 2008, with nearly 11.7 million American households now owing more on their mortgage than their homes are worth, real estate website Zillow.com said on Monday. (Remember: more contrived wasteful commissions to the wall street frauds, the level and percentage of which MUST be examined in light of computerization and decreased costs attendant to same especially since only AN EXTREMELY Small Fraction Of What wall street Does Is A Net Positive For The Economy (New Investment Capital via, ie., ipo’S), The Rest Is Tantamount To A (Economically) "Wasteful Tax" (On The Economy) via 'churn and earn' computerized programmed trades).  Moreover, the ballooning taxpayer bailout funds for the perpetrators of the massive securities fraud are actually going toward multibillion dollar bonus/compensation packages. . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, especially since none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved; hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc.,  so SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU STILL CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME!

(12-16-08)  DOW 8,924.14 +359.61 +4.20% No change worth reporting for second week of December -2.3% for the first week of December -5.8% for the month of November. -15% for the month of October NASDAQ 1,589.89 +81.55 +5.41% No change worth reporting for second week of December -5.7% for the first week of December -11% for the month of November. -17% for October  S&P 913.18 +44.61 +5.14% No change worth reporting for second week of December -2.7% for the first week of December -7.5% for the month of November. -18% for October [CLOSE- OIL $43.60 (RECORD TRADING HIGH $147.27) GAS $1.65 (reg. gas in LAND OF FRUITS AND NUTS  $1.75 REG./ $2.38 MID-GRADE/ $2.65 PREM./ $2.35 DIESEL)/ GOLD $856/ SILVER $11.06/ PLATINUM $865.51 / DOLLAR= .70 EURO, 88 YEN, .64 POUND STERLING, ETC. (How low can you go - LOWER)/ 10 YR NOTE YIELD 2.26% ..…     AP Business Highlights …           ...Yahoo Market Update... ]  YAHOO - BRIEFING.COM Weekly Recap  Absolutely, Absurdly, Ridiculous! Sell into strength/take profits/sell as all news decisively bad and worse than even dismal expectations with building permits declining 15.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 616,000 (below the consensus of 700,000), housing starts data for November declined 18.9% from the prior month to an annualized rate of 625,000 units, which was below the consensus of 736,000 and are 47% below the year-ago level, fed desperation (they don’t know what they’re doing – remember their pronouncement -no recession- when we were already in one), Weimar dollar down sharply, Federal Reserve sets stage for Weimar-style Hyperinflation , etc., so sell into these suckers bear market rallies/strength/take profits while you can since much, much worse to come. Economist Brusca “the economy is sinking fast”, FOMC states that “data indicate deteriorating labor conditions and declining consumer spending, business investment, and industrial production, and the outlook for economic activity has weakened further”,  F. William Engdahl “The US economy is in a depression free-fall of a scale not seen since the 1930’s”, Kellner cites ‘helicopter ben’ (bernanke), BILLIONS VANISH IN EPIC HEDGE FUND FRAUD Downturn Spurs “Survival Panic” for Some in the U.S. Motek Experts: Art Hogan more realistically candid than usual cites all bad news, very difficult times, near term lows but no recovery for economy, hope is that second half of 2009 is better than first half (NOT!), cites lost decade in Japan with 0% interest rates, negative growth through fourth quarter 2009, longest recession (depression) in modern times, market hopefully better in second half of 2009 anticipating better 2010 (NOT!), bottoming of energy/commodities, worth looking at consumer goods/staples focused on what you need versus what you want; economist points to bankruptcies up, housing starts down; Zandi of Moody’s says not getting better but worse, most credit card holders will not benefit from rate cut; currency expert says interest rate cuts increasingly irrelevant, fed buying bonds driving asset prices higher and displacing private sector with prospectively negative results; and finally, Peter Shiff cites fed action as irresponsible, destroying value of money, bear market, money not worth anything, negates any rise in paper dollar-denominated securities (SELL), says buy gold because of u.s. hyperinflation. Previous, news worse than bad and to get much worse but full moon manifest on lunatic asylum for the criminally insane wall street. More banks reveal Madoff exposure The ‘while you can’ part of sell/take profits manifests and will worsen Citadel suspends redemptions from two hedge funds Stupidity not limited to u.s. where fraud is rampant Geneva banks lost more than $4 billon to Madoff: report This modest retreat and previous suckers bearmarket rally on bull s**t alone with familiar mantra still ringing today; viz., everything but the facts:  forget the layoffs Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report  , forget the foreclosures Foreclosure Storm Will Hit US in 2009 as Loan Changes Fail Bloomberg , forget declining retail sales Retail sales post big drop in November  ,  forget the $1 trillion record budget deficit , trade deficits, worthless fraudulent securities, lower earnings/guidance/outlook, the topic (b.s. talking point) de jour for the lunatic (yes, full moon) frauds on wall street is bailouts, bailouts, bailouts (not to mention there’s no real money to pay for same – print/create more worthless Weimar dollars – hyperinflationary Federal Reserve sets stage for Weimar-style Hyperinflation  – even now despite fake reports and worse to come), and from well respected wall street fraud madoff, "it's all just one big lie" and that it was "basically, a giant Ponzi scheme," which is fraudulent wall street in a nutshell. Madoff fraud case raises questions about SEC (AP) and even bigger questions about fraudulent wall street and their washingtonian/federal/state facilitators. Builders sentiment reading at 9 (anything less than 50 is negative/pessimistic). Motek’s legal expert correctly points to funds problems with meeting redemptions and paraphrases J.P. Morgan’s immortal words concerning investing by saying as is particularly relevant now, It’s not return on investment, but return of investment (that really counts). Banks hit worldwide by US 'fraud'  . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? Prosecute and throw them in jail and make them cough up their stolen multi-billion spoils. Not just super rich caught up in $50B Madoff case . The previous suckers bear market rally was/is based on bull s**t alone; namely, now it’s the prospective bailouts/spending programs with money that does not really exist (print/create more, borrow more, etc.). 1) Keynesian economics (government stimulus) does not work when a defacto bankrupt nation becomes more bankrupt to bailout frauds/perpetrators/creators of the problem and to create make-shift purported infrastructure jobs to enhance consumption 2) Inherent structural problems, i.e., trade/budget deficits will continue unabated and in the case of the latter, substantially increase – deeper hole 3) While spending on infrastructure is warranted, there is no productive enhancement in economic terms as in less modern times when, i.e., national highway system, etc., enhanced GDP growth and productivity.  US Depression Likely -The Truth Is Here ,  Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report   ,  America Has No Means to Recover from a Depression  FARRELL’S 15 GHOSTS OF WALLSTREET/ECONOMIC PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE Home values to lose well over $2 trillion during 2008: Zillow Homes in the United States have lost trillions of dollars in value during 2008, with nearly 11.7 million American households now owing more on their mortgage than their homes are worth, real estate website Zillow.com said on Monday. (Remember: more contrived wasteful commissions to the wall street frauds, the level and percentage of which MUST be examined in light of computerization and decreased costs attendant to same especially since only AN EXTREMELY Small Fraction Of What wall street Does Is A Net Positive For The Economy (New Investment Capital via, ie., ipo’S), The Rest Is Tantamount To A (Economically) "Wasteful Tax" (On The Economy) via 'churn and earn' computerized programmed trades).  Moreover, the ballooning taxpayer bailout funds for the perpetrators of the massive securities fraud are actually going toward multibillion dollar bonus/compensation packages. . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, especially since none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved; hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc.,  so SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU STILL CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME.  Renowned economist Mikhail Khazin : U.S. will soon face second “Great Depression”  , IT’S A DEPRESSION   , Grantham (who called the bubble) posits… 585 on the S&P 500 (versus today's frothy 879)  There is more hurt in store for the U.S. equity markets. If you are still thinking of riding this one out, consider Japan. Japan's Nikkei 225 is our window into the future. From its 1990 high of 40,000 it fell as low as 7,800, an 80% drop. A similar correction in the U.S. would translate into Dow 2,500. ,   Billion-Dollar Fund Manager; Gold To Hit $2,000, Dow To Sink To 5,000   BILLIONS VANISH IN EPIC HEDGE FUND FRAUD All news worse than bad and to get much worse but full moon manifest on lunatic asylum for the criminally insane wall street. More banks reveal Madoff exposure The ‘while you can’ part of sell/take profits manifests and will worsen Citadel suspends redemptions from two hedge funds Stupidity not limited to u.s. where fraud is rampant Geneva banks lost more than $4 billon to Madoff: report This modest retreat and previous suckers bearmarket rally on bull s**t alone with familiar mantra still ringing today; viz., everything but the facts:  forget the layoffs Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report  , forget the foreclosures Foreclosure Storm Will Hit US in 2009 as Loan Changes Fail Bloomberg , forget declining retail sales Retail sales post big drop in November  ,  forget the $1 trillion record budget deficit , trade deficits, worthless fraudulent securities, lower earnings/guidance/outlook, the topic (b.s. talking point) de jour for the lunatic (yes, full moon) frauds on wall street is bailouts, bailouts, bailouts (not to mention there’s no real money to pay for same – print/create more worthless Weimar dollars – hyperinflationary – even now despite fake reports and worse to come), and from well respected wall street fraud madoff, "it's all just one big lie" and that it was "basically, a giant Ponzi scheme," which is fraudulent wall street in a nutshell. Madoff fraud case raises questions about SEC (AP) and even bigger questions about fraudulent wall street and their washingtonian/federal/state facilitators. Builders sentiment reading at 9 (anything less than 50 is negative/pessimistic). Motek’s legal expert correctly points to funds problems with meeting redemptions and paraphrases J.P. Morgan’s immortal words concerning investing by saying as is particularly relevant now, It’s not return on investment, but return of investment (that really counts). Banks hit worldwide by US 'fraud'  . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? Prosecute and throw them in jail and make them cough up their stolen multi-billion spoils. Not just super rich caught up in $50B Madoff case . The previous suckers bear market rally was/is based on bull s**t alone; namely, now it’s the prospective bailouts/spending programs with money that does not really exist (print/create more, borrow more, etc.). 1) Keynesian economics (government stimulus) does not work when a defacto bankrupt nation becomes more bankrupt to bailout frauds/perpetrators/creators of the problem and to create make-shift purported infrastructure jobs to enhance consumption 2) Inherent structural problems, i.e., trade/budget deficits will continue unabated and in the case of the latter, substantially increase – deeper hole 3) While spending on infrastructure is warranted, there is no productive enhancement in economic terms as in less modern times when, i.e., national highway system, etc., enhanced GDP growth and productivity.  US Depression Likely -The Truth Is Here ,  Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report   ,  America Has No Means to Recover from a Depression  FARRELL’S 15 GHOSTS OF WALLSTREET/ECONOMIC PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE Home values to lose well over $2 trillion during 2008: Zillow Homes in the United States have lost trillions of dollars in value during 2008, with nearly 11.7 million American households now owing more on their mortgage than their homes are worth, real estate website Zillow.com said on Monday. (Remember: more contrived wasteful commissions to the wall street frauds, the level and percentage of which MUST be examined in light of computerization and decreased costs attendant to same especially since only AN EXTREMELY Small Fraction Of What wall street Does Is A Net Positive For The Economy (New Investment Capital via, ie., ipo’S), The Rest Is Tantamount To A (Economically) "Wasteful Tax" (On The Economy) via 'churn and earn' computerized programmed trades).  Moreover, the ballooning taxpayer bailout funds for the perpetrators of the massive securities fraud are actually going toward multibillion dollar bonus/compensation packages. . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, especially since none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved; hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc.,  so SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU STILL CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME!

(12-15-08)  DOW 8,564.53 -65.15 -0.75% No change worth reporting for second week of December -2.3% for the first week of December -5.8% for the month of November. -15% for the month of October NASDAQ 1,508.34 -32.38 -2.10% No change worth reporting for second week of December -5.7% for the first week of December -11% for the month of November. -17% for October  S&P 868.57 -11.16 -1.27% No change worth reporting for second week of December -2.7% for the first week of December -7.5% for the month of November. -18% for October [CLOSE- OIL $44.51 (RECORD TRADING HIGH $147.27) GAS $1.65 (reg. gas in LAND OF FRUITS AND NUTS  $1.79 REG./ $2.38 MID-GRADE/ $2.65 PREM./ $2.35 DIESEL)/ GOLD $836.51/ SILVER $10.65/ PLATINUM $865.51 / DOLLAR= .73 EURO, 90 YEN, .65 POUND STERLING, ETC. (How low can you go - LOWER)/ 10 YR NOTE YIELD 2.52% ..…     AP Business Highlights …           ...Yahoo Market Update... ]  YAHOO - BRIEFING.COM Weekly Recap  Absolutely, Absurdly, Ridiculous! Only modest losses relative to reality BILLIONS VANISH IN EPIC HEDGE FUND FRAUD All news worse than bad and to get much worse but full moon manifest on lunatic asylum for the criminally insane wall street. More banks reveal Madoff exposure The ‘while you can’ part of sell/take profits manifests and will worsen Citadel suspends redemptions from two hedge funds Stupidity not limited to u.s. where fraud is rampant Geneva banks lost more than $4 billon to Madoff: report This modest retreat and previous suckers bearmarket rally on bull s**t alone with familiar mantra still ringing today; viz., everything but the facts:  forget the layoffs Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report  , forget the foreclosures Foreclosure Storm Will Hit US in 2009 as Loan Changes Fail Bloomberg , forget declining retail sales Retail sales post big drop in November  ,  forget the $1 trillion record budget deficit , trade deficits, worthless fraudulent securities, lower earnings/guidance/outlook, the topic (b.s. talking point) de jour for the lunatic (yes, full moon) frauds on wall street is bailouts, bailouts, bailouts (not to mention there’s no real money to pay for same – print/create more worthless Weimar dollars – hyperinflationary – even now despite fake reports and worse to come), and from well respected wall street fraud madoff, "it's all just one big lie" and that it was "basically, a giant Ponzi scheme," which is fraudulent wall street in a nutshell. Madoff fraud case raises questions about SEC (AP) and even bigger questions about fraudulent wall street and their washingtonian/federal/state facilitators. Builders sentiment reading at 9 (anything less than 50 is negative/pessimistic). Motek’s legal expert correctly points to funds problems with meeting redemptions and paraphrases J.P. Morgan’s immortal words concerning investing by saying as is particularly relevant now, It’s not return on investment, but return of investment (that really counts). Banks hit worldwide by US 'fraud'  . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? Prosecute and throw them in jail and make them cough up their stolen multi-billion spoils. Not just super rich caught up in $50B Madoff case . The previous suckers bear market rally was/is based on bull s**t alone; namely, now it’s the prospective bailouts/spending programs with money that does not really exist (print/create more, borrow more, etc.). 1) Keynesian economics (government stimulus) does not work when a defacto bankrupt nation becomes more bankrupt to bailout frauds/perpetrators/creators of the problem and to create make-shift purported infrastructure jobs to enhance consumption 2) Inherent structural problems, i.e., trade/budget deficits will continue unabated and in the case of the latter, substantially increase – deeper hole 3) While spending on infrastructure is warranted, there is no productive enhancement in economic terms as in less modern times when, i.e., national highway system, etc., enhanced GDP growth and productivity.  US Depression Likely -The Truth Is Here ,  Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report   ,  America Has No Means to Recover from a Depression  FARRELL’S 15 GHOSTS OF WALLSTREET/ECONOMIC PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE Home values to lose well over $2 trillion during 2008: Zillow Homes in the United States have lost trillions of dollars in value during 2008, with nearly 11.7 million American households now owing more on their mortgage than their homes are worth, real estate website Zillow.com said on Monday. (Remember: more contrived wasteful commissions to the wall street frauds, the level and percentage of which MUST be examined in light of computerization and decreased costs attendant to same especially since only AN EXTREMELY Small Fraction Of What wall street Does Is A Net Positive For The Economy (New Investment Capital via, ie., ipo’S), The Rest Is Tantamount To A (Economically) "Wasteful Tax" (On The Economy) via 'churn and earn' computerized programmed trades).  Moreover, the ballooning taxpayer bailout funds for the perpetrators of the massive securities fraud are actually going toward multibillion dollar bonus/compensation packages. . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, especially since none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved; hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc.,  so SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU STILL CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME!

(12-12-08)  DOW 8,629.68 +64.59 +0.75% No change worth reporting for second week of December -2.3% for the first week of December No change worth reporting for second week of December -5.8% for the month of November. -15% for the month of October NASDAQ 1,540.72 +32.84 +2.18% -5.7% for the first week of December -11% for the month of November. -17% for October  S&P 879.73 +6.14 +0.70%- No change worth reporting for second week of December -2.7% for the first week of December -7.5% for the month of November. -18% for October [CLOSE- OIL $46.28 (RECORD TRADING HIGH $147.27) GAS $1.65 (reg. gas in LAND OF FRUITS AND NUTS  $1.79 REG./ $2.38 MID-GRADE/ $2.65 PREM./ $2.35 DIESEL)/ GOLD $822/ SILVER $10.23/ PLATINUM $823 / DOLLAR= .74 EURO, 91 YEN, .66 POUND STERLING, ETC. (How low can you go - LOWER)/ 10 YR NOTE YIELD 2.59% ..…     AP Business Highlights …           ...Yahoo Market Update... ]  YAHOO - BRIEFING.COM Weekly Recap  Absolutely, Absurdly, Ridiculous! BILLIONS VANISH IN EPIC HEDGE FUND FRAUD All news worse than bad and to get much worse but full moon manifest on lunatic asylum for the criminally insane wall street. The ‘while you can’ part of sell/take profits manifests and will worsen Citadel suspends redemptions from two hedge funds Stupidity not limited to u.s. where fraud is rampant Geneva banks lost more than $4 billon to Madoff: report Suckers bearmarket rally on bull s**t alone with mantra,  forget the layoffs Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report  , forget the foreclosures Foreclosure Storm Will Hit US in 2009 as Loan Changes Fail Bloomberg , forget declining retail sales Retail sales post big drop in November  ,  forget the $1 trillion record budget deficit , trade deficits, worthless fraudulent securities, lower earnings/guidance/outlook, the topic (b.s. talking point) de jour for the lunatic (yes, full moon) frauds on wall street is bailouts, bailouts, bailouts (not to mention there’s no real money to pay for same – print/create more worthless Weimar dollars – hyperinflationary – even now despite fake reports and worse to come), and from well respected wall street fraud madoff, "it's all just one big lie" and that it was "basically, a giant Ponzi scheme," which is fraudulent wall street in a nutshell. Madoff fraud case raises questions about SEC (AP)  This  suckers bear market rally is based on bull s**t alone; namely, now the prospective bailouts/spending programs with money that does not really exist (print/create more, borrow more, etc.). 1) Keynesian economics (government stimulus) does not work when a defacto bankrupt nation becomes more bankrupt to bailout frauds/perpetrators/creators of the problem and to create make-shift purported infrastructure jobs to enhance consumption 2) Inherent structural problems, i.e., trade/budget deficits will continue unabated and in the case of the latter, substantially increase – deeper hole 3) While spending on infrastructure is warranted, there is no productive enhancement in economic terms as in less modern times when, i.e., national highway system, etc., enhanced GDP growth and productivity.  US Depression Likely -The Truth Is Here ,  Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report   ,  America Has No Means to Recover from a Depression   (Remember: more contrived wasteful commissions to the wall street frauds, the level and percentage of which MUST be examined in light of computerization and decreased costs attendant to same especially since only AN EXTREMELY Small Fraction Of What wall street Does Is A Net Positive For The Economy (New Investment Capital via, ie., ipo’S), The Rest Is Tantamount To A (Economically) "Wasteful Tax" (On The Economy) via 'churn and earn' computerized programmed trades).  Moreover, the ballooning taxpayer bailout funds for the perpetrators of the massive securities fraud are actually going toward multibillion dollar bonus/compensation packages. . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, especially since none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved; hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc.,  so SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU STILL CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME.  Renowned economist Mikhail Khazin : U.S. will soon face second “Great Depression”  , IT’S A DEPRESSION   , Grantham (who called the bubble) posits… 585 on the S&P 500 (versus today's frothy 879)  There is more hurt in store for the U.S. equity markets. If you are still thinking of riding this one out, consider Japan. Japan's Nikkei 225 is our window into the future. From its 1990 high of 40,000 it fell as low as 7,800, an 80% drop. A similar correction in the U.S. would translate into Dow 2,500. ,   Billion-Dollar Fund Manager; Gold To Hit $2,000, Dow To Sink To 5,000   Previous session, modest decline relative to reality so still great opportunity to sell/take profits since much, much worse to come! All news decisively bad and much worse than expected with trade deficit up 1.1%, dollar down, unemployment claims up 573,000 a 26 year high, 28% increase in foreclosures, bailout recipient BofA to cut 35,000 jobs, many other prospective job cuts announced, economic group changes previous forecast to worse/long recession,  Bernard Madoff arrested over alleged $50 billion fraud Madoff told senior employees of his firm on Wednesday that "it's all just one big lie" and that it was basically, a giant Ponzi scheme (the fraudulent wall street story in a nutshell) , BANK OF AMERICA to cut 35,000 jobs... ,  ...final could be higher ,  Shocking but true claim: Most big banks 'bankrupt'... ,  New unemployment claims surge unexpectedly   ,  Ron Paul: Printing Money Only Prolongs The Pain Amidst the hand-wringing of the automaker bailout debate, Ron Paul took the opportunity on the House floor yesterday to remind Congress that the real culprit behind the financial crisis is the Federal Reserve, and that allowing the Fed to continue to print money without audit will only prolong the pain.  ,  US budget deficit to reach USD 1 trillion  ,  Jim Rogers calls most big U.S. banks “bankrupt”  Jim Rogers, one of the world’s most prominent international investors, on Thursday called most of the largest U.S. banks “totally bankrupt,” and said government efforts to fix the sector are wrongheaded. CORRECTED - CORRECTED-(OFFICIAL)-UPDATE - Wells Fargo to take $40 bln Q4 charge ,  German FM criticises Britain’s ‘crass Keynesian’ policies: report   and read again previous session, forget the layoffs Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report  , forget the foreclosures Foreclosure Storm Will Hit US in 2009 as Loan Changes Fail Bloomberg , forget declining retail sales Retail sales post big drop in November  ,  forget the $1 trillion record budget deficit , trade deficits, worthless fraudulent securities, lower earnings/guidance/outlook, the topic (b.s. talking point) de jour for the lunatic (yes, full moon) frauds on wall street is bailouts, bailouts, bailouts (not to mention there’s no real money to pay for same – print/create more worthless Weimar dollars – hyperinflationary – even now despite fake reports and worse to come) ,  suckers bear market ralley to keep the suckers sucked in so great opportunity to sell/take profits since much, much worse to come!  This  suckers bear market rally is based on bull s**t alone; namely, now the prospective bailouts/spending programs with money that does not really exist (print/create more, borrow more, etc.). 1) Keynesian economics (government stimulus) does not work when a defacto bankrupt nation becomes more bankrupt to bailout frauds/perpetrators/creators of the problem and to create make-shift purported infrastructure jobs to enhance consumption 2) Inherent structural problems, i.e., trade/budget deficits will continue unabated and in the case of the latter, substantially increase – deeper hole 3) While spending on infrastructure is warranted, there is no productive enhancement in economic terms as in less modern times when, i.e., national highway system, etc., enhanced GDP growth and productivity.  US Depression Likely -The Truth Is Here ,  Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report   ,  America Has No Means to Recover from a Depression   (Remember: more contrived wasteful commissions to the wall street frauds, the level and percentage of which MUST be examined in light of computerization and decreased costs attendant to same especially since only AN EXTREMELY Small Fraction Of What wall street Does Is A Net Positive For The Economy (New Investment Capital via, ie., ipo’S), The Rest Is Tantamount To A (Economically) "Wasteful Tax" (On The Economy) via 'churn and earn' computerized programmed trades).  Moreover, the ballooning taxpayer bailout funds for the perpetrators of the massive securities fraud are actually going toward multibillion dollar bonus/compensation packages. . How are these frauds not being prosecuted and forced disgorgement and preposterously getting taxpayer dollars? The lunatic wall street frauds’ desperation linked to their substantial crimes and booty which must be disgorged through prosecution, especially since none of the real problems (hundreds of trillions of fraudulent/worthless securities, etc.) have been addressed much less solved; hence, virtually all problems remain and there is but an infinitesimally small fraction of the capital and resources necessary to solve them thanks to fraud, incompetence, lack of knowledge/ability, greed, etc.,  so SELL INTO RALLIES/STRENGTH/TAKE PROFITS WHILE YOU STILL CAN SINCE MUCH, MUCH WORSE TO COME.  Renowned economist Mikhail Khazin : U.S. will soon face second “Great Depression”  , IT’S A DEPRESSION   , Grantham (who called the bubble) posits… 585 on the S&P 500 (versus today's frothy 848)  There is more hurt in store for the U.S. equity markets. If you are still thinking of riding this one out, consider Japan. Japan's Nikkei 225 is our window into the future. From its 1990 high of 40,000 it fell as low as 7,800, an 80% drop. A similar correction in the U.S. would translate into Dow 2,500. ,   Billion-Dollar Fund Manager; Gold To Hit $2,000, Dow To Sink To 5,000   Previous, modest decline relative to reality so still great time to sell/take profits since much, much worse to come.  Wall Street stung by risk-aversion and realistically bleak outlooks  , Point of no return: Interest on T-bills hits zero  ,  Tightening Budgets Mean a Rough Ride for IT  ,